Desert Storm is fucking insane, and if it wasn't for the political landscape wanting to only take a huge shit on US affairs in MENA, it would be hailed as an exceptional victory with its speed and ferocity.
This always makes me laugh.
Some witch-doctor guy gave the Africans some special potion that makes bullets turn into water, but it turned out to be castor oil.
As you can tell, it didn't work
Fuck anyone who says that the highway of death was unjustified.
I guess we shouldn't have closed the Falais pocket in WWII because the Germans were retreating?
If they were truly beaten and had given up they would have left their weapons behind.
>more than half a million people in the field with pre-industrial logistics
>General Chong sends a messenger to the left flank
>He arrives five days later
>Passing the center he noticed the 100.000 men under General Ching had resorted to cannibalism due to lack of food.
>Right flank made peace with the enemy while the center was sent to advance
>Left flank collapses as they try to wheel right but end up walking in the sea
It was on this day that the true horrors of war became apparent to all.
Chinks are famous for using human wave tactic since the antiquity, senpai.
Look at Iraq now and tell me that shit was justified.
Fuckers like you are traitors to the Republic and the Enlightenment ideas it was founded upon. The Founding Fathers believe we should stay out of war because it's fucking retarded. But then 200 years later faggots like you wear "infidel" hats while saying the founding fathers would have been republicans.
Fuck off this board.
>Brilliant General Clang Pang manages to collide his army into another.
>Phalanxes with a depth of 500 men.
>Days of fighting result in 5% combat losses.
>Suffer more losses from starvation than fighting when fighting is actually happening.
Reminds me of another one-sided war
>Look at Iraq now and tell me that shit was justified.
What, you mean a functioning Democracy and an ally in the region?
That our useless current President abandoned and allowed for ISIS to btfo several of their biggest cities without reacting for fucking months?
Obama let go to waste an entire decade's worth of effort for literally nothing. At least if he was secretly hoping for further lucrative destabilization of the region and terror attacks that allow for the implementation of Federal overreach in the name of security I could accept his gross inaction at least as semi-reasonable even if treasonous, but I can't even honestly bring myself to give him the possibility of credit for that. He's a worthless do-nothing and a stupid faggot.
>you mean a functioning Democracy
The only representation Sunnis get is from their own militias.
>an ally in the region
Only because the US has forced them to be dependent. Also, the Shia government is much more supportive of Iran which, in your eyes, is probably an enemy.
ISIS wouldn't be here if idiots like you weren't so supportive of absolutely fallacious wars.
Fuck you dipshit, Iraq was in no fucking way a fallacious war and your lack of understanding on the subject is readily apparent.
>The only representation Sunnis get is from their own militias.
Bullshit, just because they're a minority doesn't mean they aren't represented.
I think the biggest mistake Bush made was the complete deconstruction of the Baath legal and military structure and it's total outlaw though, way too severe.
>Iran which, in your eyes, is probably an enemy.
To be honest I wish they weren't and one of the major reasons they still are is because our government is in bed with the Saudis to the tune of billions. That and Israel is still a thing. I've read a few academic papers that came out of Iran and they've got a lot to offer to the international community.
That said, they are lead by a radical retard cleric who has wished death upon us and they themselves have declared us their enemies. And so they are.
Though I guess in your la-la land fairy brain you somehow think that literal death threats somehow aren't casus belli.
Fun fact about this: the sejm (basically parliament) refused to give the general money to fund troops so he used funds from his own pocket instead. After the battle he received letters from many prestigious people congratulating him on victory (for example from sultan of ottoman empire).
>The offensive action for which Highway 80 is infamous became controversial with some commentators alleging disproportionate use of force,
wow, because war should be reserved and tame?
