What are the benefits/drawbacks of using military forces in the zombie infections? What would you apply/where would you apply it /and how do you think it would turn out? You can use any field(artillery/close air support/special operations/armor/etc.) Be vivid and creative in your own plan to topple the Undead.
Cheif (CW2) Patton, SAG
Would never work, thats why it would become a zombie apocalypse. The military has fought many enemies, but all were human. All had hearts and minds, all had the will to fight, and all could feel pain and die easily with injury. Zombies have no hearts and minds, hypothetically speaking, they have no will to fight because they know not of it. All they will have is the urge to feed, an urge that will never be statisfied. As far as injury goes, the destroying the brain will be the only way to stop them completely, but the military will most likely not know this from the begin so they will fire pointlessly at their bodies and they will just keep coming. This will give the zombies enough time to overrun the military defenses and infect people to the point, stopping them will become impossible. Only someone who knows whats happening will have any chance of defeating them. You cannot defeat an enemy if you don't know who your enemy is.
With that said, if somebody knew what was happening, they would have an entire military force to fight against army of the undead. The only problem then would be convincing them of what was happening. We are obviously smarter than the zombies so we could easily defeat them. We're not ruling this planet because we're stupid.
You have the odds against no-one in the army being able to identify a zombie.
Even then, the zed horde wouldn't be a problem, because anything even remotely human will stop being a problem if it has a magazine worth of bullets in it.
If i was a Unit Commander, all i would need is a ample supply of explosives and 2-4 tanks and a ton of trucks and vehicles.
Locate a natural choke-point, or create a choke-point by using civilian large vehicles to block the oncoming horde. place explosives at intervals to halt them and use 3-4 squads to herd them into a single lane, then as a finish have the tanks just roll over them. Can even use the Tanks ammo to jerryrig it if explosives are lacking. Rinse repeat.
well obviously the tanks would drive close and be retrofitted a little for the task, wield stuff on it. Ie a Steamroller part in the front or even better a snow plow then at some point sudden stop and have the crew throw a grenade into the "mobs" and get back in and voila, rinse repeat a few times, and keep pushing the crowd back. I`m thinking like someone whom has been ordered to stop the oncoming masses.
Regular intervals of explosives , mostly "provisional" meaning the explosive experts would have to get creative with their resources- its not about demoralizing them or blowing them up. its to disrupt their moving flow, Zombie Crowd will be disrupted if a few of them walk onto a mine for example, the Zombies within ie 2-4 meters of that said explosive would tumble even fall over and or be damaged , ending up crawling, Zombies are like domino chips. Giving the squads enough time to device other measures to aid this solution. Obviously what i wrote wouldn't be the entire plan, I hope you didn't think that. It would be step one. Who cares if the Zombies are splattered all over the place as long you halt and or stop their progress of movement. Another measure would be trenches, but not for the soldiers to hide in but for the Zombies to fall into. You beginning to see what i envision? If i saw what was happening i Would care less what command ten miles back ordered me to do, i would do whatever i could to stop the the advance while taking their orders into consideration. I`d kindly tell them to fuck off. I assume here we are talking initially like possibly a week or less into the outbreak. Toad you got to think with the resources they would likely have readily available, not something that possibly would need to be flown in from gods know where. although the point of white phosphorous is a good one but do you think they have the quantity needed to mobilize it quick enough, honestly?
By the time military figure anything out its likely to late to act upon it. due to all regulations in place and all other politic crap that would stand in the way.