Wednesday September 7, 2011
Book 12: Force Multiplication — Part III: Fight or Flight


NARRATOR: Beggar Bay command center...

S.A. Lieutenant: *over comm* Major, we've disarmed suspects, and taken them into custody.  We are now moving towards Beggar Bay.

MURTAUGH: Excellent work, Lieutenant.  Your squad just earned a no-shots bonus.

MAX: I thought you planned to flank them and press them into your killbox.

MURTAUGH: Oops.  I sent so much force on that flanking run that the suspects surrendered.

There is no overkill, after all.

MAX: You can't say that if you pay them a bonus for not shooting.

MURTAUGH: Maxim 28: "If the price of collateral damage is high enough, you might be able to get paid for bringing ammunition home with you."