Originally Posted by Missileer
Originally Posted by Doppleganger
With AWAC aircraft monitoring all air movement and J-Stars aircraft doing the same for ground forces the Iraqi's couldn't even fart without Allied military planners knowing about it. Information is everything in warfare and coupled with the air supremacy that the coalition enjoyed this war really was over before it started.
And that, my friend is what I call impressive defeat in any stretch.
That depends on whether there was ever going to be a challenge to coalition forces, the reality is that Iraq was never competitive therefore apart from the impressive array of weaponry and the nifty new explosions on TV there really wasn't that much to rank it in the best military achievements of the century basically any one of the "first" worlds militaries could have managed it.
I will stick with the 1940 Finnish war myself followed closely by the Israeli efforts of 1948 and the Axis victories of 1939-42.