“If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”-Sun T’zu, “The Art of War’ http://classics.mit.edu/Tzu/artwar.html
Millennium Challenge 2002
The US Navy continues to be marginally capable of defending U.S. interests. Its fleet remains undersized and readiness challenges have grown.
The U.S. Air Force fell to “marginal” in its ability to contribute to US military power. This was driven largely by mounting readiness concerns.
HOW GOOD ARE THEY? THE LATEST INSIGHTS INTO CHINA’S MILITARY TECH
Ranked as 3 of 126
Chinese military approaches technological ‘near-parity’ with NATO in air domain
America’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter vs. China’s J-31, F-15SA and Russia’s Su-35: Who Wins?
CHINESE SHIPYARD LOOKS TO BUILD GIANT FLOATING ISLANDS
Dual-use civilian aircraft
Dual use civilian infrastructure
Why the US Navy Should Fear China’s New 093B Nuclear Attack Submarine
The U.S. Navy’s Real China Challenge: A Lethal Missile ‘Swarm’ Strike
Grounded: Nearly two-thirds of US Navy’s strike fighters can’t fly
Are America’s Aircraft Carriers On Their Way To Obsolescence?
U.S. Army: 95% of Brigade Combat Teams Unprepared to Fight Immediately
China vs US military ‘scorecard’ (Still optimistic and under-estimates China, imo.)
China ‘has prepared for a preemptive strike against US military bases which would cripple American forces in the region’
Largest shipbuilding nations in 2015, based on completions in gross tonnage (in 1,000s)
2001 Sino-Russian Treaty of Friendship (article 9)
Rumor has it that China invokved article 9 in April 2016..
…at that point, we will have to fight Russia (#2, militarily), as well as China (#3).
Russia to clear entire Soviet debt by year-end
“In 2016, United States public debt-to-GDP ratio was estimated at 71.8%, including external debt. The level of public debt in Japan 2013 was 243.2% of GDP, in China 22.4% and in India 66.7%, according to the IMF,while the public debt-to-GDP ratio at the end of the 2nd quarter of 2016 was at 70.1% of GDP in Germany, 89.1% in the United Kingdom, 98.2% in France and 135.5% in Italy, according to Eurostat.”
Russia’s military sees huge upgrades, with 170 new aircraft, 905 tanks, 17 ships and scores of intercontinental missiles added last year
M1 Abrams vs. T-90: Top US General Admits Russia Has Achieved Tank Parity
Russia overtakes Saudi Arabia as world’s top crude producer
How Russia’s Edge in Electronic Warfare Could ‘Ground’ the U.S. Air Force