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American analyst suggests rethinking options for fighting Russia and China

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The US military seems to have begun to suspect something. In recent years, the great and invincible US army for some reason periodically gets in the face from the barbaric, poorly equipped and completely unmotivated armies of Russia and China.


Then some junk-class destroyer will drive away an American cruiser in the South China Sea from Chinese fishermen. Somewhere in Syria, a rattling Russian armored car will push off the road and disable the world's best American armored personnel carrier.

It's a shame to write about the miracles that happen to American technology during the flight of some ancient Russian plane. Wonderful American technology behaves more and more amazingly during such flights. Ships begin not to walk the seas, but to sail. An irresistible craving for independent flights awakens in planes. Like birds in spring or autumn. And they fly somewhere, completely oblivious to the pilots.

The American army is still fighting in WWII


I follow closely enough the publications in the American press related to the issues of military organizational development and the development of the American armed forces. A purely professional interest and a way to compare the understanding of the concept of modern wars in the headquarters of potential adversaries.

This time, I came across an article by an American military scientist, a retired submarine, a senior research fellow at the Hudson Institute, where he leads the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology and leads research for DARPA, OSD, the Navy and the defense industry, exploring ways to apply new technologies to solving military problems and conducting operations, Brian Clark.

Clarke, as a truly serious analyst, proceeds from a completely correct understanding of modern trends in the development of the army. In this he is not original. Exactly the same conclusions have long been drawn in the Chinese and Russian Armed Forces. Modern warfare will be very different from World War II in terms of the nature of the fighting. Armament and military equipment have reached such heights that it is no longer possible to talk about a long war to deplete resources.

"Organizational inertia and the desire to compete for dollars are forcing the US military to plan scenarios that favor their largest existing programs, even as America's adversaries shift to a completely different type of war."

A quite natural question arises, what does Clark mean when he speaks of a new type of war?

For the Russian reader, as well as for the Chinese, this is a rather urgent question. Simply because the armies of Russia and China did not conduct any serious military clashes that can be called successful operations of their own armed forces.

The answer is in the following quote:

"The recent successes of China and Russia in the gray zones in the East and South China Seas or in the Crimea could become the norm, and the US military could lose the battle by inches against patient competitors who are willing to play the long game."

Why did the victories of our armies become possible?

What is the strength of the Russians and the Chinese?

According to Clark, the US military is focused on solving global problems, including ensuring the defense of its own coast. While the opposing armies are developing combat plans aimed at destroying the most vulnerable systems of American forces.

What are the most vulnerable systems in the US Army today?

Alas, nothing new has appeared for many decades. I often remember one episode from the cult movie "Seventeen Moments of Spring". Dialogue between Stirlitz and the General of the Wehrmacht. Just the part that concerns the American army:

“You can expect anything from the Reds.

However, from the Americans too ... I've been at war with them for a year now.

These fools will be destroyed by their own technology, they think that the war can be won by bombing alone.

They will build up their technical power and drown in it.

She will decompose them like rust. They will decide that they can do anything. "

Clarke gives a more modern version that sounds about the same in meaning. New weapons, new technology, new possibilities, but the essence is old.

"Concepts such as the war to destroy the People's Liberation Army of China or the next generation of Russian military forces direct forces to electronically or physically suppress enemy information and communications sources, while simultaneously injecting false information that destroys the defenders' orientation and understanding."

Simply put, Brian Clarke explicitly urges the American military not to rely on technology, but to focus on more traditional ways of waging war. The enemy, that is, we and the Chinese, already possesses such systems for suppressing information channels, which make it possible to completely block the entire command and control scheme of troops in a special period almost instantly.

I recalled the results of face-to-face competitions between intelligence officers of the Russian and American armies, which were reported by the media. One of the results of these competitions was that suddenly it became clear: American soldiers know the equipment perfectly well, but they cannot fix it, they are fluent in all types of small arms, but they throw it away at the slightest malfunction weapon.

But most importantly, without modern electronic navigation systems on the ground, they become ordinary citizens in a dense forest. Such a terribly complex device as a compass is simply inaccessible to an American because of its “complexity”. They just don't study them. Why, if there are satellite guidance systems?

The Pentagon must change operational scenarios


Brian Clarke perfectly substantiated his vision of a future war. And urged the Pentagon to do the same. By the way, exactly the same discussions, precisely on this issue, are conducted periodically in our country. Including on the pages of VO. More on this below.

“Recognizing the Department of Defense's focus on high-intensity warfare, its potential adversaries are methodically developing strategies and systems that bypass and exploit the vulnerabilities of the US military, avoiding situations for which US forces are preparing.

The Department of Defense could fall into the trap of continuing to use a narrow set of high-intensity conflicts as its primary threats. ”

It was not in vain that I mentioned the discussions in the Russian military and paramilitary communities. How many copies were broken when discussing the use of nuclear weapons? When is it okay and when is it not allowed? How many conversations, literally up to this point, have been about the use of depleted uranium (uranium 238) munitions by the US army in Iraq in 1991 and in Yugoslavia (31 ammunition for 122 targets)?

The leading armies of the world today have ammunition capable of destroying almost any object to the ground. Sweep him off the face of the earth. But armies cannot use it in local conflicts simply because it can provoke a response from other "owners" of such weapons. And this is a direct path to the destruction of the Earth as a planet.

