2. The magazine spoke to members of the USAF’s 18th wing at the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, to discover the U.S. military’s plan to deal with Godzilla.
Asked why the 18th wing was best suited to tackle a threat of monstrous proportions, Master Sergeant Jason Edwards said: “Kadena is the keystone of the Pacific, due to our strategic location – we are able to quickly respond to any threat in the region – to include Godzilla, should he come to Japan – which, I guess is a thing.”
3. Edwards, the standout star of the Smithsonian video, also said an aerial bombardment against the monster was the wrong way to go.
“Well I think Godzilla would be expecting an aerial attack, so to catch him off guard I think we would need 4,000 segways and slingshots,” he said.