A link on StrategyPage worth sharing widely… we're not in your Granddad's war.
For starters, my Granddad, at least, much as I love him, would have been thoroughly outclassed. Recent changes are seriously putting the hurt on conscripts and amateur hour, and beginning to flip the pendulum back to training, and against mass as a primary determinant.
For instance, much as we wiped the walls with the Somalis in the Battle of Mogadishu… imagine that one going off nowadays.
Which, unfortunately, means that asymmetrics is going to be the way of the future for those poor misunderstood members of the Rebel Alliance…