TunTavern, I''m 62, never in the military, but I have a suspicion that a 2,000,000 man U. S. military would hesitate before launching itself at 80,000,000 to 100,000,000 armed fellow citizens, no matter how superior the armed forces weaponry. I believe you're forgetting what kind of havoc can be wreaked by determined guerrilla forces that would oppose you, in the HIGHLY UNLIKELY event any of this ever came to pass. And, by the way, your armed forces would face millions of EX-MILITARY, who would be happy to train the rest of our civilian militia . . .