The CO Koal in Advance Wars: Dual Strike is very young looking, but seems more mature than the other various Kid COs in the game (Andy, Colin, Jake, and Lash), excepting Sonja, who also acts mature. Even Max, the Dumb Muscle of the Orange Star COs, picks up on it, calling Koal a "small man". Then you remember that Kindle and Von Bolt drained the energy from Omega Land to keep themselves from aging. It seems very likely that this is why Koal looks like a child.
Von Bolt's Hannibal Lecture to Jake sounds selfdefeating and stupid to many players. But to Child Soldier Jake, who quite possibly has never had to really face the fact that his decisions lead to the life or death of his underlings and enemies, and certainly never on such a personal scale? Maybe Von Bolt was better than we give him credit for...
I take issue with the idea that you can 'stop' a plane in mid-flight.
Idle circling around the area. They spot the Submarine, then fly around it since the sub can't shoot back as they relay its position to you.
Andy's CO power repairs units. In Advance Wars most units are actually groups of 5 (for example, if you build a "light tank" it is a group of 5 tanks), and damage is represented by some of the members dying.
My god, the soldiers are all robots! This explains everything!
In Days Of Ruin, the factories are fully automated and build what are implied to be unmanned drones...that's all fine and dandy, but then tell me, why are human solders shown driving them? Furthermore, how do the factories build INFANTRY units?!
The factories have your soldiers in them once you capture and secure it. Factories fund and supply weaponry to the soldiers.