The military of the United States of America is composed of highly trained men and women utilizing advanced technology. The USA employs several robotic units and various technologies in an attempt to avoid unnecessary loss of life. This does come at a price however, as American units are often more costly than their counterparts of other armies. What sets the US forces apart is their flexibility and durability in battle. Together, these traits make the US military a force to be reckoned with.
The United States of America had long been considered the leading superpower in the modern world, following the Cold War. Its military might would become unprecedented; defense spending equaling that of the next seven countries combined for years to follow. Toppling a dictatorship in Iraq following two bloody wars and rooting out world-class terrorists, it seemed the U.S. had taken up position as a 'world police'.
The United States would face its greatest enemy since the Nazis of World War II with the Global Liberation Army. In 2019, the People's Republic of China engaged this group as it grew in strength throughout Asia and the Middle East; the beginning of a Global War on Terror. Soon the U.S. would once again join conflicts in the regions; by 2021 troops would be deployed to Kazakhstan under the U.N. Such would go on to be the final crack to the United States' foundation however.
In 2027, the U.S. would bite the bullet when the GLA hoisted them by their own petard. Taking control the Crete-based Particle Cannon Uplink, the hijackers deployed the weapon against the USS Ronald Raegan, stationed in the Aegean. This disastrous loss was just the beginning, as the Iranian civil war resulted in hundreds of thousands of casualties for U.S. forces. A GLA sleeper cell would even infiltrate a Californian chemicals laboratory and steal hundreds of barrels of biological weapons.
Heavy losses, an attack on American soil, and extreme debt with millions of citizens at home unemployed and homeless, would see hundreds of thousands take to the streets in protest to demand their government do something about the dreadful economy. The war with the GLA would see the U.S. having spent billions of dollars on advanced weapons projects such as the F/B-40 Aurora, many of which would be rushed into service and prove deficient or inadequate for what was demanded of them. Its populace would demand someone be held accountable for such wastefulness.
Without the backing of its people, the U.S. could fight no longer. President Howard Paulson's would declare 'zero hour' in the summer of 2027; every overseas U.S. service member would return home.
After the war, the U.S. economy would remain in shambles and the country was forced into isolation. While the GLA was eventually defeated by China, the situation was anything but pretty. Burning through three ineffective administrations in five years, one of which was ended with an assassination by a former U.S. Marine, it was not until Kevin O'Connor was eal maneuvering of General Eugene Griffon), and the complete reorganization of the decadent education and healthcare services managed to stabilize the American economy.
2037 would see the three year old European Continental Alliance invade GLA-controlled North Africa under Operation 'Nemesis'. The US, seeking a return to the world stage, procured several profitable business deals and defense contracts with African nations in southern and western Africa. This would help secure a prominent position in global politics for the nation and thus begin its return to superpower status.
In 2040, the United States obtained word of an alleged Russian nuclear missile silo near Kurmuk, South Sudan. President Donovan Giordano contacted Beijing and both agreed that Russia was overstepping their bounds. They created the Pacific Peace Alliance, and joined forces in Operation 'Double Tap', commanded by General Jeremiah Bradley. The Battle of Kurmuk ended in disaster, as the nuclear silo turned out to be an experimental super-large artillery cannon that absolutely decimated the Chinese force leaving the smaller US force to fight alone. However, Russian President Suvorov would not declare war, but the battle would sour relations between the U.S. and Russia for a long time.
A European Solaris satellite crashed in Alaska in 2043. A brief shootout occurred between the Alaskan National Guard, Russian Spetsnaz and French paratroopers, straining relations between the three superpowers further. In 2045, Russia formally declared war on the European Continental Alliance. The United States would observe the war closely with their special forces under the command of General Francis Thorn on the ground. It was the European nuclear attacks on their own soil that saw President Bradford, a hawkish, anti-Russian president holding office, declare war on Russia and assist the Europeans.
Now, a joint-ECA/U.S. force is driving the Russian Army back to their own country's borders; only time will tell if this situation escalates into all-out nuclear war or not. If it does the United States will take next to no damage due to the missile defence shield that had been in place since the early 2020s.
