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US troops get poor grades from US think tank

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The American Heritage Foundation (Heritage Foundation) published the annual October 30 report "Assessment of US military power." According to this strategic study, in which he specializes, Washington’s defense business is not going well.



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US troops barely received a passing ball from the organization for next year. The main discontent of this “think tank” is caused by the insufficient number of military personnel and poor armament. Allegedly, without observing these conditions, effective preparation for a war on two fronts is impossible.

The current US military is likely to deal with one major regional conflict

- notes the fund.

According to his five-point scale, ranging from a "very strong" position to a "very weak", the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and nuclear forces, that is, all kinds of forces, took a "marginal", middle position. However, a very high rating of combat readiness of the aircraft was awarded.

US troops get poor grades from US think tank


Growth paths


The foundation insists that the number of army brigade combat teams increase from 35 to 50. Accordingly, it will be necessary to increase the number of troops in the army from 480 thousand to half a million.

Instead of plans to come to 355 pennants in the Navy, the fund proposes to form an 400 ship fleet. At the same time, it should contain not 11 current aircraft carriers (of which six cannot be deployed) or 12 expected, but 13 units of this type.

The US Marine Corps has only two-thirds of the desired strength in the 36 battalions.

The Air Force possess only 971 of the 1200 necessary fighters and attack aircraft. The air fleet also faces a constant shortage of pilots.

The troops are armed with obsolete Minuteman III and Trident missiles, which make up the backbone of the American nuclear triad. Of 6185 Nuclear Units weapons more than half are not ready for immediate use. However, it is noted that programs to modernize and create new ICBMs are moving forward.

In general, this “think tank” blames unstable funding for military troubles:

The degradation of power is caused by many years of insufficient investments, poor implementation of modernization programs and the negative consequences of budget sequestration.


This conclusion is quite expected, since the Heritage Foundation receives funds from industrial giants working in the defense sector, such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin. However, it is also financed by oil "titans", for example, Chevron and ExonMobil - corporations closely associated with US military expansion. Donald Trump also relies on this institution, for which the fund selects personnel.
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  1. Mikhail Drabkin
    Mikhail Drabkin 2 November 2019 03: 48
    +9
    —- Evaluation from the arsonists of the type of the “Heritage Foundation” of the Armed Forces of America - ALWAYS will be on the verge of failure. This fund is a nest of the doctrine of exclusivity, permissiveness of America in the name of its undisputed global primacy.
    —- Only in the case of multiple superiority of opponents like powers (existing in the case of the Air Force) will this assessment be better. America does not wage war on its own initiative without overwhelming excellence.
    ——This brain center is one of the central nurseries of inexorable Russophobia.
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 2 November 2019 04: 06
      +5
      Well, not only Russophobia, here Nazism stinks on a global scale, America is above all and above all
    2. hrych
      hrych 2 November 2019 09: 42
      +3
      Quote: Mikhail Drabkin
      America's exclusivity, permissiveness

      The United States itself was a pawn in the hands of Zakulis and only now attempts are being made to wrest the United States from slavery. The United States has every chance to remain a powerful superpower, but to be a normal state, with its own state currency, and not the colonial-supranational one, which is a taller dollar, with its army and special services, and not hired with strange structures. Therefore, now the globalist democrats are desperately gnawing at Trump who is standing by the Republican statesmen. The next stage of the confrontation may be the removal of the conflict to the state level and the collapse of the connection can become a reality. Of course, the interethnic-interracial war will be fully embodied. Everything that Russia (large) survived during the collapse of the USSR will quite naturally fall upon the EU, the USA and the PRC. But they will be able to remain powerful powers, whether they will retain the main territory and statehood in general, let's see. The Russian Federation has remained a nuclear missile superpower, has retained the largest territory on the Planet, has self-sufficiency in resources and food, a mono-ethnic population, who, so to speak, more than 80% is one state-forming ethnos and that makes stability
  2. asv363
    asv363 2 November 2019 04: 09
    +1
    Of the 6185 nuclear weapons, more than half are not ready for immediate use.

    Some of the number of warheads / bombs of tactical nuclear weapons is too big. 6185-1550 (START-3 limitation) = 4635 It is urgent to build up our potential, if, of course, the Heritage Foundation is not bluffing.
    1. jonht
      jonht 2 November 2019 04: 30
      +4
      Do not confuse the presence in the arsenals and the number deployed to the population. According to NSV-3, 1550 warheads and no more should be placed on carriers of all types. And NSV-3 does not take into account and does not limit tactical warheads, only strategic ones.
      1. asv363
        asv363 2 November 2019 04: 58
        +4
        Quote: jonht
        Do not confuse the presence in the arsenals and the number deployed to the population. According to NSV-3, 1550 warheads and no more should be placed on carriers of all types.

