Friday, May 12, 2017

The U.S. Is Not Ready For A New Arms Race

Top to bottom: USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) alongside Nimitz class carriers USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) & USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). Pinterest

Sandra Erwin, National Interest: Pentagon Unprepared for a New Arms Race

The globalization of technology has set off an entirely new arms race for which the Pentagon is not prepared. The question that should haunt U.S. defense officials is how long before China and other rising powers will militarize commercially available off-the-shelf technology (COTS).

Generals and admirals at the Pentagon fret about China’s ambitious military modernization plan. Cringing at the potential of a future war in the Western Pacific might involve Chinese missiles and submarines capable of overpowering America’s military. How the Pentagon moves to respond, however, calls for a fresh discussion on how China is building a technologically superior military.

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WNU Editor: No one is really ready for a new arms race.


Jay Farquharson said...

Don't worry, China and Russia may militarize COT's, but Trump's gonna make the Navy go back to steam,

fazman said...

Good, its proven.

Jay Farquharson said...


RussInSoCal said...

It might not even be an arms race. It could be simply a new production run of nuke tipped Tomahawk missiles deployed to Romania or Poland. Maybe the Baltics too.