A major difference between modern (80's) warfare and WW2 is that in WW2, units were much less motorized. For example, the majority of German units in WW2 were never motorized, and a lot of horses were used to haul stuff around. The US was more motorized, especially at the end of the war.A consequence is that modern warfare is faster. German paratroopers were never used after the debacle at Crete, and although the US used paratroopers at Market Garden and D-day, the British never reconstituted the 1st Airborne Brigade after Market Garden.
Soviet doctrine in WW2 (especially in the first couple of years) was to not bypass German strong points, which decreased Soviet mobility. However the Soviets were masters of deception and sometimes managed to hide whole armies from the Germans(the Germans never saw the Stalingrad envelopment coming). Since there were no major East-West large scale battles in the 80's it is difficult to say how the respective doctrines would have mde out, but it is clear that in the area of the game, the US doctrine was that they would not hold out against the Soviets without using nuclear weapons.
And of course there is modern guerilla warfare. The Soviets were kicked out of Afghanistan by the bunch of Ben Laden and his gang, a Frankenstein monster armed and trained by the Americans who would come back to bite them in the butt.
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