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The US military-industrial complex is not ready for a big war

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), based in Washington, has released a study on the capabilities of the US military-industrial complex and industrial mobilization in the event of a large-scale high-intensity military conflict. The research institute notes that interest in this problem is returning against the backdrop of a shift in the strategic focus of the United States on competition with the great powers.


The study shows that it will take many years even to replace the existing US military reserves while increasing the pace of military production and transferring the economy to a war footing. It is unlikely that it will be possible to solve the problem in the near future, since after the end of the Cold War, the industry underwent a serious restructuring, excess military capacities simply disappeared. According to the researchers, the US Navy will face the greatest difficulties in the event of a major war, since every ship lost during the conflict will become, in fact, irreplaceable.

Feature of the US military budget


The United States traditionally remains the country with the largest military budget in the entire world. The last state military budget that Trump called

"A gift for Russia and China",

directs large resources to the country's military-industrial complex.

In 2021, US military spending will be $ 740,5 billion. The allocation of funds is as follows: 635,5 billion for "basic needs", 69 billion for emergency operations abroad, and 26,6 billion for various national security programs.

The US military budget is about 10 times the Russian budget and three times the military spending of China. In recent years, China has consistently ranked second in the world after the United States in military spending. In recent years, Russia has been in 3-4 place in the top 5 countries with the highest military spending, competing with India, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIRPI).

A distinctive feature of the huge US military budget is its social component and infrastructure costs. Not all of the allocated funds go to the military-industrial complex. The country must always compete with Russia and China. The United States is hostage to its own strategy with the deployment of a huge number of military bases around the world.


Assembly of fifth generation fighters F-35

According to Grigory Tishchenko, an expert on defense policy at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, up to 40 percent of America's entire military budget is spent on non-production expenditures - on wages for military personnel, pensions for veterans, maintenance of military hospitals and base infrastructure. He shared this observation with the Expert Online publication. The remaining 60 percent is used by the Pentagon for its intended purpose.

Russian experts traditionally consider US military spending to be overstated and inflated, and the growth rate of the country's military-industrial complex is inappropriate. In the US, hardly anyone will agree with them. So the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington notes that the capabilities of the American military-industrial complex to replace weapons and military equipment have significantly decreased since the end of the Cold War and continue to decline today. The industrial base is becoming more and more fragile, and the average time to replace existing stockpiles has grown from 6,6 years in 1999 to 8,4 years in 2020.

Years to replace the main weapons


In the CSIS study, experts assessed the capabilities of the US military-industrial complex, including through the mobilization of production capacities and the ability of the country's industrial complex to work in conditions of a prolonged conflict between major world powers.

Researchers have calculated how long it will take for the American military-industrial complex to replenish its current stocks of basic weapons and military equipment.

On average, the American economy will need 8,4 years to replace the main types of weapons. At the same time, the variability of the replacement time is very large. From 2,3 years for various mission support equipment, auxiliary equipment for logistic services, to more than 20 years for large ships. On the positive side, weapons with civilian counterparts can be replaced faster. For example, various wheeled vehicles can be upgraded at a rate of 3,3 years.

The above values ​​are typical for the maximum mobilization of the American military-industrial complex. When working according to the 1-8-5 scheme (1 shift, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week), the average replacement time for the main types of weapons and military equipment will grow to 13,8 years. But even with the transition of the economy to a military track with an increase in the number of shifts to two or three per day, it will not be possible to achieve a multiple increase in productivity. Here, the military-industrial complex is faced with a shortage of machine tools, equipment and trained specialists.

In addition, modern weapons are extremely complex and require the work of a huge number of contractors, which can also be scattered around the world. An analytical article by CSIS provides an example of a fifth-generation F-35 fighter-bomber, in the production of which approximately 300 unique parts are used.


Construction of an aircraft carrier of the "Nimitz" type

When the United States ousted Turkey from the F-35 fighter program due to Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems, the Americans had to look for replacements for parts produced in Turkey. In total, about a thousand different components for the F-35 fighter-bomber were produced in Turkey. Washington spent several years on their complete replacement and search for alternative suppliers.

The most difficult situation is observed in the field of shipbuilding. The construction of warships is a very time-consuming process that requires colossal costs and efforts from industry, far exceeding the costs of producing other weapons systems and military equipment. The CSIS notes that the rotation times here vary significantly - from 11 years for replacing supply ships, to half a century when it comes to replacing all 11 aircraft carriers. For submarines, the replacement period is estimated at 20 years, for large surface warships - 40 years.

The replacement time for even one ship is so long (3–8 years) that, in fact, any US Navy ship that is lost during hostilities is unlikely to be replaced until the conflict is over. The longer the large-scale military confrontation of the major world powers continues, the smaller the fleet will be.

So in 2019, the United States had only one shipyard where nuclear aircraft carriers could be built and repaired. This is a shipyard in Newport, Virginia. There are three slipways here. Two slipways are usually occupied by aircraft carriers undergoing medium or major overhaul, and one is used to build new ships. In peacetime, this is not critical, but in a full-scale war it can become a big problem. Since the failure of any of the aircraft carriers or the shipyard itself will be a huge blow to the combat capabilities of the American fleet.

In real combat, the situation will get even worse


In a real war, the situation will deteriorate significantly. Since the main task during a war is not to maintain the existing level of weapons and military equipment, but to make up for combat losses. At the same time, non-combat losses are added to combat losses from direct contact with the enemy: due to accidents, breakdowns and complete wear and tear of equipment, as well as inevitable losses from friendly fire.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington notes that it is difficult to predict the combat losses of weapons in a conflict between states with comparable military resources. Fortunately, such conflicts are extremely rare. For this reason, estimates have to be based on historical analysis.


Assembling the main combat tanks M1 Abrams

As an example, CSIS looked at the loss of armored forces. For example, in the 1974 Yom Kippur War, the Israeli army irrevocably lost a total of about 400 tanks out of the 1 in stock. This accounted for approximately 700 percent of casualties per day for 1,1 days in a fading military conflict. The losses of the Arab armies were significantly higher.

Also, the CSIS article provides estimates of the losses of German troops during the Battle of Kursk. The material says that the Germans lost every day for various reasons up to 14 percent of all their tanks. The total losses of German tank forces in 14 days of battle are estimated in the article at 110 percent of the original strength. At the same time, it is especially noted that this was a time-limited battle of extraordinary intensity with the widespread use of armored forces.

Summarizing their own experience, the Americans note that the average infantry battalion of the US Army during the Second World War, being on the front line, lost 2,6 percent of its personnel per day, even without serious battles. Based on the foregoing, CSIS represents the loss of tanks in a conflict with opponents with comparable capabilities at about 1 percent per day. This includes casualties from all causes: combat casualties, abandoned during a retreat, lost in accidents or when transported to a theater of operations.

