Isegoria is on a roll, on the sort of thing he does best - deep historical thinking on military matters.
Who was a tougher WWII opponent, the Germans or the Japanese? If those traits could have been combined, we might not have been able to win. It might even be that probably we couldn't have won. Yikes. I'd extend his thinking to say that al Qaeda was trying to introduce some of the German General Staff concepts to what is essentially a WWII Japanese mindset. Thank the Lord and the U.S. Military that they cut that particular experiment short.
Perhaps that's Osama bin Laden's great Strategic Fail.
Who was tougher, WWII Marines or today's Marines? Very interesting reading. Two different approaches to the problem of how you bring maximum firepower to bear.
If you (like me) groove on military history, you should be following him. Just sayin'.