[SPORK] Military Tactics that actualy work

Tom tomwhore@slack.net
Thu, 27 Mar 2003 18:32:18 -0500 (EST)


Something the current crop of folks need to learn

Preconflict...PR spin your opposition to be X times greater then they
are. This over inflates thier confidence and lessens expectatiosn at home.
If you think its going to take a month with 2k losses you PR spin it to go
for 2 months with 4k losses. When you do come in less than the PR sping
numbers you look good. This is often called Scotty's Rules for Project
Estimation.

Also, dont buy your own hype. The thin lines and rear guard actions are a
telling sign someone down the chain was drinking thier own koolaid.

That the Fremen are just now being discused as possible problems is a bad
bad sign not just of the PR spinworthiness of the militarty but thier
central planning. You spin this stuff BEFORE you hit it in the field.


You can toss all this out though if your CIC has recently pulled the junta
card to get in office and the care for public perception is therefore at
an all time low.

It also helps to get someone like JR and JH on the payroll:)-


-tomwsmf