JRL NEWSWATCH: “U.S. military might ‘struggle to win, or perhaps lose’ war with China or Russia, report says” – CBS

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“Absent renewed investment … and … strategic realignment of its … capabilities, the U.S. military could lose the next state-versus-state war it fights, according to … the National Defense Strategy Commission. ‘America’s ability to defend its allies, its partners and its own vital interests is increasingly in doubt’ … ‘It might struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia.’ …. The commission called for an increase in the defense budget of … 3-5 percent above inflation …. [Their] report also … called for more rapid innovation and acquisition of new technologies, swift modernization of the country’s nuclear program … ‘creative’ steps to better recruit and retain military manpower, noting that the number of people who have the ‘required fitness and propensity to serve’ is in significant decline. … [and called for] an independent commission be appointed to review U.S. cyber policy. …”Aerial Photo of Pentagon and Environs

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