An Obsolescent Military: Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing, by Fred Reed


STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

Our military is superbly equipped for fighting…World War II. Unfortunately, for today’s requirements, it is nothing but a bloated blob, and an expensive one at that. From Fred Reed on a guest post at theburningplatform.com:

What, precisely, is the US military for, and what, precisely, can it do? In practical terms, how powerful is it? On paper, it is formidable, huge, with carrier battle groups, advanced technology, remarkable submarines, satellites, and so on. What does this translate to?

Military power does not exist independently, but only in relation to specific circumstances. Comparing technical specifications of the T-14 to those of the M1A2, or Su-34 to F-15, or numbers of this to numbers of that, is an interesting intellectual exercise. It means little without reference to specific circumstances.

For example, America is vastly superior militarily to North Korea in every category of arms–but the North has nuclear bombs. It can’t deliver…

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