Patton was wrong. Frankly even suggesting that the Third Army alone could have taken on the Soviets was ignorant. The Soviets did have an air force and they had more armor and armor that was superior to any American armor, and more artillery and more infantry- all battle hardened. The only advantage we had was air power.
Originally Posted by Herkdriver
Americans had no appetite for another war- especially not with who had been touted as an American ally for 4 years. The atomic bomb eventually would have been an equalizer- but at what cost?
Instead we had a cold war- and then the wall fell.
Things turned out pretty well for the U.S.- certainly much better than if we charged into a hot war with the Soviets. Instead we let them defeat themselves.
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