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TCB
When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 5:51PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Its hard to imagine the United States being able to even afford another medium scale war like the Iraq war and much less likely to acquire the necessary political support for any sort of preemptive assault. I think anything shy of a nuclear attack on Israel by Iran or on South Korea by North Korea, America will not be involved in any "war" for the next 15-20 years. What does the LRC think tank think?

On a side note, Al-Qaeda seems to be all but defeated. From what I've read, Al-Qaeda is probably less funded, has less combat training, and has fewer members than your local running club.
Meep
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 6:00PM - in reply to TCB Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Somewhere in Africa, or Afghanistan v2.0. I don't see any new political structure lasting long in Afghanistan.
dfggghg
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 6:11PM - in reply to TCB Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
We're not at war now, haven't been since WWII, nothing but minor conflicts since then.
Heres the unfortunate truth
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 6:15PM - in reply to TCB Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The reality of it is that America will ALWAYS be at war. A new one will start as soon as an old one ends. How else do you justify a trillion dollar defense budget. That kind of money will buy you some serious lobbying capacity and it is not going to let itself whither away.

If only we had listened to Dwight Eisenhower. Or even George Washington.

Oh well. We will be a military superpower until the day we become a complete economic basket case. Then we'll be Great Britain II.
flagsrus
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 6:16PM - in reply to TCB Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Iran after they nuke someone.
important questions
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 6:24PM - in reply to flagsrus Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
"Police action" in Somalia
oiskdjhhd
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 6:38PM - in reply to Heres the unfortunate truth Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Heres the unfortunate truth wrote:

The reality of it is that America will ALWAYS be at war. A new one will start as soon as an old one ends. How else do you justify a trillion dollar defense budget.


America will always be at conflict, even if we disbanded our military then we'd still be fighting a bloody insurgency by Mexican gangs (etc.), but it has been a long time since a war.

When we go to war directly against Russia and/or China then THAT will be a war.
Conundrum
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 7:47PM - in reply to TCB Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It will be a civil war. The tea party insurgents against the federal government.
Coach D
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 8:07PM - in reply to Conundrum Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Conundrum wrote:

It will be a civil war. The tea party insurgents against the federal government.


Right now it looks more like tea party insurgents against the Republican Party.
Are you ready to enlist ?
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 8:29PM - in reply to TCB Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Are you ready to enlist ? for the next war ? Or will you let skinny little white girls fight your fight like John Boehner, Bruce Willis, Mitt Romney, Tom Hanks, Joe Biden, John Voight, Rudy Giuliani, Barack Obama, Toby Keith, W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, John Wayne, Fred Thompson, etc. did.
Conundrum
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 8:38PM - in reply to Coach D Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Very true but after the next election, the Republicans might be the Federal government.


Coach D wrote:


Conundrum wrote:

It will be a civil war. The tea party insurgents against the federal government.


Right now it looks more like tea party insurgents against the Republican Party.
immodest proposal
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 8:51PM - in reply to Are you ready to enlist ? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Or will you let skinny little white girls fight

Hell yeah, I'd pay to watch skinny white girls fight. Ideally in bikinis, in a big vat of Jello.
Obama the Chicken Hawk Coward
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 8:54PM - in reply to immodest proposal Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That's what Obama the Chicken Hawk Coward says.
Some nerd
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 9:24PM - in reply to Obama the Chicken Hawk Coward Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Will be a three way war between America, China and India for world supremacy.
immodest proposal
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 9:37PM - in reply to Some nerd Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Will be a three way war between America, China and India for world supremacy.

In Iron Chef format, one hopes.
Prozac Nation
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 9:47PM - in reply to TCB Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Venezuela
abe and the u man
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 10:40PM - in reply to Prozac Nation Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
civil war is not out of the question given the current course and speed
666suportsthetroops
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 10:50PM - in reply to TCB Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The important question is whether our troops will have access to 666 Energy in the field.
Heres the unfortunate truth
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 11:46PM - in reply to oiskdjhhd Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

oiskdjhhd wrote:


America will always be at conflict, even if we disbanded our military then we'd still be fighting a bloody insurgency by Mexican gangs (etc.), but it has been a long time since a war.

When we go to war directly against Russia and/or China then THAT will be a war.


Generally in agreement with you.

For instance, the Iraq "war" was in fact a war for perhaps a few weeks. A grossly uneven war, but a war nonetheless. Since those first few weeks and the fall of the Iraqi armed forces and government, there has been an Iraq occupation. To call what has been going on and (hopefully) winding down a war is absurd.

That said, the US will always be in a conflict - driven in large part not by national interests but by very, VERY well financed private military industrial complex interests.
fasdfsf
RE: When and where will America fight its next war? 9/20/2010 11:54PM - in reply to Are you ready to enlist ? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Are you ready to enlist ? wrote:

Are you ready to enlist ? for the next war ? Or will you let skinny little white girls fight your fight like John Boehner, Bruce Willis, Mitt Romney, Tom Hanks, Joe Biden, John Voight, Rudy Giuliani, Barack Obama, Toby Keith, W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, John Wayne, Fred Thompson, etc. did.


Please. Barack Obama was 14 when the Vietnam War ended. I mean, I guess he could have served in the Persian Gulf War, but by then he was already a lawyer and professor, and 29 is pretty darn old for starting a military career. Agreed on most of the rest, though.
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