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National Interest: US is not ready for a big war

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The United States is not ready for a major war with its main adversaries. This is the conclusion reached by the American magazine The National Interest.


The administration of US President Joe Biden increased defense spending in 2022 by only 1,72% compared to 2021, spending significant funds on solving "internal problems" such as education, preschool education, medicine, etc. In the opinion of the author of the article published in the journal, this is wrong.

Instead of spending money on the elimination of the "external threat", the White House deals with "internal problems." At this time, the "main" opponents of the United States, to which the author traditionally refers China and Russia, as well as Iran, are preparing to conduct hostilities both against the allies and against the United States.

The author directly writes that the current state of the US armed forces is "alarming", since the main military equipment is already outdated and "very little" of it. The size of the armed forces is decreasing, new equipment is not purchased, funds for rearmament are not allocated. Unlike the United States, the armies of Russia and China are carrying out intensive rearmament, supplying their armed forces with the latest equipment and modern technologies.

According to the magazine, the United States is not ready for a war with a serious adversary, and the hope for the armies of NATO allies is extremely small, they themselves have many problems. In the event of a military conflict with the main adversaries of the United States, it is necessary to rely only on its own forces, and they are not enough.

Against this background, the author suggests the White House to stop increasing spending on domestic problems, redirecting them to defense.
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  1. figwam
    figwam 10 May 2021 08: 59
    +8
    stop increasing spending on domestic problems, redirecting them to defense.

    Not for defense, but for military aggression.
    1. xorek
      xorek 10 May 2021 09: 07
      +4
      The United States is not ready for a major war with its main adversaries.

      And when did the Anglo-Saxons fight normally? They always entered the battle when it was time to share the trophies .. And basically they were looking for someone to play off and with the wrong hands ..
      Churchill frankly said I remember .. Germany will win, we will help the Soviets, Germany will lose, we will help them .. The main thing is that they kill each other and more .. And then we will come as winners for trophies ..
      It was all in fact! Now they have accumulated debts and need to somehow write off .. And usually, this is a war somewhere far away from them ..
      Eh gentlemen, we already know where the "hornet's nest" is and who kindles world wars, staying in the shadows .. I can smell it!
      1. Machito
        Machito 10 May 2021 10: 24
        +3
        The position of World Gendarme is very costly. Taking into account the growth of multithreading and the level of armaments of developing countries, the day is not far off when the US military budget will exceed a trillion dollars and creep further up to the second trillion. But how long will other countries agree to pay for the US aggression? The collapse of the empire is inevitable. And their claims to the possession of the Moon and Mars will remain psacking. Well, there is no way one country can subjugate all other countries if it does not include them in its empire.
      2. Normal ok
        Normal ok 10 May 2021 15: 50
        0
        In childhood, village Zavod, Zhlobin district, Gomel region. We watched the Ferrets at night so that the chickens would not be stolen.
    2. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 10 May 2021 09: 08
      +3
      military equipment is already outdated and it is "extremely small".
      Give me some money!
      1. Egoza
        Egoza 10 May 2021 09: 17
        +3
        "military equipment is already outdated and very little of it"
        Here is this article, and in all the newspapers of the NATO countries. Especially those who are from our former. And then they all bark, hope for the United States, but here the United States itself is not a lot of "surprise". And they do not have time to raft the old stuff.
        1. xorek
          xorek 10 May 2021 11: 07
          0
          Quote: Egoza
          "military equipment is already outdated and very little of it"
          Here is this article, and in all the newspapers of the NATO countries. Especially those who are from our former. And then they all bark, hope for the United States, but here the United States itself is not a lot of "surprise". And they do not have time to raft the old stuff.

          Yes, they all know Elena and they are investing money in our fifth column in the former "fraternal republics" .. They want to blow up from the inside, as in the 90s, so it is cheaper and more efficient ..
          And they succeed, damn it .. angry But we are also not bastard .. soldier
    3. knn54
      knn54 10 May 2021 09: 17
      0
      So they have the Pentagon performing ADVANCED functions - the Ministry of Defense and ... attacks.
    4. RealPilot
      RealPilot 12 May 2021 02: 27
      0
      The USA is ready for a big war! They are not ready for its consequences ...
  2. andrewkor
    andrewkor 10 May 2021 09: 08
    +2
    And for that, the American military has large salaries and a social package, but this is inviolable because will be like in France or even worse!
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 10 May 2021 12: 24
      +1
      And for that the American military has big salaries

