WASHINGTON must revamp it’s military supply chains in order to keep up with the growing military power of Russia and China, according to a report from a committee advising the US government.
An unclassified Defence Science Board (DSB) report claims America’s, military logistics require rapid modernisation. The 29-page report concluded that major taxpayer funding is required if Washington intends to go to war.US Generals Paul Kern and Duncan McNabb said: “The Task Force found significant shortfalls that, if left unaddressed, will put at risk US ability to project power and sustain the fight against a strategic competitor.”
There has been a huge increase in development of new technologies but the supply of troops with required materials, supplies and advanced tactics is still essential.
Since the Cold War the US has not faced potential enemies like China and Russia who are capable of such “catastrophic disruption of military supply chains and deployment of personnel and material”.
Without suitable supply chains the group says “the development of advanced tactics and technologies will not have the opportunity to matter”.
Russia and China not only have the growing military power to challenge America but also have the ability to disrupt supply chains and deployment of personnel to catastrophic levels.