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Analysts: the US military budget is too small

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There are many signs that the US military budget is too small and does not meet global challenges, writes Foreign Policyco magazine referring to military analysts.




One of these analysts, Dan Gur, said that in the US Army "only three of the 50 brigades are fully staffed, equipped and prepared for serious conflicts," besides, there are problems with the technical equipment of the Navy, and the Air Force lacks pilots.

At the same time, the number of operations of the US Armed Forces abroad remains high. “For example, the country's navy declined from 594 ships in 1987 to 278, but still had to send the same number of ships beyond the limits of inland waters. As a result, ship crews are working hard - naval expert Seth Kropsi from the Hudson Institute claims that the sailors have 100-hour working weeks, ”the newspaper newspaper article quoted. Look.

The Marine Corps also has problems. According to Breaking Defense, “over the past six years, aviation accidents killed 62 marines. " The problem is that the ILC "cannot abandon old planes and helicopters," the American magazine writes.

The publication notes that "the index of US military strength tends to weaken."

And these trends are all the more alarming that rivals of the United States (Russia, China, Iran and North Korea) are rapidly increasing their arsenals.

The author recalls that during his election campaign, Trump promised to allocate additional funds for defense, increase the number of military personnel from 450 thousand to 540 thousand, increase the number of KMP battalions from 24 to 36, etc.

However, the defense budget of the administration of the new president does not even “approach the financing of these obligations,” the magazine concludes.
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  1. pvv113
    pvv113 23 November 2017 15: 05 New
    +7
    The publication notes that "the US military strength index tends to weaken"

    I once recalled the phrase itself: the decline of the empire hi
    1. HAM
      HAM 23 November 2017 15: 16 New
      +6
      Rather, "crocodile tears" do not report to the crocodile meat ..
      1. Going
        Going 23 November 2017 15: 22 New
        11
        And how many do not let it all be small, this is the law.
        1. just exp
          just exp 23 November 2017 16: 10 New
          +2
          +1, they already have 700 little lard, damn it, they have a larger budget than the entire planet, but still they cry a little.
          1. MoJloT
            MoJloT 23 November 2017 18: 04 New
            +1
            We need more railguns with laser guns and other multibillion crap. Chubais steele.
          2. Blackbeard
            Blackbeard 24 November 2017 00: 05 New
            0
            Little of them snickered laughing
      2. pvv113
        pvv113 23 November 2017 15: 59 New
        +2
        There is a joke about the "crocodile tears"
        Armenian radio was asked:
        -Why does a crocodile cry when it lays eggs?
        Armenian radio replied:
        -And try to put your eggs in the hot sand
        wink
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS 23 November 2017 15: 18 New
      +8
      Quote: pvv113
      I once recalled the phrase itself: the decline of the empire

      Perhaps ... but such an empire that has nuclear weapons, the world's main currency, technological and scientific potential will certainly not leave the stage without slamming the door loudly ... This is its danger.
      1. Going
        Going 23 November 2017 15: 21 New
        +9
        And slam so that little will not seem to anyone.
      2. pvv113
        pvv113 23 November 2017 15: 56 New
        +2
        Naturally, you can’t ignore it yet.
      3. Mih1974
        Mih1974 23 November 2017 16: 34 New
        +2
        At the expense of nuclear weapons - some specialists have long been self-conscious. Many times have already written - the termination of enrichment from the word Absolutely decaying elements, casts doubt on the possibility of the United States to replace the retiring charges. The fact is that both with us and with them, the warranty period of storage (well, there itself decay and accumulation of all sorts of dirty tricks) is about 30 years !!! How many mattresses have “clean” raw materials (I repeat, they can no longer enrich and clean) for the production of new charges - only Allah knows. In connection with the prohibition of "field tests" - this is a great secret laughing . Here about Russia there is something to say, about five years ago in Russia, "subcritical" underground explosions were carried out (yes, it’s permissible), which clearly confirmed the operability of the "what was checked", most likely it was initiating charges (if I’m not mistaken for thermonuclear fusion repeat ) But the mattresses - at first they went a little tunnels, but somehow they quickly "trampled" this topic. lol
        Of course, I do not urge to "check" whether the USA has nuclear weapons, I just want to say that the "power" of the USA is all "paper and paper"
    3. Buffet
      Buffet 23 November 2017 15: 39 New
      +3
      Personally, I paid attention to making beds. Our location would be blown up for such a thing, and then again. For prevention. Until we learned to make beds.
      1. thinker
        thinker 23 November 2017 16: 59 New
        0
        Yeah, but I "liked" the chests with locks, instead of nightstands.
      2. Cadet
        Cadet 23 November 2017 17: 13 New
        0
        by thread and stripes
  2. destination
    destination 23 November 2017 15: 07 New
    +2
    Well so ... Of course, it is small who argues !!! Correctly, frighten and take while give ... laughing laughing laughing Beauties !!!
    1. volodya
      volodya 23 November 2017 15: 18 New
      +5
      Quote: destination
      Well so ... Of course, it is small who argues !!! Correctly, frighten and take while give ... laughing laughing laughing Beauties !!!

