Disadvantages Of The Defense

(1) The defender surrenders the advantage of the initiative as the

attacker can elect the point of attack and the defender must be prepared

at all points.

(2) The defender must fight amidst his dead and wounded which is


(3) The defender, seeing the enemy continually advancing, becomes

conscious of his inability to stop him. This is depressing to the

defender and is injurious to his morale.