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I don’t think it was unknown that I was afraid to be shot at. I didn’t like it, I don’t think anybody does; but I did what had to be done, given the situation at any given time, and I think that’s a contagious-type thing. When the shooting starts and things start happening, you do what has to be done, and other people start doing what has to be done, and it’s a team effort. Lt. Col. S. Army, Vietnam, 1969—71 If too many soldiers in a unit fail to do their jobs, nobody is likely to survive. S. soldiers who served in Vietnam was killed), and episodes of intensive combat are generally brief and intermittent.

Lt. Robert W. ” He is also acutely aware of how easily the apparent authority of officers can be undermined by the reluctance of the soldiers. ) to arrive at the right time in the promised quantities: “The men squat in their foxholes and count. If they see a default anywhere they feel this gives them a moral excuse to default in their portion. ” In the end the attack goes off half-heartedly, without hope of success. ’”17 Everything army officers know about the nature of battle leads them toward the same conclusion: that it is an environment where nothing works reliably, and no plan or stratagem succeeds for very long.

To arrive at the right time in the promised quantities: “The men squat in their foxholes and count. If they see a default anywhere they feel this gives them a moral excuse to default in their portion. ” In the end the attack goes off half-heartedly, without hope of success. ’”17 Everything army officers know about the nature of battle leads them toward the same conclusion: that it is an environment where nothing works reliably, and no plan or stratagem succeeds for very long. And everything that they know about human nature tells them that man is a frail and fallible creature who requires strong leadership and firm discipline in order to behave properly and function effectively in combat.

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