Originally Posted by Miburo
Aerobic training only benefits long duration, low energy, steady activities. Like long distance running and...I dunno, other unmanly shit like that. Burst-recovery activities, like pretty much any badass activity one can do, are primarily anaerobic. Even boxing, where matches can last a relatively long time, is primarily an anaerobic activity. It's not explosive energy vs. stamina, or whatever.
While I respectfully disagree with endurance prowess being unmanly (I think Lance Armstrong for example is pretty fucking manly in his own way), I agree with the rest of your post. From what I understand, and basically what you said, pretty much most real life engagements depend upon being explosive, and that activity puts one in one's anaerobic zone. I would think a proper balance between the two would be optimal though for your typical soldier.