Ok, so every time you see footage on the news of an armed conflict in, say, Iraq or Yugoslavia or somewhere, you can see huge amounts of AAA (anti-aircraft artillery). The sky is often lit up wtih the tracers, and the sites seem to be in or very near the cities. I’m sure much of it is mobile AAA, but if you believe CNN, a lot of it is also fixed sites.
Now, it struck me the other day that I’ve been to many different cities in the US & Canada and I’ve never seen a single AAA site. Granted, I don’t go out of my way to look for them, but are there any? Any at all? The closest I can remember seeing is the old Nike missile sites in the 60’s, but those are gone now, and anyway, that’s not AAA.
Is anyone aware of a city over here which does have fixed place AAA sites to protect it? Granted we’re isolated by some largish bodies of water, and we’re friends with our neighbors, but if nothing else I’d have expected some holdovers from the cold war era. But I just don’t ever remember seeing one.