I give my salute to the "Greatest Generation". Let's hope we never have to do what they had to do, though I'm positive if it became necessary we could do it again.
I heartily agree with the first part of that. I disagree totally with the second. With all of our machine tool manufacturing based in China and most every other heavy manufacturing coming from offshore... What's the use in thinking that we could today rearm and become a "Greatest Generation", it just couldn't happen.
We don't even have the ability or the will to snuff out an emerging nuclear threat in N. Korea or Iran because we fear the Chinese backlash and the Russian "factor" everywhere on the globe. We fight wars today with "hush money" in countries where the outcome will be undetermined as soon as we leave. We also would never have the political will to use "The Bomb" again, even for defensive purposes. It's a different U.S.A. today, look around. Any country that lets the United Nations push them around could never again become any kind of world power for good.
Sorry, I'm no Pollyanna and my rose colored glasses are broken, but I can see what's really going on in my country and the world today. I don't like it, but it seems I been told that I don't have to. It's a brand new world.