YANKS ‘WOULD LOSE WW3’
THE US will not stand a chance against Russia and China should World War III break out, advanced warfare analysts have warned.
Nonprofit global policy think tank RAND has been performing simulated war scenarios – often sponsored by the Pentagon – to test how American forces would fare against the world’s other leading military superpowers.
Last week, RAND analysts revealed the US has suffered severe losses in these scenarios, despite spending ONE TRILLION dollars annually on the military, twice exceeding the spending of any other country.
“In our games, when we fight Russia and China, ‘blue’ gets its ass handed to it,’ researcher David Ochmanek explained at the Center for a New American Security.
US forces are usually colour-coded blue in the simulations.
Though hypothetical, the games warn the world order America has fought to protect for more than a century could be at risk.
The simulated conflicts take place in all five domains of battle – land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.
Accord to RAND, ‘red’ aggressor forces frequently burn US military bases to the ground, sink warships and take out cyber systems.
Robert Work, a former deputy secretary of defence and experienced war-gamer, explained that America’s F-35 fighter ( left) jet is the most advanced of its kind in the sky, but is vulnerable on the tarmac.
He said: “It gets killed on the ground in large numbers.”
Work and Ochmanek both said China focus on cyberspace with ‘system destruction warfare’, which targets American communications satellites, command-and-control systems, and wireless networks.