Daily Management Review

Pentagon's Fears of War with Russia and China


03/17/2016


The commandant of the US Marine Corps General Robert Neller, responsible for the preparation of the US Marines, said in a speech before Congress that the troops entrusted to him are not able to perform scheduled tasks, a serious crisis shows up in any region of the world. Chief of Staff of the US Army Mark Milley supported his colleague, saying that the army can confront a terrorist threat, but is not ready to a war with Russia, China, Iran or North Korea.



David B. Gleason
David B. Gleason
"The US Army is now ready to fight against groups of "Islamic State", "Al-Qaeda", "en-Nusra" and any other terrorist group - said the Chief of Staff of the US Army Mark Milley. - But if we talk about the risks, then we talk about a war with the one or two great powers: China, Russia, Iran and North Korea." According to him, the US military has stretched across the globe over 15 years of continuous anti-terrorist operations, and has forgotten how to deal with modern types of threats, hybrid warfare, enemy artillery and electronic warfare. "If it happens, I have serious doubts that we will be able to respond to this threat in a timely manner," - Mark Milley added.

Robert Neller noticed that Marines entrusted to him also have similar problems. "Our ability to execute plans in case of major regional crises persists, but most likely, we will not be able to keep within the specified time limits there," - he told the committee of the armed forces of the US Congress. He added that Marines will perform the job at any level of funding, "because that is what is expected from the US Marine Corps."

Mr. Milley recommend not reassure ourselves with a thought of the small probability of large-scale conflict. "We all can tempt fate and say that this day would never come, but I would not recommend it highly - said he.- In case of emergency, I estimate the level of risk to be extremely high." The Army is experiencing a serious shortage of transport aircraft. Intensity of their use has already led to an increase in the number of incidents in 2016 doubled in comparison with the average annual values of the past ten years.

According to the World Bank, the United States spent on defense $ 597 billion (3.3% of GDP) in 2015, which exceeds combined military spending of ten states following by this indicator. China's military spending is $ 145.8 billion, Russia - $ 51.6 billion, Iran - $ 12 billion; data on North Korea is absent.

source: defensenews.com






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