Re: To all Veterans of all nations...

On Sun, 13 Nov 2011 20:01:58 +0000, William Black
<blackusenet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 13/11/11 15:40, Fred J. McCall wrote:
Arved Sandstrom<asandstrom3minus1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Point being, how much of the competence increase that you highlight is
because of a highly-trained standing professional force, and how much of
it is due to the weapons systems that we fight with?

The latter requires the former. Amateurs can't make effective use of
advanced technology.

That's one hell of an assumption...

I'll bet quite a few Russian officers were saying stuff like that right
up to when those Stingers started blowing helicopters out of the sky...

TheCalculatorThatTakesNoPrisoners is easier to run than a pencil and
paper let alone a slide rule or abacus.