The U.S. Military Isn't Ready for a War with Russia or China
The United States military is not ready to confront a peer-level threat such as Russia or China in a high-end conflict. As it currently stands, while the United States would ultimately prevail in a hypothetical high-end war, Washington would pay a high price in blood and treasure. That’s what the nation’s top uniformed officers told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Sept. 15.
Gen. Mark Milley, United States Army chief of staff, reiterated his belief that his service does not have the resources and training to execute America’s national security strategy without ‘high military risk.’ Risk in Milley’s context is the ability for an Army unit to meet its objectives on time and at an acceptable price in terms men—dead and wounded—and materiel. “My assessment remains the same,” Milley told the Senate.
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Update: Service Leaders: Military Can’t Defend Homeland if Sequestration Persists (Washington Free Beacon).
WNU Editor: If it is any comfort .... Russia and China are not ready for war against the U.S. and its allies either.