If the United States deployed all 15 of its armored brigades in the war, this would mean that the army would lose 13 tanks or 390 vehicles a month every day. At the same time, the production of tanks is estimated at only 29 vehicles per month.

Thus, after 10 months of high-intensity conflict with an equal enemy, the armored forces of the US Army could be reduced to 158 tanks, which roughly corresponds to two tank brigades.

Tank forces will remain at this level until new production facilities are deployed.
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  1. Far B
    Far B 3 February 2021 05: 26
    +26
    The US military-industrial complex is not ready for a big war ??? Are we really going to compare with our military-industrial complex? This will be a number - cleaner than if I had a horse ... Naturally, the American military budget is inflated, a lot of money is spent on social services, on the maintenance of numerous bases and other garbage, which a normal state does not fit into anything. And, of course, they also know how to steal money. But all the same - to compare the state of the American military-industrial complex with ours - it looks like such a thick trolling.
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 3 February 2021 05: 34
      +24
      What, everything is rotting, damn America? This fairy tale has no end, as long as I can remember, it has been rotting and rotting, it’s just a little bit straight, and completely rotting to the joy of all progressive humanity. And if it doesn’t rot, then Yellowstone will explode. Exactly I say. you.
      1. nsm1
        nsm1 3 February 2021 05: 50
        -7
        Nevertheless, compared with what was 20 years ago, the contrast is striking and not in favor of the United States.
        Even different emigrants talk about it.
        Today's her dilapidated the condition of roads annually translates into hundreds of billions of dollars for the US national economy in the form of economic inefficiency.
        In addition, ASCE indicated that 10% of all bridges in the United States are fully depleted and an additional $ 123 billion is required for urgent repair and reconstruction.
      2. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 06: 15
        -15%
        There is no end to this fairy tale, as long as I can remember it has been rotting and rotting, so it’s just a little bit straight, and it will completely rot to the joy of all progressive humanity

        Do not be discouraged ... Trump will come for a second term and he will make your dream come true. Gorbachev was able to destroy the USSR ... Trump can do it ... you just need to help him in this noble cause a little.
        1. RealPilot
          RealPilot 3 February 2021 12: 33
          -1
          And this has been said for a long time - about the United States' unpreparedness for a major war.

          They have never had such a scale of wars as we have.
          In World War II alone, we lost 27 million people, and they lost 300 thousand. At the same time, they consider themselves to be the main winners ... Economically, this is probably so - due to military supplies to us and the European people, they greatly dispersed the economy, gained an advantage in development against the background of the countries destroyed by the war.

          At the same time, I would like to recall one war. In Libya. The European allies quickly ran out of "smart" ammunition and turned to the United States. If not for the new supplies, then they would not have won Gaddaffi to the end.
          What am I for? And to the fact that expensive and "smart" weapons cannot be produced in the quantity necessary to wage war against a serious enemy over a large territory. Cheaper and more massive weapons will be required very quickly. And, accordingly, large military contingents ... With losses in manpower.
          Plus logistics ...
          It will be hard for them! There is no chance against us and China in a non-nuclear conflict, only if Europe attacks the Russian Federation ... And they don't want to, they remember something else.
          Especially with the current level of development of air defense and anti-tank weapons.
          Aircraft and armored vehicles will suffer irreparable losses ...
          1. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 3 February 2021 16: 41
            +10
            Quote: RealPilot
            They have never had such a scale of wars as we have.
            In WWII alone, we lost 27 million people, and they lost 300 thousand.

            A rather original conversation with Wrangel immediately took place after his remarks about robberies, in which all corps were accused, except for the 2nd, which I mentioned above. I spoke to him about the military awards of the ranks of my corps. He interrupted this conversation with the words: “Well, what can I say about awards! After all, your losses are negligible; the 1st and 3rd corps have big losses, but there is no need to talk about your corps. " I could only answer that I punish my command personnel for heavy losses in units, and if heavy losses are not accidental, but a constant phenomenon, then I expel the officers from their posts for their inability to lead troops into battle. Victory must be achieved "with little blood", for this we receive a military education.
            This original, not to say - criminal, view of the large losses of units as a proof of their prowess is deeply rooted in our old army. This view must be fought, and permanent (I emphasize that it is not accidental, which is always possible, especially with modern technology) large losses should indicate the inability of the commander to lead troops, i.e. about his unsuitability for the post.
            © Slashchev

            As for the scale of the wars, in the last big war, the United States fought a war on two sea and three land fronts, while supplying three more large countries with weapons, equipment, machines, materials and raw materials. It's just that we, brought up in battles of hundreds of thousands of armies, find it difficult to understand a war at sea, the outcome of which can be decided by a battle of only seven plane-deckers. smile
            And it is even more difficult to understand that each of these ships is equivalent to a pair of tank corps and mixed air divisions, and the time for the construction and preparation of the "big pot" is required for sailors many times longer than for army men to form an equivalent formation.
            Quote: RealPilot
            It will be hard for them! There is no chance against us and China in a non-nuclear conflict, only if Europe attacks the Russian Federation ... And they don't want to, they remember something else.

