Adversaries and Allies

Questions for the audience:

How do you think we are doing at a) deterring adversaries, and b) reassuring allies?

Can we back up our obligations? Do our enemies, actual and potential, have cause to fear our actions and reactions?

Is the US military capable of prosecuting global conventional operations against near-peer combatants if deterrence and (what passes for) diplomacy fail?


My answers, in order: Not well, poorly, no, NO, and absolutely not.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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One Response to Adversaries and Allies

  1. slater says:

    A) We struggling B) We’re sucking for beer money


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