(Moderators: I’m not sure if this is in the right forum, so please feel free to move it if you think it isn’t.)
I’m not a military person, and I’m only just now beginning to understand the ins & outs of what’s going on with Iraq.
My question is this–could a full-scale, successful invasion of the United States occur, in this day and age? If you think the answer is yes, how would whoever is doing the invading make it happen?
FWIW, I’m not asking out of paranoia. I’m curious about tactics. 9/11 involved using our own domestic passenger planes as weapons, and they were hijacked within our borders. But something tells me that an attack done that way isn’t going to be happening again anytime in the forseeable future. Even that one wasn’t a complete success (the Pentagon wasn’t completely destroyed, and one plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania).
Myself, I don’t think it could. As I said, I’m not a military person, but I think that we’ve got enough assets to prevent it. Not just the military, either. The average citizen of the US doesn’t want it to happen, and I think us non-military folk would fight back as well as is possible.
What do you think?