Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
[... But please bear in mind that the US Navy has not been the tool of global domination because the USA isn't terribly interested. The United States could probably conquer the Caribbean and whatever they want to smaller island nations of the Pacific. They could do a lot bigger things if they wanted. They could do many of the things that the RN could have done or did. They just aren't focussed on conquering an empire for themselves. If they were, I don't think they'd match the British level of dominance, but they'd certainly be a force to be reckoned with....
When we came up with the Monroe Doctrine..it was supposed to tell everyone in the world that we would not do exactly what was related above in the quote. It was supposed to assure the other nations that we wouldnt put up with it from them either.
there are reasons for things....
If we should have to fight, we should be prepared to do so from the neck up instead of from the neck down. General James H. Doolittle, USAAF