Disadvantages Of The Defense
Categories: ATTACK AND DEFENSE
Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual Advanced Training
(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.