17th – The last of our Oil and Gas Fields come on line. Despite these new facilities we are running a deficient of 1,450,965 bbl per day. We order 52 more constructed around the Fort Worth/Arlington area.
18th – Vietnam has declared war on South Korea. This brings up some rather unpleasant memories, at this time, The United States has no intention of getting involved in Vietnam again.
18th – Luxembourg asks us for a formal alliance. We decide we do not wish to enter into any European entanglements at this time.
Our handling of the Mexican and Chinese situations so far, has garnered even more support worldwide. The UN has just sent additional advisers.
20th May 2020White House situation room
ADM Sharpe – Mr. President, we are ready to commence operation Fell Swoop as soon as you give the word. Please be advised there has been a small modification. We have ordered combat ships of the 5th Fleet to systematically take over all the Mexican Oil Platforms. This can be used as resupply areas and/or staging areas for hello’s if required.
President Johnson – Very well, commence operation on 1 June.
22nd – Our scientists have completed research of Anti-Personnel Munitions. This allows us to research Green Berets II, Marines II and ECB Airborne Engineer. The Airborne Eng units come in very handy after we have captured a port, airfield or barracks facility. Having the ability to bring these facilities back online as quickly as possible increases or fighting ability. At this time we order Green Berets II research started.
26th – The small island nation of Mauritius has offered a trade deal. They are at war with no one and are a peaceful Democracy. We agree.
Jun 1st 2020
Operation Fell Swoop commences.
All units are in place as of 0230 Local.
0300 the order is given.
The F-35C CVs are ordered to patrol over Vera Cruz with orders to engage air targets only. Do not waste weapon stores or fuel on ground targets.
The 1st MEU and the 3rd SFG aboard the C-5s are sent in.
Boca Del Rio falls first, Vera Cruz is slower to fall due to the Marines running low on ammunition. 2 C-5s are tasked to air drop supply crates to the Marines. Once they are re-supplied, Vera Cruz falls.
A Barracks is started in Vera Cruz. This will allow our troops to make repairs and stay in the fight as we push west.
Vera Cruz has a Petrol Power plant, we order it scrapped.
Naval vessels start patrolling the coast north and south of Vera Cruz, we wish to ensure no lurking subs are around and to increase the area under our control. Once the Port is fully repaired we will be able to operate the numerous auxiliary ships to ensure logistics are taken care of.
3rd – Mexican forces launch a counter attack from the south. It is good we buffered Vera Cruz from the south. The large army base at Tuxtla Gutierrez was deemed a possible threat and it turns out we were correct. The counter attack consists of the following forces;
3 x AMX-VCI
1 x Engineer
2 x Light Infantry
The attack is repelled.
The UAE requests us to sell them 13,992 tons of Military Goods for a lump sum payment of $2,235m. The value of the Military Goods is only $686.4m. Of course we agree.
Peru would like to purchase 15,547 tons of Military Goods valued at $627.96m. They would pay us a lump sum of $2,149m. We agree. They are currently at war with Chile and only 64kms from La Paz, the Chilean Capital.
4th – Mexico again assaults Vera Cruz, this time from the north. The force consists of;
2 x Light Infantry
1 x Engineer
1 x Supply Truck
Again we thwart their attack. The destroyers of 5th Fleet are relentless in their punishment of the Mexican forces as they attack. When paired with the JSTARS data stream they have no issues locating and hammering targets. Here is a small sample of them in action.http://youtu.be/V5zhj_I8pHM
6th – Latvia is overrun by Russian forces.
Waste Management II completes research. Our water output goes up 10% and Finished Goods Ore demand goes down by 10%.
Urban Heat Exchangers also complete. This means our population will use 10% less Petroleum and each city will Generate 10% more power.
We will add the designs for the Boeing 747 LCF into research. The Pentagon has been working with Boeing on plans to increase the payload capacity of these planes. As our Main Battle Tanks become heavier and heavier we are left with very little airlift capacity. Once we have the capability to produce them, we will then modify them to our required specifications.
Special Forces II are also ordered to be researched.
