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Saturday, March 06, 2004

This is coolbert: Here is an interesting observation made about casualties in war and the impact such casualties can have upon a unit's ability to perform it's mission. Observation made by the Soviets said that a unit can sustain up to 40 % casualties over a long period of time, and still continue it's mission. But, if that same unit sustains 10 % casualties in a very short period of time, it will be rendered incapable of further performing it's mission. Some sort of shock effect at work here. Not quite sure of what to make of this.



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