U.S. military logistics vulnerable to cyber attacks and space warfare; not ready for future war

WASHINGTON – The strategic American military system for moving troops, weapons, and supplies over long distances has decayed significantly and needs rapid upgrading to be ready for any future war with China or Russia, according to a report by the Pentagon's Defense Science Board. Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon reports.

Jan 10th, 2019
U.S. military logistics vulnerable to cyber attacks and space warfare; not ready for future war
U.S. military logistics vulnerable to cyber attacks and space warfare; not ready for future war
WASHINGTON – The strategic American military system for moving troops, weapons, and supplies over long distances has decayed significantly and needs rapid upgrading to be ready for any future war with China or Russia, according to a report by the Pentagon's Defense Science Board. Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

10 Jan. 2019 -- A special task force on survivable military logistics evaluated the military's current airlift, sealift, prepositioned equipment and supplies and found major problems with supporting forces during a "high-end" conflict.

The ability of U.S. adversaries to threaten military supply lines has increased with new and advanced weapons and missiles, as well as with cyber attacks and space warfare.

The task force concluded that a logistics system for the military that can survive a future war will be essential for continued American power projection and for readiness to deal with threats from China and Russia.

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