That is why, in Syria, we and the Americans so easily managed to agree on the delimitation of areas of responsibility. Moreover, the Russian and American military have direct communication channels in case of emergency. The Russian Federation and the United States practically do not touch each other, providing this opportunity to their allies from among the local population.

Today, the Pentagon continues to pursue approximately the same policy in military planning that was basic during the Cold War. To neutralize the powerful Russian army, an autonomous ground group in the form of a NATO bloc was created (even to fight the USSR). To resolve issues in other regions of the world, there are autonomous mobile grouping fleets. The power of these groups is based on the use of the most high-tech weapons.

The Americans completely ruled out the conduct of war on their own territory. Precisely because of the existence of the most powerful in the world fleet, aviation and modern missile weapons. Today, if you look closely at the US defense system, America is completely unprepared to oppose the enemy's ground army. We can even talk about the absence of any defense system acceptable for such a powerful state.

The beautiful scheme of owning the world, as it turned out, no longer works against serious armies. This is a system designed for countries that conditionally have an army. Even against Iran (although the Iranian army is not considered powerful enough), the Americans were afraid to act. The same история happened to North Korea as well. At the same time, the maintenance of autonomous groups requires huge costs. The kind that even the United States cannot afford.

In principle, Brian Clark's article was written precisely so that the Americans would understand that the cost of the army and navy is not the main thing in ensuring the security of the state. Moreover, the material is clearly anti-Biden in nature, since it denies the possibility of global control over the world without the forceful elimination of the armies of the two states opposing the United States.

Brief conclusions


We are accustomed to the fact that in the materials about our country, about our army there are pearls that, apart from a smile, do not cause anything in readers. Brian Clark's article is not one of those. This is a serious analysis of the situation in the US Army. These are proposals to change the very essence of this army. And that's why it's worth paying attention to it.

I have already written that the likelihood of the start of a military conflict today is extremely high. Relations between the countries are practically at zero. The existence of many states and peoples, especially in Europe, is under threat. We need to look for some way out of the crisis.

At the same time, it is necessary to understand the possible ways of modernization or some change in the army of a potential enemy. Know already in order to be ready to resist these changes.

Of course, what Clarke suggests to do quickly is impossible. Too clumsy and expensive structures were created by the Americans. It seems to me that it will take decades to implement the plan to modernize at least part of the American military structure.

But such modernization will definitely be carried out.
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 19 February 2021 11: 12
    +9
    American soldiers know the equipment very well, but they cannot fix it, they are fluent in all types of small arms, but at the slightest malfunction they throw away their weapons.
    Not a fan of ACASHAI, but these stories are laughable too.
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 19 February 2021 11: 37
      +7
      Real-life interview of Delta One:
      - Well, what are you going to do if this equipment (it was about the GPE and the small drone) is not available?
      - And why should I land without them?
      Yes, and there were not stories, but quite a video. when the Americans in Syria on the Humvee could not change the wheel. This is the finish line.
      PiSi: and the article is interesting, and really dangerous for us. True, I do not believe that it will lead to any consequences. The defense budget has long been, and the country is now controlled by TNCs, through their lobby. For example the Clintons. And that's it, it is profitable for TNK to churn out the F-35, and even though the combat value of this garbage dump, which for 20 years has not been able to pass the final state tests - somewhere near zero, churning them is beneficial to Northrop, his lobby, Pentagon, because they saw shavings from sawing too gets, and all the media. involved in hanging noodles about the F-35. This means that there will be an F-35, Zamwalt, Gerald Ford and the Patriot, who does not knock it down. And there will be no reform. There is less to cut
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 19 February 2021 11: 40
        -1
        Quote: Cowbra
        Why should I land without them?
        Well, then he is right, the equipment is in the state, so take it out and put it in. )))

        Quote: Cowbra
        when the Americans in Syria on the Humvee could not change the wheel. This is the finish line.
        Are they still driving the Humvee ?! I browse the net, I can find it.
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 19 February 2021 13: 33
          +5
          Nice helpful and interesting article by Alexander. Yes, a potential adversary should never be underestimated and you need to work ahead of the curve.

          As for the technique, I recalled a recent dispute with one "expert in aviation". He claimed that the Luftwaffe your war DO NOT lose. Because their pilots and equipment were better. His statement is an exact copy of the statements of all the surviving German aces-experts and modern "real" "researchers" - "historians" -Rusophobes (both Western and homegrown).

          To which I replied that the aces of the Luftwaffe were NOT better than the Soviet ones, their many imaginary "painted" victories are lies that have no convincing evidence. And, with the approximate equality of technology, it is not technology that wins, but man. And therefore the USSR won both Germany and the Luftwaffe, that the Soviet pilots were better German. Not technology, but pilots!

          I don’t know how good today's Chinese soldier is, but today's Russian is the best in the world according to leading experts. Which, of course, does not at all remove the question of improving weapons and training.
          1. paul3390
            paul3390 19 February 2021 13: 41
            +3
            Not technology, but pilots!

            "The best radar is the samurai's eye looking through the scope." (C) wink
            1. uralant
              uralant 26 February 2021 08: 37
              0
              Quote: paul3390
              The best radar is the samurai eye looking through the scope

              And the Soviet soldier knocked out his eye!
          2. Doccor18
            Doccor18 19 February 2021 13: 44
            +5
            Quote: Vladimir Mashkov
            As for the technique, I recalled a recent dispute with one "aviation expert" ...
            And therefore the USSR won both Germany and the Luftwaffe, that the Soviet pilots were better German. Not technology, but pilots!

