The U.S. military needs good funding because it has lost some of its superiority over the armies of Russia and China. This was stated by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces Mark Milley at a hearing in the House of Representatives, reports the portal Military Times.
“Our competitive advantage has become less apparent. China and Russia are trying to outdo us,” he said.
Millie said the U.S. Military faces other challenges. In particular, North Korea and Iran “violate stability” at the regional level.
The portal reports that at the hearings in the House of Representatives Millie and the head of the Pentagon Mark Esper discuss the U.S. defense budget. They both noted that there is a military competition between the countries.
Esper said Washington needs to modernize its “nuclear triad,” even though the U.S. does not want a new arms race with Moscow. Millie added that Russia’s nuclear weapons are a threat to the United States and vice versa.
On January 10, Ryan McCarthy, the head of the U.S. Army’s affairs department, said that Washington wants to deploy new bases in Asia to fight Russia and China. According to him, the bases will have to carry out cyberattacks and strike on maritime and ground targets.