Blue force tracker and all that crap is just the latest version of the command and conquer pogue mentality. The same trash "leaders" who maneuvered their troops from helos in VN like some sort of sick live action chess game. People without the moral courage to refuse to accept nonsensical metrics from politicians who are unwilling to do what is required to win wars. How many officers resigned in protest during the pointless clownshoes fuckery of Vietnam? How about Iraq? Afghanistan? We know what must be done, we just refuse to do it, and lie to ourselves about it, like the bum looking for his lost watch in the middle of the street, because the light is better there. Servile egoists, rationalizing that somehow it's better to have the false sense of control being 'inside', and just coincidentally collecting a nice paycheck, instead of resigning.
These same people think we're still in a conscript military with the spare manpower to waste on gun crews and manually doing crap that's been automated for decades in the civilian sector, where they have to pay some guy to do stupid drudge work.
It takes basically the same # of people to crew a properly automated 155 as a 105. It's a little more weight on ammo and powder, but for a properly motorized/mechanized force, it's trivial compared to the ongoing fuel,food,water, etc costs of supporting manpower. Given the realities of Western manpower costs, we should be moving to heavier and heavier weapons and formations, and leaving this light infantry stuff for specialists. Most any place where you need to fight as light infantry is fucking worthless, why are you fighting there? Because you're stupid? S/F....Ken M