The USA is about quality over quantity. It utilise either a powerful specialized unit to deal with designated roles such as or Pathfinder and Microwave Tank or a versatile unit that can tackle multiple roles such as Humvee and Viper. This versatility carries on into a match with competent defenses and units, as well as an individual battle drone or targeting drone available for each manned terrestrial vehicle, which either provide an MG and repairs or improve fire-rate and vision range respectively.
This faction can utilize a battleplan system, allowing one to amplify a certain element of their forces; be it attack range, damage dealt or defensive armor. Thus U.S. forces can always meticulously prepare for a certain battle situations.
USA also develop high-tech laser in their arsenal. These lasers have become a major use as it can defend incoming balistic projectile such as missile or rocket as a PDL (Point Defense Laser) or as a weapon like the Avenger.
Of important note is also the great versatility and competence of American air power when fielded effectively. From helicopter gunships to bombers and transports, the USA can bring many air assets to a battle. Upgrades are available for purchase that specifically target improving these various aircraft.
However, these units is much more expensive than their counterpart thus they must be handle properly. Losing one or more of these is a heavy blow to USA.
In terms of quantity, the USA possesses the least number of infantry types in the game. There are only 4 types of infantry available with their hero unit, Colonel Burton, while Pathfinder and SEAL requires General's Promotion point to unlock. Though more expensive compared to other factions, the USA fields the most powerful infantry units in the game. Their basic infantry units, Ranger and Missile Defender, are more powerful compared to their counterparts while Vanguards are versatile and Javelin Team specializes on destroying tanks from a long range. If Covert Forces is unlocked , the US gain two new infantry types which are Pathfinder, a stealthed sniper and SEAL, an anti-infantry and demolition unit. Another General's Promotion, Veteran Company can be unlocked to produce Rangers, Missile Defenders and Vanguards at Veteran rank, making them quite powerful. Their hero unit, Colonel Burton, is a very effective anti-ground unit, which can also perform demolition.
The USA possesses a wide variety of vehicles and tanks in the battle. While not powerful as the Russia and China nor as fast and cheap as GLA, nor as advanced and multi-purpose as ECA, US vehicles come with their own unique twist which separates them from their counterparts. All vehicles are capable to be upgraded with either a Battle Drone or Targeteer Drone. Battle Drone gives the vehicle a small anti-infantry weapon and repairs the vehicle if damage is sustained. Targeteer Drone increases the rate of fire of the vehicle, it's also able to greatly increase the visual range of the partner vehicle. These drones add a perk for the vehicle to improve their combat efficiency and survival with a price. Promotion plays a key role in the armor and air divisions. If any vehicle with a veterancy gets destroyed, it releases a pilot which enables to pass its veterancy to most vehicles, tanks, even aircraft. This doesn't work on drone units. Armored Company General's Promotion unlocks the Paladin Tank and Patriot SAM along with the Composite Armor upgrade.
The USA is considered as the ruler of the sky. Unlike other factions, USA can field air units much earlier. USA possesses wide variety of helicopters for different situations. Comanche is one of the best anti-ground attack helicopter that can also upgraded with Stealth Coating, which greatly increases its survival and harassing capability. Viper is loaded with powerful anti-air missiles, and a group of them can deal a huge amount of area of effect damage with Rocket Pods, which can decimate unprepared enemy blobs.
US planes also outperform their counterparts. The Widowmaker defines the air superiority while the Nighthawk can demolish bases without heavy anti-air support, and it's permanently stealthed. Like the vehicles, ranked US air units release pilots when shot down, which they can pass their veterancy to the unit of choice. Unlocking Air Mobility unlocks the nimble Little Bird and big Starlifter along with the Support Aircraft Armor upgrade.
The USA's exclusive unit, drones play an effective support role for USA players. While drones are weak and situational, once upgraded with Advanced Drone Warfare, their combat effectiveness is significantly improved with self-repair capability and new abilities. Being remote-controlled/unmanned units, however, drones cannot gain experiences, which means they cannot get any promotion in combat. However, they are cheaper than most standard units, as well as being immune to toxin and radiation hazards, making them quite useful as an early and mid-game support before your large units come to the fray.