            You are taking the wrong Europe into account. In the forefront will go "Young NATO" - the same Poland. And "Old NATO" will operate in the air and the second echelon on land, supporting and strengthening, if necessary, parts of the first echelon.
        2. Petrik66
          Petrik66 3 February 2021 12: 41
          -1
          do not touch the sacred, if the Americans screw up, and they have already done it, then our 19 trolls who spoil the air on this site will be left without material incentives to continue their extremely exciting work. where to go?
    2. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 05: 37
      -10%
      Are we really going to compare with our military-industrial complex?
      What for?
      War often does not go according to the plans of the belligerents.
      Disrupt the supply of American bases and immediately the war will take a different turn, destroy coastal logistics and the United States will be locked overseas. Kick the US allies one by one and the ability to wage war will plummet.
      So war is a game with many x's and variable values.
      The military-industrial complex is just one of the meanings in the equation of war. hi
      When entering a war, one must always have in mind the probability of losing it.
      1. Far B
        Far B 3 February 2021 05: 44
        +8
        What for?
        Then, that the article deals with the unpreparedness of the American military-industrial complex for a protracted intense confrontation with an equal (approximately) enemy.
        1. Lech from Android.
          Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 05: 51
          -7
          Then, that the article deals with the unpreparedness of the American military-industrial complex for a protracted intense confrontation with an equal (approximately) enemy.
          Is he really ready? ... you can guarantee with full confidence that the American military-industrial complex will pull a long war with an equal enemy ... after all, the enemy will certainly destroy all significant industrial areas of the United States, including logistics. for example, make bearings, various radio components, steel and other things that are necessary for the normal functioning of the military-industrial complex ... what kind of war is there.
          1. Far B
            Far B 3 February 2021 05: 57
            +11
            Is he really ready ...
            Ready - compared to what? He is definitely better prepared than ours.
            you can guarantee one hundred percent with complete confidence
            I can not. I shouldn't and I won't. Moreover, I strongly doubt it. But in any case, the country's readiness for war determines the course of the war, and not expert opinions.
            1. Lech from Android.
              Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 06: 09
              -3
              But in any case, the country's readiness for war determines the course of the war.
              But not the end ...
              Could Hitler, while developing the Barbarossa plan, that the war would not go according to plan and he would have to be thrown into the trash in three months, although the best minds of Germany were accepted in its development? The German military-industrial complex was stronger at that time the military-industrial complex of the USSR and the German economy was on the rise, but in in the end, Germany still lost the war.
              Perhaps the US military-industrial complex is stronger than ours, but this does not give any guarantee of the US victory in a future war with us.
              Attempts to convince us of the omnipotence of the US military-industrial complex are untenable. smile
              1. Far B
                Far B 3 February 2021 06: 23
                +8
                But not the end ...
                Damn, do not put the horse in front of the locomotive))) Article - about readiness before the war... You are somehow dashing, but you miss it with enviable regularity.
                Could Hitler, while developing the Barbarossa plan, that the war would not go according to plan and he would have to be thrown into the trash in three months, although the best minds of Germany were accepted in its development? The German military-industrial complex was stronger at that time the military-industrial complex of the USSR and the German economy was on the rise, but in in the end, Germany still lost the war.
                Only in the USSR was the system different and the economy was built on the principle of mobilization. And the leaders of the state were made of a different test. Now the situation is more like the one that was before WWI. It ended very sadly then, if you remember.
                but this does not give any guarantee of the victory of the United States in a future war with us
                I somewhere stated the opposite ???
                Attempts to convince us of the omnipotence of the US military-industrial complex are untenable
                Where did you see even a word about omnipotence??
                In addition, I am convinced that there will be no protracted intense confrontation with an equal (approximately) opponent: if it comes to confrontation, then all this will quickly and abruptly end in an exchange of nuclear strikes. After that, there will be simply nothing to delay. Perhaps the belts are for those who survived.
                1. Lech from Android.
                  Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 06: 34
                  -8
                  Well ... let's put the question differently ... what is the readiness of the US military-industrial complex for a protracted conflict with Russia and China?
                  How many US military-industrial complex, under favorable conditions, will be able to supply tanks, armored personnel carriers, aircraft, trucks, warships, tankers, ammunition, uniforms, food and other things to the European theater of action, and how to quickly make up for the loss?
                  I'm not talking about the climatic conditions of Siberia, and the NSR, where the harsh climate requires a different approach to the supply of everything necessary, sharply increasing the cost of production.
                  1. Far B
                    Far B 3 February 2021 06: 41
                    +4
                    What is the readiness of the US military-industrial complex for a protracted conflict with Russia and China?
                    Why with Russia and China? And why not the US and NATO?
                    How many US military-industrial complex, under favorable conditions, will be able to supply tanks, armored personnel carriers, aircraft, trucks, warships, tankers, ammunition, uniforms, food and other things to the European theater of action, and how to quickly make up for the loss?
                    A counter question - what about us? Well, not counting China, of course.
                    1. Lech from Android.
                      Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 06: 53
                      -7
                      Why with Russia and China?
                      Have you not read the US military doctrine in relation to Russia and China, and the mass of resolutions of the US Congress?
                      A counter question - what about us? Well, not counting China, of course.

