Originally posted by fritz
I personally, do not believe in all this techno crap. Exoskeletons and Nanotechnology do not an SF operative make.
It is the person inside each of us, our determination to succeed, our ability to overcome adversity when others throw in the towel and above all, to
make the supreme sacrifice to help those closest to you.
Technology may help a good soldier become a better soldier but it can never take the place of experience or give you the respect of your peers.
That has to be earnt and preferably on the field of battle where you will face the ultimate test - somebody just like you.
'Many come, but few are chosen'
i agree with you, even though the technology will be saving tons of lives.
look at all the great battles that men, greatly outnumbered, have won because they fought like hell:
Sparta- 300 spartans against 100,000 Persians (it was 100,000 right?)
Rome- battles of Carthage they were severely outnumberd wuite a few times.
The Paris & Warsaw uprisings, the latter lasted months against far superior troups. The Frenchies also gave a hell of a fight and got reinforcements
from Allies just in the nik of time.
Stalingrad- whether you like it or not, the Nazis held strong against far superior numbers for a while, but eventually were defeated when they ran out
of ammo and food.
D Day- while i'mpretty sure the Nazis were outnumberd, look at the allied positions, hundred foot tall cliffs they had to scale while being machine
gunned, mortared, shelled by artillery, etc. and they managed to take the beaches.
Israeli war in the 60's- Israel VS Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. the Israelis were far outnumbered, but their Airforce pulled off an amazing pre-emptive
strike campaign and essentially won the war (i'm not sure if i got the correct countries or not, srry for inconvenience)
history has proved time and again that if your troops want to charge in, heads held high, and rip the enemies balls off and shove them down their
throats.....you've got the best bastards you can ask for when it comes to fighting.
I still can't wait until this new technology comes out,though, it is going to be friggin awesome