"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> Brian D Williams wrote:
> > The number of x-military personnel outnumbers current levels by
> > many dozens to one.
> A hundred years ago that would have been the end of it. Now, sadly, all
> the ex-military personnel in the entire United States would be no match
> for a single aircraft carrier. It's not the numbers. It's the equipment.
As Vietnam proved, an aircraft carrier is of absolutely no use against a rural, grassroots insurgency force. The proper equipment for the job. The only way they will be able to control things if they are stupid enough to try to take over is to use chemical and biological weapons...