Im all set. I have a nasty Chihuaha that I have trained to attack anybody who smells like curry. (this is a tasteless joke, but I couldnt help it
Really though, we are who we are today because of our geographical location. We are only attackable from the air or sea. Our geographical nieghbors
are simply not a threat (friends even). We are relativly isolated. Now, today thats not alot of protection due to technology and such. But as our
fledgling country was developing our geographical situation was as responsible as anything else for our security.
Now having said that, how are we attackable in any large scale way? It would have to be an air or sea invasion, even if they decided to land in
Mexico or Canada first, they would have to cross oceans to do it.
Now lets break down why another country would have a difficult time doing this:
One, its not much a debate to say the US owns the sky's. Hate the US or love the US, this is a simple fact. Im not talking about fighter planes by
themselves, Im talking about the whole package. You simply cant get any aircraft anywhere near the US without the US knowing about it loooong before
hand. Then factor in our fighters and you can all but rule out any air threats (other than missles). So, we wont be seeing any forgiegn paratroopers
raiding Idaho anytime soon.
Now as for the sea's, no way. The US tracks any vessal of size 100% of the time always. You think for one second a vessal large enough to cary
anything that resembles a fighting force could get within a 100 miles of the US without us knowing about is silly. You guys know that we have
microphones lining the floor of the entire Atlantic and Pacific that monitor ALL shipping traffic right? Not to mention satilite, aircraft and good
old fashioned radar.
The point of my post is this: The only two ways of moving an invasion sized force on the US would be futile. Now, I am only talking about invasion
sized forces. I say this knowing full well that our Army and Marines are busy elswhere. Its our Air national guard, Coast Guard and Navy that
protect these shores and we are just fine.
So, could ANY force make landfall? Yes I would speculate. But it would have to be done in such small increments you could hardly call it an
invasion. Lets face it: Anything smaller than a large fishing vessal may have a chance. But how many of these boats would be required to constitute
an invasion? Heck, the LA PD has many thousands of officers alone that could handle a few boat loads of "Invaders". Heck, id rather see the
Marines coming at me than some of those wacky LAPD's..
Another fact is that at any given time, the MAJORITY of our military is home. Thats right. On leave, in office or logistics positions. Dont forget
these guys have guns too. We have like a million strong and only 15% of that is on Iraq.
Im going to run down to my local Post Office at lunch today and ask them this question....See how the real "heat" would handle an invasion
So, large scale stuff isnt viable. But, as has been proven: Its the out of the box, small scale stuff that we need to worry about.