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American professor explained why America is not ready for a new world war

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One of the main reasons for America’s past military successes was a developed military-industrial complex, but at present there are few of them left RIA News opinion of the University of California professor Peter Navarro, which he outlined in his article for the National Interest.


American professor explained why America is not ready for a new world war


“At the beginning of the Second World War, the United States had a strong economy. The volume of the economies of Nazi Germany and imperialist Japan together made up only half of the US economic volumes, ”the scientist notes.

“There was a strong connection between economic and military successes: behind every American soldier there was a military-industrial complex in his homeland,” writes Navarro. - American plants could supply armies weapon, Tanks and ships in the right amount. "

Now the picture is different: "most of these strategic factories are closed, and active production is developing in cities such as Chengdu, Chongqing and Shenzhen." This state of affairs creates a strategic problem for the Pentagon, since "in the case of large-scale military operations, there will no longer be a production advantage on the side of the United States," the author believes.

“Indeed, while the largest Chinese shipyards have 60 working overtime to create more submarines and other components of carrier strike groups, many of the shipyards in the US are either covered with dust or have already closed,” he notes.

According to Navarro, “fifth-generation fighters based on American F-22 and F-35 are now mass produced by Chengdu, but in the USA themselves, the F-22 program is closed, and the development of the F-35 fighter has faced financial and technological difficulties” .

The space program is marking time in the USA, while China is developing its own global positioning system.

“If economists and national security specialists do not cease to believe that their interests do not overlap and will not rebuild the military complex, in future wars, the US Armed Forces will have nothing to answer the enemy,” the scientist concludes.
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  1. A-Sim
    A-Sim April 21 2016 10: 31
    +29
    About this one, I was intrigued by: "... America's past military successes."

    Mexico's squeeze of California and Texas, probably ...
    1. cniza
      cniza April 21 2016 10: 38
      +20
      America is a parasite country that exists at the expense of the rest of the world.
      1. Error
        Error April 21 2016 10: 42
        +6
        Yes, no wonder with such a debt of 19 tr. 230 billion are spent on maintenance alone each year. Experts say that if this continues, in 10 years this amount will triple and amount to 800 billion. There is no need to be a professor
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        2. bocsman
          bocsman April 21 2016 11: 42
          +7
          That's why he is a professor to explain. Only "prohfesor" is Yusovsky and therefore does not explain. Does anyone really need a world war ?! Or this "wise man" bungled his own individual bunker and hopes to sit out. Then from him the professor is like a bullet. Do not sit, but you will have to crawl out and what he sees is unlikely to please him!
      2. dorz
        dorz April 21 2016 10: 54
        +2
        Quote: cniza
        America is a parasite country that exists at the expense of the rest of the world.

        In the event of a major military conflict, the world reserve currency will rapidly slide down, countries will begin to get rid of debt obligations (only in China for about $ 2 trillion) and America will collapse because the country is controlled not by the White House, but by Wall Street.
        1. Thrall
          Thrall April 21 2016 11: 18
          +5
          most of these strategic plants are closed
        2. Ratmir_Ryazan
          Ratmir_Ryazan April 22 2016 09: 36
          0
          Quote: dorz
          Quote: cniza
          America is a parasite country that exists at the expense of the rest of the world.

          In the event of a major military conflict, the world reserve currency will rapidly slide down, countries will begin to get rid of debt obligations (only in China for about $ 2 trillion) and America will collapse because the country is controlled not by the White House, but by Wall Street.

          Yes, no collapse of the United States threatens, but those who scored billions of US United States face big problems ... But the United States, well, they say sorry, we default - there will be no money))) Well, the dollar will fall in value - this will only be in the hands of the United States - most of the enterprises will return to the country and there will be more jobs in the USA ... The default was in Russia in 1997, when Yeltsin and his great economists printed T-bills (government short-term bonds) and sold them in the West, the yield on them was crazy yes also in currency, of course this was provided not by the Russian economy and its production, but by the release of the next larger issue of T-bills (it was exactly the same as in MMM, but there was a state instead of Mavrodiya) ... And then naturally it opened and Russia said that there’s nothing to pay ... Well, the ruble fell three times then, and imports rose sharply, and impoverished the people, but for the country it was only to the benefit, a sharp collapse of the ruble, and even such a significant one, made the production more profitable wipe the country, not import ... And the USA now is far from Russia in 1997 ... the USA now is the best electronics in the world (Intel and AMD processors are all American without them no computer will work), the best world agriculture, energy, industry, etc. And they have twice as many populations as in Russia and the climate is much milder ... So you should not expect the collapse of the USA, you just need to develop and make your country stronger ...
      3. GSH-18
        GSH-18 April 21 2016 21: 50
        +1
        Quote: cniza
        America is a parasite country that exists at the expense of the rest of the world.

