23 July 2018


It appears that Trevor Noah really pissed off much of France in his World Cup Comments:


marku said...

IDK, the S300 and S400 are apparently the best air defense systems in the world. The US stuff doesn't' seem to work very well (Patriot and Aegis). Russkie airplanes always seem to do fine, as compared with the useless F35. And the nuclear powered cruise missile (strange isotopes recently detected over the N pole, huh...) is actually pretty dangerous. Hard to detect launches and intercept. Kalibr cruise missile is already tested and performed well in Syria. And then there is the utterly useless US littoral combat ship

You are well versed in defense, I depend on you to correct me.....

Matthew Saroff said...

Clearly, their SAM capabilities exceed those of the US. AAA been an afterthought in US capabilities ever since the USAF became independent.

But in terms of thing like logistics and C4ISR, the US is superior, as are the electronics capabilities, naval aviation, and (critically IMHO) in the training and retention of senior NCOs.

Also, even with the massive waste, the US military industrial complex massively outproduces the Russians (and the Chinese, and the Indians, and the British, and the French, etc.), and quantity has a quality all its own.

The consequence of waste at the Pentagon is not so much the loss of combat effectiveness, our military dwarfs all others in the world, but rather that it is a millstone around the neck of society as a whole, which could lead to a collapse like that of the Soviet Union.

Quoting Ike, "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."

marku said...

Thanks for the educated reply. Always appreciated.

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