posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 07:40 AM
I find it not only odd but infuriating that the US Gov can properly secure area 51 one with very high tech gadgets 24/7/365 yet our borders are being
violated and us soil being claimed by unlawful individuals from another country. I did the math for the US/Mexico border and found that a detachment
of approximately 1,500,000 service members could be utilized to protect the boarder by being station upon it. by segmenting the US boarder into 8
segments of about 243 miles per segment you would need about 185,185 detached per segment which equals about 10 service members for every 100ft
increment per mile, meaning each individual would be responsible for 10 ft.
Now for some more numbers.
Military age is 17–45 years old , U.S. Citizens Available for
military service 72,715,332 males, age 18–49(2008 est.) and 71,638,785 females, age 18–49 (2008 est.). And those Fit for military service
59,413,358 males, age 18–49(2008 est.), 59,187,183 females, age 18–49 (2008 est.). Reaching military age annually 2,186,440 males (2008 est.), and
2,079,688 females (2008 est.). The U.S. armed forces as of 2008 was listed at 1,473,900 active, 1,458,500 Reserve, 453,00 Paramilitary with a total of
3,385,400. That is approximately 10.9 per 1000 US citizens and 4.8 active per 1000 US citizens.
Given this information it is well within reason to station our armed forces along our southern boarder to properly protect it. And given local militia
assistance the strain on the service members can be alleviated for rotational duty.
[edit on 26-7-2010 by LurkingSleipner]