Re: TheGodBen Revisits Deep Space Nine
Ignoring all alliances, the US would be capable of taking down France if it really wanted, but would the US government want to go through months of brutal slaughter and the deaths of tens of thousands of personnel (not to mention civilians) if there was an offer on the table that was "good enough"?
...so many different suns...
"No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away." - The immortal Terry Pratchett