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In Washington, talked about the "serious problems" of the American army

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The United States, currently facing five growing threats - China, Russia, Iran, the DPRK and transnational terrorism, however, has much less military forces and resources than at any other time after the end of World War II, writes National Interest with reference to the report of the Congressional National Defense Strategy Commission.




According to the magazine, a report published on Wednesday on the 64 pages paints a disturbing picture, called by the authors a "serious crisis."

The report stresses that if the United States wants to win against these threats, they urgently need to build up military power, which is currently at its lowest level in the last 70 years.

Numerous experts have been talking about this for a long time, the newspaper notes. So, the Navy states that they need 355 ships - currently their 286; Air Force requires 386 squadrons, but in fact they only have 312; the ground forces believe that they need 500 thousand soldiers against the current 476 thousand.

The authors of the reports point to the devastating impact on the national defense of the Budget Control Act of 2011 of the year, which actually removed $ 539 billion from the Pentagon’s budget. Its adoption led to a series of negative consequences associated with the modernization of the armed forces, their size and combat readiness.

Earlier, the head of the Pentagon has already pointed to this problem, noting that in order to transform the US Armed Forces, it is necessary to increase the military budget by 3-5% annually. However, this goal will not be achieved, as recently Donald Trump announced a reduction in military spending in 2020 by 4,5%.

Commission experts also believe that in Europe and the Indo-Pacific region there is an insufficient number of US military personnel and military equipment. In addition, the Pentagon has no strategy to counter Russia and China, the document says.

Commission report brings few good News. Rather, he paints a sobering picture of the state of US national defense and the military’s ability to carry out their tasks. And we should pay tribute to the authors for preparing an accurate and very frank assessment, the publication concludes.
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  1. Solomon
    Solomon 18 November 2018 11: 22
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    If not for Russia, the United States would not have guessed about it ..
    You have big problems ahead of the Yankees .. Too everything you get is bloody in everything in the world!
    1. Machito
      Machito 18 November 2018 11: 55
      -1
      The United States has not yet realized that they are unlikely to win the Cold War 2.0. The Russian Federation took into account the mistakes of the arms race and pursues a multi-polar policy, arming and transferring military technology to all US adversaries. The USA will not be able to win the arms race of the entire planet, they will explode.
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    2. Proxima
      Proxima 18 November 2018 12: 00
      +3
      Why do states need such an army, as described in the report? Who are they going to defend against? Then another question arises: who is the US going to attack? Here let the experts speak frankly about this, otherwise American taxpayers will have a lot of questions request
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 18 November 2018 15: 15
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        Quote: Proxima
        Who are they going to defend against?

        A mistake in the question ... one must ask, Who are they going to attack?
        This is a war of civilizations and the United States does not want me the alignment and order that has been over the past 30 years.
    3. Underwater hunter
      Underwater hunter 18 November 2018 12: 02
      +2
      Every day the American army is getting weaker, in the eyes of its own journalists, the faucets of romance flew away from the awareness of the future apocalypse, they want felts of money ..
      1. Sergey39
        Sergey39 18 November 2018 12: 24
        +2
        Amov media are increasingly insistent on the weaknesses of their army. And this with such a gigantic military budget. And after all, this is the way it is. But they don’t want to understand what to maintain an army directed against the whole world. Even with a printing press, the belly button is untied.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 18 November 2018 13: 34
          +1
          Good luck unleashing your belly button. bully
          1. Sergey39
            Sergey39 18 November 2018 13: 39
            -1
            In this case, it can splatter everyone.
    4. EwgenyZ
      EwgenyZ 18 November 2018 12: 20
      +2
      Quote: Solomon
      You have big problems the Yankees are ahead ..

      They are not ahead of them, they have been with them for a long time. Suffice it to recall how the almost destroyed Wehrmacht "pounded" them in the Ardennes, you can recall the crying marine in captivity (and this is considered an elite unit!), Recall the reaction of the destroyer crew in the Black Sea to the "Sushki" overflying them, how they shy away from our interceptors over the Baltic their "scouts". A lot of examples of the "heroism" of these thugs, so they already have problems. No matter how many dollars heaped into the US ARMY, they cannot cope with those who are ready to stand up for themselves. To win, you need not gadgets of the latest models, but a military spirit, and the Anglo-Saxons did not have it either ... They are traders, not warriors.
  2. 210ox
    210ox 18 November 2018 11: 25
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    Well, it just touches .. You need half a million soldiers against almost half a million. Yes, and the report is somehow scanty .. There they usually have volumes of "War and Peace" - it's not enough ..
    1. Zhora Perm
      Zhora Perm 18 November 2018 11: 28
      +1
      they set up the whole world against themselves, they are also surprised
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 18 November 2018 12: 11
        +1
        Quote: 210ox
        And the report is somehow scanty .. There they usually have volumes of "War and Peace" - it's not enough ..

        The report is normally working, readable. It directly indicates command errors and all shortcomings .. Or do you think that the report of our Air Force on Syria, the chief of staff of the air forces in front of the General Staff Collegium in the presence of the commander-in-chief looks different? The failures are also indicated /// field reconnaissance battle // and seek compromise solutions to such characteristic tasks. Generals sometimes confront their heads defending their idea, but this is NORMAL. On the first channel, they show only a smooth meeting of Russian generals, and the main battle occurs when the cameras are turned off. /
  3. helmi8
    helmi8 18 November 2018 11: 26
    +2
    The commission report brings little good news. Rather, he paints a sobering picture of the state of US national defense

    And why panic? Do not cope with the defense? Well, gather all your troops from around the world to their states - and you will be happy. Moreover, no one is going to attack you ... And the world will become much calmer.
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 18 November 2018 17: 48
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      Quote: helmi8
      The commission report brings little good news. Rather, he paints a sobering picture of the state of US national defense

      And why panic? Do not cope with the defense? Well, gather all your troops from around the world to their states - and you will be happy. Moreover, no one is going to attack you ... And the world will become much calmer.

