Is it the Infantry or Machines That Determine the Outcome in Modern Warfare and Why?

Machines win modern wars.

A 1947 study found that during the Second World War, only about 15 to 25 percent of the American infantry ever fired their rifles in combat.

The rest, or three-quarters of them, simply carried their weapons, doing their best not to become casualties.

The infantry’s purpose is not to kill the enemy, but rather to advance on and then physically occupy his territory.