            And the technique was quite up to par!
            On the "wood" and genius would have lost ...
          3. Old tanker
            Old tanker 20 February 2021 06: 53
            0
            Do these leading specialists have surnames? And what are the criteria for their assessment?
        2. Nikon OConor
          Nikon OConor 20 February 2021 19: 13
          0
          their situation is as follows: if a fighter is injured, or he dislocates his leg, etc. during the fighting, he is paid insurance. A very good amount, as far as I know. BUT, if at the time of the accident at least one element of the state-prescribed equipment is missing on it - insurance cannot be seen as ears, and they can also write out a fine for damage to state property due to non-compliance with the regulations ...
          that's why you - that they go waddling. hung with all sorts of ... at most I can not ...
      2. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 20 February 2021 03: 18
        0
        Quote: Cowbra
        Yes, and there were not stories, but quite a video. when the Americans in Syria on the Humvee could not change the wheel. This is the finish line.

        Something and did not even find such a video.
        1. uralant
          uralant 26 February 2021 08: 40
          0
          Quote: Vladimir_2U

          Something I did not even find such a video

          Bad looking!
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U 26 February 2021 10: 25
            0
            Quote: uralant
            Bad looking!

            Found? Well done! Throw off the link here.
    2. paul3390
      paul3390 19 February 2021 11: 45
      +7
      I don't really imagine a US war against China without nuclear weapons. For what week will mattress mattresses run out of high-precision stocks, considering that neither rare earths nor chips from Asia will be available to them at all? And they are also unlikely to be able to switch to a traditional war, because mercenary armies are always extremely sensitive to good supplies, and most importantly, to human losses .. And they will obviously not be small. The conscription in the States will give little - not the American went that once stormed Iwo Jima, not at all the same ...
      1. dorz
        dorz 19 February 2021 12: 36
        -3
        Quote: paul3390
        I don't really imagine a US war against China without nuclear weapons.

        By the power of one salvo of cruise missiles, the Americans have 4 pieces. The Chinese have not yet developed a missile warning system and (in theory) the United States will be able to knock out critical infrastructure in one disarming strike.
        1. paul3390
          paul3390 19 February 2021 13: 25
          +6
          So, what is next? Well, we bombed China - what is the plan for further action? Indeed, under the leadership of the Communist Party, the Chinese will restore everything in the shortest possible time. They have already proven their skills. And they will immediately turn on the answer ..
        2. Petrik66
          Petrik66 19 February 2021 13: 41
          +7
          In Korea, everything has already been bombed to the point that in the territory between the 38th parallel and Yalu there is not a single object worthy of bombing, so what? concluded an amicable agreement, wiped off and that's it.
          1. Andros
            Andros 20 February 2021 13: 55
            -4
            But they had such a goal. In fact, the northerners and Comrade Stalin wiped themselves out - or you don't remember who started that war, or you don't remember that the United States had a mandate from the UN Security Council?
        3. businessv
          businessv 19 February 2021 20: 40
          +2
          Quote: dorz
          The United States can knock out critical infrastructure with one disarming blow.

          It is on this occasion that the author wrote, citing examples of the use of not the most simple ammunition:
          on the use of depleted uranium (uranium 238) ammunition by the US Army in Iraq in 1991 and in Yugoslavia (31 ammunition for 122 sites)?
          This is an average of 254 supplies per object. How many objects are enough for 1 axes you can calculate yourself. This is not the same coat, even with the highest selectivity.
      2. Doccor18
        Doccor18 19 February 2021 13: 01
        +3
        Quote: paul3390
        I don't really imagine a US war against China without nuclear weapons.

        And I generally can't imagine it (World War 3) ...
        Well, large cities will be showered with warheads ... And what is longer? How to live further? Almost everything is concentrated in cities: the majority of the population, the overwhelming amount of the industrial and intellectual potential of any state.

        Such a terribly complex device as a compass is simply inaccessible to an American because of its “complexity”.

        Somehow it smells a little "hap-handed" ...

        And about the "omnipotence" of the PLA also needs to be more careful ... In general, little is known about the real combat value of the Chinese soldier ...
        1. paul3390
          paul3390 19 February 2021 13: 22
          +8
          about the real combat value of the Chinese soldier.

          Well, once in Korea they showed themselves to be quite skillful and desperate fighters .. Having squeezed the maximum out of their modest capabilities .. True, of course, since then a couple of generations have changed .. But with their crazy competition in the army, they undoubtedly have the opportunity to select and teach only the best ..
          1. Doccor18
            Doccor18 19 February 2021 13: 28
            +5
            Quote: paul3390
            But with their crazy competition for the army, they undoubtedly have the opportunity to select and train only the best ..

            This is indisputable.
          2. Quadro
            Quadro 19 February 2021 14: 51
            0
            Quote: paul3390
            about the real combat value of the Chinese soldier.

            Well, once in Korea they showed themselves to be quite skillful and desperate fighters .. Having squeezed the maximum out of their modest capabilities .. True, of course, since then a couple of generations have changed .. But with their crazy competition in the army, they undoubtedly have the opportunity to select and teach only the best ..