                      That's when real numbers appear on public display, you can discuss this issue ... for now, we are all guessing on the coffee grounds ... or maybe, and maybe, and probably ... the journalists ate the dog on this, throwing such articles all over internet.
                      What to guess ... then the war will start and we will find out on our own skin who is stronger than whom. Armenians also defeated Azerbajan in words, but it turned out to be the opposite ... defeated Armenia.
                      1. Far B
                        Far B 3 February 2021 07: 01
                        +6
                        Have you not read the US military doctrine in relation to Russia and China, and the mass of resolutions of the US Congress?
                        What does their doctrine have to do with it? Does it say that in a conflict with Russia, China will definitely fit in for us? Why then do you not admit that the countries of NATA will fit in for the USA? And this ... If you start making such global assumptions, you can go very far.
                        That's when real numbers appear on public display, you can discuss this issue ...
                        But now you can compare the production capacity and the number of manufactured equipment in peacetime... And this, we still need specialists for production facilities - do we have them?
                        The Armenians over there also verbally smashed Azerbajan, but it turned out the other way around ...
                        So do not smash the States in words. Push the authorities so that they prepare proper production facilities, prepare qualified personnel for their service, appoint adequate performers, finally - and ask these performers for non-performance, and not, shaking a finger, transfer them from one place to another.
                      2. Lech from Android.
                        Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 07: 03
                        -4
                        Does it say that in a conflict with Russia, China will definitely fit in for us?
                        Will be forced to fit in if the Americans deliver a nuclear strike against the Russian Far East and Siberia.
                        Where will the fallout of radioactive contamination go? What do you think?
                        Undoubtedly, all neighbors will get it ... and they will not be delighted with the actions of the United States.
                      3. Far B
                        Far B 3 February 2021 07: 13
                        +3
                        if the Americans deliver a nuclear strike on the Far East and Siberia of Russia
                        Then it won't be protracted war. And I already wrote about this to you above. Do you, in general, even try to delve into the words of your opponent? Or do you have a completely different task - to calm your patients so that they relax and enjoy themselves while they are in charge? More, by the way, it looks like the second, from which it follows that you are a sent Cossack.
                      4. Lech from Android.
                        Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 08: 49
                        -6
                        Do you, in general, even try to delve into the words of your opponent? Or do you have a completely different task - to calm your patients so that they relax and enjoy themselves while they are in charge?
                        And you have the opposite task ... to intimidate members of the forum with the power of the US military-industrial complex, lay doubts and fear ... you are an alarmist and an accomplice of the enemy.
                        From this it also follows that you are a sent Cossack ... CIA, MOSSAD, BND, ABW, SBU ... choose for yourself where you come from, you are our dear Cossack ... inject a foe, we will still bring you to clean water.
                      5. Far B
                        Far B 3 February 2021 09: 10
                        +6
                        intimidate members of the forum with the power of the US military-industrial complex, lay doubts and fear ... you are an alarmist and an accomplice of the enemy
                        Where did you manage to see bullying? Give an example. And then I ask you for the umpteenth time to point out to me where you find in my posts what you accuse me of. You haven't given a single example! Balobol ordinary. I express a real view of things, that our problems are above the roof. And you blur these problems with your bravura posts. What gives the impression that everything is fine with us, a wonderful marquise, and we do not need to correct anything. Placing doubts? Certainly. Only those who do not think at all do not doubt. "Question everything" - have you heard? Rene Descartes, if that. I'm laying fear? It is doubtful, although the brave is the one who managed to overcome his fear. The enemy, especially one like the United States, must be respected. And evaluate objectively. Otherwise, everything may end the way it did in the RJA 1904-05.
                        choose for yourself where you come from, you are our dear Cossack ...
                        So long ago, a place has been chosen. Almost half a century already. Primorye. Now - the north of Khabkrai. Never left the Far East. So yes, I am an agent of "CIA, MOSSAD, BND, ABW, SBU" put together. Oh, you forgot MI6 and some other crap, I don't remember which one. And you?
                      6. Lech from Android.
                        Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 09: 18
                        -5
                        Yes, you are right ... I forgot to indicate MI6, to walk like that, but still I follow your logic, if I have suspicions, then you are a resident of someone's intelligence, legalized in Primorye, even got official documents ... check you for undercover activities.
                        Since you switched to crap on my personality, I now have room for my crap about your personality ... believe me, I have enough words to compose a whole spy saga regarding your suspicious activities, unless, of course, according to the rules of the forum, you will affect my personality , I naturally will not touch your personality. hi
                      7. Far B
                        Far B 3 February 2021 09: 31
                        +3
                        legalized in Primorye
                        From the mother's womb laughing
                        believe me, I have enough words to compose an entire spy saga regarding your suspicious activities
                        And let's laughing I will read it with pleasure.
                        And, by the way, I didn’t get personal, but I asked you a question which, given that I have to repeat some arguments several times, I could not help but ask: “Do you, in general, even try to understand the words of your opponent?” Two assumptions logically followed from this question, which I gave. And, yes, it looks like you are not trying to delve into your opponent's words.
                      8. Lech from Android.
                        Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 09: 39
                        -2
                        Two assumptions logically followed from this question, which I gave.
                        How many assumptions do you have ... as many as two ... and the mother has already been legalized ... interestingly, the CIA is teaching agents ... to sneak from the Russian department in Washington through all the FSB filters and without any questions be born in the mother's womb in Primorye ... there are more and more questions ... we need to dig deeper ... maybe we will get to the bottom of the CIA director. smile
                      9. Far B
                        Far B 3 February 2021 09: 42
                        +4
                        How many assumptions do you have ... as many as two ... and the mother has already been legalized ... interestingly, the CIA is teaching agents ... to sneak from the Russian department in Washington through all the FSB filters and without any questions be born in the mother's womb in Primorye ... there are more and more questions ... we need to dig deeper ... maybe we will get to the bottom of the CIA director. smile
                        Few! Straighten up, you promised me to cut the whole saga down. Will you do it by Friday? Well, so that I can enjoy the evening with cognac? laughing
                      10. Lech from Android.
                        Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 09: 55
                        0
                        Alas ... it's time to go to work (the trumpet calls) ... I won't be back soon ... so my friend, be patient. smile
                        It's nice to communicate with a decent and polite opponent ... otherwise, they usually start being rude in response. hi drinks
              2. Alexey RA
                Alexey RA 3 February 2021 16: 53
                +3
                Quote: Dalny V
                So long ago, a place has been chosen. Almost half a century already. Primorye. Now - the north of Khabkrai. Never left the Far East. So yes, I am an agent of "CIA, MOSSAD, BND, ABW, SBU" put together.

                But what about the intelligence services of Japan, both Chinas and both Koreas? wink

                For some reason, I remembered the old post of Wolfashnze about how in the Far East, somewhere in 1942, our border guards slapped an agent who had been recruited by the sides several dozen times when crossing the border - for it was no longer clear who he was currently working for. smile
              3. Far B
                Far B 4 February 2021 00: 48
                +2
                when crossing the border of an agent who had been recruited by the parties several dozen times - because it was no longer clear who he was currently working for
                Two meet:
                - Hi, you heard that Petrovich died?
                - No, how?
                - I came home drunk.
                - Heart stood up?
                - No, he decided to smoke at home and the apartment caught fire.
                - Burned out?
                - No, he called the firemen and jumped out the window.
                - Crashed?
                - No ... there the firemen spread an awning and back out the window.
                - So did it burn out?
                - No ... he flew past the window and caught on the window sill and back.
                - So you still crashed?
                - No, in the same place his awning was thrown on the road.
                - So it was shot down ...
                - No, there is no KAMAZ trampolines drove him back out the window, thrown back.
                - So all the same it burned out ??? !!!
                - No, they shot him. Zadolbal fly back and forth ...
                laughing
              4. Kushka
                Kushka 5 February 2021 23: 56
                0
                In the states, someone prints information about
                the most curious deaths. So
                behold, parents and a young man quarreled in the house
                jumped out the window on the floor above. Expertise
                found that he did not die from hitting the ground.
                When he flew past the window of his parents' room,
                father shot his mother and the bullet hit the flying
                past his son and it was this shot that was considered fatal.
  • mark2
    mark2 3 February 2021 07: 13
    -7
    How many US military-industrial complex under favorable conditions will be able to supply tanks

    This is a joke? With China and Russia? Then the question should be: how many bows and arrows can the us industry supply?
  • Petrik66
    Petrik66 3 February 2021 12: 43
    -3
    why do you think that hostilities will be conducted in Siberia and the Northern Sea Route, and not in Dellavere or Connecticut?
  • YOUR
    YOUR 3 February 2021 06: 08
    +10
    War never goes according to plan.
    But the article raised a completely different topic. I would call it a hat-hating. Contrived examples are given. For example:
    If the United States deployed all 15 of its armored brigades in the war, this would mean that the army would lose 13 tanks or 390 vehicles a month every day. At the same time, the production of tanks is estimated at only 29 vehicles per month.

    But they forgot how during WWII the unprepared American industry, which produced one and a half tanks a month, began to churn out dozens a day and produce almost one ship every day. They now produce one F-35 every day. Good or bad, it produces, the industry works. And our plans are 22 Su-57s in 4 years, i.e. 5.5 aircraft per year.

    I am not praising the Americans, they are by definition our enemies, but the most unforgivable foolishness is to underestimate the enemy. What the author of the article is trying to do
    1. Far B
      Far B 3 February 2021 06: 10
      +4
      They now produce one F-35 every day. Good or bad, it produces, the industry works. And our plans are 22 Su-57s in 4 years, i.e. 5.5 aircraft per year.

