for the $6 Trillion he ALREADY WASTED we could have upgraded our disastrously outdated electrical grid
One or two well-place EMP strikes and we are back to living in the horse-and buggy age. But it would be much much worse because we are not READY to live that way. Millions would starve before we adapted, but by then an invading army would be in control.
I wouldn’t worry about an invading army. An ocupaying would take far too much in the way of foreign resources, and unite far too many of an armed population to be worth while.
In the end a foreign invader would at best be able to install a puppet government run by Americans that favor them, which is really little different than what we currently have in the grand scheme of things.
The more immediate problem of a panic and starving urban population with no idea whatsoever as to how to survive without their gadgets.
Should demand a bit more attention, particualry the segment of that population who may out of a sense of entitlement seek to organised themselves in protest of other people not coming in to solve their problems for them.(remember Katrina?)
In a disaster from the victims point of view all information and resources are local. Theses people more than likely will have no idea why their electronics are not working and no way to find out.