In Brandon J. Weichert’s recent Washington Times op-ed, he argues that the United States military is unprepared for war with China.
“Despite appearances to the contrary, the Sino-Russian alliance is not solidified. Moscow and Beijing just want a better deal from Washington.”
“My recommendation would be to give Taiwan scores of cruise missiles (or to encourage the Taiwanese to build massive amounts of their own cruise missiles), coupled with the EA-18 Growlers (as well as the E-2D Hawkeyes that support the Growlers) that would be needed to suppress and overcome the Chinese S-400 threat. Taiwan has a handful of Hawkeyes and would need considerable amounts of Growlers to make their S-400 countermeasures fully effective. The United States must make selling Taiwan these upgraded systems a major priority in its relations with Taiwan.”
This is a response to the UK Defence Journal articulating the belief that the UK military could defeat the Chinese in war. As you will read here, this is unfortunately (truly) not the case.
Stealth technology was revolutionary when it was first unveiled in action during Desert Storm. However, in recent years, U.S. adversaries have become increasingly adept at countering stealth technology. With talk of a Sixth-Generation fighter jet under development, I believe that the U.S. must abandon its obsession with stealth and focus instead on overcoming the defenses of our adversaries with speed, altitude, and precise firepower.