Our follow on forces have landed. They will push out and establish a ZOC while our logistic chain swings into full gear. Once we have a solid chain of supply we will commence the drive west.
10th Dark Mater Theories completes research. This will increase our research efficiency by 2%. We add Real Time Communications in, once complete, our Military Efficiency increases by 2%.
17th – We have flown in some Engineer battalions to assist with the construction of the Barracks in Vera Cruz. Since this is only one week from completion we are launching our western push now. Damaged units will be withdrawn from the line and moved near Vera Cruz awaiting the facility to come online.
21st - Barracks at Vera Cruz are complete.
2 DDG-1000 Zumwalt join the fleet, 2 more are ordered.
23rd - The last of the Ore mines completes construction. We are now operating at a surplus of 92,000 tons a day.
27th – Georgia Republic falls to the combined forces of Russia, Turkey and Armenia.
29th Improved Radar has completed research. This gives us a 10% increase in spotting. We add Active Armor Protection in. This will lead to better land units.
1st Advance elements entered Mexico City today after fierce fighting. Mexican President Naira Davis had already moved her offices to Monterrey and pledged to continue to fight.
ADM Sharpe – Mr. President, we have taken Mexico City. However, President Davis had already fled the city and moved to Monterey. She has set up offices there and named it the new capital of Mexico. I am afraid we will have to slug it out and will not have the swift end we wished for.
President Johnson – Clark, I understand how much you wanted this to end swiftly, we all did. But of course, none more than the fighting men and women we rely on. I will continue trying to talk and get an end to hostilities. Press on with dismantling their military, go after the new capital as soon as you can. Help them to understand, no matter where they move to we will come after them, we need to ….
***There is a knock on the door***
President Johnson – Yes?
Secretary of State Holly Burton – Sir, we just received a message, from General Santa Anna, Leader of all Mexican Forces. He surrenders and has ordered the Mexican Military to stand down.
President Johnson – Thank you Holly.
ADM Sharpe – *sighs* Sir, with your permission I will head over to the Pentagon. If there are indeed other countries in Central or South America that were sympathetic to Mexico we need to reinforce our new southern border.
President Johnson – Clark, before you go, please let your people know what a wonderful job they did and give them my thanks.
-2 hours later
President Johnson – Jay, we need to discuss the state of Mexican infrastructure and production sectors.
Secretary of Production Jay Harrison – Sir there are only a few things we will need to change. Mexico had numerous mid-sized Industrial Goods plants. We are scrapping them. As you know we prefer the full sized plants.
President Johnson - Thank you Jay. George, what about the military and the equipment we inherited?
Secretary of Defense George Armstrong - Mr. President, many, in fact, all of the units we acquired when Mexico capitulated are what can be considered obsolete. It is our recommendation that we scrap or sell it all.
President Johnson – Very well, scrap everything, recycle all useable resources. Where possible use the metal, plastics, rubber etc. for civilian applications. Now, Dan, we just absorbed 108 million people. How will this affect our finances?
Secretary of Commerce Dan Johnson – Sir, it will be a huge drain on us financially. As you know Mexico was not the most robust economy in the world. Not only do we have to improve their infrastructure, but we need to modernize almost every facility in the nation. This will indeed be a huge burden on the treasury.
President Johnson – Thank you George.
*****Presidential address to the nation - House of Representatives chamber of the United States Capitol.
July 04, 2020
Good evening my fellow Americans. It is very fitting that I address you on this, our nations birthday, for we are engaged in a re-birth, if you will.
Today marks my first State of the Union address to you, a constitutional duty as old as our Republic itself. President Washington began this tradition in 1790 after reminding the Nation that the destiny of self-government and the “preservation of the sacred fire of liberty'' is “finally staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.''
It's my duty to report to you tonight on the progress that we have made in our relations with other nations, on the foundation we've carefully laid for our economic recovery, and finally, on a bold and spirited initiative that I believe can change the face of American government and make it again the servant of the people.
