R. A. Hettinga
Mon, 20 Jan 2003 10:00:32 -0500
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From: Ian Grigg <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Free Koowait!
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 01:50:53 -0500
> From: James Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> ... That said, tanks are largely
> obsolete. The US has extended the viable combat life quite a bit through
> the US of very advanced technology (as usual), but older and less
> sophisticated systems are pretty defenseless as such things go. The Abrams
> is probably the last Main Battle Tank the US will ever deploy.
> Artillery is obsolete, which is among the primary reasons the US has
> decided not to upgrade their systems while phasing the old ones out.
> Classic artillery is premised on the idea of lines of battle, which as I
> mentioned in a previous post, is an obsolete concept in US military
Wow. James has been spot on on every thing else he's said,
so I'm a believer. But these are new to me. I think I can declare
my military knowledge to likewise be officially obsolete. I've been
blindsided by these observations!
PS: which leaves me wondering what has been happening in
the last 12 years since I was "involved" to so change things :-)
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