The Future of Combined-Arms Warfare
What is the future relevance of high-end combined arms warfare, in an epoch where escalation to global thermo-nuclear missile duel is the elephant in every scenario ? It would seem that under such conditions any frontal theatre conflict outcomes are quickly rendered moot. To wit: "What matters the outcome in the Fulda Gap [or 21st century equivalents ] when the home territories of the respective parties are being rendered to smoldering wreckage ?" If indeed high-end CA competitions aren't militarily relevant then it makes no sense to spend precious industrial-technical resources preparing for them; such resources could better be applied to the intercontinental game itself, if not non-military socio-economic investments.
We will attempt to address this question comprehensively and come to some meaningful conclusions. Our method will be scenario-building various full-scale warfare scenarios, including first-strike / suprise scenarios, and analyzing