posted on Aug, 30 2010 @ 11:27 PM
Someone commented on the Swiss, if I'm not mistaken the Swiss have about 134k active duty, although only about 4500 are considered professional
Those people wo think we'd be safer and better off without a military have never served in the military much less ever seen conflict.
If the US military didn't exist as of tomorrow, there would be a mass global arms race. Parity isn't a good thing when speaking in military terms.
We have such a complete advantage in military technology, defense systems, logistics and deployment that nobody will engage in open warfare with us.
That is safety.
If we had no military can you imagine how many countries in the world who hate us or want what we have or resent us would make a move? Many. An
armed citenship isn't enough to compete with a large modernized military. We'd be overun fairly easily.
We'd probably have minor dictatorships pop up throughout the country before that. How many obscenely rich or politicians or even military heads
would believe they know whats best and try to make a run at power?
Although our government is in a sad state, we're in better shape than most of the world. And if we lose our military, well if I wanted to live in a
3rd world country I'd move to the Congo.
Peace through superior firepower. A Redneck slogan that carries a lot of truth with it.