      I am not praising the Americans, they are by definition our enemies, but the most unforgivable foolishness is to underestimate the enemy. What the author of the article is trying to do
      Exactly hi
    2. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 06: 40
      -5
      But they forgot how during WWII the unprepared American industry, which produced one and a half tanks a month, began to churn out dozens a day and produce almost one ship every day.

      Don't forget ... you forgot to say in what conditions American industry worked.
      After all, the plants and factories of the United States were not subjected to bombing and artillery fire, its territory was not captured by the enemy and there was no such large-scale transfer of factories across its territory. The United States did not know all the hardships of the war ... therefore, talking about how much and what was stamped in the United States is somewhat incorrect.
      1. YOUR
        YOUR 3 February 2021 07: 40
        +3
        If there is a global war, then there is no need to talk about any work. Let's dump nuclear gifts on each other and stop this civilization.
        If we talk about local conflicts, small wars, then how they worked and will work.
    3. EvilLion
      EvilLion 3 February 2021 08: 41
      +1
      The Su-57 are the first to be produced in parallel with the Su-35.
      Before WWII in the United States there was a mass of skilled labor, moreover, unemployed, now it is not.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 3 February 2021 19: 04
        +1
        Quote: EvilLion
        Before WWII in the United States there was a mass of skilled labor, moreover, unemployed, now it is not.

        If only ...
        In "Gangut" there were recollections of our representative in the USA, in which he described the construction and equipment of the new Kaiser's shipyards in 1941. The bulk of the recruited workers had no qualifications, and they had to be trained after they were hired - at the numerous free courses in various specialties.
        True, the workers studied very actively, knowing full well that the wartime shipbuilding boom would not last forever, and after it there would be recession and layoffs. And the higher the qualifications, the higher the chance of staying at work.
  • carstorm 11
    carstorm 11 3 February 2021 06: 29
    -2
    Sure, not a problem. Let's compare. How many tanks were made in the states last year? How many planes and helicopters? And let's compare these figures with ours. The ability of the military-industrial complex to switch to a military track is quite clear parameters. ... In what period of time will our military-industrial complex be able to completely switch over? Before you assert something, you at least know it. Let me remind you that exercises are conducted on this topic and the capabilities are tested annually. Their military-industrial complex is very strong but very clumsy. Manufacturing is scattered all over the world. Strategically, this is a nightmare.
    1. Far B
      Far B 3 February 2021 06: 35
      +7
      Sure, not a problem. Let's compare. How many tanks were made in the states last year? How many planes and helicopters? And compare these numbers with ours
      So let's compare. And at the same time, let us compare the ability of industry to meet the demands of the military-industrial complex with its own products.
      In what period of time will our military-industrial complex be able to completely switch over?
      How and for what? From a military-industrial track to a military-industrial track? They pushed back hard.
      Let me remind you that exercises are conducted on this topic and capabilities are tested annually
      And examples with numbers will be?
      Their military-industrial complex is very strong but very clumsy
      And ours? Extremely resourceful? Well, some personalities - yes, I will not argue.
      1. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 06: 56
        -2
        Well, some personalities - yes, I will not argue.
        smile
        Our proud Varyag does not surrender to the enemy.
      2. carstorm 11
        carstorm 11 3 February 2021 07: 38
        -5
        from a peaceful regime to a wartime regime, what the article itself and the whole conversation are about. our military-industrial complex is more agile simply for the reason that most of everything is produced and mined on the territory of the country. for this reason alone, he will make this transition much faster. As for the numbers, everything is in my opinion in 17, after the West exercises. look for laziness. enterprises have been systematically preparing, regardless of the form of ownership, for such a scenario for a long time.
        1. Far B
          Far B 3 February 2021 08: 06
          +5
          from a peaceful regime to a wartime regime
          The entire industry will switch from the peacetime regime to the military regime, and not a single military-industrial complex. And here - an ambush: we have no specialists!
          our military-industrial complex is more agile simply for the reason that most of everything is produced and mined in the country
          Most of it is by weight? Or by volume? And without the electronic filling, which we have - the cat cried - will it go, fly, shoot? The "clumsy" mericos always have loyal Canada and Mexico nearby, relatively close to other Latin America, and we simply cannot prevent them from getting the necessary resources from there. Do you call this a "strategic nightmare"?
          As for the numbers, everything is in my opinion in 17, after the West exercises. look for laziness
          And you can somehow discard laziness if you decide on such statements? Otherwise, this is what I get: "West-2017" - a joint strategic exercise (SSU) Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus... The exercises were conducted in two stages: completing the training of troops "to isolate the areas of operations of illegal armed formations and sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the enemy" and strengthening the air force and air defense forces to cover important state and military facilities; "Working off the issues of command and control in repelling aggression against the Union State." That is, the issues of the military-industrial complex were never touched upon at these exercises. So you really uncover, pzhalsta.
          enterprises have been systematically preparing, regardless of the form of ownership, for such a scenario for a long time
          Within the framework of civil defense? I agree, I participate myself. Only this does not apply very much to the transfer of production facilities on a war footing and the training of production specialists. This just applies to individual responsible civilians, so that they know where they should be and what functions to perform when a military polar fox appears.
          1. carstorm 11
            carstorm 11 3 February 2021 08: 21
            -6
            And where is all the stuffing for the states produced?) I said AFTER the exercise.
            1. Far B
              Far B 3 February 2021 08: 37
              +6
              And where is all the filling for the states produced?)
              If you hint at SEA, then in milk. There are a lot of their manufacturers in the United States, it will be easy for them to organize additional capacities, especially if there is a sufficient number of specialists. We have neither the one nor the other.
              I said AFTER the teachings
              And I asked for numbers.
              1. your1970
                your1970 3 February 2021 09: 39
                -5
                Quote: Dalny V
                There are a lot of their manufacturers in the United States, it will be easy for them to organize additional capacities, especially if there is a sufficient number of specialists.

                How many tank factories are there in the US? ten? five? 10? ...
                The same problem that we have is the lack of machines, resources and specialists ...
                In the USSR, the tractor and carriage factories first of all made tanks, and only then tractors and carriages, at the same time so to speak ..
                Reich - having a luxurious industry, was able to go on a war footing only in the middle of WWII.
                In the USA everything will be the same
              2. carstorm 11
                carstorm 11 3 February 2021 11: 32
                -7
                Okay. This argument is meaningless. The blind will not understand the deaf. As for the numbers, I told you, look for yourself. I'm too lazy and there is no time for this.
      3. NDR-791
        NDR-791 3 February 2021 08: 03
        +5
        In what period of time will our military-industrial complex be able to completely switch over?
        How and for what? From a military-industrial track to a military-industrial track?