        Eugene, dear, a little different. START-3 limits the number of carriers, launchers and warheads. It includes ICBMs, PGRKs, SLBMs and missiles for strategists. All with a range of over 5500 km. In START-3 there is no restriction on bombs, SLCMs, and now with the "demise" of the DRMD and on missiles with ground-based nuclear warheads.

        Previously, the Yankees cried that they had significantly less tactical nuclear weapons, in terms of fund numbers +/- parity, if not US superiority. But they have corny more conventional weapons, without superiority in nuclear weapons they cannot be beaten off.
        1. Lexus
          Lexus 2 November 2019 05: 31
          -6
          They do not have a "stick" system for evaluating units and subdivisions. Stretching to a positive assessment with material benefits and "barefoot fits" in the form of a sauna with girls / boys will hardly work. And problems are not accepted to be hushed up, but it is accepted to solve. Otherwise - prison and deprivation of pension.
          1. asv363
            asv363 2 November 2019 05: 50
            +3
            The thing is different. Tactical nuclear weapons are not subject to any inspections. I am aware of fewer nuclear weapons in the United States. Just a figure from the fund made me think a little.
            1. Lexus
              Lexus 2 November 2019 06: 32
              -1
              It is not known for certain in what state half of the Soviet plutonium was "otchernomyrdili". And they did not destroy the return potential, but stored it.
              https://army-news.ru/2012/10/yadernyj-vozvratnyj-potencial-rezerv-pentagona/
              In theory, 155mm and axes can upgrade very quickly. However, and MLRS "retrofit", mines, depth charges and torpedoes.
              1. asv363
                asv363 2 November 2019 06: 46
                +4
                Regarding return potential, you are right. But the transfer or sale by Russia of the United States of weapons-grade plutonium-239 was not, from the word at all. Another isotope was sold - plutonium-238, a powerful III for American space programs, almost completely cleaned up.
                1. Lexus
                  Lexus 2 November 2019 06: 54
                  -1
                  In the Treaty, the conversation was just about the 239th. Really on ... mmm ... cheated? Who will win? Although, it is not surprising, since the investigation into the exportation of all osmium (a rare and very expensive material) was quickly "pacified".
                  1. asv363
                    asv363 2 November 2019 07: 25
                    +3
                    If you are talking about SOUP, then according to the agreement, the work should have started in 2018, de jure the agreement was suspended in 2016, de facto return conditions were set so that the United States would never agree to them. There, NATO’s withdrawal from our borders as of 2000 and full compensation for losses from US sanctions.

                    Name SOUP, from memory: Agreement between the USA and the Russian Federation on the disposal of plutonium, recognized as excessive for defense purposes. According to it, each side was supposed to utilize 34 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium-239.
                    1. Lexus
                      Lexus 2 November 2019 08: 00
                      -3
                      The Americans, as far as I understand, did not even rock the boat to carry it out. And nothing was "diluted".
                      1. asv363
                        asv363 2 November 2019 08: 17
                        +3
                        Yes sir. By the way, a link to the GSPI (the text of the decree has an exact name):
                        http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001201610030004

                        Return Terms:
                        http://asozd2.duma.gov.ru/addwork/scans.nsf/ID/C4294ACB989FB546432580410044CB71/$File/1186208-6_03102016_1186208-6.PDF?OpenElement
                      2. Lexus
                        Lexus 2 November 2019 08: 29
                        -1
                        He who understands life is in no hurry. For, taking into account the factor that the Earth is still round, someday, thoughtlessly accelerating, it may turn out to fuck itself.
          2. pafegosoff
            pafegosoff 2 November 2019 06: 23
            0
            Come on! Watch the old comedy "Sergeant Bialko" ... There are other films, like in the United States they are pushing "problems are not accepted to be hushed up".
            Rather, the Fund was given the task by interested parties to knock out another hundred billion from Congress to improve the health of the armed forces.
            1. Lexus
              Lexus 2 November 2019 06: 42
              +1
              Come on! Watch the old comedy "Sergeant Bialko" ... There are other films

              Maybe I still have "Star Wars" and American porn to watch for "objectivity"?
              To underestimate the enemy is stupid and CRIMINAL! As well as to shoot bravura "cartoons" against the background of "optimization" of 12 GUMO objects.
  3. V1er
    V1er 2 November 2019 06: 04
    +2
    Power degradation caused by many years of underinvestment

