McGarvey's Laws of Combat Operations


Recoilless rifles - aren't!

Suppressive fire - won't!

A sucking chest wound is Mother Nature's way of telling you you've been in a firefight.

The enemy inevitably attacks on two occasions: when they're ready and when you're not.

Things that must be shipped together as a set aren't.

Never draw fire; it irritates everyone around you.

The Cavalry doesn't always come to the rescue.

Mines are equal opportunity weapons.

B-52s are the ultimate close support weapon.

The sniper's motto is: "Reach out and touch someone".

Killing for peace is like screwing for virginity.

The side with the simplest uniform wins.

Combat will occur on the ground between two adjoining maps.

Field experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

If your ambush is properly set the enemy won't walk into it.