>saying that the Iraqi forces were retreating from Kuwait in compliance with the original UN Resolution 660 of August 2, 1990
a retreat is a retreat, not surrendering and leaving
>and the column allegedly included Kuwaiti hostages and civilian refugees. The alleged refugees included women and children family members of pro-Iraqi, PLO-aligned Palestinian militants and Kuwaiti collaborators who had fled shortly before the returning Kuwaiti authorities pressured nearly 200,000 Palestinians to leave Kuwait.
that's what you get if you're traveling with armed soldiers and Americans and Canadians can touch them
>Activist and former United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark alleged that these attacks violated the Third Geneva Convention, Common Article 3, which outlaws the killing of soldiers who "are out of combat." Clark included it in his 1991 report WAR CRIMES: A Report on United States War Crimes Against Iraq to the Commission of Inquiry for the International War Crimes Tribunal.
retreating =/= out of combat
you don't kindly let an enemy fall back to a better position
>On the morning of 3 July, Vincennes was passing through the Strait of Hormuz returning from an escort duty. A helicopter from USS Vincennes reported that it received small arms fire from Iranian patrol vessels as it observed from high altitude. The cruiser moved to engage the Iranian vessels, in the course of which they all violated Omani waters and left after being challenged and ordered to leave by a Royal Navy of Oman warship. Vincennes then pursued the Iranian gunboats, entering Iranian territorial waters to open fire. USS Sides and USS Elmer Montgomery were nearby. Thus, USS Vincennes was in Iranian territorial waters at the time of the incident, as admitted by the US government in legal briefs and publicly by Admiral William Crowe on Nightline. Admiral Crowe denied a U.S. government coverup of the incident and claimed that Vincennes's helicopter was over international waters initially, when it was first fired upon by the Iranian gunboats.
>what is context
THOUSAND YEAR COLD AS FUCK SYRUP EMPIRE
I don't believe so
as far as I know they helped us clear the Aleutian Islands and then focused on Europe
it really was a waste of good men, I hope they set it right with their families after it happened
Holy shit, this has got to be the greatest series of fuck ups in history
Infiltration tactics became human wave attacks if there was no penetration on the enemy's defenses as the commanders would continue to send units to attack the same hard point in hopes of creating a breach
Plus PLA troops used civilian shields to soak up nationalist ammo while advancing on their positions. This can be described as a human wave tactic since it requires large number of people to attack a hard point head on.
So in essence they did use human wave tactics, but not in a way people believe it to be.
How do you fuck up this badly? It's a comedy of errors
I'm actually doing a battle analysis for class on the Battle of Derne. It was crazy. A 50 day forced march over 600 miles of sand with one Army officer, one Marine officer, 8 Marines, and about 500 foreign mercenaries.
The First Barbary War was the United States' first instance of leading a coalition of foreign military and mercenaries in a series of decisive joint-force operations on the other side of the world. Good thing they were fighting a combination of Arab army incompetence and African warlord disunity.
>post Saddam Iraq
Rape between husband and wife was legalised some 2 years ago. If you think abolishing a woman's civil liberty is progress, I don@t know what is.
Literally under the direct control of Iran at the moment. Don't forget the tons of US equipment now available for reverse engineering if captured by the Iranians. Iraq also said fuck it, we are gonna buy weapons to combat IS from Russia and China.
Some ally you got there.
more highlights from wikipedia
>Before the Dogger Bank incident, the nervous Russian fleet fired on fishermen carrying consular dispatches from Russia to them, near the Danish coast, without causing any damage due to their poor gunnery.
>After negotiating a non-existent minefield, the Russian fleet sailed into the North Sea
>More serious losses to both sides were only avoided by the extremely low quality of Russian gunnery, with the battleship Oryol reportedly firing more than 500 shells without hitting anything.
>>More serious losses to both sides were only avoided by the extremely low quality of Russian gunnery, with the battleship Oryol reportedly firing more than 500 shells without hitting anything.
oh shit Russia get it together
It's funny because you can look at Russia's performance in 1904, and their performance in 1994, and it's the exact same problems.
Granted, the First Chechen War was more tragic than comic, compared to the Ruso-Japanese War, but that's what happens when you have the gang that couldn't shoot straight fighting a war in a built-up, heavily populated area.