            I'm sorry, what?! In fact, there has been a shortage of personnel in the US Army for many years, people do not want to serve for a penny and die somewhere in the Middle East. People are seized almost on the street and the contract is handed over. There is no competition in such a situation. With the pilots the same trouble, only there they throw everything into civil aviation, again because of salaries and health.
            1. paul3390
              paul3390 19 February 2021 15: 02
              +6
              Recommend a good ophthalmologist? I actually wrote with China .. laughing
          3. Federal1
            Federal1 19 February 2021 18: 48
            -4
            They did not show themselves in anything, they were beaten by the Vietnamese and Jamericans with their 3 or 4 times advantage during Vietnam. China is about nothing the Japanese despised them as a soldier, I think everything has remained, huckster yes, warriors never. Enough of these fakes about the power of the PLA to twist China is a giant on feet of clay. All industrial cities are concentrated near the coast, everything will be shot through, everything will be finished pretty quickly
            1. dauria
              dauria 19 February 2021 20: 43
              +6
              They did not show themselves, they were beaten by both the Vietnamese and the Jamericans


              It was the Chinese who won the war in Korea. They entered the infantry when the position of the northerners was like Hitler's in 45. And drove all the UN rabble to the 38th parallel. Their only official losses are over 120 thousand people. Mao's son died in that war. They had decent aviation and jet aces. By the way, in the Vietnam-USA war, they supplied MiG-17s, advisers and technicians. And Vietnam 79 - here the politicians decided, not the soldiers. Our old women bought up salt, matches, soap and cereals in a week - that was the mood in the USSR. That's about it.
          4. businessv
            businessv 19 February 2021 20: 42
            +1
            Quote: paul3390
            they undoubtedly have the opportunity to select and train only the best ..

            certainly so, and their abilities are quite good for themselves, except for the lack of combat experience, but this is a profitable business.
          5. Old tanker
            Old tanker 20 February 2021 07: 00
            +3
            Also, do not forget that the Chinese army is massive. And it has a huge mobilization resource. Well, their economy will go on a war footing without problems.
          6. Andros
            Andros 20 February 2021 13: 58
            -1
            Yes, they did not really show themselves. And yet the PRC had a war with Vietnam.
          7. bk0010
            bk0010 20 February 2021 23: 50
            0
            Quote: paul3390
            But with their crazy competition for the army, they undoubtedly have the opportunity to select and train only the best ..
            "They don't make nails of good iron; don't make soldiers out of good people" is a Chinese proverb. Before Mao, the military in China was considered a social bottom, worse - only criminals, peasants were much higher in the "table of ranks." Were they able to overcome these ancient concepts of theirs?
        2. uralant
          uralant 26 February 2021 08: 45
          0
          Quote: Doccor18
          In general, little is known about the real combat value of the Chinese soldier ...

          But everything is known about the value of a real American soldier!
      3. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 19 February 2021 13: 48
        +3
        Quote: paul3390
        I don't really imagine a US war against China without nuclear weapons. For what week will mattress mats run out of high-precision stocks, considering that neither rare earths nor chips from Asia will be available to them at all? And they are also unlikely to be able to move to a traditional war, because mercenary armies are always extremely sensitive to good supplies, and most importantly, to human losses .. And they will obviously not be small.

        Therefore, mattresses for China will never be trampled in the front. These stars and striped raccoons will traditionally strive to drag China into a showdown with some of its neighbors and will watch from the outside as they mutually destroy their resources and armies, so that later, at the final stage, they will draw on the side of the winner, which I would have plenty of spoil the defeated. The preferred option for the United States would be to cut the PRC with India.
        1. Old Michael
          Old Michael 19 February 2021 17: 32
          +3
          striped raccoons will traditionally strive to drag China into a showdown with one of its neighbors

          It is also worth adding the early methodical formation of the "fifth column". In China, it’s not so easy, but it pays off anyway.
          Yours faithfully,
          Michael
          1. Old tanker
            Old tanker 20 February 2021 07: 15
            +3
            Why is it not so easy? And China is practically a two-party system, like the United States. the Chinese Communist Party and the Komsomol. In China, these are two different competing political groups, and not, like in the USSR, the Komsomol is a party reserve. The Komsomol in China appeared even before the Communist Party. And now its elites are focused on the US Democratic Party and the development of private entrepreneurship in China. So it's not that simple. The political harassment there is very serious.
            Well, do not forget that the Chinese are not one monolithic people, but 56 nationalities. Although the absolute majority are Han people. Although even the Han people are divided into dialects and often do not always understand each other well.
            Therefore, if you wish and diligence, you can find fertile ground for the fifth column.
            1. Old Michael
              Old Michael 20 February 2021 15: 05
              0
              The Komsomol in China appeared even before the Communist Party. And now its elites are focused on the US Democratic Party and the development of private entrepreneurship in China.

              An interesting touch to the picture. Thank you for the information.
              1. Old tanker
                Old tanker 20 February 2021 15: 19
                +4
                Read lectures or watch the lectures of our leading Sinologist Nikolai Vavilov in the YouTube channel. It is very interesting and accessible.
                1. Old Michael
                  Old Michael 20 February 2021 15: 38
                  +1
                  Thanks again. At leisure, I will definitely look.
              2. Nikon OConor
                Nikon OConor 20 February 2021 19: 28
                0
                I support! + To the tanker, a very interesting nuance .... I didn't know.
        2. paul3390
          paul3390 19 February 2021 21: 37
          +2
          The United States would become a cut between the PRC and India.

