America has for far too long focused all its concentration on chasing an endless supply of terrorists in the Middle East, which are proxies of the Soviet Union designed to distract and drain economic and strategic resources, all while it rearms and modernizes.
Pentagon warns that civil wars, collapsed states and new wars have increased instability around the world while the US military advantage of other countries has declined.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Civil wars, collapsed states and new wars have increased instability around the world while the US military advantage of other countries has declined, the US Department of Defense’s new 2015 National Military Strategy warned.
“[G]global disorder has significantly increased while some of our comparative military advantage has begun to erode,” the document released on Wednesday said. “We now face multiple, simultaneous security challenges from traditional state actors and trans-regional networks of sub-state groups.”
The United States remained the world’s strongest nation, enjoying unique advantages in technology, energy and alliances, the Pentagon document stated.
“However, these advantages are being challenged,” it acknowledged.
Over the past decade, US military campaigns have focused on operations against violent extremist networks, but more conflicts with major states, which would be far more formidable foes, were increasingly possible, the new strategy paper stated.
“[T]oday, and into the foreseeable future, we must pay greater attention to challenges posed by state actors,” it said. “They increasingly have the capability to contest regional freedom of movement and threaten our homeland.”
Because of these developments, future conflicts between states may prove to be unpredictable, costly and difficult to control, the strategy document concluded.
Full article: US Losing Military Edge in a World of Growing Chaos (Sputnik News)