Skip to main content

View Diary: Museums 101: Combat Jets (Photo Diary) (17 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  There was a time (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Ojibwa, Jay C, RiveroftheWest

    When the US followed a similar philosophy. Witness the lowly Sherman Tank vs the far "superior" German Tiger series. The Sherman was as you describe Soviet thinking, could be made by the gazillions (and was) while the Tigers were precision, hand made instruments that would indeed kill a dozen Shermans in the open but the three hiding in the trees and equipped with a larger "tiger killer" canon than the standard 75mm Sherman armament, could and did waste the Tigers just as swarms of the mighty Soviet T-32 were doing in the east.

    Getting there first with the most has been for thousands of years and still is the premier military tactic there is. We have become like our erstwhile enemies, the Germans, fascinated with our own technological prowess (and our ruling class not unhappy with the expense of such a "defense" strategy) we forget the simplicity and the truth of time proven Military dictums. Such thoughtlessness could very well ultimately be our ruin, one way or another. Either economically or Militarily, it is an unsustainable policy and is fine as long as we're beating up defenseless little nations but one day we may come up against something that can crank out 12,000 aircraft. One thing's for sure, we can't, anymore.

    "My one hobby is maintaining a Democracy. If you get these 500,000 soldiers advocating anything smelling of Fascism, I am going to get 500,000 more and lick the hell out of you and we'll have a real war right here at home. - General Smedley Butler, 1933

    by Dave925 on Sat May 10, 2014 at 02:21:55 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site