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Can you name this country?

Can you name this country?

  • 709,000 regular (active duty) personnel.
  • 293,000 reserve troops. 
  • Eight standing army divisions. 
  • 20 air force and navy air wings with 2,000 combat aircraft. 
  • 232 strategic bombers. 
  • 19 strategic ballistic missile submarines with 3,114 nuclear warheads on 232 missiles. 
  • 500 ICBMs with 1,950 warheads. 
  • Four aircraft carriers and 121 surface combat ships and submarines plus all the support bases, shipyards, and logistical assets needed to sustain such a naval force.

Is this country:
Russia?  No
China?  No
Great Britain?  No
France?  Wrong again
Must be USA?  Still wrong 

Give up? 

These are the American military forces that were eliminated during the administration of Bill Clinton and Al Gore.  Imagine what a John Kerry administration would look like considering his 20 year voting record against defense appropriations starting with his opposition to Ronald Reagan's SDI initiative [Star Wars] which led to the demise of the Soviet Union...


  • Though we should have kept the amount of forces in the plenty... I do have a question out of all of them.

    Do we really need that many inter-continental ballistic missiles now? Just the ballistic missiles... Not the tactical nukes in the submarines.

    By Mana, at 8:57 AM

  • Mana,

    Good question. You're right, we probably don't need the bulk of the ICBMs, since post-CCCP warfare seems to be more regional and tactical. I think I would agree with that reduction. All the other reductions put a stake in the heart of our military, and make it very difficult to fight regional wars. It is easy to forget the profound truism of Ronald Reagan's credo of peace through strength.


    By Todd, at 9:16 AM

  • may GOD HELP US if kerry wins.

    By leather, at 11:39 AM

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