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American Rear Admiral: The US Navy does not have enough budget funds to wage a possible war on two fronts

American Rear Admiral: The US Navy does not have enough budget funds to wage a possible war on two fronts

The US Navy's budget is tight, funds are tight, and results need to be reprioritized. This was stated in a recent interview by Charles A. Williams, former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy.

Rear Admiral Williams' speech contained information that the US Navy required a fundamental restructuring, since the current naval infrastructure requires much more money for its maintenance than is allocated for this purpose. In fact, it turns out that the multi-valued amounts invested in no way correspond to the effectiveness of the Navy forces. Accordingly, according to the logic of the American official, in order for the efficiency to be higher, even more finance is needed ...

Charles Williams also commented that the US can no longer fight on two fronts - with Russia and China. Of these adversaries, according to him, China should definitely be in the spotlight.

Let's go straight to the numbers. Currently, the US Navy has 296 ships, of which 39 are marked for decommissioning due to poor technical condition. The US Congress demands the deployment of 355 ships against, respectively, 355 Chinese units fleet. However, in the near future Beijing plans to turn this figure into 420. The United States is trying to keep up with China in this regard.

In the sea aviation things get even more complicated. Its readiness is less than 70% (as they say, we would have their problems ...), the infrastructure is badly worn out and only 50-70 percent is maintained. The Department of Defense minimum requires an 80 percent service level. Some buildings are in disrepair due to age and untimely repairs and are subject to demolition. The cost of compensating for rising water levels on the East Coast exacerbates the problem. To solve the problem of deferred maintenance requires funding equivalent to the cost of a nuclear aircraft carrier.

New funds are also being requested for training, repairs, unloading equipment and replenishing supplies. The portfolio of naval orders is estimated at almost half a trillion dollars. And these sums, as they say in the American military department, are not enough to form a fleet that could wage a "war on two fronts." At the same time, it remains not completely clear to what exact figures the officials of this department would like to inflate the budget of the US Navy. With their exorbitant financial appetites, the numbers can be astronomical even compared to the funding figures that the US Navy has now.

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  1. Nexcom
    Nexcom 15 September 2022 18: 38
    and why pen before removing it again whines that there is a lack of budget? they'll print it.
    1. Myths
      Myths 15 September 2022 19: 28
      So they whine about it, they want money for the machine to print more and into the right pockets. And for one thing they admit that there are supposedly no forces to fight on 2 fronts, but this indirectly says that there is already 1 front.
      1. boni592807
        boni592807 15 September 2022 19: 55
        Mitos (Dmitry), Today, 19:28, NEW - "...they admit that there is supposedly no strength to fight on 2 fronts, but this indirectly says that there is already 1 front ...."

        Whoever reminded of the Fed, the "printing press" of the United States, is right. bully
        Why do they need a FRONT, as long as there are Papuans ready for a "candy wrapper" and the right to lick the "owner's" boot tongue - while there are - Ukrainians, then, psheks with the Baltic "extinct", and there are enough "money-loving" "wild geese" in the World am . See video coming out "foreign" legion incl. Izum etc.
        The experience of the "arrogant Saxons" in terms of the ability to use - greed, meanness, bestial essence, including the "Papuans", is more than enough. bully We look at how along the perimeter of the Russian Federation, and in the Russian Federation they do NOT have "raised" virgin soil. bully From the reports of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB on "guests" from the former "fraternal", to the "work" of ukrov ( Dugin's daughter).
        Question - "When, shall we start for the REAL!? Or wait until the "fried" crows ... negative
        Maybe it's enough to be "reliable suppliers", and remember the obligations under the Constitution of the Russian Federation!? soldier
        There are no normal "pros", enough to "hang out" koekakerov No. . Now there is no time for politeness, take Kvachkov, those who passed - Afghanistan, Chechnya, Syria and other places where they "talked" with "mattresses" and their lackeys in an adult way ..
  2. kventinasd
    kventinasd 15 September 2022 18: 42
    The United States does not have enough to wage a possible war on two fronts