        Naturally. They went towards this purposefully during the 2 world wars. Delivering weapons and food to all parties to the conflict, developing industry and concentrating finances. Nothing personal, just business. As a result, the gold reserves of European countries migrated to America, and the dollar became the world currency. And now they have a very big influence in the world. They are now the only ones who have a pocket military bloc on another continent, and all the governments of the Euro-vassals are under the hood of the CIA.
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    3. Vend
      Vend April 21 2016 10: 45
      +6
      Quote: A-Sim
      About this one, I was intrigued by: "... America's past military successes."

      Mexico's squeeze of California and Texas, probably ...

      Yes, really, what kind of victories he spoke of. What was there? Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, etc., only mattress mattresses were not the winners in any of the last warriors. They even clung to the victory of 1945 of the year.
    4. Dr. Barmaley
      Dr. Barmaley April 21 2016 10: 45
      +10
      About this one, I was intrigued by: "... America's past military successes."

      Mexico's squeeze of California and Texas, probably ...


      Operation "Cottage" (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Kcottage "):
    5. DMB_95
      DMB_95 April 21 2016 10: 57
      +12
      And what would America look like now, if the largest and most brutal hostilities of World War II had been going on its territory for more than three years ... No way. I would not have survived this shit and a tenth of what the Union got.
    6. max73
      max73 April 21 2016 12: 13
      0
      http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1862069.html веселая мериканска армия))))
    7. Azitral
      Azitral April 21 2016 12: 20
      +2
      Armored car - do not call. "Falais Cauldron", "Ruhr Cauldron" - it was, with all the reservations, serious. Vaughn Model even shot himself in disgrace. Oh yes. Also Granada.
    8. yurii p
      yurii p April 21 2016 18: 07
      0
      also the creation of the world's first concentration camps for the natives of S. America.
    9. your1970
      your1970 April 21 2016 19: 12
      +5
      They forgot the main military feat - how they got the lyuley in the Ardennes from the Hitler Youth and the Volkssturm, but then they tensed, got puffed up and defeated the 15 and 70 of the summer ... There really was a moment when they could not overcome ...
      Sorry !!! Forgot !!! They defeated Grenada !! -
      “The key problem of Outbreak of Fury was the almost complete lack of up-to-date intelligence information about the location of the forces of the Grenada army and Cubans. Due to the rush in which the operation was being prepared, there were many overlaps during the invasion. navigate on tourist guides."
      Further sacred (otherwise America would not have been) - "A-7 attack aircraft of the US Navy carrier-based aircraft mistakenly struck a psychiatric hospital, where at least 12 patients died"
      TOTAL-3 (THREE!!!!!!) the day of the war since: "The armed forces of Grenada numbered about 1000 people who are part of one infantry battalion of constant readiness and five incomplete infantry battalions. On the island were about 800 Cuban builders who took part in the hostilities of the armed forces of Grenada. Grenada's armed forces did not have any heavy weapons (warships, aircraft, tanks, heavy artillery), with the exception of the 10 Soviet armored personnel carriers-60 and 2 BRDM-2. In the area of ​​the airport under construction and on a hill near Perls Airport, several 12,7-mm machine guns and 23-mm anti-aircraft guns were installed. Subsequently, the Americans staged an exposition of all the captured weapons: one BRDM-2, two armored personnel carriers-60ПБ, 12 anti-aircraft mounts ZU-23, 65 mortars, 68 grenade launchers, 6322 or 6330 rifles, 291 submachine guns and a million guns, and XNUM even single-shot rifles arr. 5,6 of the year

      US losses during this victorious war:
      USA: Official US government figures, announced on December 17, 1983, killed 19 and injured 116 US troops during the operation. Several helicopters were shot down by ground fire, including one CH-46E, one MH-6, two AH-1T "Cobra" and three UH-60A. In just three days it was 9 American helicopters shot down and an unknown amount was damaged, With Grenadians did not have anti-aircraft missiles and used only anti-aircraft machine guns
    10. GSH-18
      GSH-18 April 21 2016 21: 45
      +1
      Quote: A-Sim
      About this one, I was intrigued by: "... America's past military successes."

      Mexico's squeeze of California and Texas, probably ...