          I strongly doubt that in the Himalayas it is possible to arrange a really big hack .. what
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 19 February 2021 23: 02
            +2
            Quote: paul3390
            The United States would become a cut between the PRC and India.

            I strongly doubt that in the Himalayas it is possible to arrange a really big hack .. what

            The disputed territories, as an excuse, are very suitable for the beginning of a big war that can go far beyond the Himalayas, either by a hike to Delhi or to Beijing. hi
          2. Old tanker
            Old tanker 20 February 2021 07: 20
            +1
            The main cut may well be at sea. Both states have solid and rapidly developing fleets.
    3. credo
      credo 19 February 2021 11: 47
      +6
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      American soldiers know the equipment very well, but they cannot fix it, they are fluent in all types of small arms, but at the slightest malfunction they throw away their weapons.
      Not a fan of ACASHAI, but these stories are laughable too.

      The enemy should not be underestimated, this is a fact, but you should not suffer from harshness either.
      The old Russian proverb "Not by number, but by skill" is now more relevant for modern Russia than ever, therefore it is necessary to improve the armament and teach the army all the intricacies of military affairs.
      1. Nasrat
        Nasrat 19 February 2021 11: 52
        -1
        It seems to me that it will take decades to implement the plan to modernize at least part of the American military structure.


        The United States does not have Serdyukov ... but to change the structure in such a system as the American military machine, coupled with its military-industrial complex, it takes talent ...
        1. dSK
          dSK 19 February 2021 14: 06
          0
          Quote: Nasr
          The United States does not have Serdyukov ...

          "Blackmail and bribery," the United States is focusing on bribery, can be won without a "hot war."
          The main blow is directed at Russia, because no one will help us to fight back. If we attack China, Russia will surely "fit" for it and will have to deal with two opponents ...
      2. Old tanker
        Old tanker 20 February 2021 07: 23
        +1
        With the arrival of Shoigu, we are taught exclusively army games. They raise athletes, not fighters and commanders.
    4. Prisoner
      Prisoner 19 February 2021 18: 21
      0
      They sometimes admit distortions in assessing the soldiers of a more than likely enemy, but it cannot be denied that they are narrow specialists. And they will not get into business not stipulated by the contract, and they will not be allowed. It is pleasant for a warrior in peacetime, and not in a peaceful environment is fraught with unpredictable consequences. winked
      1. Old tanker
        Old tanker 20 February 2021 07: 28
        +1
        Universal soldiers - only in the movies. Any military registration specialty is narrow! There cannot be a high-class tanker, the same high-class sniper, sapper or direction finding station operator. And the pilot of the aircraft cannot be a specialist in its maintenance.
    5. seacap
      seacap 22 February 2021 17: 58
      0
      There was an opportunity to observe during direct joint work. These are highly qualified and professionally trained specialists in their field, traditionally excellent in all types of small arms, possessing excellent physical fitness, motivated and focused solely on victory and success. A very strong, superbly trained opponent, aimed only at winning and achieving a goal, capable of analyzing and learning from mistakes, quickly changing, avoiding their repetition, and most importantly, for the sake of achieving the goal, completing the assigned task, ready for any action and does not limit himself to any moral, legal and generally accepted framework, the winner is not judged, it does not matter how success is achieved.
  2. Berber
    Berber 19 February 2021 11: 12
    +4
    This American does not understand the heart of the problem. He sees the symptoms, not the disease itself. The problem is not in the approaches and not even in the army itself. And in the United States itself. This "parasite" must either "die" or radically change. Which is fatal for their current elites in both cases. Because of this, they are parsed by "kondraty".
    1. Pavel73
      Pavel73 19 February 2021 11: 19
      +3
      Trump tried ...
    2. credo
      credo 19 February 2021 12: 07
      +8
      Quote: BerBer
      This American does not understand the heart of the problem. He sees the symptoms, not the disease itself. The problem is not in the approaches and not even in the army itself. And in the United States itself. This "parasite" must either "die" or radically change. Which is fatal for their current elites in both cases. Because of this, they are parsed by "kondraty".

      If you decide to reforge the value system of the Anglo-Saxons, then you, like any country in the world, will not have enough resources for this, because their system is tied to the postulate that success and prosperity are above all and there can be any ways to achieve them, except for charity.

      Therefore, it is wiser to proceed from the reality of things, and not dream that the people of the United States or England will rise up to fight the hated bourgeois for the sake of building in their countries a society of universal equality and brotherhood, i.e. communism.

      And the reality of things is exactly what a US citizen named Clark describes. After all, he does not even think about why the United States should dominate the whole world, thousands of kilometers from its shores, somewhere in Afghanistan, Somalia or off the coast of Antarctica, and the rest of the countries obey their dictates. He was simply brought up in such a way that for him the axiom is that the United States is the navel of the Earth and a coveted place for all the inhabitants of the Universe, and all the others around are barbarians and enemies who either must obey the will of the United States or be destroyed.
      Russia and China are an obstacle for the United States to achieve their goals, and Clark, as the representative of the United States, only confirms the common position of the United States on dominance on Earth and in the Universe.
      1. Berber
        Berber 19 February 2021 14: 24
        0
        So I'm talking about the same thing, only briefly. In general, I wonder if they can get out this time? The crisis is obvious and very serious. The losses will be global.
        1. credo
          credo 19 February 2021 15: 08
          +3
          Quote: BerBer
          So I'm talking about the same thing, only briefly. In general, I wonder if they can get out this time? The crisis is obvious and very serious. The losses will be global.

