Friday, September 16, 2016

The U.S. Is Not Ready For A War With Russia Or China

Dave Majumdar, National Interest: 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.

Read more ....

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.


Andrew Summers said...

War, huwa, what is it good for? Absolutely nothin nothin dun dun dun dun

fazman said...

I think china is ready, the diffrrence being they wont blink at a 50000 dead, there will be no vietnam war type protests.
They will war a war of attrition based on public support if nothing else.