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Originally posted by stumason
Bit of a generalisation there, based on one video, which in all honesty is a soldier larking around. I really doubt he would have actually given the kid the grenade and you can see after he jumps, the kid has a smile, so the soldier must have been laughing/smiling too.
As for the "America never wins wars", well, they do.
I agree that their military has a completely different way of thinking than the UK, but then again, the two countries are utterly different as well. Besides, America has the money to spend on huge amounts of firepower. The UK has to do things differently.
As to your claims about the Empire, well, it was the largest ever seen, but we had our share of defeats also. The Afghans handed our arses to us on several occasions for starters.