nowonmai wrote:The second biggest problem we will have in future conflict will be domestic social cohesion as fifth columnists run riot. But in war of survival you can expect that our domestic policing would become rather more muscular than at present.
LOL communism is dead amigo, get over it. Ukraine and Georgia was payback for Kosovo, they just played it better is all. Wonder what Trump 'll do about those sanctions.
The West's money machine is drying up, there's no quick fix for that.
"Line people up against walls to quash dissent" is angsty yet silly on account of being non-realistic esp. in countries opposed to capital punishment i.e. everyone but the USA.
nowonmai wrote:Then we would just have to deal with the armour and rockets that these little shits would throw at us. I dont buy all this Little Green Man crap in serious conflict; that asymmetric approach only works when they can remain below out response threshold.
Meh, it'll still be their backyard plus they have the needed domestic support (even if that is due to not caring about it or being better at selling it to their public) and the hardware. Rockets seem to be doing fine, never been in the military but it seems like point&click stuff one could stockpile.
No-one got nuked after 9/11, I really don't see anyone topping that as far as response tresholds go excepting when/if North Korea gets it's sh!t together or finally unzips.
Then I reread your post, saw "war of survival" and realised you must have had a few. Drunk posting, oh yes, it sure has been a while...