One consistently wrong—but always convenient—prediction has been the improbability of ground wars and the declining utility of ground forces.
World War I
SWJ Book Review: Rock of the Marne SWJED Wed, 09/25/2019 - 5:56pm
Historian and author, Stephen L. Harris, has written the definitive history of shared combat experience of the 3rd Infantry Division and the soldiers who fought in the Second Battle of the Marne in 1918. The American involvement in the First World War was minor compared to the French and British commitment. Yet, the American combat experience was equally demanding on the soldiers. Rock of the Marne detailed the recollection of the weeks and day leading into the Second Battle of the Marne.
Naiveté clouded the lens through which they viewed military power.