Stanza 135


The colonel rose, then turned to the S2,
"Prepare a brief to summarize these new
Developments. The twenty-fifth ID
Will need to know that this insurgency
Committed violent acts to terrorize
This town. If they can interdict supplies
Directed to allow hostilities
Against the villagers, our enemies
Will find it hard to execute their schemes.
We want to push our foes to such extremes
They cannot fight and all their plans go wrong."
The officers returned their leader's strong
Salute, then acted as the boss decreed.
The S2 sought advice to meet his need
For information so that his report
Would accurately state and not distort
The truth. The operations officer
Consulted with his colleague the S4,
And soon the captains could be confident
That they had plans marines would implement.