      Is there a reliable infa?
      25 years ago, a Marine received $ 36000 a year.
      Even then it was not a lot.
      Social package - yes. He was decent.
      He served 5 years and the States paid for college.
      How many now - I do not know. hi
  3. jonht
    jonht 10 May 2021 09: 15
    +1
    Yes, even if you put all your finances on defense, it will not help. It hurts their maintenance costs. So the way is spent even more.
  4. prior
    prior 10 May 2021 09: 28
    +4
    "USA is not ready for a big war"

    And what, someone is going to attack the USA and, God forgive me, to conquer ?! belay
    Does anyone need your impudent blacks, as well as whites? fool
  5. maiman61
    maiman61 10 May 2021 09: 37
    0
    This nedohegemon, it's time to go to the trash heap! This is what they cannot understand.
  6. TerraSandera
    TerraSandera 10 May 2021 09: 46
    +1
    The author needs to be settled in the wild and put on a daily broccoli diet. Maybe add some brains and reduce belligerence.
    We have enough of them too. But in reality everything is complicated in our country. And in America, the sun is still with a margin, + a bunch of allies. Custom-made article for military lobbyists for military orders, no more.
    P. s not a single sane modern person, neither in Russia, nor in the USA, nor in China, is ready for a big war and does not want it.
  7. Maks1995
    Maks1995 10 May 2021 09: 47
    +1
    Ready and not ready. Whoever wants to write so.

    to refer to NO - do not respect the reader.

    By the way, the article is also anonymous.
  8. Elena Akinfieva
    Elena Akinfieva 10 May 2021 10: 00
    +1
    Their preparation is good. I like that their squad is divided into groups of 5 fighters. And preparation is mainly for coherence. But with spirit, moral stability, they really have problems. To fight for the homeland or for the grandmother is a big difference.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 10 May 2021 13: 00
      0
      Quote: Elena Akinfieva
      I like that their squad is divided into groups of 5 fighters.

      Well, straight Octobrist star!
      Quote: Elena Akinfieva
      But with spirit, moral stability, they really have problems

      That's it! Ideology should also be attached to the asterisk!
  9. dzvero
    dzvero 10 May 2021 10: 10
    +1
    the main military equipment is already outdated and it is "extremely small"

    A very curious moment. Essentially a recognition that most of the newest programs have failed.
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 May 2021 10: 26
    +2
    USA is not ready for a big war
    They may not be quite ready for war, but they are ready to shit on a large scale and will.
  11. DHO_N1
    DHO_N1 10 May 2021 10: 31
    +3
    $ 800 billion military budget ... and everything is not enough! So I understand peeling so peeling!
  12. parusnik
    parusnik 10 May 2021 11: 00
    +1
    So nobody is ready for it. They don't prepare for suicide, as well as for a funeral. laughing
  13. flicker
    flicker 10 May 2021 11: 04
    -1
    The United States is not ready for a major war with its main adversaries.

    Why?
    Lost allies or Israel ordered to live long?
    bully
  14. cniza
    cniza 10 May 2021 12: 45
    +2
    The United States is not ready for a major war with its main adversaries. This is the conclusion reached by the American magazine The National Interest.


    And you were never ready, because you are coming to a foreign land ...
    1. Elena Akinfieva
      Elena Akinfieva 10 May 2021 14: 15
      +1
      And there is. They will beat the boy on the outskirts. And for a serious gut is thin.
  15. Anachoret
    Anachoret 10 May 2021 21: 33
    -1
    The US Department of Peace declares that it is not ready for war with the main opponents))
  16. faterdom
    faterdom 10 May 2021 22: 40
    0
    That's right, stop bothering about the railgun, and you could build several dozen zumvolts!
    On hypersound, again, money is desperately needed!
    Here some "Petrel" was soldered over there, and the allies were very successful in the relics!
    To print more dough, and to shell out greedy Europeans, let them invest 5% of GDP, let Ukraine also pay with Georgia, as long as NATu asks.
  17. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 11 May 2021 16: 12
    0
    According to the magazine, the United States is not ready for a war with a serious adversary, and the hope for the armies of NATO allies is extremely small, they themselves have many problems.

    We learned about this after the US war in Vietnam and realized that all the US military hysteria is only to seize the leadership in the world arms market.
    Here, too, they have no equal in the ability to advertise. It is necessary to manage to "snatch" the world of invisible planes, which are visible to everyone; air defense systems that provide nothing; tanks that burn from the RPG-7 ...