PressTV-US would lose war with Russia, China: RAND

The United States will likely lose a military confrontation with either Russia and China, US think tank RAND Corporation says, warning about the US military’s insufficient training and readiness.

In its latest report, titled “US Military Capabilities and Forces for a Dangerous World,” the California-based think tank warned that the American military was standing little chance to win a possible conflict with Russia in Europe or with China over Taiwan.

Thanks to their major technology advancements over the past years, Russia and China have now reached a level that they can top the US in certain areas of military prowess, the 190-page document’s authors said, warning that limited budget and a lack of enough forces to support the “ambitious” US military plan were hindering American forces.

“Put more starkly, assessments in this report will show that US forces could, under plausible assumptions, lose the next war they are called upon to…

Read more