Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Bilk22
The military relies on the same infrastructure as the civilian population. Roads, power, fuel.
Logistically, it'd be a stretch.
I am not educated on the quality of infrastructue of nations outside of the United States. I know that many are equal to or better than the
infrastructure in America, such as most modern, generally peaceful nations.
United States infrastructure is still very, very good, when compared to other modern countries. As good as it may be, it needs much work and it needs
Like many citizens, when it comes to 'hostile' foreign nations, I only see what is portrayed in the media and various places on-line. That gives me
the perception that the war torn regions have a terrible, very bad infrastructure and it only deteriorates further when the war is 'on'.
Somehow the military is able to invade the lands that have a shattered infrastructure and carry out initiate their war campaigns...
One of the first priorities of invading a foreign land is to disrupt the infrastructure. Making the region's infrastructure unstable produces a
situation where it is nearly impossible for the enemy to coordinate a logistical defence and/or counter-offencive.
A domestic infrastructure collapse would not hinder the United States Armed Forces in such a drastic way as many tend to believe.
The USAF, USMC, USN (United States Navy), US Army, USCG (United States Coast Guard), USNG (United States National Guard) are trained to obliterate
infrastructure and navigate the very same obliterated infrastructures.
It's an important aspect to their strategy, as it plays a vital role in segregating the local civilian/military population, subsequently wrenching
control away from the enemies and mainaining the upper hand throughout the war.
If the military is ordered to engage their own citizens in a full-on assault, one of the first things they will do is break the domestic
infrastructure. This will help eliminate the potential of any citizen based militia ( Wolverines!
) being formed and the
subsequent launch of any defencive efforts.
The military has absolutely no mobility concerns in a region where the infrastructure is in shambles. I believe they would actually prefer a broken
infrastructure to wage war in.