The United States beat Belgium today in an international friendly war, destroying the cities of Brussels, Antwerp and Liège with an unrelenting air raid, while the Belgium's air force was unable to get a single plane off the ground.
The international friendly war was scheduled as a tune up for a possible World War in the coming years.
"It was good to get out there and work through some things," said U.S. General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "I was happy with our performance, although there are still some things we need to work on. We didn't get to use ground troops very much, for example. Although that was mainly due to the Air Force winning it for us from above."
Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, the Palace of the Nation building in flames behind him, said the United States exposed his country's defenses.
"We knew this was going to be a challenge, going up against the No. 1 ranked military in the world," said Di Rupo. "But I hoped we would perform a little bit better. We lost most of our infrastructure and hundreds of thousands of people. We really have a lot of work to do if we hope to be competitive in a world war. I appreciate the U.S. pulling back at the end. They could have nuked us."
Because the matchup was only a friendly, the United States will not take money, oil, natural resources or other usual spoils of war from Belgium.
The United States is next scheduled to take on Cameroon in a friendly, while the Belgians will face Germany.
"We have a lot of experience fighting the Germans," said Di Rupo. "Hopefully that will pay off."