Comments on: How this pre-World War One weapon changed the world http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/14/how-the-machine-gun-brought-modern-war-to-the-world/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: OxymorontoMoron http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/14/how-the-machine-gun-brought-modern-war-to-the-world/#comment-1112360 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 06:45:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44187#comment-1112360 Those who neglect to learn from the past, are doomed to be front and center of tomorrow’s papers’ headlines

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By: Robbie33 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/14/how-the-machine-gun-brought-modern-war-to-the-world/#comment-1111360 Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:56:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44187#comment-1111360 Really interesting article. Well researched and well presented. More like that please.

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By: Miserati http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/14/how-the-machine-gun-brought-modern-war-to-the-world/#comment-1110934 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 01:59:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44187#comment-1110934 So either you two don’t think there is money to be made in arms or you have nothing to learn from history.

Glad you are not handling MY money.

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By: RTPrider http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/14/how-the-machine-gun-brought-modern-war-to-the-world/#comment-1110923 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 22:59:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44187#comment-1110923 History teaches us. Read the article and you should be able to see how closely this old event bears resemblance to many different ones today. The less inventive minds stuck in old ways put machine guns into the artillery, mounted on heavy horse-drawn carriages just like cannons. The more inventive and forward thinking minds saw that they would get lighter with more development and the air-cooled machine guns were already light enough to be carried into battle by two-man teams.

In the Russo-Japanese war, the Japanese went with the light and mobile guns. The Russians went with the heavy artillery style. It made a huge difference in the outcome of the war and the continued advance of the Japanese Empire. Observers from the European powers were there and should have learned this lesson in time to equip their troops before WWI but were too stuck in the old ways. The old generals probably worried they would have to create all-new tactics.

Seem like some office management situations you have run into?

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By: Mottjr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/14/how-the-machine-gun-brought-modern-war-to-the-world/#comment-1110815 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:15:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44187#comment-1110815 This is a PR article of War College rather being a news article of substance to readers.

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By: Mark_Phil http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/14/how-the-machine-gun-brought-modern-war-to-the-world/#comment-1110799 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:51:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44187#comment-1110799 Do we really want to read articles like this here? Most of us are business people, not War College Students, right?

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