For the past twenty years I have always had Australians chuckling at me. "That yank thinks he has to fear atomic weapons in Australia. Can you believe that? Clearly the poor bloke doesn't know we are a neutral nation like Switzerland protected by our isolation."
Yes, I'm really off with the fairies. I just don't know what the hell is going on. Pass me another beer, she'll be right, mate.
Vault-Co prediction : The Chinese will be particularly brutal on a nation that does not have a deterrent, specifically using ugly weapons on us that they might think twice about deploying on the West Coast of the United States, including dirty salted weapons and neutron bombs. They'd love to surgically remove the locals with intense penetrating radiation and claim the continent after the third world war ends. The poor lads here think they're going to fight WW2 all over again at worst. When they see the sky filled with supersonic nuclear-tipped tactical cruise missiles blotting out the sun, they may experience a shock of sorts. Welcome to the 21st century, Aussie.
This has been seen in every previous world conflict, this amazing disconnect when the battle begins. In World War One, Frenchmen on horseback charged German machinegun nests in full regalia, galloping right down the barbed wire gauntlets to the trench gunners at the end. When they were a couple meters away and riddled with a couple hundred slugs, they must have suspected that they needed another strategy back at the stables before they even mounted up. Manboons need much incentive to force them to think hard about anything and even then they can't keep it up for long. The reason warfare brings out the best in the chimpmanzees is that it provides the requisite terror needed to boot up their feeble minds to some degree.