Thursday, September 28, 2017

This Is What World War III With China Might Look Like Spoiler alert: We probably wouldn’t win.

Thanks to IDonT4 for the link!

via The Nation.
For the past 50 years, American leaders have been supremely confident that they could suffer military setbacks in places like Cuba or Vietnam without having their system of global hegemony, backed by the world’s wealthiest economy and finest military, affected. The country was, after all, the planet’s “indispensable nation,” as Secretary of State Madeleine Albright proclaimed in 1998 (and other presidents and politicians have insisted ever since). The United States enjoyed a greater “disparity of power” over its would-be rivals than any empire ever, Yale historian Paul Kennedy announced in 2002. Certainly, it would remain “the sole superpower for decades to come,” Foreign Affairs magazine assured us just last year. During the 2016 campaign, candidate Donald Trump promised his supporters that “we’re gonna win with military.… we are gonna win so much you may even get tired of winning.” In August, while announcing his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, Trump reassured the nation: “In every generation, we have faced down evil, and we have always prevailed.” In this fast-changing world, only one thing was certain: When it really counted, the United States could never lose.

No longer.

The Trump White House may still be basking in the glow of America’s global supremacy but, just across the Potomac, the Pentagon has formed a more realistic view of its fading military superiority. In June, the Defense Department issued a major report on “Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World,” finding that the US military “no longer enjoys an unassailable position versus state competitors,” and “it no longer can…automatically generate consistent and sustained local military superiority at range.” This sober assessment led the Pentagon’s top strategists to “the jarring realization that ‘we can lose.’” 
Story here. 

A few things...

1.  I forgot the name of the reader that recommended this article but major thanks goes out to him.

2.  I fucking told ya so!  I've been beating on this drum but the Pentagon is just now acknowledging the threat?  Correction.  We saw the Chief of Naval Intel in the Pacific try and warn, but he was forced to retire for telling the ugly truth.  We won't be dealing with the threat till you hear these camp followers stating in public what they do in private.  China is a threat to the survival of this country.

3.  We can and will lose if we don't get harder, faster, stronger and return to common sense thinking when it comes to military affairs.

The Pentagon has been waged by Think Tanks, Globalists and Neo-Cons for the past two decades.  Those 5th Columnist have received aid and comfort from the zealots in uniform that carried out their half baked ideas.

We no longer have the luxury of fantasizing and dreaming for future battlefields where everything works right.  Our future enemies will be coming at us with a smile on their face and a cloned K-Bar Fighting Knife in their fist.

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