On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Bryan Moss wrote:
> Spike Jones wrote:
> > This brutal and devastating style of fighting is finally
> > coming to an end, as was shown in Desert Storm.
Well I could argue that what is left of the Iraqi infantry would not agree that the brutality and devastation has ended...
> Maybe. The same mentality that sends thousands of men to
> their deaths is responsible for this new style of warfare.
> The capacity for bloody, brutal warfare still exists; foot
> soldiers may be obsolete but the mentality that sent them to
> the killing field still exists.
As Sadaam has shown. Of course you might argue that failure to exercise "rational judgement" on the part of the soldiers creates the possibility of their leaders turning them into tank and plane targets. Perhaps it is just natural selection at work.