Originally Posted by doomlord52
Dude, WWII was a HUGE win-fest for the US, it is the only nation that actually benefited from the war. America had the most powerful and most technologically advanced army navy and airforce after the war and everyone else was deeply indebted to the united states and most of their infrastructure was destroyed, The Marshall Plan addressed that directly to prevent famine and other discontent, also to combat communism. and top that off, the war helped america get out of the Depression.
it might not be a 100% US victory but it sure as hell was a 90% US victory, without the aid given by the US, Britain probably would have fallen in a Operation Sea lion and Hitler would have been free to invade Russia with the FULL force of the wehrmacht as he intended. Russia would stand no chance. without the US, we all would speak german. UK, Canadian, Australian, Free-French were all supported by US supplies, especially the "Free-French" and "Free Polish" armies, they were basically a few divisions of armor and infantry. If a combined Bristish and French army that outnumbered the german army couldnt win in 1940, they sure wasn't going to win in 1944.
also the Japanese never fought the Russians until one month before the end of the war, The japanese army in China acted as an occupation army, japanese held territory never changed much in china unitl 1945, when they actually gained some. and the japanese became even more fanatical as they were losing the war(suicide attacks, especially Kamikazes, and Operation Ten-Go)
in the Korean war, the US did suffer tremondous casuallties because of the PVA attack, but after the initial shock wore off, the "coalition" took back land up to the 38th parallel, and then some(remember, the 38th parallel was the actual border back then, not the DMZ of now). Macarthur did mess up there.
The A-bomb saved Japanese AND American Lives, read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Downfall#Estimated_casualties
, It was WAAAAAAAAYYYY better to have dropped the bombs than to fight a conventional war.
Read and analyze history, please
The Axis lost because they couldn't replace losses as efficiently as the Allies, they axis may be advanced but they never had numbers. it's like using a rocket launcher to kill the entire Arachnid/Tyranid/Zerg forces, you win one on one, but not one vs 100 or 1000.
Back to the F-22 and F-35, sure they're advanced, but they're inefficient for the current tactical situation. if they actually are used as intended(ie war with russia and china) they would excel, but if one side wins too much the other side will use nuclear weapons, and then it really doesn't matter anymore. so IMO:waste, we should focus more on the F-15 and F-16, you know, the proven stuff.
We're using the same tactic to defeat the USSR at the end of the cold war on ourselves, spend them to death, except no one else is seriously playing, like play russian roulette with yourselfEdited by InterestedThirdParty - 3/28/12 at 11:30pm