        I think the question is correct, but it has not been solved and therefore you do not understand it.
        I will make a reservation right away - these are my conclusions made from the experience of working at an aircraft engine-building enterprise directly in the shops.
        Rather, it is a question of mobilizing to ensure round the clock the work of the enterprise in the interests of the troops. This means 1. People. 2. Means of production.
        Let's start with the first one - it is possible to mobilize yesterday's and previous graduates of college graduates, but in modern production, there is nothing to do without experience except to learn again. Modern technologies very often do not allow themselves to be simplified to a state where yesterday's schoolchild can perform the operation. Most of these graduates have never worked in their specialty after training. And (to be honest) they teach in colleges on the wrong equipment that is to be seen at the plant. And this time!
        Second, the machine tool park, let's say, "by default" will be drawn to the modern work schedule, that is, in one shift. The rest (even if it is in stock and is considered preserved) is actually either rusty junk or uncompleted to the state of overhaul. And this is the same time
        Well, in the end, I'm all about "simple hardware". There is a special and separate conversation about electronics, but also about terms and time.
        1. Far B
          Far B 3 February 2021 08: 28
          +5
          Let's start with the first one - it is possible to mobilize yesterday's and previous college graduates, but in modern production, there is nothing to do without experience except to learn from a new one.
          Here! And then some have already issued: "So what, that Armat is not enough? The process is mastered, so if Cho - we will start riveting them like pies!" Who, sorry, will begin to rivet them? This is not to drive a nail into a wall, it requires high qualifications.
          Second, the machine tool park, let's say, "by default" will be drawn to the modern work schedule, that is, in one shift. The rest (even if it is in stock and is considered preserved) is actually either rusty junk or uncompleted to the state of overhaul
          And once more - here! Expand sufficient production capacity - how long will it take? How to make up for missing components if our machine tool industry is in deep Janus?
          Well, and besides all other electronics, our industry is simply not geared up for a quick transfer to mobilization rails, and therefore will foal, as in WWI, when the shell hunger was defeated shortly before the revolution.
          1. NDR-791
            NDR-791 3 February 2021 08: 39
            +6
            our industry is simply not geared towards a quick transition to mobilization rails
            And I have not yet touched on the state of civil defense in cities where there is such an industry. The presence, condition, equipment and supply of objects after the 90s are still in such a state that there will be no one to mobilize. Yes, formally, sometimes "exercises" are held - sirens are buzzing around the city. However, nobody knows what to do. Except for rare departmental structures
    2. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 06: 42
      -3
      Manufacturing is scattered all over the world. Strategically, this is a nightmare.

      Exactly ... any disruption in logistics would be a real nightmare in such a system.
      1. YOUR
        YOUR 3 February 2021 07: 42
        +1
        Words, words, words .... give an example.
        1. Lech from Android.
          Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 08: 57
          -4
          Words, words, words .... give an example.
          Yes, please ... Turkey is now experiencing difficulties with the production of Bayraktar ... after the war in Karabakh, at the request of the Armenians, supplies of some components for Bayraktar were cut off ..
          1. YOUR
            YOUR 3 February 2021 10: 48
            0
            Again words. Not confirmed by anything
        2. your1970
          your1970 3 February 2021 10: 17
          -4
          Quote: Lech from Android.
          any disruption to logistics would be a real nightmare in such a system.

          Quote: YOUR
          Words words words .... give an example.

          Withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan ... When this required intermediate landings in Ulyanovsk ... That very famous "NATO military base in Ulyanovsk !!!", oh yes !!!
          Ours broke so much lol lol for service of landings - that the USA turned out cheaper to quit in Afghanistan, part of the property ...
          This is failure in logistics... And even without air defense and enemy fighters
          The fact that their tanks are suffering with dimensions when crossing bridges in Eastern Europe, I will not remember ...
          Without bombing, without sinking ships carrying components from the EU, without destroying tankers ...
          By the way, if you crash the North Sea platforms (and the Romanians at the same time), the EU will be left without oil ... And this is not a difficult task - you don't put an AUG to every drilling rig ...
          According to the results, the EU will be a dog under the feet of elephants - dividing the territory ..
          Neither the United States nor we - we will not stand on ceremony and look as if the EU's paw is not squeezed in a fight ...
          1. YOUR
            YOUR 3 February 2021 10: 49
            +2
            Your example is the reduction in the cost of the transfer of troops. Which does not affect production in any way
            1. your1970
              your1970 3 February 2021 11: 59
              -4
              Quote: YOUR
              Your example is the reduction in the cost of the transfer of troops. Which does not affect production in any way

              Cheaper ???? That is, if within the framework of such a war - to burn all the oil fields of the Saudis - it will not affect in any way?
              Or blowing up the Suez / Panama Canals? Will it also affect production?
              Or do you expect that Convention war between the USA and the Russian Federation - will it be the level of the war in Donbass? "Today was an offensive - an attack by an infantry squad with the support of one tank" ??? !!!!
              I will say more - for termination such a war would be quite enough to be bombed by conventional FABs in Tokyo (or
              London) Exchange ... repeat repeat ... ... And the auction will collapse ... Together with the states ..

              After that, the US oligarchy will bite off the bells for Biden and bring them in the teeth of our ambassador with the slogan "Don't touch the current stock exchange !!!!"
              1. YOUR
                YOUR 3 February 2021 14: 52
                +3
                What are you talking about?
                1. your1970
                  your1970 3 February 2021 15: 52
                  -5
                  Quote: YOUR
                  What are you talking about?

                  About conventional war, logistics and industrial production problems in the United States (and, by the way, we have too) ...
                  I gave you examples creating problems with logistics (and not only) for the production of the USA ....
                  Or do you think that in the event of a conventional war, NATO will seize, for example, Kaliningrad, and the war will end there ??? Quite quite?? Well, well ... Or do you think that we will be extremely delicate in this situation?
                  1. your1970
                    your1970 5 February 2021 21: 12
                    -2
                    citizens minusers, what do you think to wage a war?NOT nuclear?
  • yehat2
    yehat2 3 February 2021 16: 27
    +1
    will we compare?

    judging by your post, you have no qualifications for a sane comparison result.
    it makes no sense to even start.
  • Nitarius
    Nitarius 3 February 2021 05: 38
    +6
    Well, in that case)) the release of T_34 tanks)))) can be called-relevant))) when to release a high-tech tank, aircraft, etc., there is simply no time, and what will happen to other countries .. also a big question)))) here and the experience of the USSR will become relevant! )) good old rifle))) will be relevant at any time))
  • svp67
    svp67 3 February 2021 05: 45
    +5
    The US military budget is about 10 times the Russian
    The budgets are different, the problems are similar ...
  • parusnik
    parusnik 3 February 2021 06: 08
    +7
    And no military industrial complex is ready for war .. Everyone depends on each other ..
  • bistrov.
    bistrov. 3 February 2021 06: 10
    +5
    I think that the conflict between the United States and Russia, for example, can only be an accidental local one; they are not suicides, are they really?
    And all American show-offs are intended for "opponents" who are at a lower level ... Even North Korea, not so long ago, gave the United States a "snap on the forehead" and the United States silently rubbed itself off ...
    1. Terran ghost
      Terran ghost 3 February 2021 09: 57
      +2
      North Korea, not so long ago, gave the United States a "snap on the forehead" and the United States silently wiped off ...

