zzzptm Posted July 23, 2010 Report Share Posted July 23, 2010 [i]The General Staff of Republica Himynamistan Military Forces in session...[/i] "The HAE will remain neutral. That's good." "The local militias are able to hold down the fort in Morelos, now that we've gotten the perimeter defenses in place. That frees up troops for other theaters." "What about AR? They support Tahoe. This could get messy." "We're going to engage them diplomatically. If that fails, we have to face facts." "Technologically and numerically, we have the edge. I'd just hate to see it come to that." "AR wants Texas. It's a chance for them to redraw the borders if Tahoe prevails." "Good point. The reality is that Texas isn't on the table. Not now, not ever. The same way the HAE isn't going to offer us Central America for a birthday present. It's a core province, and they'll fight hard to repel any threat to it." "Diplomacy aside, what's the disposition of our forces?" "22 active combat divisions, 6 reserve. Of those divisions, the reserve ones are 4 leg, 1 mech, 1 marine. Our 22 actives are 6 airmobile, 4 mech, 4 marine, 8 leg. All actives are combat-ready. Elements of 2 leg and 1 mech need refitting after Morelos, but shouldn't be too much. They're at 90% or better effectiveness. 1 leg deployed in the, uh, *former* Chiapas. They're mopping up the Stalinists, I'd say they're at 95% or above." "Recently commissioned a new destroyer group in the navy. We have 8 mothballed battleship groups, but still in good fighting capability. It would take a short time to bring them back up to full operations. We've got the six carrier groups, of course. 2 on the Pacific side, 2 in Tampico, and 2 on Cozumel. If the HAE is neutral, the good news is we won't have to worry about them. The bad news is that we can ask to use the Panama Canal, but they can say no. Support vessels for the carrier groups are in good order: Each of the groups includes a squadron of submarines, destroyers, frigates, and cruisers for proper multi-role operations. We also have an independent ad hoc group made up of one each destroyer squadron, frigate squadron, and cruiser squadron stationed on the Pacific side for additional support. We have transport overcapacity for our marines and can have full force projection of that arm on either coast. Coast defense corvette groups are likewise active and in place. Just commissioned a new cutter yesterday." "Air force is fully operational, and has been on high readiness in both the former Chiapas and along the Morelos border. Our fighters should have no problem with attaining air supremacy. We've got the technological edge over any combatant and are numerically compatible with or superior to any potential rival. Anyone that flies against us, we'll have no problems brushing them aside. The bombers will get through, and that'll be that for them." "Air defense systems are go. Again, we've been on alert with the Morelos thing, so we'll just step readiness up a notch and be ready to respond. Our strategic forces are all ready for launch, should we need to respond. No first use, of course, but we are approved for massive second use. (laughter) Our SDI is as good as it'll be, but let's hope it doesn't come to that." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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