codextero wrote:Fade2Gray wrote:Oh this is delish, you fabricate stories about Zuk, talk loudly about how he spreads lies a different forum, and then can't provide any proof of it
Well this part is true, Zuk is infamous on the Armored Warfare Forums for gunking up any thread that brings up the Merkava. Like it's a thread about Russian Tanks, someone brings up Trophy in relation to Arena, and in comes Zuk to derail the thread. He might have developed a hatred there.
I'll only make one comment on the hypothetical WWII topic, and it's that combat experienced NCOs are worth their weight in gold if the real thing ever happens. Training and exercises can't tell you reliably who will lose their cool under fire and who won't. There's nothing more disheartening to a group having authority figures fall apart in a crisis. Conversely, a cool voice telling everyone to do their job while under stress works wonders. The recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has provided the US with a large supply of veteran NCO's who can be recalled and distributed to newly formed units to stiffen them up.
The high quality of American NCOs
Exactly. Combine this with the since-WW2-really US army doctrine of extensive combined arms and systems designed to facilitate acquisition and maneuver (ridiculous optics/open topped WW2 TD's and lots of armored cars and recon/simple C2 via advanced communications) and you have an extremely potent army, even ignoring the absurd quantitative advantage the US currently has.
Building on what I think makes the US army "teh best", imho since WW2 the rifle squad has had a tremendous amount of organic firepower in relation to their peers. This facilitates maneuver because the infantry holds the enemy in place.