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Old 23 Oct 15, 11:22
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HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIO : MODERN D-DAY (6TH JUNE 2044)

D - Day happens on 6th June 2044, with modern weapons and communications (satellites, modern tanks, jet fighters and bombers etc)

What would have been different?

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D - Day happens on 6th June 2044, with modern weapons and communications (satellites, modern tanks, jet fighters and bombers etc)

What would have been different?

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2044 isn't modern, it's future. For all we know, they could have railguns and lasers, nanomachine swarms, and in all likelihood AI combat robots.
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Is this a conventional or nuclear war?
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If we add UFO's and giant mecha robots it would be...
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D - Day happens on 6th June 2044, with modern weapons and communications (satellites, modern tanks, jet fighters and bombers etc)

What would have been different?

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It would never happen. Between the unwillingness of the European nations to stand up for themselves, the crippling rules of engagement and the overwhelming burden of Political Correctness, nothing would take place at all, and certainly not on the shores of France.

We don't even have a fleet large enough to launch that kind of an invasion any more, and neither does any other nation.
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With France having her own nuclear force...independent of what the US or Russia says, I doubt there's any reason for an occupation, let alone the need for an invasion. So exactly who is occupied and needing an invasion?

I'm of the opinion that any future submission of a nation by another will be through economic means, not military.
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Does not matter how France was occupied or who is doing it other than from a capabilities issue.

The op asked a legitimate question ie could a repeat of D Day occur and would it be successful

Currently the US is the only country that could even contemplate it.

I am not sure with the current state of surveillance tech that you could surpise the enemy.

First off you would have to knock out there Sats
Secondly keep any recon birds from making anywhere near the invasion port.

if the invasion was staged out of the US it might have a chance due to the ability to just come over the horizon and start putting troops ashore.

Searching the whole Alantic for an invasion for is much more difficult than just looking at the harbors.

But what would one MLRS do to the beacheads.

Also the ability to provide gunfire support is limited now days. So any arty would have to be landed.

These are just my off the top of my head thoughts feel free to elaborate or tear them apart
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This thread should be moved. It's not up to Draco standards...
Only a Draco standard XAI if it revolves around the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria being invaded and neutralized before any other action anywhere in the world takes place.

Without Pantelleria nothing is possible

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...now days...
That's the problem. It's not "nowadays". It's 2044. For all we know, by then "artillery support" will be delivered directly by orbital fortresses. They might use extremely tightly focused rays we can't imagine now, or rail guns, or inert accurately delivered projectiles solely relying on terminal velocity KE. Or something we just can't figure out now.
The combat robots might be submarine-capable and just emerge from the sea, operating in stealth mode all along.
The defenses might rely on nanomachine swarms that will attack the robots like a cloud of highly corrosive acid mist.
We just can't say- nowadays.
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