Fortunately high enough temperature cooking destroys bubonic plague
IF you can get that in Colorado.
Well, yes. But like the Lay’s Potato Chip commercial, “we can make more.”
Let’s not forget the Japanese sank pretty much our whole battle fleet on 7 December, a day that was instigated by FDR to get us into WWII.
The conclusion is still correct even if as it is not supported by the examples presented, which are anecdotal.
Industrial capacity is what wins prolonged wars, not the state at the start.
That was certainly the case in World War II – not so much in US vs. North Vietnam. There is also the question of how a belligerent uses that industrial capacity (or Other People’s Industrial Capacity in the case of the Zelensky regime).
There is no doubt that Western weapons donated by the West to the Zelensky regime have scored a number of successes on Russian ships. Just as there is no doubt that the rag-tag Houthis have effectively closed a major shipping route to Western ships with the aid of relatively low-tech imported weapons.
But if Russian naval ships can be sunk so easily, then so could US, English, Polish warships. Would this be the time for smart (I know!) Western politicians take a very hard look at their own massive expenditures on WWII-heritage naval vessels?
True, of course. Guerrilla wars are quite different from the industrial wars of the 20th century. The war in Ukraine is more akin to the latter. Ukraine itself has little industrial capacity left; of course it relies upon NATO’s.
It is well documented that the industrial capacity of NATO countries (i.e., the Global American Empire: GAE) is struggling to meet the Ukraine’s needs. Stockpiles of armaments and ammunition are being drawn down, thereby weakening the defense posture of the GAE. As the stockpiles are depleted, the continued ability of the GAE to supply arms is compromised.
Yes, it’s also true that the nature of warfare has evolved. For example, drones are playing a role that was not anticipated when these WW II-era platforms. There are plenty of lessons to learn.
No. This would be the time for ALL AMERICAN pols to take a good look at the country.
Dr. L’s comment cannot stand in a vacuum; Germany was hardly without industrial capacity. Its problem was that all it industrial capacity was in reach of the Eighth Air Force.
Russia in effect ended WWII at the Battle of Kursk - because ---- Germany had no tank reserves and couldn’t build enough to make a reserve. The Russians didn’t either, but they were fortunate enough to face the Germans, and those Ubermensch couldn’t figure out they needed 4-engine bombers if they were going to conquor “ze vorld”.
Interesting timing of “new intelligence” about Russia and’ nukes in space’. Right on the heels of Tucker Carlson’s interview with Putin. Oh, yes, the Chinese space plane is up to no good as well. Of course, truth is, both Russia and China know very well thy need do nothing at all to destroy the US. Our “leaders” and the deep state (and their born-again storm troopers in antifa and blm) are doing quite nicely at it without any outside assistance whatsoever. The end is near.
I don’t recall anyone claiming that Germany was without industrial capacity. And of course there is no single factor that determines the outcome of a war.
I see the Weimarization of the US is proceeding apace.