      North. Korea is a 100 percent "satellite" country of China (at least after the introduction of UN Security Council sanctions for the North Korean nuclear program starting in 2006, this is exactly the case (by the way, if China had the opportunity to block these opportunities ... but did not) And it was not by chance, if anything.) What exactly were the authorities of the United States of America supposed to do - in response to the posing trick of the (next) government of North Korea to start military operations?
      This is the first thing. Second, in fact, the ruling totalitarian-despotic regime is not that much of a hindrance to the current US authorities. It's like a dog that, of course, barks loudly and defiantly, but either hesitates to bite because of fear of the consequences or does not have the opportunity.
  • A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 3 February 2021 06: 46
    +7
    Regardless of the main idea of ​​the story, I would like to draw the attention of readers to a number of inaccuracies.
    The US military budget is about 10 times the Russian

    In fact, it exceeds the Russian one by 16 times.
    https://rg.ru/2019/12/24/shojgu-voennyj-biudzhet-ssha-na-2020-god-v-16-raz-bolshe-rossijskogo.html

    Only the increase in the US military budget from 2017 to 2019 exceeded the total annual budget of the Russian Ministry of Defense by more than twice.

    ... in the 1974 Yom Kippur War, the Israeli army irrevocably lost a total of about 400 tanks out of 1 in stock. This accounted for approximately 700 percent of casualties per day for 1,1 days in a fading military conflict. The losses of the Arab armies were significantly higher.

    The Yom Kippur War began on October 6 1973 years and ended after 18 days, not 20. Irrecoverable losses of tanks amounted to 800 units. Accordingly, it will be 2,6% per day. I don't quite understand what this means and what these numbers say.

    If the United States deployed all 15 of its armored brigades in the war, this would mean that the army would lose 13 tanks or 390 vehicles a month every day. At the same time, the production of tanks is estimated at only 29 vehicles per month.

    Thus, after 10 months of high-intensity conflict with an equal enemy, the armored forces of the US Army could be reduced to 158 tanks, which roughly corresponds to two tank brigades.

    The seriousness of such calculations resembles a puzzle: "Once, two boys found 10 kopecks on the street. How many kopecks will 6 boys find?"

    It seems to me not entirely correct to compare losses in future conflicts with combat losses 37 years old (War of the Day of the Day) and 77 years old (Battle of Kursk).
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 3 February 2021 07: 07
      -8
      The US military budget has some peculiarities in the distribution of funds. Most of it goes not for the production of weapons, but for completely different purposes. hi
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 3 February 2021 07: 46
        +7
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        The US military budget has some peculiarities in the distribution of funds. Most of it goes not for the production of weapons, but for completely different purposes. hi

        I would not like to upset you, but any budget has its own characteristics. And the defense budgets of the United States and the Russian Federation are no exception.
        Russia, just like the United States, pays salaries to employees, maintains existing equipment, develops and produces new ones, etc. Moreover, both there and there, most of it goes not for the production of weapons, but for completely different purposes.
        Worse, military spending is the worst investment of public funds. And in Russia they have already reached 30% of the state budget.
    2. nikvic46
      nikvic46 3 February 2021 07: 44
      -1
      Privalov. You can't argue with you. But a lot depends on surprise. We also lost a lot of tanks in 1967.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 3 February 2021 07: 53
        +3
        Quote: nikvic46
        Privalov. You can't argue with you. But a lot depends on surprise. We also lost a lot of tanks in 1967.

        Since then, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge. The world has changed, and with it the doctrines of war, their strategy and tactics. Today there will be no surprise, as well as tank fists and outreach. Tanks are radically changing their old purpose.
  • rocket757
    rocket757 3 February 2021 07: 47
    +1
    The US military-industrial complex is not ready for a big war

    Is it good or bad?
    Apparently, for whom how.
  • nikvic46
    nikvic46 3 February 2021 07: 50
    0
    America firmly sat on a gun needle. But bureaucracy plays a significant role here. The Pentagon even receives income from the delivery of paper waste. What was, what will be better for a gypsy. Many factors play a role here.
  • Ruby
    Ruby 3 February 2021 09: 28
    +5
    Quote: Lech from Android.
    Well ... let's put the question differently ... what is the readiness of the US military-industrial complex for a protracted conflict with Russia and China?
    How many US military-industrial complex, under favorable conditions, will be able to supply tanks, armored personnel carriers, aircraft, trucks, warships, tankers, ammunition, uniforms, food and other things to the European theater of action, and how to quickly make up for the loss?
    I'm not talking about the climatic conditions of Siberia, and the NSR, where the harsh climate requires a different approach to the supply of everything necessary, sharply increasing the cost of production.

