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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:46 PM

Pentagon: Military Logistics System Not Ready for War With China or Russia

BY: Bill Gertz
January 9, 2019 5:00 am

The strategic American military system for moving troops, weapons, and supplies over long distances has decayed significantly and needs rapid upgrading to be ready for any future war with China or Russia, according to a report by the Pentagon's Defense Science Board.

A special task force on survivable logistics evaluated the military's current airlift, sealift, and prepositioned equipment and supplies and found major problems with supporting forces during a "high-end" conflict.

"Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has not fought an adversary capable of the catastrophic disruption of military supply chains and deployment of personnel and materiel," an unclassified summary of the report states.

"As a result, the has suffered neglect and chronic underfunding relative to other DoD priorities."

Additionally, the ability of strategic competitors to threaten military supply lines has increased with new and advanced weapons and missiles, as well as "gray zone" capabilities such as cyber attacks and space warfare.

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https://freebeacon.com/national-security/pentagon-military-logistics-system-not-ready-for-war-with-china-or-russia/

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:15 PM

1. Yet we are expending our national discourse on a big, beautiful wall to keep illegals out!

By Yahweh, the clowns are in charge of the circus.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:57 PM

2. That is irrelevant

Any war or military confrontation with Russia or China is going straight to a full nuclear exchange almost immediately.

Only thing we need to do with those two countries is plan to fight a full scale nuclear war and win it and do not worry about conventional warfare. That is just a waste of money.

What I mean by win is the entire world is destroyed. No country left viable and all people dying.

MADD is still relevant today with other sane countries. Leave the Muslims out of that equation.

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Response to Red Bull (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:28 AM

3. I doubt that a conflict would "immediately" devolve into nuclear warfare

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But it is quite possible that it might at some point - which is why our nuclear armaments should be at a high state of readiness and capability in order for MADD to remain effective.

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Response to foia (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 10:54 AM

4. I agree with you.

Provided it's not a direct attack on US soil, it could go back and forth for some time.

One of the many reasons the US should pull US troops out of Syria. Trump got that right from the start.

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