Sandra Erwin, National Interest: The U.S. Army's Answer to Russia's Growing Military Might: More Missiles and Munitions
An eye-opening item in the 2018 defense budget request is the serious money that the U.S. Army is pumping into its arsenal of high-tech missiles and munitions.
The justification is simple: Army leaders fear they have insufficient firepower to go head to head against Russia if war broke out in Eastern Europe. They want to ramp up production, and soon.
They are asking for $3 billion worth of missiles and precision-guided munitions in the 2018 budget, and have submitted to Congress an additional $2.3 billion munitions wish list as part of the military’s “unfunded requirements” the services send to Capitol Hill every year.
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WNU Editor: I can understand why the Pentagon wants more munitions .... but any war against Russia at this magnitude will probably go nuclear within 24 hours .... and how many bombs and missiles you may have in your weapons depot will mean nothing when that happens.