posted on Jan, 13 2009 @ 06:11 PM
Most efficient at what?
Every army or group mentioned has been an offensive-oriented military. and no one's mentioned the Nazi war machine: a truly impressively efficient
For true efficiency, though, you have to look at those military organizations who fight defensive wars. The IDF springs to mind as a modern
But when you consider force ratios, tech disparity, logistical difficulties, length of success, and civilian protection responsibilities, I'd have to
claim the prize for my people: the Ind'eh, known to you as Apache.
For more than three centuries we successfully defended our territories against Aztecs, Spaniards, Mexicans, and Americans. In the end, a full quarter
of the entire American army was deployed against some 138 Apaches, mostly women, children and elders, along with some 5,000 Arizona volunteers, and
nearly half the Mexican army. And in the last campaign, we never lost a battle, and it didn't end in defeat but rather negotiated peace that was
Tactics used by the Apache are still taught at West Point, and our name still echoes the terror Americans once felt.