So...the comment was welcome on two scores. Someone else was interested and vastly better informed on the topic.
My focus is on the lives at risk and family devastation.
It still is.
I can't imagine when and where the protective devices listed in the comment may have been tested and proved effective in actual battle.
I don't trust the military easily.
I grew up during the Second World War. I believe,more than anything else, propaganda and Winston Churchill sustained the British long enough to outlast the Germans.
It certainly wasn't Americans alongside.
Poles rode out on horses to meet German tanks. The French had the Maginot Line which was never utilised because the Quisling government signed an early Concordat with the Nazis.
The British were totally unprepared. Churchill had been dismissed as a warmonger until the day war was declared.
After it was over, books and movies mostly told of epic battles and stories of individual bravery. There was no shortage of material. Much of it could not be told during the hostilities.
I was an avid reader and movies were a favourite past time. Even when there was no heat in the cinemas and regular power outages meant the movie was cut off.
Oh how the misery lasted for years after.
Long ago, I came to my own private conclusion, there are no winners in war: no genius is employed.
Losers are decided by whichever side makes the most or last mistake and resources are exhausted.
And of course, hundreds of thousands of dead, on all sides.
At the end, German boys were taken from their classrooms, put Into uniform and sent to the Russian front. Allied soldiers were shooting German children.
Hostilities between the States and Japan ended when the Atom Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the full horror was realised.
When the war ended in Europe, the Americans brought German scientists to the States to continue
the race to be first to develop the atom bomb
The lessons unevenly learned, are long forgotten.
As far as Trump and the American military are concerned, the Second World War and it's dreadful consequences might never have taken place.
There were no winners : no gold, silver or bronze medalists.