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Murphy's lay on combat operations

Incoming fire has right-of-way
If the enemy is in range, so are you.
Don't look conspicuous - it draws fire.
If it's stupid and it works, it aint stupid.
When in doubt - empty your magazine.
The easy way is always mined.
Try to look unimportant - they may be low on ammo.
Teamwork is essential - it gives them somebody else to shoot at.
Never draw fire - it irritates everyone around you.
Anything you do can get you shot, including doing nothing.
Never share a weapon pit with anyone braver than yourself.
If your attack is going really well it's an ambush.
No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.
Your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
The only thing more accurate than enemy incoming fire is friendly incoming fire.
When you have secured the area don't forget to tell the enemy.
Make it tough enough for the enemy to get in and you won't be able to get out.
If you're short on anything but the enemy - you're in a combat zone.
The enemy invariably attacks on only two occasions - when you're ready and when you're not.
A sucking chest wound is nature's way of telling you to lay down.