How can anyone read stories like this, and not realize that military readiness is down across the board? This is as bad as the Carter years, if not worse.

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DTG · July 1, 2021 at 5:49 am

Wow. It’s worse than the Carter years…

Skinnedknuckles · July 1, 2021 at 7:03 am

Air Force service is a worthy alternative to military service.

Anonymous · July 1, 2021 at 11:08 am

Standing armies getting weaker is a feature, not a bug.

Big Ruckus D · July 1, 2021 at 3:36 pm

As things stand, destruction of military readiness and efficacy is almost certainly a good thing. Being that said force will at some point, most assuredly, end up being directed inward at a defiant citizenry, the more incapable and unprepared girls and faggots they populate the ranks with, the better.

The good guys will benefit greatly from having an adversary of diminished capability. Especially one in which any sense of unity and common interest has been destroyed. These people can’t get along. They are dysfunctional and thus the military will be just like highschool cliques, every subgroup with their own table at lunch.

The obvious downside is that it leaves this place (no longer a country, but a degenerate economic zone held together poorly by brute force) incapable of properly defending itself against a large scale attack from a serious enemy. And as the “US” is not a serious, nor properly concerned with and planning for it’s own defense and survival, a right proper ass-kicking is assured if China or Russia decides they want to make a point. One lives in hope they will rather decide to sit, watch, and laugh at the self-destructive idiocy here from a safe distance.

They have better options that are less destructive to their own interests anyway. China has the leverage of holding the US as an economic hostage. They cut off exports and we are finished, as almost everything needed to maintain the consumerist standard of living here is – at least in some way – touched by China. They can squeeze us to the breaking point on that fact alone without firing a shot or landing a ground invasion force.

Of course, the USMil would bring the fight to them under those circumstances. See Japan and our embargoes and sanctions against them prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, as an example. A wounded animal will strike out at its attacker.

Russia can essentially ignore us up to the point our criminal government stirs the shit too much for Putin to tolerate. And Putin is remarkable in his statecraft, always delivering restrained public responses to the insults and offences the US federal govt (and its media propoganda arm) constantly lob at Russia, and at himself personally.

He’s no angel, but neither is he lent to stupid impulsivity and snark that so much of American so-called leadership tends to engage in. Look at the clown show here, and then realize Mr. Putin looks consumately professional by his behavior in contrast to it. Ah, that we had such a leader willing to act in our best interests and not tweak everyone else the world over by acting like an obstreperous little shit.

But no, we have a pantshitting pervert who can’t speak cogently even with a prompter, and his band of fuckheaded minions, all determined to persecute citizens who properly recognize they are unworthy and unfit to hold the positions they presently occupy.

We have little economic entaglement with Russia, so they don’t need to concern themselves with the dysfunction of this place unless and until it directly affects their interests. It certainly would not be in Russian interests to engage in a full-on war entered lightly, as they would suffer terrible losses (as would China) by doing so. That makes a throwdown somewhat less likely, but the USGovt continues to act the part of the bitchy little brat who is just begging to be taken out back and be given a whupping. It is downright embarrassing.

My name · July 1, 2021 at 7:50 pm

China’s new space laser:

    Divemedic · July 1, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    That comment is BS. The MiG-25 had a radar that transmitted 600 kW. If the far end of the runway was 1,000 meters away, the intensity would have been 48 milliwatts per square meter. To get to kilowatts per square meter would require at least 50,000 times as much power.

    As far as a radar beam converting air into plasma- do you have any idea how much power it would take? You are talking a column of air from space all the way to the ground. That is more energy than any radar or satellite is capable of. The best defense to this would be called physics.

Hightecrebel · July 2, 2021 at 1:23 am

Honestly, 50% of the AF could be done by fat, old, out of shape civilians. And in most cases you have them working right alongside the airmen. Or working instead of the airmen, while they’re at PT. Services? Personnel? Medical? Unmanned Aircraft Operators? Dropping fitness standards wouldn’t matter. Hell, one base I was stationed at contracted out most chow halls to ‘independent living support companies’, meaning the people making, handling, and serving the food were often drooling, wiping their noses, or completely ignored what you asked for and dropped a boiled hamburger patty on your breakfast tray.

Does it matter if the cryptologic linguist sitting in the back the plane can’t do seventy push-ups in sixty seconds, or run a mile and a half in under seven minutes?

Basic fitness, don’t look like the oompa loompa’s are going to show up and roll to the juicer is important, but depite the ‘creed’, most of the Air Force are not and never will be warriors. PJ’s, combat comm, and JTAC’s can keep their standards high, but for most of the rest the leadership just needs to embrace what they are and focus on job and mission related training.

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