          The Anglo-Saxons, as it has long been correctly noted, like to use standard techniques that bring positive results for them, such as:
          - a large-scale mess (like a global war not on their territory),
          - coups (everywhere and everywhere except their countries),
          - economic sanctions for citizens and legal entities of foreign countries, as well as the countries themselves,
          - the naughty of the rich natives and the "unobtrusive" invitation of the latter, along with the stolen money, to the country behind a big puddle,
          - physical and psychological destruction of economic competitors from other countries,
          - And so on.
          And note that the Anglo-Saxons often use these techniques in combination, and not one by one - everything depends on the chosen object (i.e. country).

          As the saying goes, while the fat one dries, the skinny one dies, which of course does not mean considering the USA as a skinny one. We should make efforts to build a comfortable life in our country, and not hover in the clouds with dreams of the imminent collapse of the United States, as some domestic economists and political scientists like to speculate.
          1. Berber
            Berber 19 February 2021 15: 14
            0
            And here I agree with you. You are very sensible. To live well, one does not need to wait for "manna from heaven" (state aid), but simply work. And not necessarily persistently (although encouraged), you can just regularly. As they say - "water does not flow under a lying stone"
      2. Andros
        Andros 20 February 2021 14: 05
        -2
        Most likely, no one will go to the building of communism. Just do not write that the PRC is building communism - it's not even funny to discuss.
        1. Berber
          Berber 24 February 2021 10: 04
          0
          Why is communism obligatory? - Yes, even tsarism, if only the state was stronger and people lived normally. Communism in this case ensures the continuity of the elites and a good ideological sign.
    3. Andros
      Andros 20 February 2021 14: 02
      -1
      This "parasite" - are you talking about the United States? Actually, this parasite is the source of most of the new technologies.
      1. Berber
        Berber 24 February 2021 10: 10
        0
        The United States buys “brains” that produce technologies for “green papers” (which are not provided with anything). "Brains" by the way and our country too. They are not spent on educating their population. Why, if you can buy? And they consume 9 times more resources of the planet per person from the average statistics. Is it a parasite or not? Robbers and crooks.
  3. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 19 February 2021 11: 20
    +14
    Such a terribly complex device as a compass is simply inaccessible to an American because of its “complexity”. They just don't study them. Why, if there are satellite guidance systems?

    Yes, now all young people cannot even navigate in the city, within the limits of even their own district, without a smartphone.
    I look at them, and I think, "What if I take you out to the forest for a couple of kilometers and take your smartphone away?" A person stops thinking, I find everything in a smartphone, stops memorizing. This is the most tragic disease of our time.
    1. Destiny
      Destiny 19 February 2021 11: 37
      +11
      Young people .. Recently they were cleaning the snow in front of the house, I hear two men nearby for fifty dollars are looking for the next street on the phone.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 19 February 2021 12: 01
        +7
        Quote: Destiny
        I say: “It’s not fate to ask, is it necessary to torment the phone?” We stood, smoked, laughed together.

        But they cannot ask, they have forgotten how to communicate with people, now the means of communication is the telephone. If you turn off mobile communications in a large city, there will be a collapse.
    2. IS-80_RVGK2
      IS-80_RVGK2 19 February 2021 13: 21
      -2
      And they cannot make a stone ax and shoe a horse. laughing By the way, can you do this without knowledge and experience? And how much do you need it in modern life? A smartphone is an extremely convenient thing within the region. Allows you to find out quickly, for example, where the necessary services and shops are located. And do they work.
    3. Old tanker
      Old tanker 20 February 2021 07: 40
      +2
      I will say more. Not every unofficial Russian army serviceman will answer what a magnetic azimuth is. Although there is such a subject of combat training as military topography. And in the sergeant's textbook it is popularly written about it. But in our country, many fighters do not even know about the existence of such a textbook. Moreover, not every officer is able to determine his position on the map without satellite navigation. And some have problems using it.
  4. dzvero
    dzvero 19 February 2021 11: 27
    +1
    Armament and military equipment have reached such heights that it is no longer possible to talk about a long war to deplete resources.

    And it is true and not quite. It is true that the duration of a direct conflict will be measured in weeks, in the extreme case, a couple of months. But the conflict will still be on depletion, just on the previously accumulated resources. Especially in the case of the use of nuclear weapons, when the production base will order to live long.
    1. domokl
      19 February 2021 11: 33
      +7
      You have confused attrition and destruction. In a short time, the material was destroyed, the rear ... depletion, this is when the country simply can no longer replenish the army's resource. As it was in 1944-45 in Germany. The loss of European producer countries made it impossible for the Nazis to quickly make up for their losses. And the release of new weapons was almost never carried out.
      1. dzvero
        dzvero 19 February 2021 11: 58
        +2
        Production peaked in Germany in 1944. Then he went down precisely because of the destruction of the production base (by bombing, the occupation of industrial areas by the enemy). In the 45th they were kept at the expense of the few surviving enterprises and what remained of the reserves. In the modern conflict, both the United States and the Russian Federation and the PRC will immediately find themselves in the position of the Germans (in terms of production) in March 1945. There will be no high-tech production, power engineering and heavy industry, too, the capacity of what will survive will certainly not be enough to make up for losses by 100% and everything will rest on the previously accumulated reserves. Their depletion will determine the duration of the main hostilities. Then either negotiations, or episodic outbursts as consumables accumulate.
        Yes, there will be no classic war of attrition with the preservation of most of the production base (as in WWI and WWII), but the war will continue anyway until the previously accumulated reserves of one of the parties are depleted.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 20 February 2021 12: 08
        0
        Quote: domokl
        In a short time, the material was destroyed, the rear ... depletion, this is when the country simply can no longer replenish the army's resource. As it was in 1944-45 in Germany.