      The reports of the Pentagon constantly indicate the inability of the US Armed Forces to ensure the safety of its allies around the world (etc. US Command in the South Caucasus constantly asks for an increase in the number of attack helicopters, Navy Command asks for an increase in the number of combat-ready AUGs, etc.), and this requires additional appropriations, qualified specialists, a repair base, etc.
      There is no question of any inability of the US Armed Forces to defend their own territory ....
  4. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 18 November 2018 11: 32
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    the military budget of one and a half trillion, and two thousand military bases around the world, plus a thousand military bases on the planets of the solar system, I hope they are satisfied wassat wassat wassat
    1. HAM
      HAM 18 November 2018 11: 37
      -1
      It will not work. Then you will need 3 trillion and 10103 bases! laughing
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 18 November 2018 11: 42
        +3
        Not enough, because the army will be completely incapable of fending off the threats of potential invasions of the Wagha Orcs and the Worlds of Necron Tombs. 100500 Trillion and 8 billion soldiers
  5. Altona
    Altona 18 November 2018 11: 34
    +3
    Being at the peak of its power, the American army in 2003 was able to open the gates of Baghdad only by trivial bribery, in open battle it met fierce resistance. So maybe all the same, fighting with money is somehow easier?
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 18 November 2018 11: 39
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      No, not just bribery. I read the recollections of the general defending Baghdad. His division was removed from the site and sent to another to reflect the general offensive of the Americans. The offensive took place, but it was on the abandoned site. That is, there was misinformation. And they outwitted Hussein’s intelligence or bribed, one can only guess.
      1. jjj
        jjj 18 November 2018 12: 07
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        That's what bribed. And ours did not interfere
        1. Pereira
          Pereira 18 November 2018 14: 20
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          Very few know this for sure.
          1. Lara Croft
            Lara Croft 18 November 2018 17: 54
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            Quote: Pereira
            Very few know this for sure.

            This is published by the American media themselves in the open press. There is nothing wrong with this, the American taxpayer should know that the Pentagon reduces the cost of war by any means ....
  6. taiga2018
    taiga2018 18 November 2018 11: 35
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    so turn on the printing press, and print green pieces of paper, not the first time, after all ... or it already stops working, are you really afraid to tear your navel ...
  7. Frederick
    Frederick 18 November 2018 11: 42
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    Yeah ... We would have such problems ...
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 18 November 2018 11: 59
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    Any bureaucratic system develops indefinitely, as long as it does not run into "natural" restrictions. And the sun is such a structure. She herself "generates" the goals of her development, if there are no real enemies. She will use ALL the resources of society to which she can access.
  9. The whistle
    The whistle 18 November 2018 12: 23
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    with five growing threats - China, Russia, Iran, North Korea

    This is only the backbone, soon others will join! Liberasty are now certainly in a panic .. democracy is in danger, there will be no grants .. laughing
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  11. Ros 56
    Ros 56 18 November 2018 12: 43
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    Really, but what about exclusivity? They have everything super-duper.
  12. Jerk
    Jerk 18 November 2018 12: 48
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    The United States, currently facing five growing threats - China, Russia, Iran, North Korea and transnational terrorism, however, has fewer military forces and resources than at any other time after the end of World War II

    With an annual military budget ahead of the aggregate budgets of the 7 powers following them together? Maybe you need to steal less? wassat
  13. cniza
    cniza 18 November 2018 13: 08
    +1
    The commission report brings little good news. Rather, he paints a sobering picture of the state of the US national defense and the ability of the military to perform assigned tasks. And we should pay tribute to the authors for the preparation of an accurate and very frank assessment, concludes the publication.


    All this is just for the money.
  14. Sergei75
    Sergei75 18 November 2018 14: 16
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    Americans - Ahhh! Russians will throw us hats! Give more money.
    Russian generals - it’s like the Americans are afraid of us, our hats are the most woolly hats in the world! Give me another medal
  15. Machete
    Machete 18 November 2018 16: 05
    +1
    In short, as usual, we want 1 trillion budget, and in five years - 1,5 trillion.
  16. kplayer
    kplayer 18 November 2018 16: 15
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    ... in the ground forces they believe that they need 500 thousand soldiers against the current 476 thousand

    Why did this sudden planned reduction turned out to be a deficit of l / s.
  17. APASUS
    APASUS 18 November 2018 18: 43
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    The report, already on 64 pages, paints a worrisome picture. At present, the US Army will face five growing threats - China, Russia, Iran, North Korea and transnational terrorism.
    Do you catch the train of thought?
    There is no word that the Pentagon is mired in theft, the prohibitive prices for weapons show the prohibitive cut. And here is the latest news:
    The Pentagon failed the first comprehensive audit in the history of the structure. This was announced to reporters by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan (Patrick Shanahan).

    And talking about the threat to the United States has become the country's foreign policy, generally funny, they believe in their exclusivity.
  18. rocket757
    rocket757 18 November 2018 18: 49
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    The generals are always few. It’s just a business, there’s nothing else there.