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For an infantryman, there’s nothing worse than street fighting. Every building is filled with holes, and each hole can hide a bad guy with a gun. When my buddy Rob was going through Advanced Infantry Training (AIT) before shipping of to Korea, I remember what he said about street fighting:
“If the Lieutenant tells you to go take that building, you figure you’re probably gonna die. Then you go do it.”
In city fighting, even the Marines count on at least a third of their men being killed or wounded, sometimes as high as 75%. And that’s for every day they fight. We have a small, expensive, highly motivated, and well-trained military. We can’t afford to throw our men away like that.