Ok, so, time for this patriot to chime in. Though my opinion is going to be slighty biased, when is anyone's not!
The US, Britain, Australia, and Israel against the EU would be a slaughter. America and her allies win in two to three years. Why? Let me explain.
Yes, the EU isn't going to be weak. However, before people ramble on using Iraq as the downfall of the US Military, lets get something straight. The
objective in Iraq doesn't favor the US AT ALL. Why? Because the US military is not designed to capture and hold. It is designed in "blitzkrieg"
warfare. Strike and destroy.
And we would do that. Efficiently. Think about it? A week to take out all of Saddam's army? Efficient. It isn't the destroying or beating that we
have problems with. Its the holding.
So, with that stated, we would win a war against Europe. Simply because we wouldn't have to be politically correct. Like we are now. All we have to
do is destroy and destroy some more for good measure. And we would do that. Now, of course there would be high casualties on both sides. The Europeans
(besides the French) would fight their hearts out.
However, the US military and its tech would ultimately win. Our Air Force is the best in the world. Fact. This would be the US strategy:
a) Pre-emptive bombing of strategic sites.
b) After the war starts, ground forces are sent in. Before moving in, more bombing occurs. Napalm, "smart" bombs/missiles are used.
c) Ground forces take rubbles of cities remaining. Fight enemy on the ground.
d) Cover fire is provided by air. More bombs, vulcan cannons, etc.
e) US tanks and technicals, along with ground forces, advance to capital city of the enemy. Battle commences.
f) US flushes enemy out via more bombs, tanks, etc. Surgical strikes are used for close quarters combat.
NO HOLDING. At all. There wouldn't need to be. Our objective would be to kill. Not to "preserve housing structures and people to the best of your
ability" like in Iraq. With a few mistakes, yes.
US wins no doubt. The EU is nothing to worry about. Not economically either. Sure, they are gaining strength, but if that happens too much, the US
adapts. We always have, and always will.
And, on top of that, Americans are born fighters. We became a country through a fight. We have it in our blood.