Infantry operations have evolved dramatically in the past decade, along with weaponry. The combat equipment that many soldiers now field reflects rapid advances in areas ranging from weapons design and precision firepower to battlefield networking. The contrast in capabilities that has emerged since the 1990s and early 2000s is especially evident in a handful of countries—the U.S., of course, but also the U.K. and Israel, where a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan (U.K.) and ...


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