Friday, April 08, 2016

U.S. Army Readiness In "High Risk State"

by JASmius

That means the U.S. Army isn't able to fight and would be routed by any or all of our enemies, in cause you had any uncertainties about the headline:

The Army is in a state of "high risk" in its military readiness to defend the nation and respond to a large conflict, Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley warns.

In testimony at a hearing of the Senate Armed Service Committee on Thursday, Milley said Russia is still the #1 threat to U.S. national security, Military Times reports.

Hey, Barry, the 1970s called and they'd like their foreign policy back!

"The fundamental task there is to deter, maintain cohesion of the alliance, assure our allies, and deter further Russian aggression," Milley told the senators. "If we got into a conflict with Russia then I think it would place our soldiers’ lives at significant risk."

Are you listening, Donnie?  Besides to the grating sound of your own voice, that is.

"We have a lot of 'not availables' in the force right now,” he added.

Which don't include homosexuals and trannies, but do include pretty much everything else, I'm assuming.

Sounds familiar, doesn't it?:

“What are my other options?” asked the President. The general looked down, shuffling papers.

“We don’t have a conventional option.”

“The Army? The Marines?”

There are a few units forward deployed, but we’ve brought most of our forces home. What we have left we can’t move fast enough and most of it is designed for counterinsurgency, not conventional warfare – we’ve cut our armored forces because they cost so much to maintain. And to move them we’d need foreign ships, but we can’t count on them. We can’t even count on the sea lanes being clear.”

“The Air Force doesn’t have bombers? Fighters?” the President asked.

“Not enough, and not modern enough to get through [Red] Chinese and Russian air defenses.”

The President turned to the [Commissar] of State. “What about our allies?”

“No commitments yet. In fact, there’s been no response from several key allies.”

“We invoked NATO Article 5, didn’t we? We’ve been attacked!” the President shouted.

“They don’t have any significant forces left. Even if they were inclined to assist…”

“Inclined?” asked the President, stunned.

“We need to understand that they may be making a calculated decision…”

The President did understand. “To go with the winner.”

No one spoke; the only sound was the noise of the 747’s [engine]s until a communications officer spoke up.

“I have a video transmission off a [Red] Chinese satellite coming … to us. How did they get our communications data?” It was yet another security breach.

“Just put it onscreen,” ordered the President.

The transmission was a split screen, [Xi Jin-Ping] on the left, [Vladimir Putin] on the right. They were smiling.

“What do you want?” the President asked.

[Putin] spoke. “We want peace. We want justice. And that is why we are here to provide you the terms of your surrender.” [emphases added]

Turns out elections really do have consequences, don't they?

But don't worry, we can still handle sub-national terrorist groups.  If we were actually inclined to fight them.

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