murphys laws

- If the enemy is in range, so are you.

- Incoming fire has the right of way.

- Automatic weapons . . . aren't.

- Suppressive fire . . . won't.

- Don't look conspicuous, it draws fire.

- There is always a way.  When in doubt, empty the magazine.

- Teamwork is essential. It gives them someone else to shoot at.

- No combat ready unit ever passed inspection. No inspection ready unit ever

  passed combat.

- The easy way is always mined.

- Beer maths: two beers times 37 men equals 49 cases.

- Things that must be together to work usually can't be shipped together.

- Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support desperately.

- Anything you do can get you shot, including doing nothing.

- Tracers work both ways.

- Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.

- Professionals are predictable, it's the amateurs that are dangerous.

- The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions:

   (a) when you're ready for them and

   (b) when you're not ready for them.

- If you can't remember, then the claymore is pointed at you.

- The important things are always simple. The simple things are always hard.

- The enemy diversion you have been ignoring will be the main attack.

- A "sucking chest wound" is nature's way of telling you to slow down.

- If your attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush.

- Never draw fire, it irritates everyone around you.

- Anything you do can get you shot, including nothing.

- Make it tough enough for the enemy to get in and you won't be able to get out.

- Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than yourself.

- All 5-second grenade fuses will burn out in 3.

- If you're short of everything but the enemy, you're in a combat zone.

- When you have secured an area, don't forget to tell the enemy.

- Never forget that your weapon is made by the lowest bidder.

- If you take more than your fair share of objectives, you will have more than your 

   fair share of objectives to take.

- When both sides are convinced that they are about to lose, they are both right.

- Professional soldiers are predictable, but the world is full of amateurs.

- Murphy was a grunt.

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