    With the Papuans - perhaps.
    If they bite with an equal opponent, then one of them will be enough to have big problems for the USA.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 15 September 2022 18: 49
      With two nuclear powers, the US has only one chance to die in a nuclear fire. Taking allies with it.
  3. Fisherman
    Fisherman 15 September 2022 18: 47
    They’ll print money, but they definitely won’t have enough weapons ... it’s easier for them with China - to mine (or simply block with their ships) two straits and China will wither in a sea blockade in a year, but we offered them a trade route through Russia to make main. Yes, and China has 10 large clusters, 8 of which are located in the coastal zone and are easily hit by US aircraft, and these clusters are so packed with explosive industries and warehouses that with one day's strike the US will roll them back 30 years ago. But they definitely won’t be able to cope with Russia, because we have MUCH more missiles with nuclear weapons than China, and the industry is much wider, and it’s impossible to approach us from the water to strike across the entire territory, and our air defense is an order of magnitude ( maybe even orders of magnitude) better than China. So they are tormented to swallow the dust, the Yankees with the Anglo-Saxons.
    1. kventinasd
      kventinasd 15 September 2022 19: 12
      Quote: Fisherman
      because we have MUCH more missiles with nuclear weapons than China

      Only China itself knows how many nuclear warheads they have. I think you should not belittle the capabilities of their military industry, judging by how they stamped destroyers and other ships in just a few decades, and with hypersound they also overtook the Americans. And eating with China for the United States is also like death.
      1. Fisherman
        Fisherman 15 September 2022 19: 43
        the exact number of warheads - of course, but there are calculation methods and quite accurate, so the Yankees operate with them. And destroyers and other warships - the most "working" they stamp according to Soviet projects under the guidance of our own specialists, with improvement, of course, according to time. As for hypersound, all participants in the hypersonic race have serious doubts about the independent "invention" of new types of missiles by the Chinese ... Having a snack with the PRC is not fatal, but there is a serious risk of losing financial hegemony, but they cannot go for this, this is their basis of "faith" .
  4. GNM
    GNM 15 September 2022 18: 48
    Of these adversaries, according to him, China should definitely be in the spotlight.

    ... Cancer for the hand of the Greek - tsap! (FROM)

  5. yuriy55
    yuriy55 15 September 2022 18: 48
    American Rear Admiral: The US Navy does not have enough budget funds to wage a possible war on two fronts

    There you go, damn it! Take care, stooping dog! 80 years of printing and enough for everything, and then what - the paint ran out or the paper?
    Maybe the partners began to be smart and understand that providing the dollar with resources and material values ​​is a latent ruin of their own countries? Will it still be when oil, gas, metals, gold, etc., etc., are no longer valued on the London and New York exchanges in pounds and dollars ... wassat What you produce is what you will sell for your dollars.
  6. Cartalon
    Cartalon 15 September 2022 19: 13
    And also to repel the attack of aliens with a zombie apocalypse
  7. YarSer88
    YarSer88 15 September 2022 19: 36
    The US military budget is comparable to the military budget of the rest of the world. If it is not enough, then I have bad news, but everyone already knows this news. wassat corruption? No you
  8. Old ensign
    Old ensign 15 September 2022 20: 12
    The tonnage and combat capabilities of ships are more important than the number of pennants. In terms of fleet, China falls short of Japan, and even more so of the United States. It makes no sense to make troughs without air defense and anti-aircraft defense (I'm not talking about China). We would have their problems.
  9. Arkady007
    Arkady007 15 September 2022 20: 20
    When there are not enough funds to maintain the troops in the empire, this indicates its imminent end.
  10. zenion
    zenion 15 September 2022 20: 27
    They admitted that there are not enough funds for two fronts, there are only four fronts and they will not take part, but will help in any way they can. He promises to send coffins to all fronts, only in Russia you need to buy wood.
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