Especially with most of the active troops over seas?
Dont be one of "those people", please...
Most of our military isnt overseas. Not even the active duty components. Actually, if my memory serves me correctly, only 75% of the US Army has even been involved in OIF and OEF. That means over the past 6 years, 25% of just the army hasnt even been involved in combat there, and that stat counts domestic moves and logistical affairs.
We have 160,000 service men and women in Iraq currently, with about another 15,000 involved elsewhere in support of OIF and OEF in Afghanistan. There are about one and a half million
people serving in the armed forces. 900,000 of them are serving just in the continential US, with another 33,000 in Alaska and 17,000 in Hawaii. We also have about 110,000 floating around the US to respond in a moments notice.
In my opinion, China couldnt hit us. Even if they did, we'd wipe them out. But, its still fun and *important to "think of the possibilities" and keep those SHTF weapons handy!