Would that be okay with who? Me, I have not problem with it. I am not the boss of them.In fact, that brings up another point. What if Alaska or Maine preferred paying Canada for protection, would that be OK?
I agree. Those who wish to keep shipping lanes open must pay someone to do that job.It's not like the US military is going to be the super-mean fighting machine it is now because no one will want to pay for that much firepower. Corporations might be willing to pay for protection of shipping lanes, though, you can give that a shot.