The interesting and relevant commentary piece by Brandon J. Weichert (“Addressing, and strengthening, the weaknesses of the U.S. military,” Web, March 31) is spoiled by the weak ending suggesting that the Biden administration quickly address these problems.
Mr. Weichert correctly points out that U.S. forces are spread thinly throughout the world and their equipment has been strained to breaking point. China’s efforts have disrupted what had been established as the international order, and the threat to the U.S. and its allies will continue to increase.
In specific areas Mr. Weichert notes that the U.S. lacks adequate submarines, the air force continues to struggle with F-35 problems, and the newly formed Space Force has no program to protect our vulnerable satellites, nor does it have a program to threaten our enemies’ satellites.
Understandably, the only solution offered for this sad deterioration in America’s standing is the hope that President Biden will correct the situation. This is a forlorn hope in a president who has made it abundantly clear that America has no right to be a superpower; he does not even believe it has the right to be a nation with secure borders.
Those who voted for the current administration now must bear the burden of our depressing decline, hopefully recognizing their error before the 2022 election.
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Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst and author. His book, "Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower" is due out in Fall 2020 from Republic Book Publishers and addresses the need for a U.S. Space Force, the threats the United States faces from rising technological powers, such as China, in space, and where the United States should be moving in terms of space defense, exploration, and development. On top of that, Brandon is the founder and manager of The Weichert Report: World News Done Right, where he delivers unconventional reportage on some of the world's most important news stories. He is also a contributing editor at American Greatness and The American Spectator, and he contributes to Real Clear Public Affairs, Real Clear World, and Real Clear Defense regularly. Brandon's work on national security has also been republished in Yahoo! News, the New York Post, The Spectator US, and The National Interest. Brandon is a frequent guest on The John Batchelor Show where he comments on Chinese technology and trade policies. He travels the country briefing audiences from the military and tech investment community on matters related to technology and national security. Brandon is a recovering Congressional staffer who holds an M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. and he can be followed on Twitter @WeTheBrandon. Please be sure to follow The Weichert Report's Facebook page @theweichertreport, too. For any press or media inquiries email him at email@example.com.
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