Tuesday, June 28, 2016

In The Event Of A Major Naval War With The U.S. On One Side vs. Russia, China, Or Iran On The Other, Who Would Win?

Dave Majumdar, National Interest: Russia, China or Iran vs. US Navy: Who Wins? (A Sea Control Showdown)

The capability risks that the United States Navy took in the immediate aftermath of the Cold War are coming back to haunt the service as Russia, China and Iran seek to challenge American forces at sea. Increasingly, rival powers are challenging American sea control—something that the U.S. Navy has not encountered since the implosion of the once mighty Soviet Navy in 1991.

“Their operational approach, Russia, China, Iran certainly, is to deny us sea control,” Admiral Philip S. Davidson, commander of U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Command told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., on June 24. “It’s to let us know the last decade—that aberration—that we would not go unchallenged in the maritime domain. That is one of the areas in which we took risk in the last decade.”

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WNU Editor: My money is on the U.S. Navy .... but it will be a very costly war.


Jay Farquharson said...

If it's a "war" it's not just a Navy fight.

As much as they want to, the US Army won't be at the Gates of Moscow anytime soon.


Farzan said...

is it true?

Jay Farquharson said...

Seems to be.

The "Official Navy Speak" was you can't have a 14 day exercise and have some Marine General commanding Red Force kill everybody on Day 1, so " limits" have to be imposed to conform to the script of the exercise.

The "Official Navy Rumours" are that van Ripper, hacked the LockMart code, to allow him to stick 50 foot missiles on 20 foot speedboats, stick Scuds and Frogs on T-62's, and hide his headquarters inside an island's active Volcano, some where in the Middle East in an op-for Country named Nearan.

RRH said...

Sounds like Canada should hire Riper as a consultant and stop listening to 'our' brass who seem to excel at little more than frat.

Jess Striedl said...

I have been following this blog for the past 7 years. And on no occasion with political and
military intelligence have I been disappointed. That is why I fear what is coming for my future.

TWN said...

With the new Anti Ship Missiles systems, the war at sea should last about a week to a month and anything left afloat in any navy will scurry back to port.

Young Communist said...

My bet is on this:

RRH said...

It is not hard to believe the real world OPFOR has generals every bit as crafty as Van Riper.