andalusia wrote:This article thinks Russia and Chinese militaries don't compare to US military; I want to know, do more informed people on this forum think it is true?
The performance of the US army during WWII, the Korean war and Vietnam left much to be desired. The Gulf War and the 2003 Iraq invasion
were a turkey shoot and not a measure of US superiority. When faced with real push-back the US army does not perform well.
The US landed on the European continent when the Nazis were in full retreat on the eastern front. The Nazis were transferring
large caliber cannons from the pill boxes to the eastern front. The US was facing second rate German forces in the west who
substantially surrendered before fighting to the death. The Germans expected to die if they became Soviet POWs but expected
to have it relatively easy if they became US POWs.
But ever since WWII a myth has developed that the US army is invincible and I have heard many people back in the 1980s claim that
the US won WWII. The only war the US won was its war with Japan and that is only after dropping two nuclear bombs to mass murder
The US performance in Afghanistan shows that it has no staying power. It is all flash in a pan. Lots of sturm and drang and then
more fizzle. This fits the nature of the US culture and MIC. Big talk, lots of grift of government money and then propaganda about
victory. To this day Americans claim that they lost in Vietnam because of domestic protests. What utter BS. They lost in Vietnam
and hard. That is after dropping vast quantities of bombs and chemical agents that killed millions of Vietnamese civilians. The true
face of the US shows up in its demented worship of air power as some magic bullet to win wars. This was true in Iraq as well.
I would like to see where the US has "won" without unrestricted air attack to soften up the target. Russia has the most advanced
anti-aircraft systems on the planet. PERIOD. The US was never ahead in this regard from the 1950s on. In fact, the Soviet
investment in air defense was prompted by the US obsession with air power and reflects a distinct development path. We see this
with the fact that Russia has deployed hypersonic regional/theater missile systems and the US does not even have supersonic missile
systems. (ICBMs are another category). The B-2 bomber demonstrates how detached from reality the US war machine is. They
think that they will fly over Russia to drop bombs. Seriously. The US has no chance to soften up Russia like Iraq with bombs. They
can't even do this with standoff missiles. Russia is something the US has never faced before and is clearly not laid out to handle.