Military science says that the more troops the greater the strength.
This contradiction arises from the fact that military science assumes the strength of an army to be identical with its numbers.
There are sacrifices in any military campaign.
The explanation of this strange fact given by Russian military historians (to the effect that Kutuzov hindered an attack) is unfounded, for we know that he could not restrain the troops from attacking at Vyazma and Tarutino.
Helicopters thumped in the distance while military patrols roared overhead.