        I will not say so about 1944. In 1944, the Germans and their allies only produced the same number of tanks as in all the previous years of the war put together! Namely, 18 pieces! At what, what! "Tigers" and "Panthers".
  5. Alexander Morozov
    Alexander Morozov 19 February 2021 11: 32
    +3
    The dialogue between the general and Stirlitz on the train is one of two favorite moments in the entire series.
  6. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 19 February 2021 12: 09
    +3
    The article is crazy, it's strange that he
    really serious analyst
    Perhaps just because
    the material is clearly anti-biden
    Just politics ...
  7. iouris
    iouris 19 February 2021 12: 13
    +1
    Let us discuss together how Americans can achieve their goals in the struggle
  8. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 19 February 2021 12: 24
    +3
    In order to change the approach to the education and training of a soldier, Americans need to completely change their worldview. This is not possible at the moment, so there is nothing to worry about. At least in this regard. We have other, far more important reasons for concern.
    I read on an entertainment site - a company of Novosibirsk youth went to the dacha to have fun. There was a stove at the dacha - they could not melt it. Their clothes were not in the least adapted to the Siberian winter. Fortunately, the youth had telephones. So they called the rescuers ...
    Our army ... We are cool and we will win ... Cho, right? We have brought up guys here who will "win". Tell me this is all an exception to the rule ...
    1. Quadro
      Quadro 19 February 2021 14: 57
      +3
      An exception. I know a lot of young guys that will be smarter than any healthy forehead. Only the bottom line is that they are rural, they are dull urban because of the greenhouse conditions.
      1. Old tanker
        Old tanker 20 February 2021 08: 13
        +2
        Among the villagers, there are also many "wooden" ones starting from the head. Yes, they are more adapted to everyday troubles. They are no different from modern urban youth.
      2. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 20 February 2021 09: 10
        +1
        I saw a lot of young guys who would not even reach the dacha - they would get lost in the snow, since the dacha is behind the bushes. Well, with the village ... And how many of them are left? It was during that War that the village, “forcibly driven into collective farms,” fiercely defended its country. And now? Are ten divisions even enough to have time to die with dignity?
    2. Andros
      Andros 20 February 2021 14: 14
      -1
      It turns out in vain we laugh at Americans in such situations. You have to look at yourself ...
  9. Alien From
    Alien From 19 February 2021 12: 24
    0
    "" The US military seems to have begun to suspect something. "" - Masterpiece lol
  10. Egor53
    Egor53 19 February 2021 12: 26
    -1
    The US is hopelessly behind China in terms of economy and Russia in terms of armaments. It seems that you are already beginning to understand this. That's why they twitch. The dominance of the United States in the world is ending, and without dominance, this country cannot exist. If the United States gets into a big war, it will cease to exist in a few months. And if they do not climb, then in a few years.
    1. IS-80_RVGK2
      IS-80_RVGK2 19 February 2021 13: 36
      +1
      Oh how. Is it obvious that we have a bunch of aircraft carriers and drones and fifth-generation aircraft in service?
    2. AUL
      AUL 19 February 2021 17: 34
      0
      Quote: Egor53
      The dominance of the United States in the world is ending, and this country cannot exist without dominance.

      Something painfully long it ends ... I remember hearing about decaying capitalism back in the 50s!
  11. yehat2
    yehat2 19 February 2021 13: 02
    +1
    poor Americans. The Atlantic Ocean, 11 strike fleets, arms costs like the rest of the world, huge aviation and navy, a bunch of nuclear weapons, more than a hundred military bases abroad and they have so many threats ... This is a typical sophistry. They are not threatened at all, only their ambitions and expansion are threatened.
  12. lis-ik
    lis-ik 19 February 2021 14: 08
    +3
    It's a shame to write about the miracles that happen to American technology during the flight of some ancient Russian plane. Wonderful American technology behaves more and more amazingly during such flights. Ships begin not to walk the seas, but to swim.

