Can the U.S handle it all???

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    This is the question I want to ask every American. Can your government handle multiterror attacks around the world , fight a war on terror on almost every godamn major Islamic country in the world and at the same time control N.Korea ??? Isn't the U.S Military , U.S.A.F and the other intell orgs overburdened. This is even more serious than the Cold War when you had only Russia to handle. Just have a look at the list below:-

    Iraq Insurgency:- More and more bodybags of dead American soldiers. Insurgents are making their presence felt almost everywhere in iraq. Bomb blasts near U.S tanks and vehicles. Casualties more than 2500+. Iraq has become more than a bloody nose.

    Afghanistan:- NATO wants more U.S troops. I see it this way :- More U.S troops abroad less troops to defend the U.S mainland. Taliban has risen once again. Casualties are also increasing. Taliban fighters are shooting down U.S Black hawks and other surveillance craft through their surface to air rockets.
    The end result- U.S has still not vanquished Taliban.

    Iran:- Going nuclear. Aproximately another 1.5 years before it produces a nuke I am serious. Risk of terrorist procuring weapons from Iran-Afghan border. Iran has a sophisticated army , subs , frigates and a modern air force. Hell , it even has radar evading missiles. Iran is a big, big threat to U.S in Middle East and South Asia.

    N.Korea:- The worst of all. N.Korea and nukes is one hell of a danger to States. 5th Largest standing army in the world. Suspected Chemical/Bio weapons in stock. taepodong Missiles that can hit Western Seaboard of U.S
    Plus , the danger to 1000 or so U.S troops in Okinawa , Japan.:blowup:

    And we all know the unofficial Cold War between China and U.S It may seem nice and peaceful to the world with booming trade between both the nations. But the end result:- They are Nuclear and COMMUNIST , We are nuclear and DEMOCRATIC.

    CAN THE U.S WARD OFF THESE THREATS OR WILL IT BE FIGHTING FOR A 100 YEARS.

    AKshay
     
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    No the US can not handle all these issues nor should it.....

    The US should close all foreign bases and cut off all foreign aid....

    The US should invest in its own people and defend its own soil and outsource to middle america.....
     
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    It can not only ward off these threats, but handle anything else that comes along too...one of the advantages to being a superpower.
     
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    You grealy underestimate the capacity of the US Right now, for example, American defense spending is about 5 percent of GDP. In WW2, defense spending was near 50 percent of GDP. If America ever takes its other hand out from behind its back, and to paraphrase a remark from the WW2 era, the only place that Arabic and Farsi will be spoken will be in hell. Compared with WW2, the war will take a long time, particularly since we are now so obsessed with causing as little colatteral damage as possible. Cowardly Islamic fascists like this worm will be among the first to go:

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    This country is not even at war yet. Most people go about there business and care more about sports than are concerned with international matters.

    When we are really hit hard and forced to fight back, we'll be able to show alot more muscle.
     
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    The US has only the reccources to fight one big war in next time. And US Superpower status will be defined by this outcomeing of this war.
    What has USA to gain from a war with North Korea?
    There is nothing to gain from there.
    US would only splash its money and its reccource.
    There are more factors like China and a simultaneus attack on Taiwan and other things. North Korea lies in China's influence zone. But i think that what determines the question if to go to war with North Korea is the question of the costs and what to gain in the end of the war.

    Otherwise it is with Iran. If USA would make war on Iran, there would be much business for US oil and natural gas lobby in Iran.
    Also US would finally controll energy suplly for this world. And after China signed with Iran an 100 billion liquified natural lgas deal, US would also have the finger on China's energy suply.
    And also it would control finally the whole traffic from the Persian Gulf.

    So it is a question of what to gain in a war. And in the region of China with North Korea USA only can loose, if not militarily then economically.
     
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    http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/02/technology/business2_fatamerica0605/index.htm

    The only option is to reorganize your bases thrughout the world. Even dissolving bases and concentrate the soldiers. Nowadays USA has everywhere soldiers in small numbers.
    And if you want to be Superpower this has to be so.


    But if you want to make war, what Iraq was definately not, you have to subtract soldiers from your bases in the world. And other Regional Powers will be happy to replace you.

    So to the Thread question whether USA can handle it all: No !
    If you want to handle it all, your influence (by the definition of the presence of your soldiers and bases in some parts of the world )will sink.
    For example when you want to go to war with Iran in next time.
    IRAQ+IRAN = less US Soldiers in other parts of the world.
     
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    The US has problems that the rest of the world cannot understand and they are from within. Interestingly enough though, it's always been so. We've always had those that think that diplomacy and at the 'other end of the spectrum' that there are better systems, (i.e. communism) that would make the wars go away. Then the 'world' wakes up those that wish to slumber. Truth to tell, it shouldn't take that, but it does. My guess, it's a matter of time before 'the world' will perpetrate something that cannot be ignored, it should have been the USS Cole, certainly 9/11, but the leftist MSM retained control, but anyone who's been paying attention knows now that things on that front have changed greatly in the 5+ years. I don't want another attack, but I'm quite sure we are going to be hit again, my guess, the release of the Atta and the other 9/11 perpetrators suicide/martyr tapes were a call to action.
     
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    It would be interesting to see what would happen if we stopped being the cops of the world.
     
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    We'd be back to 1898, which didn't bode well in 1911, even less when we tried it again in 1918.
     

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