Thursday, November 12, 2015

"What interests Canadians?" War Plan Red

Princeton University Press has a recent book, War Plan Red, about American plans for the invasion of Canada in the 1930s and -- sweet revenge -- Canadian plans for occupying the United States. But even the author, Kevin Lippert, has trouble taking it seriously. He describes how he got started:
I was having a conversation with one of [Princeton Architectural Press’s] Canadian distributors, a woman whose job is to sell our books in Canada, and she goes, “Are you working on anything that will be of interest to Canadians?’ I say, “I don’t know, what interests Canadians?” She says something like, “Canadians are very worried about what Americans are thinking of them.”
He has the story of the American plan of the 1930s, and also of James Sutherland "Buster" Brown, the mad genius Canadian soldier who worked out how Canada would prevail by a blitzkrieg invasion southward.

Not being a Canadian conspiracy theorist, Lippert seems not to mention Fort Drum, the large, not well known American military base about as close to Ottawa as American geography allows.  It is tasked with rapid deployment of up to 80,000 troops in an emergency.  Just in case.

H/t: Three Quarks Daily
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