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Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Defensive

The defense has the following advantages over the attack:

(1) Troops attacking afford a better target than the troops on the

(2) A larger amount of ammunition is usually available.

(3) The men can shoot better because they are not fatigued by advancing.

(4) Losses will be less if good cover is secured.

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