I think quality levels of military effectiveness is expected on a daily basis by the military forces of various nations and around the world, militaries have studied effective ones like these very well.
What’s changed is in WW2, large amounts of live bodies were needed. But war has been pushbutton with a goal of fewest casualties possible. Anything to the levels of WW2 would be defined as forms of genocide in today’s world, as it should be.
For first person shooter style war, you’re limited to video game recreations. It’s safer. War doesn’t happen that way anymore because most leaders generally try to not diminish their own populations.
To find people like that, you’ll have to go the middle east, where that kind of fighting still happens sometimes.
Example: in Afghanistan, you’ll find this guy: he’s probably at that level.
This is my first time looking at it (and even when it was going on, I didn’t pay it much attention) and never heard of him ’til 8 minutes ago. But it seemed like the kind of thing you might like. If you want WW2 complexity, look at the movements of various groups in the area there and treat it like WW2 nations fighting. If it’s your kind of thing, I’d imagine it’d be interesting. I’m just not much of a war person.
Interestingly, my search was
objectively best military leaders
and I found a long list. But it stopped at WW2.
Tried another list. Same thing.
That’s when I realized we don’t do that kind of fighting anymore, not for a long time. But who does? I remembered the middle east.
oh i remember that. Grew up with that concept embedded in my brain as a certain future. Didn’t happen thankfully. The technology has been there for decades but there’s enough eyes-in-the-sky to hopefully prevent a successful orbital weapon.
Always possible of course but folks can read energy signatures of nuclear radiation and shit. Don’t know about conventional though.
Nano swarms still hold my interest a bit. Self-organizing flying mini robots that can communicate with each other and attack targets undetected until they’re surrounding them.
Future of warfare will be interesting.
Meanwhile, the US opened up the ability for the Air Force to un-retire older pilots if they need to to combat a shortage of pilots.
I was worried about “prelude to war” at first – and having all of the US forces at recall ready under a single US general now is kind of strange to me… but I’m hoping it’s just a political scare move.
Not much for war stuff.
holy shit, i could’ve written that. Point for point for point I felt like someone snuck in my brain.
Had to look at the copyright as a lot of those things he was reading out of that fictional future book (reminded me of how Borges does in-universe histories mixing real and imaginary), and there it was: 1987. Explains why I thought similarly. I was 15 at the time and these were the kinds of things we imagined in the 80s, and now are seeing happen.
I’m rarely shocked but you got me on this one. Thank you – I’m not used to this.
Even his feeling sad for people who admire the old style collective where humans make up the fighting organisms and its replacement with the new style artificial biological collectives, … wow… that was something.