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Small unit principles:
- Modern special forces rely on an initial surprise to seize the initiative. Delaying actions are not in their favor. Slowing them down saps their momentum. Awareness leeches their potential for surprise.
- The bigger the unit, the more friction scales.
- If the expected movement is not simple, it is difficult to hide and even harder to setup a feedback loop for that particular target.
- Requiring lots of control makes preparation difficult.
- Simplicity happens by limiting goals, using as much of what is available as possible, and having awareness of the enemy. Awareness makes it easier to lower the number of goals to only what is needed to finish the mission. Timing is what must be hidden for an attack.
- Hiding your next move is most useful as a delaying effort.
The enemy is usually prepared, but when are they least prepared?
- The enemy is often least prepared in transition.
- For a raid, speed is less relative because resistance is a given, since raids are necessarily an attack on a position where defense is prepared. Due to this, time works in favor of the defenders, and not the raiders. So raiders need to move with as much speed as possible.
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