      No buddy. They fought in the Pacific during World War II. And then their fleet was abruptly ours, however, as now.
      1. your1970
        your1970 April 22 2016 14: 04
        0
        They stormed Kisko Island, where there was no garrison ...
  2. axel320
    axel320 April 21 2016 10: 32
    +2
    Uchi priests. Come on!
  3. Dezinto
    Dezinto April 21 2016 10: 33
    +24
    America generally does not participate in world wars .... it eats them.
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 April 21 2016 21: 57
      0
      Quote: DEZINTO
      America generally does not participate in world wars .... it eats them.

      Yes Yes. It feeds. Until the moment he grabs from one of the participants in the bout. And such a moment always comes at the last stage of the war, when the Americans thoughtfully take the side of the winner. At that moment, and was bombed by Japanese aircraft in three calls, Pearl Harbor is not a frail list of American warships. Even before this incident, they fought with the Yaps in the Pacific, but after such a slap in the face decided to take revenge. And yet, Hiroshima and Nagasaki paid for it.
  4. Kentucky
    Kentucky April 21 2016 10: 39
    -6
    Well, unlike amerikosov .. someone is ready .. heh. We have nothing to say, but there’s nothing to be right. recourse
  5. dsm100
    dsm100 April 21 2016 10: 41
    +4
    The "mattress" on each helmet (photo at the beginning of the article) on a video camera is ..... Miracles. How do they go to the pot? Operators see everything ?!
    1. Meckajiuhe
      Meckajiuhe April 21 2016 10: 45
      +3
      And suddenly, during a bowel movement, vicious Russian bears from the "matryoshka" and "balalaika" will attack, drinking all this "vodka". It will be necessary to send a detachment of Delta, for salvation. And without a camera - nothing.
      1. Dezinto
        Dezinto April 21 2016 10: 53
        +3
        Well, which camera? NVD is.
        1. yushch
          yushch April 21 2016 11: 21
          +1
          Quote: DEZINTO
          Well, which camera? NVD is.


          By the way, this is not the first time I have seen such photos, where American soldiers in helmets uncovered NVGs on helmets during daylight hours. Why do they need NVD during the day?
          1. Dezinto
            Dezinto April 21 2016 12: 09
            +8
            Why do they need NVD during the day?


            It was getting dark. winked
            1. Azitral
              Azitral April 21 2016 12: 24
              +8
              I would even say, that way, with a capital letter: "It was getting dark."
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 21 2016 10: 43
    +1
    in future wars, the US Armed Forces will have nothing to answer to the enemy, ”the scientist concludes.

    Only scientists understand. But they profit from war - they do not care. laughing
  7. Aleksander
    Aleksander April 21 2016 10: 44
    +3
    The USA is a leader in arms sales, what is it produced on? They produce weapons as much as required. And just to drive volumes and work in a warehouse, it makes no sense ...
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 21 2016 11: 38
      0
      Quote: Aleksander
      The USA is a leader in arms sales, what is it produced on? They produce weapons as much as required. And just to drive volumes and work in a warehouse, it makes no sense ...

      The problem is that leadership in sales "by value" does not mean that the military-industrial complex can supply the soldier with everything he needs. Little by little, foreign companies are crowding out American ones. Vaughn, recently, the US Army, to replace the M110 SASS rifle produced by the American company Knight's Armament (Florida), decided to purchase the German Heckler & Koch G28 rifle. smile
      Another problem is the closure of full production facilities. A classic example is the new "Abrams", which are now being made by modernizing old buildings. But their supply is not endless ...

