Originally Posted by MontyB
Originally Posted by phoenix80
logically and technically it is not doable!
Indeed it is a somewhat delusional speech that overlooks a lot of technical issues not the least of which is the pronounced technology gap.
I have no doubt that they could hit the general population of the US without too much difficulty I sincerly doubt they could take out the the US's retalitory capacity therefore they would still end up glowing in the dark.
I am not a military expert or a very smart guy. Lets say I am an average joe but the United States of America is the only country on the face of planet earth which can sustain a long military conflict overseas for decades and then fight in another limited war technically and logistically in another continent...
No other country on earth, even UK or Russia, can do the same.
China can maintain only 1000-5000 troops as far as 1000 miles of her shores for a very limited time. (less than 6 months)!
That is not my assumption or imagination. I actually read about it back at Iran (my father was taking courses at Defense and command university and I found this sort of info in his books)!
It is only the US which can send 150000 troops 8000 miles away and keep them up and running for years with enough air support, ammo and ration supplies.
(however in Vietnam the number of US troops exceeded more than 500K and it remained the same for 7 years)