    The US military budget in 2019 will be $ 716 billion.
    Russia's military budget + China + Saudi Arabia + India + France + Germany + Britain = 560,9 billion
    1. Yves762
      Yves762 2 November 2019 08: 25
      +2
      It should be recalculated at PPP, adjusted for local rates of cuts and kickbacks, and the effectiveness of investment what .
      I feel, for minke whales the alignment will be sadder ... laughing
  4. Tusv
    Tusv 2 November 2019 06: 14
    +3
    I have always talked about the equality of America’s military budget with US government debt. Shikoko was dripping 13 terabaks there, and the military budget wasn’t wearing a fur coat. bully
    Pentagon!!! Behind, I put a rupe on you that overtake lol
  5. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 2 November 2019 06: 18
    +1
    Heritage Foundation ...
    it is said that at West Point it is mandatory for cadets to study the cycle of fiction, which is called the "Foundation Universe" (Foundation Universe or Greater Foundation; Isaac Iudovich Azimov (née in the Smolensk province). The prototype of the main trilogy was the famous "History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" - that is why it is the United States that considers itself a revived Rome, whence their ambition, mentoring and contempt for the "barbarians" - for all other countries.
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 2 November 2019 06: 26
      +2
      Quote: pafegosoff
      that is why it is the USA that considers itself a revived Rome, whence their ambition, mentoring and contempt for the "barbarians" - for all other countries.

      That’s the root of evil for America. We are the heirs of Byzantium, which collapsed much later drinks
    2. Jerk
      Jerk 2 November 2019 08: 13
      -1
      they say that at West Point, the study of the science fiction cycle called the “Universe of the Foundation” is mandatory for cadets

      Shitty taught, the story of the fall of the FSA Tranctor is repeated alphabetically
  6. Tusv
    Tusv 2 November 2019 06: 21
    +1
    The main discontent of this “think tank” is caused by the insufficient number of military personnel and poor armament.

    So what's the deal? The guarantor offered you hypersound, offered you. You know the price. Alaska with California bully
  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 2 November 2019 06: 35
    0
    Summary: "Money is sorely lacking!"
    We unwind the printing press, guys ... If something goes wrong, the creditors will come and ask - where is our money? And you give them an aircraft carrier to the shore, or two. To wave a nuclear club ... To bomb someone (preferably, without serious air defense) ... And continue to fatten. Another presidential term, and more, and more ... And there already will be anyway request
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi 2 November 2019 11: 35
      0
      The Fed will simply redeem the US government debt, as it bought 200 billion debts of shale companies.
      That is, the Fed poured 200 billion into banks, the shale industry sighed quietly, and began pumping oil into their own pockets. No crisis! Directly communism, work for pleasure, spend as much as you want.
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 3 November 2019 01: 16
      0
      Mountain shooter (Eugene) Yesterday, 06: 35
      0
      Summary: "Money is sorely lacking!"
      We spin the printing machine, guys ...

      Well, here they have something like this on 01.11.19, the Merikatos are breaking records)) one by one! laughing wink
      02.11.2019 03: 17 Category: In the world
      US national debt rose to a record high in 23 trillion dollars

      The US Treasury Department reported an unprecedented national debt. This is a record amount - 23 trillion dollars. And this is not the limit. Economists are confident that by 2026, this figure could rise to 30 trillions.
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 2 November 2019 07: 53
    +1
    The main discontent of this “think tank” is caused by the insufficient number of military personnel and bad armamente.
    But what about the words of trump that they have the best weapons in the world? laughing
  9. Jerk
    Jerk 2 November 2019 08: 10
    0
    US troops quarreled with brains laughing
    In general, this think tank blames unstable funding for military turmoil
    Just more than the 10 next largest defense budget countries combined! A penny!
    There are two reasons:
    * The eternal Pentagon cut
    * Inability to do anything in real life. Scratch your tongue and produce masks of masked mask - that’s what they can do. And they cannot launch a manned ship in November. In the defense industry, it looks like three unarmed Zumvolts in the fleet at the price of an aircraft carrier
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 November 2019 08: 52
    +2
    able to deal with one major regional conflict
    Strange, at the same time they can’t even cope with local conflicts, but they are threatening regional ones. In which region is Eastern Europe, Far East, Asia? And then, as always
    caused by many years underinvestment,
    Serve the American military-industrial complex for private breads.
  11. Ura Orlov
    Ura Orlov 3 November 2019 07: 26
    0
    Well, nothing new, the Zion States of America with their exclusivity and NATO at the borders of Russia as in 1941, are no jokes.
  12. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 3 November 2019 19: 56
    +1
    The foundation insists that the number of army brigade combat teams increase from 35 to 50. Accordingly, it will be necessary to increase the number of troops in the army from 480 thousand to half a million.

    That is, 15 "brigade combat teams" are 20 thousand people? A little over a thousand?
  13. Alex_Gazenvagen
    Alex_Gazenvagen 4 November 2019 22: 44
    0
    Well ... firstly not two military conflicts at the same time, but one. In one confident defeat of the enemy, in the second containment.
    Secondly, all this is a banal information field for scrambling dough from the Senate.