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Re: OT: sponge burning!

On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 22:22:59 -0400
Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto@connexer.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 01:46:15AM +0000, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > 
> > ..even killing the enemy is illegal if you can "just" wound him to put 
> > him out of the war, the most effective way is have your snipers plink  
> > femurs at balls height.  ;o)
> > 
> Of course, wounding the enemy is nearly *always* more desirable than
> outright killing him.  That is because every wounded soldier takes at
> least one other soldier (or other person, even if not a soldier) in
> order to care for his wounds in the short term.  So, from a resource
> perspective, wounded soldiers place a much heavier burden on a military
> force than corpses.

I'd think it would depend how badly you wound him; if he can recover,
then killing might be more effective (assuming that there's a
significant investment in training or that there are limits on the
enemy's available manpower).


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