Originally posted by TheMindWar
Whats more people who voted for Hilter didnt belive he was capable of starting world war 2. "it will never happen in Germany" was the consensus. We
have hsitory repeating itself IMO, "it will never happen in the USA, lol, yeah right".
WW 3 won’t come about the same way WW2 did in Germany though.
The only open uncontrolled conflict that BO is likely to start is an internal war. If the military sides with the US people, and against the
government. The military will possibly fragment for a moment, or at least loose centralized control and cohesion until the people lower in the ranks
regroup and exert some control over the armed forces to regain cohesion after rejection of the central controlling authority.
That is the critical time where WW3 is likely to start. The outside world will see what appears to be a crumbling of US military control and power
from the inside out. At that point, it will appear that the US authority and security is vulnerable.
That is when the outside force will make it’s power play. Either try to excerpt control of certain regions, attack vulnerable allies, or attack the
US when they think the US military is too preoccupied with internal problems to respond.
If they think the command and control structure is too fragmented to actively respond to a nuke attack, then that would be the time to launch one on
the US. It may also be a time to launch such attacks on US allies when they think the US military will not have the will to respond.
The problem is the US armed units are designed to be relatively autonomous, and capable of organizing themselves without direct central control like
many other militaries need.
It may appear that there is no command and control, but if an outside attack in launched, the US military will still be able to organize a defense
against it. They don’t need commands to tell each individual soldier what to do. What the American people will want will be self evident to the
people in the field, and that is what they will do. That has been one of the basic tenants of US battle field doctrine. Self sufficient units that you
don’t have to actively control every day. Just put them in the field and they will take care of them selves.
That will lead to the key situation that will initiate WW3. The outside force will make it’s move in the apparent power vacuum. Once the outside
force is committed to the attack, then the US forces will come back, and clamp down on the whole thing.
There is one of thing with the US armed forces. Usually there isn’t a problem with getting them to attack with enough force. It’s trying to get
them to moderate their response to prevent it from getting out of hand.
With no command and control, there will be no moderating force to the regrouped US force command structure. The country that initiated the attack may
get hit with such an over response that it will escalate the war to try and stave off what it sees as it’s impending destruction. Once they use
nukes to try to drive off the counterattacking US troops, then the US forces will respond in kind. WW3 will have went nuclear.