Seldom have the stakes been higher for America. What we do and say here will make all the difference to autoworkers in Detroit, lumberjacks in the Northwest, steelworkers in Steubenville who are in the unemployment lines; to black teenagers in Newark and Chicago; to hard-pressed farmers and small businessmen; and to millions of everyday Americans who harbor the simple wish of a safe and financially secure future for their children. To understand the state of the Union, we must look not only at where we are and where we're going but where we've been. The situation at this time last year was truly ominous. The last decade has seen a series of recessions. Each time, unemployment increased and inflation soon turned up again. We coined the word ``stagflation'' to describe this.
Government's response to these recessions was to pump up the money supply and increase spending. In the last 6 months of 2019, as an example, the money supply increased at the fastest rate in postwar history -- 13 percent. Inflation remained in double digits, and government spending increased at an annual rate of 17 percent. Interest rates reached a staggering 21.5 percent. There were 8 million unemployed. Late in 2016 we sank into the present recession, largely because continued high interest rates hurt the auto industry and construction. And there was a drop in productivity, and the already high unemployment increased.
This time, however, things are different. We have an economic program in place, completely different from the artificial quick fixes of the past. We've just implemented the first and smallest phase of a 3-year tax-rate reduction designed to stimulate the economy and create jobs. Already interest rates are down to 15 percent, but they must still go lower. Inflation is down to 3.4 percent.
A year ago, Americans' faith in their governmental process was steadily declining. Six out of 10 Americans were saying they were pessimistic about their future. A new kind of defeatism was heard. Some said our domestic problems were uncontrollable, that we had to learn to live with this seemingly endless cycle of high inflation and high unemployment.
We brought about the largest tax reductions and the most sweeping changes in our tax structure since the 1980’s. Together we've begun to mobilize the private sector. Together we've begun to restore that margin of military safety that ensures peace. Our country's uniform is being worn once again with pride.
Together we have made a New Beginning, but we have only begun.
No one pretends that the way ahead will be easy. In my Inaugural Address earlier this year, I warned that the “ills we suffer have come upon us over several decades. They will not go away in days, weeks, or months, but they will go away . . . because we as Americans have the capacity now, as we've had in the past, to make monumental changes.
I seek no tax increases this year, and I have no intention of retreating from our basic program of tax relief. I promise to bring tax rates down and to keep them down, to provide incentives to rebuild our economy, to save, to invest in America's future. I will stand by my word.
In the vital region of the Caribbean Basin, we're developing a program of aid, trade, and investment incentives to promote self-sustaining growth and a better relationship with our neighbors to the south.
Toward those who would export terrorism and subversion in the Caribbean and elsewhere, we will act with firmness. Our foreign policy is a policy of strength, fairness, and balance. By restoring America's military credibility, by pursuing peace at the negotiating table wherever both sides are willing to sit down in good faith, and by regaining the respect of America's allies and adversaries alike, we have strengthened our country's position as a force for peace and progress in the world.
Meanwhile, we're working for reduction of arms and military activities. We have proposed to the world at large, a far-reaching agenda for mutual reduction of military forces. It is essential that we negotiate from a position of strength. This requires that we rebuild our defenses. The protection of our national security has required that we undertake a substantial program to enhance our military forces. With the realities of the day as they are, we must really take to heart the old adage, “Work smarter, not harder”. We will rebuild our military forces, but they will be a leaner, more capable force. Our goal will be to have the most technologically advanced military in the world, able to Project Power anywhere called upon, without having to maintain large forces around the globe.
Don't let anyone tell you that America's best days are behind her, that the American spirit has been vanquished. We've seen it triumph too often in our lives to stop believing in it now.
One hundred and fifty five years ago, one of our the greatest Presidents delivered his second State of the Union message in this Chamber. “We cannot escape history,'' Abraham Lincoln warned. “We of this Congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves.'' The “trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the last generation.''
Well, that President and that Congress did not fail the American people. Together they weathered the storm and preserved the Union. Let it be said of us that we, too, did not fail; that we, too, worked together to bring America through difficult times. Let us so conduct ourselves that two centuries from now, another Congress and another President, meeting in this Chamber as we are meeting, will speak of us with pride, saying that we met the test and preserved for them in their day the sacred flame of liberty -- this last, best hope of man on Earth.
God bless you, and thank you.