Once again, I think people seriously underestimate the power of the United States. I don't know why most Americans think of themselves as weak. I
believe this perception has led our own nation to continually expand the military.
I will repeat this as clearly as I can: AMERICA IS TOO DAMN STRONG! WE DON'T NEED ANY FURTHER MILITARIZATION! Comparing ourselves to anyone else is
pointless, since it just exacerbates our own image of weakness, when in fact we are hyper-powerful.
As for the topic of this thread Europe vs. USA, its laughable. I will give yet another link from GlobalSecurity.org to highlight the MASSIVE imbalance
of military power in terms of USA vs. the WORLD.
Now, one may think about armies, yes, as far as armies are concerned, the world has more soldiers and definetly more overall land based firepower.
HOWEVER, and this is HUGE. IF YOUR ENEMY CONTROLS THE SEAS AND AIR, YOU CANT DO ANYTHING EXCEPT HIDE A FOX HOLE AND GET BOMBED! SINCE AMERICA IS
VIRTUALLY AN ISLAND, YOU CAN'T MARCH SOLDIERS INTO THE SEA SINCE THEY CAN'T WALK ON WATER.
You think CANADA IS GOING TO DO SOMETHING? They only have 60,000 people IN ALL OF THEIR ARMED FORCES, ALL OF THEM. AND AS FOR MEXICO, I DON'T NEED TO
GO ANY FURTHER.
Additionally, the USA now has over 250 F-22 Raptors, which even the best American Air-to-Air Missiles can't even shoot down. As far as other American
aircraft, in a head to head comparison of 8 F-15's vs 1 Raptor, all F-15's were downed. Similar experiences have occured with the F-18 and F-16. As
far as the Euro-Fighter, it is an extremely paired down version of the F-22, but still capable, however, the Euro-Fighter still has a large
"footprint" and F-15's can still target them, let alone F-22's. This aircraft to date has guaranteed American air dominance for the next 15 to 20
Think about it, since Russia, China, Iraq, Iran, N. Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, Syria, Pakistan (yes, they actually hate us and only reluctant allies due
to other circumstances with India) and unspoken others like Yemen, Sudan and other Islamic countries that generally despise us; If they had a chance
at beating us, they'd take it. But they don't, because they know what would happen at this point in time.
To get the full dose of American HyperPower Elitism, read the other posts I have made.
Its time for the USA to start working with other countries and stop dominating, its a position we can't maintain forever, and I would like to think
that my grandchildren aren't in some war like USA vs EU. If history teaches us anything, is that noone can be on top forever....
[edit on 30-6-2006 by Nvexx]