    And whoever thought about the likelihood of a protracted conflict of equal rivals in modern realities? Any conflict between the United States and Russia or China (and no one else) will instantly escalate into a nuclear war. And it makes no sense to say anything about the capabilities of the military-industrial complex. It's not like America, and even Japan, apart from nuclear weapons, there is nothing to oppose to us.
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 3 February 2021 14: 07
      0
      Well, why is Japan kakraz tactical missiles without yao quite capable of repelling yours from our shore (they have a crowded population and have nowhere to bounce at all).
    2. Ryusey
      Ryusey 3 February 2021 15: 18
      +2
      I thought, and as I understand you from the society of glaziers, the navel will not untie the glass?))
  • mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 3 February 2021 09: 29
    +7
    It is not entirely clear from the article: the state of the US military-industrial complex is bad compared to what? Whose MIC? It seems that if a big war starts, God forbid with our participation, then we will have to in an emergency mode (if the current government can do it in principle) to transfer everything to a war footing. Under these conditions, after a year of war, God forbid, to begin riveting tanks at the T-55 / T-72 level without active armor and in a cut-down configuration, I generally keep quiet about ships. As for the Air Force, no comment, because, most likely due to manufacturability, the Air Force will have to be transferred to aircraft with non-jet engines. On the shooter - it will last for a long time from the warehouses.
  • Luty
    Luty 3 February 2021 10: 55
    0
    Before World War II, there was no tank industry with massive tanks. And as a result, in BTT, the first place in the results.
  • iouris
    iouris 3 February 2021 12: 39
    0
    Quote: "... The last state military budget that Trump ..."
    It was not immediately possible to understand the meaning, because not the "states", but the States.
    Now to the point. The "big war" is already underway.
  • evgen1221
    evgen1221 3 February 2021 14: 05
    +4
    Excuse me? This is their military command not ready? And about the Russian Federation, apparently somewhere in the report it is written most likely that our military command is ready and has long surpassed ameriga in the production of weapons. Well, yes, everything is as usual, give money, otherwise it's inconvenient in front of the Forbes guys.)))
  • Ryusey
    Ryusey 3 February 2021 15: 16
    +4
    Judging by your article, all other countries, including Russia, have successfully solved this problem). Although with the T 72 it is possible to the point, but otherwise, apart from firearms, you will have to fight with what they managed to build up and here the United States is in a much better position.
  • CastroRuiz
    CastroRuiz 3 February 2021 16: 42
    +2
    A VPK RU gotov?
  • Alexfly
    Alexfly 3 February 2021 16: 43
    +3
    If the US military-industrial complex is not ready for war, then what can we say about Russia ...
  • Evgeny Seleznev
    Evgeny Seleznev 3 February 2021 18: 13
    +5
    Very interesting article. Can you read a similar report on Russia somewhere? Our military-industrial complex is still alive or partially. Or have we already prepared our hats for a couple of wars, as usual?
  • Maks1995
    Maks1995 3 February 2021 19: 56
    +2
    Made up bloated topic, made up bloated answers.
    No country in the world is ready enough for a big war.

    And the sub-questions: Who are you ready with? and How quickly will you prepare for the required war? - somehow not considered ...

    In Films, Americans are at war, for example, with aliens ...
  • dementor873
    dementor873 3 February 2021 20: 59
    +1
    For America, war has always been primarily a business, even a civil war on its territory. And as long as the debit does not significantly exceed the credit, putting the amount of profit above losses, they will not get into a mess. Even now, they are not particularly eager to go to Libya, and in Syria they are not particularly butting, acting through a proxy, and these are essentially banana republics without external support.
  • Svetlana
    Svetlana 3 February 2021 21: 12
    +1
    When the United States drove Turkey out of production

    The Americans stayed for a while near the Crimea in the Russian Sea (https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/288894/). They can secretly set a bookmark for 50Mt from these visiting destroyers in the center of the Black Sea. And the area there is seismically active. If such an undetected bookmark explodes unexpectedly in the center of the Black Sea, the early warning missile system will not work, and there will be no missile response. But there will be hydrogen sulfide released from the depths of the Black Sea into the atmosphere. The governments of the Black Sea countries will take a long time to sort out among themselves - who did it and what was it, maybe the volcano woke up underwater? Meanwhile, the population on the Black Sea coasts will already perish - the tsunami will wash away.
  • NF68
    NF68 4 February 2021 17: 38
    0
    The United States does not need a big war. They need to constantly stir up the water and fish in it.
  • Ingenegr
    Ingenegr 5 February 2021 18: 18
    0
    Quote: Dalny V
    Naturally, the American military budget is inflated, huge money is spent on social services, on the maintenance of numerous bases and other garbage,

    By the way, this very well characterizes the attitude of the state towards its soldiers. 40% of the huge military budget for social expenditures is the motivation of the day and confidence in the future for a serviceman.
  • kovpak
    kovpak 5 February 2021 18: 29
    -1
    The US military-industrial complex is not ready for a big war

    Who would have doubted .. But they are ready to play off someone and then skim the cream like in World War II ... But the Russians do not want to fight for their rat interests and already perfectly understand where the "main hornet's nest" of world evil is .. Here they are already whining 75 years about the "Russian threat" .. They are afraid of retribution.
  • GKA72
    GKA72 5 February 2021 23: 49
    +1
    To be honest from the whole article, the most interested in

    up to 40 percent of America's entire military budget goes to non-production costs - to wages

    and we have?
  • Imperial Technocrat
    Imperial Technocrat 7 February 2021 12: 28
    -2
    The US armed forces are decreasing, already weaker than the Russian ones, and even China will soon catch up with them. As for budgets, the level of prices for goods and services in the United States in the economy as a whole is about 4.5-5 times higher than in Russia, and in the military sphere - 6-7 times. Those. Russia's budget of $ 60 billion is approximately the same as the $ 110 billion of the US budget. Further down the structure. Russia spends 49% of the military budget on the purchase and modernization of equipment, while the United States spends only 8% (even their 404th colony spends more - 11%). Those. in terms of price equivalents, Russia spends about $ 29,5 billion on armaments, while the United States spends only $ 8,8 billion. It is not for nothing that the United States lags far behind Russia in the latest developments, since they have to spend the lion's share to support the deployment of 800 bases around the world. Time is working against the United States, and having lost first place to Russia in terms of military power, America risks losing and even second place if the trends continue. In a few years, China will displace America from the second line
  • Radikal
    Radikal 9 February 2021 12: 41
    +8
    The US military-industrial complex is not ready for a big war
    Well, well, the legend is fresh .... And whose military-industrial complex is "ready" in this case?
  • Radikal
    Radikal 9 February 2021 13: 01
    +7
    Quote: Lech from Android.
    Are we really going to compare with our military-industrial complex?
    What for?
    War often does not go according to the plans of the belligerents.
    Disrupt the supply of American bases and immediately the war will take a different turn, destroy coastal logistics and the United States will be locked overseas. Kick the US allies one by one and the ability to wage war will plummet.
    It is curious - who, by what forces and means (without the use of nuclear weapons) is capable of performing this titanic action? lol
    Is that China .... winked
  • Grandfather Eugene
    Grandfather Eugene 10 February 2021 01: 26
    0
    "The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), based in Washington, has released a study on the capabilities of the US military-industrial complex" Raise your hands who believed that the center under Washington speaks only the truth with such loud speeches and nothing but the truth? Yeah, with a hand on the constitution ... RF ...
  • uncle Vlad
    uncle Vlad 16 February 2021 18: 50
    0
    Bastards 2.6 percent a day from the battalion. (15-25 people) -drank all sorts of crap, fell under the tanks drunk, hung themselves, crossbows, gonorrhea, self-detonation. The fantasy is over.