If I had power comparable to the US military, I would do the following:
Ariel attack/destroy on any naval asset within 1 week sailing of the US.
Atomic attack on top 10 key military sites in the US
Atomic attack 1 mile of the cost of all major US cities, including Washington - perhaps in that waterway East of Balitomore/Washington etc (Don't
know what it is called)
Call for immediate surrender on threat of escelating action. If no surrender, 20 mile long string of nukes, 1 every half mile, detonated in tikmed
sequence allong the San Andreas Fault between San Fransisco and San Jose. Just in case this works! LOL
Call for surender.
If no surrender, start nuking major cities, by population count, largest to smallest. Leave 24 hours between each bomb inviting surrender. Continue
untill A) The US surrenders, or B) I run out of nukes.
After I win, and the US surrenders, I will finish off any nukes I still have left just because I am a bastard, and mushroom clouds are pretty.