- Dec 7, 2008
- IL/WI border
And this ^ is another reason to nip the bastards in the bud.
Actually I don't think the "NYT are communists".I know you guys all think the NYT are communists, but this is actually a good article on the subject.
and their links are interesting to follow.
From Rockets to Ball Bearings, Pentagon Struggles to Feed War MachineThe flow of arms to Ukraine has exposed a worrisome lack of production capacity in the United States that has its roots in the end of the Cold War.www.nytimes.com
for instance, this is a good read on the subject:
and this one:
Empty Bins in a Wartime Environment: The Challenge to the U.S. Defense Industrial BaseThe U.S. defense industrial base is not prepared for the international security environment that now exists, including to deal with China. The United States should take several steps now to strengthen the industrial base to improve deterrence and warfighting.www.csis.org
The U.S. Industrial Base Is Not Prepared for a Possible Conflict with ChinaTo deter a potential conflict with China, the United States must act quickly to resolve key challenges in its industrial base.features.csis.org
Aerojet Rocketdyne, which builds key parts of missiles, pretty much every missile, is backlogged on orders to the tune of 3 times their annual gross income.
a few years ago, in 2016, we basically ran out of air to ground precision missiles for the air force- due to a few minor "non-war" skirmishes. You remember the intense fighting in 2016, right?
As in, we dont have munitions in storage, we dont have sufficient capacity to make them very fast at all, and we run out if we shoot just a few measly syrians and afghanis.
I am not in favor of a continuous state of war, or just shooting at any thing that moves- but I do think that we need to have an industrial base that can supply the military, and especially as we shift more to the current drone/missile warfare model, we need to make it at home.
Empty Racks | Air & Space Forces MagazineThe Air Force is expending its precision weapons almost as quickly as it receives them.www.airandspaceforces.com
And if we talk about the legal side of the issue, in Vietnam the United States defended its ally, an independent country that was attacked.
But here in the Military Industrial Complex land land of grift and profit above all else who will make any real money making cheap simple dumb artillery rounds?I think the super complicated, super expensive weapons/systems are needed, but there also needs to be more economical, large quantity, "cheap tech" developed. Unfortunately the western world is not very setup for cheap, large scale production of that stuff. China rules the cheap chip making world and production.
But here in the Military Industrial Complex
land land of grift and profit above all else who will make any real money making cheap simple dumb artillery rounds?
the current reality is that the US can no longer produce them in sufficient quantities,
How about MINDING YOUR OWN FUCKING BUSINESS FOR A CHANGE ?!?!
And no, Ukraine is not your business. It may be Hunter's business but that's too damn bad, if he wanted to play there and is losing his ass, not our problem.
Hunter? He's busy tipping back a beer
But now .... what was a bright american kid son of vee pee doing in ukraine of all places
I think many Americans will have a fairly fair question about why they HAVE something to UkraineI stick by my original thesis that American machine shops could (and should) be cranking out thousands of howitzer shells
In the position of the Pentagon administration, I would consider a voluntary program, with the motivation simply the cost of production.
There's plenty of stuff to spend money on, let the people who want wars pay for it themselves.
I'm delighted to help the Ukrainians get their payback.