That is just.... peculiar.paulrward wrote: ↑22 Nov 2022 08:35...
As An Addendum: I have a VERY old friend, who attended High School with me, and then
went on to attend West Point. He retired as a Brigadier General, after a long and somewhat
varied career. Nearly two decades ago, when the current Zombie Meme got started, he was
working in the Pentagon, and he contacted me one Saturday morning. After an exchange
of pleasantries, he asked me, " Paul, What do you know about... Zombies....."
So, yes, the United States Army DOES have a Contingency War Plan to deal with a Zombie
This guy made General, so he's not the sort of oddball that often makes it as far as Lt. Colonel, but it is still hard to know what to make of that.
It makes me wonder if that isn't some kind of code for something else. Mindless hordes of... what? Maybe there is a Bio-weapon being worked on that drives people mad, or just gives them a case of super-Rabies? Such a weapon might seem to be a game-changer in a war with China, but the CCP already spends 2-3 times as much on monitoring and oppressing their own people than they do on the conventional military. If anyone is ready to deal with this kind of event, it's them.
The USA could be the target of such a thing, but the consensus always seems to be that, given how well-armed the population is and how spread-out the population centers are, Americans would be the least vulnerable people in the world to a Z-apocalypse.
Cramped and unarmed populations such as in Europe, Java or India would seem to be the most likely to perish entirely.
Japan is an intereswting case. Highly compressed and unarmed with a tiny military, they would seem exceptionally vulnerable. However, they are meticulously organized and the terrain is amazingly complex. Thousands of strongholds could appear practically overnight. Would the grid last long enough for them to communicate a plan of action to each other?
Funny how this genre can lead to ever-expanding speculation.