View Single Post
      08-20-2012, 05:48 AM   #24
OldArmy
Lieutenant
United_States
17
Rep
523
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 Z4 3.0si
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Central Virginia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NYC6 View Post
Britain has be our staunchest allie this past decade(and long before that). Much British blood has been shed in foreign sands standing side by side with U.S. troops.
I think its insulting to say that, even if in jest.
Brits have always been the best soldiers and right there with us all along the way. They are probably the closest to us in terms of training, equipment, doctrine. But they have a problem (similar to ours) with military being dissasociated from the population, not many serve, not so connected any more. They are also profoundly changed (changing) demographically and the Brits we always depended on may not really exist any more.