When it comes to global military superiority, there are few brave enough to denounce the undeniable superiority of the United States.
And that’s not just some braggadocios, #MURRICA sort of comment either; this is all based in easily demonstrable fact. Since the end of World War II, when we unleashed the atomic age unto the planet, the United States has maintained an air of supremacy over all other nations in the realm of military might and technology. Of course, this likely had to do with the enormous targets that we painted on our backs by revealing to the world our nuclear prowess.
We know wholeheartedly that now, the rest of the world would be gunning for us, and we had to stay on top of the heap.
Heck, if we’re being honest, there has been a target painted on America’s back from the get go, when we told the most powerful nation in the 1770’s world, Great Britain, to shove their colonialism right up their backsides. That bold, bold move stuck a flag in planet earth and said “we’re here, deal with it”.
When it comes to military might, there’s a possibility that China is on par with us. This is due only to their massive population advantage, and what we know about their antiquated army equipment.
In terms of technology, however, it seems that Russia is heading toward the upper echelon on which we’re perched, thanks to a number of recent claims about the invincibility of their new hypersonic rockets.
Now, for those of us looking to fret on a Friday, those two Eastern pals are teaming up for a series of provocative war games.
Russia and China will hold a large-scale military exercise next month that will include simulated nuclear weapons attacks, according to American defense officials.
The People’s Liberation Army will send more than 3,200 troops, 900 pieces of military equipment, and 30 aircraft to Russia for the exercise known as Vostok-18, or East-18, the Chinese Defense Ministry said, noting the exercises will involve practicing maneuver defense, live firing of weapons, and counterattack.
“We urge Russia to take steps to share information regarding its exercises and operations in Europe to clearly convey its intentions and minimize and potential misunderstanding,” Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said when asked about Vostok-18.
Additionally, the joint Russian-Chinese exercises scheduled for Sept. 11 through 15 will include military forces from Mongolia for the first time.
Call me superstitious, but I’m not a big fan of a September 11th start date for this exercise either…