      In addition, globalization and reliance on the market are bearing fruit. In pursuit of profit, manufacturers even reached the point of using fake Chinese microcircuits in military equipment (more precisely, reused instead of new ones).
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  9. Simon
    Simon April 21 2016 10: 48
    0
    “If economists and national security specialists do not cease to believe that their interests do not overlap and will not rebuild the military complex, in future wars, the US Armed Forces will have nothing to answer the enemy,” the scientist concludes.--- The Americans seem to have obsolete their morale. Our technical arms army is moving ahead of the state and NATO armies. request tongue
  10. From Samara
    From Samara April 21 2016 10: 49
    +4
    And who is ready?
    1. guzik007
      guzik007 April 21 2016 12: 54
      +1
      And who is ready?
      -------------------
      Exactly. And tell me, my dear, How many months, (or days?) Of full-fledged military operations in the event of a full-scale conflict, is our defense industry capable of providing the army with ammunition?
      Reports on Ural defense enterprises have recently gone through the Central Television: they handed it over to a private owner, ruined it, equipment in black metal-tons of explosives get wet in the rain and mud. And this, I am afraid, is not an isolated case.
  11. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 21 2016 10: 52
    +1
    Professor at the root of the audience. The monstrous size of the GDP of the mattress is mainly services! The production component is declining. And you need to release weapons YOURSELF. And from its components.
  12. fzr1000
    fzr1000 April 21 2016 10: 54
    +2
    A scientist is somehow strange. Rather, a Cossack. They say that the US scientific ilite is a fan of the country, and the Pentagon and the US military-industrial complex urgently need to increase the military budget, etc.
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    2. Foofighter
      Foofighter April 21 2016 14: 20
      0
      And the nuclear submarine belongs to the AUG (along with other escort ships), but does not oppose them ...
      obviously not our mishandled Cossack.
  13. sergey2017
    sergey2017 April 21 2016 10: 59
    0
    If US Marine Corps veteran Cattlin Patterson, in his article for Diplomat magazine, said: “Some consider the Russian Armed Forces to be an army of powers in a long-term decline, but the US can only envy the results of a military modernization program. We are talking about updating the arsenal of conventional (conventional) weapons, in particular on the means of electronic intelligence and electronic warfare (EW). "
    You can draw certain conclusions!
    1. puffnutiy
      puffnutiy April 21 2016 13: 04
      +8
      Can. Only the United States is not so bad. Generally underestimating the enemy is not a good habit.
      Our communications in the army are lame on both legs, and the Americans are implementing programs in the spirit of the "Internet of the battlefield". Remember how during the war with Georgia, orders were given by cell phones! from the United States, the squad leader can already contact the artillery battery and request and receive its support. It can also receive a satellite image or a picture from a drone (they go to the fact that every soldier can do this). This is the usual infantry. In our army, only special forces groups can expect this. We still have to grow and grow to the level of their management on the battlefield. I'm not saying that nothing is being done, but the gap is too big. Do not cover it quickly.
      Whatever the Americans say, the soldiers are still not bad. And the tales that they do not fight without Coca-Cola and dry closets are just tales. They have good training in the army. And psychological too. Again, their army is constantly fighting - that means soldiers get combat experience - which is priceless! (Do you think the Polish airborne assault and the THUNDER are sticking out in vain in Afghanistan? They are gaining combat experience. The Polish government wants to have combat units at hand, of which it will be sure of combat readiness).

      So I warn you again. Do not underestimate the enemy!
      1. fzr1000
        fzr1000 April 21 2016 14: 32
        0
        Well, our Armed Forces are also constantly at war and in many places they "stick out". Throwing hats on the enemy is always stupid.
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  15. Masya masya
    Masya masya April 21 2016 11: 04
    +10
    "At the beginning of World War II, the US had a strong economy." When, when? Good professor, have you heard about the "Great Depression in the United States"? Only in the Second World War and rose! To whom the war, and to whom the mother is dear ...
  16. vglazunov
    vglazunov April 21 2016 11: 05
    +1
    America fights well only in computer games ... in reality, it pisses against a strong army, it can only destroy civilians - international terrorism.
    1. Masya masya
      Masya masya April 21 2016 11: 09
      +3
      In Hollywood, too, it turns out pretty good wink
  17. VP
    VP April 21 2016 11: 17
    +2
    She’s not ready for exactly the same reason she wasn’t ready thirty and forty years ago — they don’t want to die in the radioactive desert.
    Everything else is nonsense.
  18. Check
    Check April 21 2016 11: 22
    0
    and nevertheless, they have plenty of preserved equipment.
  19. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh April 21 2016 11: 31
    +1
    The fact that China has increased its GDP and defense industry at times does not mean that the defense industry of America
    declined.
    The general economic balance in the world has changed. China is almost equal to the United States.
    1. VP
      VP April 21 2016 13: 01
      0
      The structure of the US military-industrial complex has changed.
      There is no reduction due to the fact that the trend has shifted to output at the highest possible prices. Those. defense industry assessment is based on costs and not on results.
      Although there really is a difficulty how to compare correctly
  20. Altona
    Altona April 21 2016 11: 42
    +3
    Well, here the professor conducted a superficial analysis, much like a first grader watching bullfinches for natural history lessons. He did not reveal the reasons for the disappearance of the "bullfinches". The US economy during the Second World War was semi-state. Plants and shipyards were built by the state and leased out to entrepreneurs to establish a quick release of ships and aircraft. During the Great Depression, the hands of "unemployed labor volunteers" created a powerful infrastructure - bridges, roads, river dams. The current US state is no longer the same, control over financial tycoons has weakened so much that the state hardly punishes financial speculation and the release of toxic assets, and sometimes, on the contrary, supports all these Lemon Brothers and other banks that grow derivative pyramids. The completely liberal model works like a vacuum cleaner. TNCs have completely subjugated the resources of the state and rule the US budget in their own interests. Even if they want to start a war, the goals of this war will be contradictory. Well, about Ukraine. They made the country a shell towards Russia to strike. It struck, but not critical, there is not enough "gunpowder", but no one wants to buy "gunpowder". No burning anyway. Oxymoron turned out-gunpowder and Poroshenko. )))
  21. Vetal999
    Vetal999 April 21 2016 11: 46
    0
    Who needs these excuses?
  22. serkhan
    serkhan April 21 2016 12: 14
    +1
    what can I say, another ordered article by the "eggheads" from the military budget blowers ...
  23. Absurdidat
    Absurdidat April 21 2016 12: 19
    0
    Chet in the photo is more likely meat with an expensive body kit than soldiers. )))
  24. demo
    demo April 21 2016 12: 34
    0
    “At the beginning of the Second World War, the United States had a strong economy. The volume of the economies of Nazi Germany and imperialist Japan together made up only half of the US economic volumes, ”the scientist notes.

