Our military cuts are proposed while potential adversaries increase their military power. Russia grabbed Crimea and is expanding its military, which has 760,000 active troops and 2.5 million reservists, along with 43,000 armored vehicles. China has 2.3 million active troops and 2.3 million reservists, and 14,000 armored vehicles. North Korea has 690,000 active troops and 4.5 million reservists, and 9,000 armored vehicles.
Although our technologically advanced military has provided superior firepower, we always had to use significant ground forces supported by aircraft to take back territory occupied by our enemies.
Military might, not beautiful words, will deter potential adversaries.
Donald A. Moskowitz