Sunday, September 18, 2016

Would The U.S. Military Lose The Next War In Europe?

U.S. military vehicles parading near Russia's border in Narva, Estonia on Feb. 24. (Estonian Defense Forces)

Loren Thompson, Forbes: Five Reasons The U.S. Army Will Lose Its Next War In Europe -- Maybe In 2017

U.S. Army planners believe they may have to fight a “near-peer” adversary within five years. Near-peer in this case means a rapidly modernizing Russian military seeking to regain lost ground along Russia’s border with Europe. There’s plenty of evidence that Russia’s military is on the move in the Baltic region, near Ukraine, and elsewhere. Some observers have wrongly inferred that America’s Army has “only” five years to prepare for such a conflict. In fact, it has five years or less. It is common for aggressors to challenge new U.S. presidents early in their tenure.

If such a war were to occur, it would be mainly an Army show. The fight would be over control of large expanses of land with few geographical impediments to rapid advance. The U.S. Army would likely do most of the ground combat for NATO, because America contributes over two-thirds of the alliance’s resources. Losing such a war would drastically reshape the geopolitical balance in Europe, and reduce U.S. influence there to its lowest ebb since before World War Two. And yet losing is what the U.S. Army is currently postured to do.

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WNU Editor: If there is a U.S. - Russia shooting war .... deploying U.S. Army units to eastern Europe would be the least of our worries. Within a day or two nuclear weapons will start to be used .... and I can only imagine the escalation after that.

8 comments:

Stephen Davenport said...

So same old same old, they attack get stopped get pissed that someone defended themselves then Nuke them. Way to much respect for Russia's military abilities.

fazman said...

I dont care what the computer stimulation says, nukes will not be used period.
Greatest bluff in history thanks to mad.

hurhur said...

stephen - welcome to WNU, a place where ex-russian canadians and anti-american canadian arm chair fanatics come to cry

B.Poster said...

SD: while you may be correct, Russia is the most powerful military force on earth. This cannot be altered.

Hurhur: crying will not help. Recognizing reality and acting accordingly could be very helpful. Denying it will not be helpful.

Young Communist said...

Who lose for certain is Europe.

Even if the war remain conventional.

If remain conventional, European armies must face the power of Russia ground army and the strong resolution of Russian people, when they remain deeply divided. Also China don't want Russia to lose.

This may bring easily like at the end of WW II, when in Middle East USA and NATO will kicked out by Iran and rancorous allies.
Next US will have internal revolt to end war, loosing the face.

Anonymous said...

Some nuclear weapons systems may well be using artificial intelligence. The technology is too complex for most of the average troops to fully understand. An Egypt Air flight stumbled into a military exercise and missiles were fired automatically.

Aizino Smith said...

Red Storm Rising.

You give yourself over.

Enough with the threats.

Aizino Smith said...

YC

Europe need not lose, if they were a hard target.

Do you know the philosophy?

Nay, ye do not.

Reap.