Monday, August 28, 2017

Could the US Navy circa 1987 defeat the US Navy of today?

Consider this your mind fuck of the day.

The above picture brought the title to mind but it applies to all of our services (most especially our ground forces...the weight of fire they brought seems on paper to dwarf what we can do today)....could the US military of the 1980's defeat the US military we have today?

I have my opinion but suffice it to say that "hidden" strengths like sensor fusion, data links, networked firepower or even "enhanced" diversity can make up for pure firepower and the ability to put steel on target.

We might be more precise today but we can't throat stomp people like would could almost 30 years ago.

I can't be the first person to have had this thought.  Does anyone know of a paper that makes the actual comparison?

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