Babies, the other white meat.
Just as in 1918 during the Great War, the troops are bringing home diseases they don't even have names for. Numerous bacterial scourges are sweeping the U.S., presaging the coming epidemic(s).
The practice of writing bad checks in America to cover tomorrow's expenses is about to come to a screeching halt.
Posse Comitatus - U.S. troops being prepared to enforce martial law this year
No sooner had they declared empire than the U.S. began to fade away from history
The strangely prophetic Onion satire nearly 8 years ago