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The U.S. military isn't ready for a catastrophic attack on the country, and National Guard forces don't have the equipment or training they need for the job, according to a report.
Even fewer Army National Guard units are combat-ready today than were nearly a year ago when the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves determined that 88 percent of the units were not prepared for the fight, the panel says in a new report released Thursday.
Originally posted by BlueRaja
I suppose it assumes that the Navy and Air Force didn't sink an invasion fleet/shoot down paratroopers enroute? (Not to mention the ICBM, Strategic Bomber, and SLBM nuclear triad as a deterrent.)
Originally posted by biggie smalls
Or better yet, we take the GIs who have been fighting so hard in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere to intervene in humanitarian crises like Darfur, China, Kenya, the entire West coast, Ethiopia, Somalia, shall I continue?
Originally posted by deltaboy
reply to post by InSpiteOf
Your country contribute 2,500 troops to Afghanistan. Does that mean the whole army is over there? How large is your ground force? Can it protect all of Canada? If not, then I guess it is indeed between the priority list.
Originally posted by SimonSays
You have to realize that we have satellites and submarines