i DOUBT MODern tacticiuns would (who uses the word coutnenance [no 'r'] in an actual sentence?) have been alive back then. Also, what modern tacticians are you talking about? General Tommy FraNKS?
Big old spelling bus run me down huh!
for the spelling Marlo, the word means approve, and welcome to the forum. Where we don't usually pick up on spelling. I spell perfectly Mon- Fri promise. iPads huh!
Just included a comparison, and it was definately not the US Army, which hasn't met an evenly matched army for a long time. My point in mentioning them was with ER armor it doesn't seem to matter if your column is flanked because there's not much they can do about it anyway. Apparently no tankers were killed on the road to Baghdad. At least not by the enemy.
I've learned a lot about history here and try to write explanations so that people with no previous experience with the event could understand, thus what seems like beating a dead horse to you might be appreciated by others.
Any real criticism of what I said? Would any modern tacticians have gone along with these plans, given their vulnerabilities?