US Military Is For Offence

For the purpose of defence, nearly all of the US military is superfluous. No country has attacked the USA since it acquired nukes. They all know that if they attacked and did any serious damage, the USA would annihilate them in minutes with a rain of ICBMs (Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles). Only a diffuse, non-national, terrorist organisation dare attack. The military is primarily for foreign offensive wars to acquire natural resources. The nuclear umbrella allows the USA to preemptively and illegally attack other countries without risking counter attacks on its own soil.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)