      Of course it is small! We really have ten times less, but the whole west, at the same time, shouts that Russia must be restrained and that we want to start a war!
      1. dSK
        dSK 23 November 2017 16: 02 New
        +2
        Quote: volodya
        Of course it is small!

        Unlimited printing press - round the clock, 365 days a year ...
  3. Livonetc
    Livonetc 23 November 2017 15: 11 New
    +2
    700 yards of greenery for 2018.
    54 yards more than in 2017.
    This is called competently mastering the budget. :)
  4. Herculesic
    Herculesic 23 November 2017 15: 13 New
    +1
    Next to the pentagon, you need to put a separate printing press, and let the us army consume bucks for itself as much as you wish wassat - at least 2 trillion dollars a quarter! !! wassat To give the army something too lol not all the generals and admirals to pull themselves away wassat !
  5. rpuropuu
    rpuropuu 23 November 2017 15: 14 New
    0
    only three of the 50 brigades are fully equipped, equipped and prepared for serious conflicts, ”in addition, there are problems with the technical equipment of the Navy, and the Air Force lacks pilots.
    There are no words good An urgent need to increase the budget by another 10 trillion. green yes laughing
  6. Lopatov
    Lopatov 23 November 2017 15: 38 New
    0
    Cool what mattresses. High. The Chinese, on the contrary, are very thin

    (apparently, laid out on the parade ground "exemplary version" of dressing the bed)

    We have a reasonable average. Although absolutely "unhealthy" beds.
  7. Sergey53
    Sergey53 23 November 2017 15: 39 New
    0
    Of course it’s small. When cutting, everyone is not enough. We have to show that one gas station built in Afghanistan for 43 million greens. And so it would be 5 to 10 million. Less would be evident.
  8. Holoy
    Holoy 23 November 2017 15: 54 New
    0
    In Russia, the budget is more serious, considering that Russia does not finance gender reassignment, modest life, cheap hands ... no insurance as such ...
  9. Aimpoint
    Aimpoint 23 November 2017 16: 27 New
    0
    In short, they are all bad
  10. wasjasibirjac
    wasjasibirjac 23 November 2017 20: 31 New
    0
    the farther, the more it seems that we are simply being provoked to war against the United States and NATO. remember, they scream that NATO does not have armed forces - they sawed the tanks, the planes rusted, the number of soldiers was less, even the machine gun ran out. and at the same time screams - Russia will conquer us in ... eleven days - the Baltic states in 60 hours, the Polish army will be defeated in 36 hours. now here
    that in the US Army “only three of the 50 brigades are fully equipped, equipped and prepared for serious conflicts”, in addition, there are problems with the technical equipment of the Navy, and the Air Force lacks pilots.
    Our diplomats are probably tired of proving that Russia is not going to attack anyone.
  11. Slovak
    Slovak 23 November 2017 22: 04 New
    0
    That's where the insatiable ones are the command of the US Army! How much is there laundered if, at a cost equal to the budget of Russia, the army is half-naked !!!
  12. zivXP
    zivXP 23 November 2017 22: 42 New
    0
    That Americans are simply misleading.
  13. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 23 November 2017 22: 52 New
    0
    They completely blackened 650 billion dollars a year, they are not enough ?! This is a minute more than twice as much as the rest of the WORLD including Russia and China!
  14. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 24 November 2017 09: 34 New
    0
    Another whining on the topic of increasing the budget. I think that they have enough money they need to put things in order in the army: you can start with beds and their refueling.
  15. misti1973
    misti1973 24 November 2017 23: 51 New
    0
    Their sailors are constantly crying that they are being driven like lousy in a bath. Do not worry, because you must stick your nose in all parts of the world! Swim around your "island" there, and no money is needed.