“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass”
It would be nearly impossible for an outside power to successfully invade the United States. /or would it? What about the resolve of the people? What are the motivations at work here?
Imagine if you will, you are an American, the invaders are in your street, you have your rifle and enough ammo and your children are in the house with you and you have heard these stories telling that Dallas has been burned to the ground by the invaders for the example. All the men were killed and the women abused. You hear Chinese being yelled from down the street. Would most reasonable and sane people be willing to surrender? How would most people respond in this situation.
The sheer brutality of the Chinese military would eventually preclude any capitulation. There are some fates worse than death and torture and death is all an invading Chinese military would offer. Subsequently, the resistance level against the Chinese grow exponentially.
I recently interviewed a number ex-military personnel including a former ARSOF high ranking commander and the consensus is the same among all parties. If an when the Chinese invade, they will have a tiger by the tail.
The Logistics of Land Mass
From a military perspective, the land mass off the United States is an invading power would need boots on the ground. The US has 350 million residents, both legal and illegal, but only has an average population density of only 38 people per square kilometer. Subsequently, an invading army would have to contend with both a massive geographic challenges, but they also have to contend with a large population base.
The experts I spoke with stated that it would take a minimum of 6 million soldiers to garrison the country and some thought it would take as many as 20 million. China, or China and Russia could field and army that big, but the economic costs of doing so would negate any economic advantage associated with conquering and occupying the assets of the United States. In short, from an economic perspective, it would be cost prohibitive.
No country in the world has an army that big. China could field one if it had a need, but it is the only country with a sufficient population to field that many soldiers and with enough wealth to not immediately suffer a catastrophic economic collapse due to the immediate contraction of the labor market that fielding the army would cause.
The Logistics of Necessary for An Invading Army
China does not have the logistics capability to get their army to North America, much less keep it in the field there. Even if China did develop the logistics with the support of several other nations, occupying the US would be an absolute nightmare.
The new conflict that would soon emerge in post-war defeat of American conventional military forces would greatly favor the use of guerrilla tactics. History demonstrated that the the size of the United States was one of the major factors in Washington’s defeat of the British during the Revolution.
The British commanders never came to terms with just how the land mass of America was, and in particular with the American wilderness. British generals had a difficult time grasping how hard it was to maneuver their own troops to where they were needed, and how hard it was to find the enemy troops to bring them to battle. In Washington’s case, he was only found when he wanted to be found and even when he was trapped like his army was in New York, local fisherman helped his army escape during the night. The same principles would hold true in modern day America.
Washington’s forces also demonstrated that the American rebels could fight at a time of their choosing and then disappear into the vast woods. This is exactly what was done to George Washington’s command during the French and Indian War when Washington commanded a British army. Washington learned his lessons well. By the way, I was told by the experts that Jade Helm 16 practiced for this eventuality as well. These tactics are still very much alive and well and ar a part of a post-defeat American military strategy.
Local Support for America’s Version of the Viet Cong
During the Vietnam War, defeating the enemy was not the real challenge. America failed to eliminate popular and covert support for an enemy that always lived on the edge of defeat. For the United States to have won the Vietnam War, virtual genocide would have to have been applied and even that would not have produced a guaranteed outcome. The Chinese, for example, would have no hesitation at employing genocidal tactics of occupation. However, the thinking of the group of experts that I spoke with is that these efforts would never be enough.
Once Washington figured out that he didn’t actually need to engage the British in a major battle and that the definition of victory would change to simply keep fighting, America would de-evolve into a century of revolution. The American insurgents would be supported by the local population. and that winning just meant keeping the American army intact and in the field, the war was all but won; it was just a matter of time before the impossible logistics of the situation would force the British out. It forced the American out of Vietnam. The only hope for an invading army would be to successfully set up a puppet government that put on a friendly fact to the conquered. One that would
The German Occupation of France In World War II
One theme occurred during the discussions that would favor an occupying force. If the invaders destroyed the American economy and US infrastructure, and then followed up with prolonged bombing of civilian targets and populations, a Chinese-controlled American, puppet government MIGHT convince the majority of the US to submit. However, the consensus was that development was highly unlikely.
The universal conclusion of whether a revolution could be successful rested on a few other factors. We have 100 million citizens that control 300 million guns. We have over seven million citizens who are veterans of fighting age and 4 times that many who are older but can still shoot straight. Although a an armed American populace cannot be counted on in combat operations, they would provide a logistic nightmare for an invading force.
The consensus of my sources was that it would far easier to destroy America from within, although it would take considerable time. Bribe the politicians, send in 5th column forces to create a permanent atmosphere of perpetual terrorism, fund opposition forces (eg George Soros organizations), undermine the education system and debase the currency. If I am not mistaken, this paragraph more accurately describes the present strategy being used to destroy America.