[thechat] Lanchester's Law: Too Few American Soldiers

Chris Marsh chris at ecleanuk.com
Fri Apr 4 10:08:23 CST 2003

> http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/WhosCounting/whoscounting.html
> > 
> > A maths professor explains why the US probably hasn't sent enough 
> > troops to Iraq, which is possibly why it's progressing slower than 
> > expected.
> But if you send twice as many troops, you're giving 
> the enemy twice as many targets to shoot at, and 
> you can expect twice as many deaths.

Not if you stack 'em up one behind the other ;)


Chris Marsh

"I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World
War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones."    - Albert Einstein

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