You do realize Venezuela is experiencing hyper inflation and Maduro doesn’t have an infinite supply of gold?This is what the order should be
1st: ADS (3rd Khordad, Iranian made S-200s - get Russian permission, etc)
2nd: Subs (10-20)
3rd: Kowsars (50-100)
4th: 10s of 1000s of light tanks - something like EE-9 Cascavel - made at 100K USD a piece - no electronics - inexpensive - liscense built in VEN
5th: then if Maduro is daring, buy some title post - license built in VEN
Beside thinking they will or not the only thing it shows is how americans administration is still in stone-age era ...
Hey everyone we are american we assassinate officials of other countries at night from far far away while they are defend-less 'cause we are super power but when our bases get pounded by missiles & 100 of our troops get serious injuries we would shut up & do absolutely nothing.
Not valid analogy and case study.BS. US can't even beat Taliban let alone Venezuela which is far more powerful.
The U.S should stick to threatening countries it can actually beat like Grenada!Not valid analogy and case study.
Every war is different and objectives also vary accordingly.
Americans toppled Taliban-led government in Afghanistan in a major military operation which lasted 2 months back in 2001 with special forces and cooperating warlords (army was not even needed) - by no means this was an easy accomplishment due to Taliban-led government having country-wide presence at the time and logistics requirements for this mission in view of the fact that Afghanistan is geographically landlocked and located far away from American mainland.
Afghan Taliban dispersed and went silent for some years, took their time to re-group, and switched to asymmetric methods of warfare capitalizing on Afghan geography and customs to their advantage in the process. Their comeback is impressive no doubt but they are unable to oust US-backed Afghan government which is not without its share of imperfections including corruption. Intra Afghan Dialogue is the way forward for all stakeholders in this conflict now.
American armed forces are designed to fight conventional standing armies with counterterrorism capabilities being secondary consideration. History is filled with examples of Americans defeating conventionally armed forces in different theaters.
Venezuela is a minor threat to USA on the military front, and not a high priority target for regime change.
Do keep in mind the fact that Venezeula is geographically very close to USA - it is rather easy for Americans to intervene, execute regime change, and more in this country.