US has no means to overcome the defense of Russia and China
Flight Global: the US has no means to overcome the defense of Russia and China US military over-invested in the purchase of bomb attacks direct short-range and under-invested in the long-range weapons, "Stealth" and precision-guided weapons, which does not allow the United States to overcome the defense of such countries as Russia, China and Iran.
This is the conclusion reached by experts of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, says the American edition of Flight Global. The report, in particular, points out that from 2001 to 2014 US Department of Defense has been bought 304,750 weapons of direct action with a radius of up to 50 lesions nautical miles (80.47 km), which accounted for 96% of all purchases of weapons. During the same period, it was purchased only 7109 units of long-range weapons to blast radius of 400 nautical miles (643.74 kilometers), or 2.3% of total purchases.
The experts concluded that the short-range weapons effectively when the plane can get close to the target, but it is impossible during large-scale military campaigns against the enemy, which has high-precision weapons. Report, the magazine writes, in fact, echoes what US generals say over the past few years: the US military investment aimed at supporting the military operations in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and now Syria - where "planes can fly and drop bombs with impunity." At the same time, such weapons are ineffective in the hypothetical campaigns with the participation of Russia, China and Iran.