Fwd: [Marxism] News from the glorious offensive in Western Iraq

Intense Red intnsred at socialismonline.us
Thu May 12 16:47:21 MDT 2005

 > Having 4+ killed, 10-14 wounded in a company size unit is bad enough. To
 > lose an entire squad and to have 60% casualties in a single 40 man platoon,
 > to put it mildly, is devastating. 

   And that's an understatement.  The military's general rule of thumb is that 
a unit that takes 30% casualties is termed combat destroyed.  The unit can 
still function to some minimal degree, but with that many casualties in a 
short period the morale of the unit is a disaster and the psych trauma 
typically renders it ineffective.


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