With tempers moldering in the Middle East yet again….there is an important question that needs asking….are we truly ready for a protracted war?
I have written about this topic……https://lobotero.com/2011/01/12/military-must-be-ready-for-the-next-war/
After the most recent airstrike by the US and the war of words between Iran and the US….the president has said we are ready for war…..
“The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment,” he tweeted on Jan. 5. “If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American, we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way.”
Besides being wrong (the military has not spent that much), he repeated a mistake that military leaders have made for years: emphasizing weapons over the fitness of the men and women charged with firing them.
Over the past 18 months, ProPublica has dug into military accidents in recent years that, all told, call into question just how prepared the American military is to fight America’s battles.
If forced to fight in the Persian Gulf or the Korean Peninsula, the Navy and Marine Corps are likely to play crucial roles in holding strategic command of the sea and defending against ballistic missiles.
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