How the US Army Is Getting Ready for the Unthinkable: War with Russia or China

The Army is developing its weapons, technologies and platforms with a greater emphasis on being ready for great-power, mechanized force-on-force war in order maintain cross-the-board readiness and deter near-peer adversaries from unwanted aggression.

While the service aims to be prepared for any conceivable contingency, to include counterinsurgency, counterterrorism and hybrid-type conflicts, the Army has been shifting its focus from 15-years of counterinsurgency war and pivoting its weapons development toward major-power war.

  • Brett_McS

    One of the entertaining “Invasion” series about possible future conflicts, Invasion Alaska, has the Chinese – having previously taken over eastern Siberia – sweep down the Alaskan coast with equipment such as multi-turreted drone tanks controlled from high-tech bunkers in mainland China. Because of decades of neglect of the American armed services the resistance is not very effective, although some isolated forces put up a brave rear-guard action. Part way through the war the Chinese decide to add some extra features to the drone control system such that if the tank is damaged or destroyed the ‘pilot’ back in China in his immersive ‘gaming’ environment gets an electric shock. Seems a bit of a miss-reading of the Chinese character, which is highly nationalistic.

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    • ntt1

      it is also a misreading of the chinese ability to drive. double or quadruple parking of tanks on main streets while annoying is just not that effective, as far as indicator lights ,tanks don’t have them so failure to indicate is out.

  • FivePointSpurgeon

    So glad that the army was opened up to homos and trannies. At least real Americans won’t have to fight anymore.

    Oh, and the women now are in combat roles, too? Surely now they’re an unstoppable force!

    /sarc. They’ll lose this one badly.

    • Millie_Woods

      It’s not the queers and trannies on the battlefront that are the weakness, it’s the mentality that put them there that spell defeat.

    • Hard Little Machine

      My aunt was a Soviet sniper in WW2. My other aunt was an NKVD political officer who rounded up and tortured collaborators.

  • And that’s why they keep losing the war on terrorism — since day one when Bush Junior took on the task after 9/11 and failed because his attention was diverted from “counter-insurgency” to sexier “big boy” military stuff such as Saddam and his non-existent weapons of mass destruction.

    Islamic terrorism is a form of urban-guerrilla warfare, with the unique characteristic that it deliberately targets civilians. Big battlefield type warfare is somewhat irrelevant to it. Methods for fighting urban drug Cartels might prove more fruitful.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Bush the Younger’s attention after 9/11 was diverted by keeping the Saudis happy and sucking up to his party’s donors, which is why he never asked Congress for a full declaration of war or formed meaningful and effective alliances with anti-jihadi regional powers. The only effective answer to jihad is to demand unconditional surrender and hit the enemy with all we’ve got until we get it.

  • simus1

    “We are excellent at counterinsurgency”
    said the General, apparently either channeling George Custer or trying out one of his usually better received “loosen up the crowd” jokes.

  • tom_billesley

    War With Russia Or China, with the emphasis on “Or”. The “two-and-a-half wars” military doctrine was abandoned some time ago.

  • canminuteman

    Chinese people will immigrate to our cities, buy all our property and businesses, get into positions of political power and we will be China. You and I will just be an unwanted slightly inconvenient ethnic minority in Chinese superstate. That is how China will take us over. No wars will be involved. Our ancestors who created the Chinese Exclusion Act were smart enough to know this, but we thew our civilization under the bus because Diversity is the greatest thing ever.

    • simus1

      Trump should offer China a 200 year lease on California, Oregon, and Washington in return for their US dollar hoard.
      Maybe Shiny Pony could cut a side deal for BC.

      • ntt1

        apparently ,already in effect.

        • ismiselemeas

          Vancouver’s cuck of a mayor is already in bed with the most corrupt echelons of Chinese power, literally and figuratively. He’s a treasonous shill doing irreparable damage to the economies of both the city and the province. China however, much like their pet economic adventures abroad, is a huge Ponzi scheme waiting to fall. I have to deal with Chinese investors and business people on a weekly basis. They understand only one thing, the public face of power. As soon as you stand up to their shrill, whiny bluster and bullying and cut them down publicly they become manageable. Remember, their men are addicted to aphrodisiacs to enhance their genetalia and sexual performance. None of it works. A quick reminder in public about this puts them in their place very, very quickly.

  • vwVwwVwv

    china was not so much agressive for time imemorial. they are no invaders.
    from the other side russia is a unbelivable empire and the inteligenzia of the
    USA is literaly greedy to be part of russia. your main enemy is within you.
    the left wants to make the USA a kind of liberia so americans wuld
    dream of becomeing russians or chinese, so sad to see it.

  • Alain

    Right let’s just ignore the war that Islam is carrying out against us. Much better to try starting a war with Russia or China.

  • Hard Little Machine

    We will be crushed.