The Pentagon rolled out a long-awaited National Defense Strategy on Friday that puts Russia and China in the cross hairs while taking an emphasis off of fighting Islamic radicals like ISIS.
The first new national defense strategy in a decade noted the US military’s advantage over Russia and China is “eroding,” putting the focus squarely on a return to great-power competition.
“This shift, Pentagon planners say, will require a “more lethal, resilient, and rapidly innovating” military that can regain the overwhelming advantage the United States once held over those rivals and lesser adversaries such as Iran and North Korea,” military website Defense One reported.
UPI noted that the new strategic approach, unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, is quite different from the one outlined in 2014 which was released prior to Russia interfering with the 2016 presidential election and US participation in Syria’s civil war.
“This strategy is fit for our time — providing the American people the military required to protect our way of life, stand with our allies and live up to our responsibility to pass intact to the next generation those freedoms we enjoy today,” Mattis said in a news statement. “This required tough choices — and we made them … based upon a fundamental precept: namely, that America can afford survival.”
UPI said the US document is classified. But a publicly available 11-page summary noted that going forward, Washington will focus on issues like strengthening military alliances from the Middle East to Asia and building a larger, more agile military.
"The Pentagon rolled out a long-awaited National Defense Strategy on Friday that puts Russia and China in the cross hairs while taking an emphasis off of fighting Islamic radicals like ISIS."
You know it’s a ton of horse sh*t when someone says they’ll fight terrorist groups that they themselves created. This national defense strategy will never benefit the American public but will make arms manufacturers wealthier with tax dollars.
America should stay the hell away from its interventionism and meddling with other nation’s domestic affairs.
National Offence Strategy!
US needs the resources for that. Does it have them? The current US military is devouring most of it without much success in the field or in creation of new technologies. China and Russia are not sitting idle either. They are reaching priority and in some areas ahead of US technologically. The US has yet to learn to accept that they are no longer the preeminence power around, bought down by problems the world over they could not resolve after having poke their noses into them. Let the game begins.
"Those whom god wish to destroy he first make mad. "
My opinion is, the USA reign will be over and those were the days. China military are rising up too fast and unstoppable because there are too many smart people. Unless USA people seek God and has faith in Him then will be different. At the end USA will win because God is with them.
US supremacy is almost over. Russia and China will not allow any unilateral action without any challenge. We want that to control US policy to the world. No single super power anymore!!!
How does this fit with reality? China is slowly gobbling up those islands in the West Philippine Sea (aka SCS), awarded as part of the Philippines sovereignty and yet apparently the US, our long-term ally, is doing nothing about it.
US is a good sales man for its military manufacturers who come to rescue its economy.
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