DavePat (Fearless Blue)
| Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 02:18 pm |
Bob, yea all we need now is for the entire chain of command to die off and we can rule the world!!
Our doctrine needed some serious reevaluation. Someone in early 82 got to Reagan and he initiated a program to study the Israelis. Best program we ever had. A lot of good stuff came out of the exchanges with them and they learned a lot from us. Air/Land Battle 2000 was a direct growth from it. The Isreali Army itself is a sort of contradiction. It is one of the most prodessional organizations on the planet and one of the most disorganized at the same time. It's doctrine is second to none however! For those of you who have no idea what I actually mean by doctrine so you wont have to make believe that you know - doctrine spells out the way you fight which in turn leads to how you train. As an example of some of the things we learned and changed - we still used the M48A5 as a main battle tank during this period - the M60 series was the premier with the M1s just coming off the drawing boards and being tested. We converted all of our M48s to what is called an Israeli turrent because of lesson learned the hard way by them and after the exchanges began. We were in the process of doing the same to the M60s when the M1s began taking their place.