June 12, 2019

America's Current War Plans for China, Russia Will Not Work, New Report Says

Featuring Chris Dougherty

Source: Military.com

Journalist Matthew Cox

The Pentagon's plans to develop weapons and strategies to penetrate Russian or Chinese complex defense networks are a waste of time and could lead to the defeat of U.S. military forces on the future battlefield, according to a new report from the Center for a New American Security.

The Defense Department's 2018 National Defense Strategy has put every branch of the U.S. military on a path to create new war plans designed to defeat America's top two near-peer competitors -- Russia and China.

The Pentagon is focusing many of its modernization efforts and operational concepts toward defeating advanced anti-access area denial (A2/AD) networks -- ranging from sophisticated air defense systems to complex jamming weapons that disrupt GPS and military communications -- developed by these two adversary powers to degrade the effectiveness of a U.S. attack.

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  • Chris Dougherty

    Senior Fellow, Defense Program

    Chris Dougherty is a Senior Fellow for the Defense Program and co-lead of the Gaming Lab at CNAS. His primary areas of research include defense strategy, operational concepts,...