posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 09:37 PM
Only one other poster gave Virginia its due respect. The impression I got from the OP is that federal facilities were inherited by the states. If
that's the case, good luck attacking Virginia because with the bulk of DHS, CIA, DoD, and NSA resources located between Arlington and McLean, VA, we
will know your plans before you do.
Likewise, we've got some of the largest training bases in the country. When your ragtag army comes battered and bruised through the Shenandoah Valley
(good luck with those country boys aka self-made sharpshooters, btw, who know those ridges and hollows better than you know your own house), Virginia
will have both the many divisions and battalions of experienced regulars (including seal teams) and well-trained militias ready to roll. A quick call
to Oceana (the only naval strike-fighter installation on the east coast) and Langley AFB, and Virginia would be any brazen state's undoing.
Don't even think about attacking us on the coast either, as Naval Station Norfolk is the world's largest naval base. Any other state with a navy
might need to get started building a shipyard as the Norfolk Navy Shipyard being in Virginia hands would make it tough to repair any damaged ships.
Even in the nuclear scenario, the presence of a large portion of US ballistic subs in VA would make Virginia an unattractive nuke target under MAD
At the very least, Virginia would be a tough nut to crack. At best, I think VA would be positioned extremely well for a defensive war with minimal
excursions into some neighboring states for easy strategic/resource gains.