History of the US Army
- ca. 1995:
- Dwindling oil supplies cause military vehicles to switch to alcohol
- Anti-military sentiments reach their peak in the US. Military
appropriations are cut drastically, forcing demobilization. Army
manpower reduced to eight divisions.
- Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma secede to form the three independent
Free Oil States. The Texarkana Accord of 2004 ends a bloody four-year
- Exhausted fuel alcohol supplies grind the Army to a complete halt;
the first effective fuel-cell-driven tank is tested.
- The Food Riots. National Guard units attempt to keep the peace and
fail. Lacking effective federal assistance, many disband, while others
turn outlaw. Some are absorbed by the stronger state governments.
Automotive industry suspends retooling for new military vehicles.
- Secret negotiations convince automotive industry to complete
retooling. Congress votes huge appropriations for new Army.
- Pentagon decides on a mobile "Armored Infantry" mixed forces format,
adapted from the organization used by the Texas Guard. Groundwork laid
to expand to 12 fighting divisions.
- Army still small, but fully equipped and reorganized. First major
test comes when Mexican forces invade Southern California; invading
troops get as far north as Anaheim, but are met by US forces there and
are pushed back to Mexico in only two weeks.
- Army is scattered around the country in small units, concentrating
on anti-terrorist activities. Federal forces stay out of local disputes
unless a situation is potentially catastrophic. All military units have
excellent training and morale, and are supplied with the latest and
- Dempsey XM-6 tank stolen by Anarchist Relief Front terrorists; the
crew's inexperience, along with a spirited defense by Midville, Ohio
autoduellists, keep damage to a minimum. Army retaliatory raids capture
24 suspected ARF members; 33 more are killed.
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