MIL What do you think the next big conventional war will be ?

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  1. Nakier

    Nakier Führer of Fun

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    What do you think the next big conventional war will be ? Or where it will happen? Will it go on for yrs or will other powers try and step in to try and broker a peace between the factions?
     
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    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    i dont think there will be.
     
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    North Korea... then somehow we'll step on China's toes.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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  6. bloodred83

    bloodred83 im in ur cost gard, savin' ur boatz

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    Seriously though, war sucks for everyone. I hope some day kids will have to research what war was, not know all about it from living in one.
     
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    iran is just asking for it... :rl: capturing those british sailors for no real reason, just antagonizing us. bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb iran </mccain>
     
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    I think the days of large-scale theater warfare are, for the foreseeable future, over. The world is far too interdependent economically anymore to really allow for it.

    If one were to break out it'd have to be on land, the US absolutely dominates the seas and no country, in a single-handed effort, could hope to achieve any sort of navy capable of challenging the US in blue water. I should note here that lattoral or brown water is an entirely different matter altogether, the proliferation of highly effective anti-ship missiles is a testament to the weakness of any vessel that can be targeted by these en masse. Back to the point, the only countries that have capable ground armies have too many multi-national corporations (MNCs) operating in them to really allow for anything that would have vast economic impact, especially nothing like the impact of a theater war.

    The single largest indicator of power has, and for the foreseeable future will be, gross domestic product. The economy is what make the military capable of being what it is, and a strong economy is more than necessary for the kind of replacements needed to sustain a conventional theater war. Since MNCs have such sway in international political and military decisions anymore, it'd be unthinkable for them to actively support something that would hurt their business interests and in turn hurt the economies of any country they have interests in.
     
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    Hopefully none, unless we're attacked on American soil again...
     

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