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Tactics Refresher Course
Taken from a Commo Net email dated 2/11/2002 sent by Jim Good

If the enemy is in range, so are you.

Five second fuses only last three seconds.

Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last and don't ever volunteer to do anything.

The quartermaster has only two sizes: too large and too small.

Mines are equal opportunity weapons.

Make it too tough for the enemy to get in and you can't get out.

A penny saved is a government oversight.

Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you.

Anything you do can get you shot. Including doing nothing.

If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid.

When in doubt empty the magazine.

He who hesitates is probably right.

The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.

When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.

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

Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you.

Teamwork is essentials; it gives the enemy someone else to shoot at.

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

Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

Professionals are predictable; it's the amateurs that are dangerous.

The enemy invariably attacks on one of two occasions:
a. When you are ready for them.
b. When you are not ready for them.
The easy way is always mined.

Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.

Incoming fire has the right of way.

Don't look conspicuous; it draws fire.

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