    Staver is a worthy successor to Viktor Kamenev's work in VO, about the same propaganda nonsense. It must be a shame to write nonsense! After such articles, we are considered barbarians absolutely far from modern realities.
  13. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 19 February 2021 16: 11
    -1
    The author must understand that often the threat from one "rattling airplane", for example, cost the life of a multimillion-dollar ship - at least during the war in the Pacific. So do not overestimate the "dashing" of our or the Chinese military, who are pushing the Americans somewhere out there - it is worth recalculating a little with such things and a third world or a small, pathetic local conflict will simply begin, with the full casus beli of the American side.
    It is not entirely clear to me what the American side and ours (or let's say the Chinese side) consider as a kind of "victory"? From the point of view of the Americans - IMHO, they have long tidied everything up under the architecture of "their world" - the dollar is a global extremely liquid currency, the most technically developed allies or satellites of the United States, linked by numerous agreements with them (only Russia and If we consider American allies and the United States itself, then they control North America, Australia, 90% of South America (no matter how Latinos whine that they do not like Americans, the elites of most Latin American countries look into Uncle Sam's mouth and live with trade symbiotic relations , not to mention the fact that the LAS is a long and firmly American "dog"), all of Europe excluding the Russian Federation and Belarus, the most resource-rich and industrially developed states of Asia (excluding the DPRK and China). Resource-producing "kakbe neutral" states sell and will sell what the US has, regardless of our (or Chinese) desire or unwillingness - but if the US organizes an epic refusal for themthen even if the authorities of these countries survive, it will be economic half-corpses - exceptions around the world, in general, on the fingers of one hand.
    You have to understand that what the United States wanted to get "under the wing" -they got it long ago (full stop). Their war has long been won - they got an industrialized post-colonial world oriented towards their understanding of such a world. That is to say, their "global project" - whether we like it or not, this is the most viable global project on the planet at the moment. The fact that we will muddy the waters in some kind of banana-coconut "bear corners" is nothing more than a boring mosquito buzzing for them, since the mechanisms of localization, bribery and squeezing have long been effectively worked out in case we (or the Chinese) really affected something important. So what we see as a kind of "struggle" - as a rule, these are preventive measures in which the United States with small forces blocks key movements (for example, us) at very ooooooo distant approaches to what interests them with some effectiveness. Roughly speaking, this strategy of viscous defense - since the time of the Cold War, the Americans have mastered it very well and are using it - to our great joy, because to drain resources in fruitless and low-system attempts to gain a foothold somewhere is our all.

    It would be much more interesting to understand what we mean by "victory" ourselves - in principle, we have no allies on the near approaches, except for Belarus, we parted with Ukraine in the worst possible form, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan - missed directions, Kazakhstan just calmly and without much pathos floats away from us. Lost after the collapse of the alliance, ties with Cuba and Vietnam, some pitiful navels of the earth and two-legged chairs that we cling to in Africa or Lat. America are not allies, this is ballast + presence until the first sudden "banana revolution" when we are asked to leave. So with "victories" everything is not good - we are already accustomed to passing off dubious tactical successes for them. This does not bring us closer to what we (in theory) should want, and indeed that it is more and more difficult to understand this, because of what we do.
  14. cniza
    cniza 19 February 2021 17: 30
    +1
    According to Clark, the US military is focused on solving global problems, including ensuring the defense of its own coast. While the opposing armies are developing combat plans aimed at destroying the most vulnerable systems of American forces.


    I have an opinion that almost everything is just the opposite, that he is clearly confusing ...
  15. Sasha from Uralmash
    Sasha from Uralmash 19 February 2021 18: 12
    +1
    Yes, again, the transfer of arrows on the quiet! To chat up and take away from the topic! It will not fight itself! Fagots, homosexuals and columnists, Yes! This is power! And they are warriors only in sanctions! And this is GOOD!
  16. samosad
    samosad 20 February 2021 09: 46
    -1
    It's a shame to write about the miracles that happen to American technology during the flight of some ancient Russian plane. Wonderful American technology behaves more and more amazingly during such flights. Ships begin not to walk the seas, but to swim.

    Can you tell us more about the "wonderful behavior" of the technology and the ships that start to sail?
    1. icant007
      icant007 21 February 2021 08: 19
      -1
      Quote: samosad
      Can you tell us more about the "wonderful behavior" of the technology and the ships that start to sail?


      This is about this - https://rg.ru/2014/04/30/reb-site.html

      How Russian electronic warfare scared an American destroyer.
      1. samosad
        samosad 21 February 2021 21: 49
        -1
        Yes, these nonsense have long been denied ... that you swear by God ...! How long can you make yourself look like idiots in a hurray-patriotic frenzy?
        1. icant007
          icant007 22 February 2021 08: 17
          -1
          Quote: samosad
          Yes, these nonsense have long been refuted ... that you swear by God ..


          Who, where, when? link?
          1. samosad
            samosad 22 February 2021 08: 44
            0
            Link ...? Yes, read the forums, comments ..., even here on VO. This is a button accordion. And to put it simply, on SS 24 they never did anything and do not stand Khibny. Anything else you need? Don't believe newspaper ducks, even if they are ours.
            1. icant007
              icant007 22 February 2021 09: 46
              -1
              Quote: samosad
              Don't believe newspaper ducks, even if they are ours.


              And who said that I believe them) But there is no smoke without fire.
              It is clear that any such case is embellished.
              1. samosad
                samosad 22 February 2021 09: 56
                +1
                Yes, everything is too exaggerated there, in a hurray-patriotic ecstasy. We laugh at others, but we ourselves do the same. It is not for nothing that all the intelligence services of the world do not first of all believe the information obtained, and they check everything. I believe that this way of behavior is suitable in a simple life)
                1. icant007
                  icant007 22 February 2021 10: 20
                  0
                  Yes, the topic is murky. But it allows us to believe in our victory. And that's good)
                  1. samosad
                    samosad 22 February 2021 12: 26
                    +1
                    I agree. If only there was no war)
  17. Evgeny Seleznev
    Evgeny Seleznev 23 February 2021 20: 56
    0
    Bullshit. Information is zero and conclusions too.