Article, "A German Plan to Invade the United States"
A GERMAN PLAN TO INVADE THE UNITED STATES
be penalized by our levying upon them heavy war contributions.
Against such operations on our part the Americans would find defence a difficult task, notwithstanding that their splendid railway system would enable them rapidly to concentrate troops at specific points on the coast. We, however, could count on the success of our invading army because we should engage in landing feints to deceive the Americans and waste their time on defending such points till at last they managed to discover our actual points of disembarkation. Our troops, on landing, could either take the offensive against the enemy, or avoid being attacked by returning to the ships with a view to effecting a landing elsewhere on the coast.
Stress should be laid on the fact that Germany is the only Great Power which single-handed would be able to attack the United States. It is true that England could successfully land an invading army, but she would not be in position to defend Canada, which would accordingly bear the brunt of American revenge for failure in resisting the British at sea. But apart from England no Great Power except Germany has at her disposal a sufficiently large number of transports to render possible the invasion of the United States.