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The U.S. military's ability to stay ahead of technology advances by other countries and respond to multiple crises around the world is already in jeopardy and will get worse unless mandatory budget cuts are reversed, top U.S. officials warned on Saturday.
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert told Reuters the Navy would have to cut forces and reduce its ability to position ships around the world if lawmakers did not ease or reverse the cuts, which are due to resume in fiscal 2016.
"Electronic warfare, electronic attack, anti-submarine warfare - all of these higher end areas - will fall further behind because we’re just not investing in them," he said in an interview at a conference at the Reagan Presidential Library.
He said the Navy's ability to stay ahead of potential adversaries would "degrade significantly" unless the cuts ended.
originally posted by: DeadSeraph
Education. The U.S became the superpower it was because it's students were #1 in almost every subject for decades. That is no longer the case, and it has almost become a 3rd world country when it comes to education. It's public school system is in shambles, and it's fairly difficult to maintain a cutting edge military force without scientists to lead the way. This is why China is currently making inroads in defense technology and flexing it's muscles in the field of ICBM technology.
The U.S is still the biggest dog in the yard when it comes to sheer military prowess, but it will be overcome in the future if Americans don't start taking the startling decline in their own educational standards seriously, and putting their children (and their educations) first.
ETA: Looks like the poster above me basically beat me to it. What He/She said.
originally posted by: FlyingFox
We have never been at war with Eurasia.
We have always been at war with Eurasia.