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Forget Human Threats - Our Military Must Become the Best in the Solar System

May 30, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 142

Indeed, as a coordinator for a think tank, I often read various essays on military matters from a philosophical perspective. Some say we need a very large military to fight large-scale wars, while others say that the wars of the future will be those against terrorism and guerrilla warfare type adversaries, perhaps proxy terrorists from rogue nation-states, or nations which have lost control of their population and whose governments are in the disarray unable to rule, or provide for the rule of law. Okay so, let's talk about this for second shall we?

Personally, it is my opinion that we should stop trying to match our military strength to our current or perceived to be future potential enemies. It is my opinion that we should have the greatest military in the solar system, in fact one which is so powerful it would be able to ward off the science fiction enemies from Star Trek, that is to say able to ward off Klingon space battle cruiser armadas.

You might think this is crazy, but when you are the largest superpower on the globe, and you have no major enemies to help sharpen your skills, or no competition to drive you forward - at that point you have to create your own, even if it is a fictitious adversary - that's what we do at Red Flag, and quite frankly it puts our little NATO exercise in Libya recently to shame.

Perhaps you saw the movie "Battleship" recently? Can our military defeat an enemy using swarm warfare tactics, energy weapons, and Mother Nature against us? We should be able to do that, because in the future those are the type of weapons that mankind will have, and we need to reach that future first.

One point which was made in the Smithsonian Magazine (April 2012) in an article "Cassandra Syndrome - America's Longtime Counterterrorism CZAR Richard Clarke warns that the cyberwars have already begun - and that we might be losing," by Ron Rosenbaum.

I'd like you to spend 20-minutes and read a Naval Research Paper featured in the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Journal "Orbis" titled; "How the US Lost the Naval War of 2015," which was written by Commander James Kraska.

The reality is that yes we do need excellent surveillance, good intelligence, and the ability to fight off loose groups of evildoer bad guys abroad, and even in our own neighborhood. Still, this doesn't let us off the hook from a World War III scenario with a highly sophisticated enemy, with similar or even better weapons than we currently possess. From a philosophical standpoint, it would be difficult to call this view nonsensical.

Perhaps you understand what I'm saying here, and why it is important to maintain the greatest military in the solar system - and why that should be the order of the day. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Future Military Technologies. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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