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    Have you guys ever heard of the American war plan called "Operation Red"?

    Apparently, in the early 1930's, the U.S. military formulated a plan called "Operation Red" for war with England. I'm sharing a YouTube video (below) that discusses it. It's a fascinating video, although I haven't watched it in a few years so I don't remember the rationale behind the plan. Talking with you gents sort of made me remember this tidbit of history.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS2AlIJ621c

    P.S. Sorry if I put this in the incorrect sub-forum.

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    I am aware of that plan, and I expect Trump will resurrect it if Corbyn becomes Prime Minister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foghorn View Post
    Apparently, in the early 1930's, the U.S. military formulated a plan called "Operation Red" for war with England. I'm sharing a YouTube video (below) that discusses it. It's a fascinating video, although I haven't watched it in a few years so I don't remember the rationale behind the plan. Talking with you gents sort of made me remember this tidbit of history.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS2AlIJ621c

    P.S. Sorry if I put this in the incorrect sub-forum.
    I think the rational was that an idle sailor is an unhappy sailor so the US navy formulated the plan in order to give the planners something to do. Close examination of the naval archives should reveal plans for a seaborne invasion of Tibet.

    Another point is that the plan was drawn up in the 1930s when the US military were subject to quite savage cost cutting. War against the British Empire might not have been feasible, but it would not have done any harm at a budget meeting.

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