As stated before, it was only a matter of time before Russia (and China) could be on par, and exceed in some areas, with the U.S. military. Now they’re here and America is realizing it, likely too late in the game. America was diverted into the Russian Middle East trap and focused on individual terrorists that can be infinitely replenished instead of the enemy behind the enemy. A Tale of Two Militaries that most people don’t understand is going to put America on the losing side if it doesn’t change extremely quick.
If you doubt America is losing its edge, or has lost, read a few of many sample articles:
‘Stolen’ J-31 can beat American jets in dogfight, says US pilot
China’s military closing technology gap with the US, says American air force chief
China, Russia, Iran Closing Gap with Smaller, Older U.S. Military
Russia claims to have super weapon that disables western satellites and long range arms
Stealth Ability Neutralized! Russia’s T-50 Jetfighter to Rule the Skies
Like U.S., Latest Russian Bombers Testing Hypersonic Weapons
Experts: China Boosts Space Warfare Capabilities
A Russian helicopter flies close to the missile destroyer USS Donald Cook on April 12 in the Baltic Sea. | Getty
A quarter century after the Cold War, the Pentagon is worried about Russia’s military prowess again.
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has a shaved head and gung-ho manner that only add to his reputation as the U.S. Army’s leading warrior-intellectual, one who often quotes famed Prussian general and military theorist Carl Von Clausewitz. A decade ago, McMaster fought a pitched battle inside the Pentagon for a new concept of warfare to address the threat from Islamist terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan, Iraq and other trouble spots. Now, his new mission is more focused. Target: Moscow.
POLITICO has learned that, following the stunning success of Russia’s quasi-secret incursion into Ukraine, McMaster is quietly overseeing a high-level government panel intended to figure out how the Army should adapt to this Russian wake-up call. Partly, it is a tacit admission of failure on the part of the Army — and the U.S. government more broadly. Continue reading →