Russia and China are able to effectively repulse the Pentagon and its allies in the case of cross-border armed conflicts, write Forbes and The National Interest
Authoritative financial-economic magazine Forbes published an article that Russia's Armed forces if necessary to capture all of the Baltic States in 2-3 days, and NATO can nothing about it, at least immediately. The Russian military has been using not only its population and geopolitical advantage, but also "more sophisticated weapons and tactical skills."
"The entire Eastern flank of the Alliance is vulnerable to interference, given the proximity of the Russian forces and the lack of natural barriers to rapid advancement. So the probability of a war in Europe again became a major problem, but it's ground military operations, the main burden which the American army will have to bear", says the publication.
It is noted that after the conflict in Ukraine Western military experts not undertake to do forecasts about possible solutions in Moscow. The only thing is abundantly clear: the main force of NATO — the US military has in Europe, only two teams, and this is not enough to reflect a possible strike. Moreover, accustomed to air support of American soldiers will likely have to fight without aircraft, because the Russians have a powerful air defenses.
Firing at long range, against the use of electronic media, cyber warfare and hybrid warfare — these are the main trumps of Russia, not to mention nuclear weapons, concludes Forbes.
Another respected American edition of foreign policy The National Interest calculated the outcome of military confrontation between China and the United States in the Pacific region, averaging several key advantages of the people's liberation army of China over the army of the United States. Beijing is head and shoulders above Washington's missile-strike systems, for which the Chinese should thank the Soviet engineers. Anti-ship ballistic missiles and long range action is guided by satellite tracking, and this is a very serious threat to the mighty U.S. Navy, including aircraft carriers, which the White house has come to rely since the days of President Reagan.
"American leaders reflexive turn to these warships, once appearing on the horizon the prospects of a new crisis. The inability of carrier strike groups to adequately respond to future threats will be a catastrophe", the newspaper writes.
Another threat from China are of a cyber attack in which hackers in China, judging by the statements from Washington, and he was quite successful. All these factors put into question the U.S. influence in the Asia-Pacific region, and the country's ability to fulfil obligations to the allies.