posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 02:13 PM
... when an enemy actually fights back .
The question is simple enough- can the United States actually win a war when the enemy fights back ?
Notwithstanding the results in Vietnam or ' The Drug War ' - it seems that there are serious flaws in this greatest of militaries. It's possible
that these flaws could result in defeat, should the US actually get in a real fight.
Some things to consider :
1. Theft, sabotage, and betrayal are rampant in the Contractor Corps. How about parents mailing body armor to their kids in Iraq... necissary, it
seems, because the Iraqis actually shot back. Our kids heaping sandbags and other IADS ( improvised armor devices ) on their so-called ' armored
Does anybody remember Joseph Hellerman's ' Catch 22 ' - where a poor fellow looks for his parachute only to find a corporate stock certificate
where it should have been ? Well... don't laugh ( at least not if you're American ).
2. The US military uses lots of high technology that can be easily defeated by a sophisticated enemy. Guided weapons, drones, etc.- rely on secure
communications to operate. Jamming is as old as radio... ' nuff said.
Mercenaries ( Russian ) are known to have highjacked various laser guided munitions during the Iraq invasion... causing ( in some cases ) very
expensive bombs to fall into empty fields. It's likely that most aborigines cannot figure out laser- light frequencies, but my hypothetical question
has to do with people who are MODERN and Who Would Fight Back.
3. People who are of very dubious loyalties apparently have access to our military secrets. It seems that every other year, there's a scandal
involving massive intelligence penetrations from one middle eastern nation that is implicated in all sorts of nastiness... some say terrorism.
So, could the US win if it had to ?
[edit on 2-7-2009 by Skelkie3]