Are Tanks Obsolete?

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Any interesting commentary today on the continuing usefulness of tanks and heavy armor in modern combat. I agree that the U.S. has become a little too enamored with snake eaters and smart bombs. Now I certainly believe that SEALs, Delta Force and other quiet problem eliminators have their place in hunting down Abdullah the terrorist and his friends, but there is something joyful about a 120mm calling card in Fallujah, Ramadi or if needed, Tehran.

Contrary to a lot of military analysts, American forces have been very successful in operating armor on the streets of Iraq and there is no sign that the usefulness of tanks is at an end.

Hopefully this lesson will not be lost on American generals as they begin to rebuild our military for operations in Iraq. The Russians certainly still believe in the tactical employment of tanks.