    A country producing tanks, planes, ammunition, and a country growing wheat, potatoes, carrots, etc. compared in terms of GDP.
    In digital terms.
    The approach that this scientist took is not correct.
    It is necessary to compare the compared indicators.
    Those. Germany produced so many tanks, and the United States - so many.
    There are so many planes, and these so many.
    And to compare quality indicators - TTX.
    And more.

    Germany at that point in time conquered almost all of Europe, and European industry worked for Germany.
    And this is why it is not taken into account.

    And the last.
    Fighting on your territory and fighting beyond its borders are completely different things.

    Americans should not engage in the development of their war industry.
    It will not bring to good.
    You need to be more peaceful.
  25. Cartalon
    Cartalon April 21 2016 13: 08
    +5
    These articles were torn up about how badly dealing with the US armed forces, a production base with money of brains and resources can be created in 5 years, stories about non-combat effectiveness are generally ridiculous who has more bombarded people than the US? The talk here about the chronic cowardice of Americans is just stupid or corrupting propaganda.
    1. teron
      teron April 21 2016 13: 25
      +3
      I completely agree with you. Here, in a parallel thread about the US Air Force, they allegedly cannot keep up with ours and the Chinese. It would be necessary to resume production of the F-22. One can already understand from this phrase alone: ​​they have already stopped producing a full-fledged 5th generation fighter once and can RESUME its production. And we have PAK FA still in testing and will go into the series by no means in two hundred copies! At least not right away. We do not have two hundred SU-35s. I’m generally silent about the fleet. And in equipping soldiers, communications and drones, we lagged behind for years, if not decades. The Chinese, of course, are trying to catch up with the United States, but they are still very far away, and they have not yet set themselves tasks like the United States. Why such articles? It is clear why - the allocation of new budgetary funds for the US military-industrial complex.
  26. Zomanus
    Zomanus April 21 2016 14: 23
    0
    America spends a lot of money on its military bases abroad.
    But on the other hand, where will she get all the soldiers from these bases if she closes them?
    So a lot of spending without a corresponding inflow of funds from outside. The colonies then ended.
  27. Stariknv
    Stariknv April 21 2016 16: 33
    +1
    In the USA, the economy is constantly developing and in this country there was no war that destroyed industry. In the USA, the largest military budget in the world that they always lack to increase it, so they come up with different tales.
    1. unsinkable
      unsinkable April 21 2016 20: 17
      0
      Quote: StarikNV
      the military budget in the world which they always lack to increase it, so they come up with different tales.

      I completely agree with you, therefore I did not put the article either plus or minus. They extort money. hi
  28. gamer
    gamer April 21 2016 16: 41
    0
    Ponte ended !!!!! And the king is naked!
  29. v.yegorov
    v.yegorov April 21 2016 17: 49
    0
    The professor is clearly not friends with his head or received good money for this stupidity
    utterly irrelevant. The United States has more aircraft carriers on the joke than China can do
    for ten years, in addition, a new industrialization is taking place in the USA. Not about
    what scientific and technical backlog is out of the question. USA do exactly
    as many weapons as they can sell.
  30. bovig
    bovig April 21 2016 18: 32
    +1
    America, always having the most powerful economy, was not ready for world wars, therefore, entered them (truly) at the last stage in order to share the glory with the winner ...
  31. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff April 21 2016 21: 01
    +1
    The Russian professor did not explain why America is not ready for a new world war.
    Everything is very simple. Just not ready, that's all. You won’t get out without losses.