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How Powerful Is America's Military Really?

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Politicians are fond of telling Americans that they have the most powerful military in the history of mankind. However, they rarely can explain how they reached that conclusion.

As it turns out, despite the seemingly endless number of government and think-tank reports being published daily, there isn’t a single index measuring America’s military power. Until now, that is.

The new index assesses America’s hard power, which is measured in terms of “capability or modernity, capacity for operations, and readiness,” against threats to vital U.S. interests. It also looks at “the ease or difficulty of operating in key regions based on existing alliances, regional political stability, the presence of U.S. military forces, and the condition of key infrastructure.”



Source: How Powerful Is America's Military Really? | The National Interest Blog
 

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The US military is shrinking by day. Russia and china are raising. The Russia has the most powerful anti air craft missiles and the Sukhoi Su 35 is infract in par with the f-22. Drawing a conclusion to how powerful the US military is you will have to compare it to the rest powerful militaries around based on both quality and quantity.
 

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They spend around $700 billion dollars while China does around $200 billion dollars. The $700 billion dollars are far more than the sum of the other top countries who spend in their military. So just as you think, if corruption isn't involved, they should have the most advanced equipment, strategies and tactics, and of course military.
 

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Politicians are fond of telling Americans that they have the most powerful military in the history of mankind. However, they rarely can explain how they reached that conclusion.

As it turns out, despite the seemingly endless number of government and think-tank reports being published daily, there isn’t a single index measuring America’s military power. Until now, that is.

The new index assesses America’s hard power, which is measured in terms of “capability or modernity, capacity for operations, and readiness,” against threats to vital U.S. interests. It also looks at “the ease or difficulty of operating in key regions based on existing alliances, regional political stability, the presence of U.S. military forces, and the condition of key infrastructure.”



Source: How Powerful Is America's Military Really? | The National Interest Blog
Well we were powerful but we are not in that line since China and Russia are amassing their military forces by day. We have spent too much time wasting tax dollars on nothingness and other things. There are lots of updated weapons out there for the US troops to use, but haven't since the money in the budget is at an inadequate level. We have military, but we are not really up to par like with Russia or China.
 

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They spend around $700 billion dollars while China does around $200 billion dollars. The $700 billion dollars are far more than the sum of the other top countries who spend in their military. So just as you think, if corruption isn't involved, they should have the most advanced equipment, strategies and tactics, and of course military.
$700 billion dollars being wasted there is the main problem there. Congress got to be pocketing most of that money and laughing all the way to the bank. The US waste money on things that are unworthy like reality TV and congress LOL.
 

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America has a strong economic and military influence but it's hard to measure its military might concretely. America hardly wages war independently. It usually acts through NATO or the United Nations. Even during WWII, it worked hand-in-hand with Allied powers UK, Russia, France and other British colonies Australia and Canada. Because it's not a lone player in the game, it's hard to measure for sure how strong it is. The Americans did lose to the Viet Congs in the Vietnam War.
 

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Americas power in terms of tactics and weaponry is very advance. It is too far beyond many nations, it is so advance that it can stand alone to wipe out a country. Russia and China also has big money expenditures on military equipment and nowadays, they have just like the power of USA
 
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Meh, there's not really any point in discussing military strength. America is the only country able to project it's military force anywhere in the world. Russia wouldn't be able to attack America.
 

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America has had the strongest military since World War 2 and it's been measured many times over. It's embraced many of the emerging technologies of war and has honed itself into a force that no country wants to reckon with. Mind you that some nations have a larger military it's more about quality than quantity. No nation can match the US in strength.

Meh, there's not really any point in discussing military strength. America is the only country able to project it's military force anywhere in the world. Russia wouldn't be able to attack America.
That's not true. The same reasons and conditions that allowed the Cuban Missile Crisis to happen still exist. Russia still has formal ties with Cuba and the permission to use Cuba as a launching pad. It's Navy is also advanced enough where it could pose a threat to coast lines and it's Air Force has already shown many times that they can breach US Air Space with bombers large enough to carry nuclear pay loads. Russia is a threat to the world and America isn't immune to it.
 

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We have an incredibly powerful military. I wouldnt pick any other in the world over ours. That being said with all the incredible technology and dedicated men and women we have serving we still have limitations. I think we've seen that we're pretty poor at nation building.
 
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America has had the strongest military since World War 2 and it's been measured many times over. It's embraced many of the emerging technologies of war and has honed itself into a force that no country wants to reckon with. Mind you that some nations have a larger military it's more about quality than quantity. No nation can match the US in strength.



That's not true. The same reasons and conditions that allowed the Cuban Missile Crisis to happen still exist. Russia still has formal ties with Cuba and the permission to use Cuba as a launching pad. It's Navy is also advanced enough where it could pose a threat to coast lines and it's Air Force has already shown many times that they can breach US Air Space with bombers large enough to carry nuclear pay loads. Russia is a threat to the world and America isn't immune to it.
I don't think the US will let Russia near Cuba. America's defense budget is like, four times larger than Russia's? America's military is almost 50% bigger and America is also part of NATO. The defense budget of NATO is massive. America has 18 active aircraft carriers Russia has one. Russia is outnumbered and outgunned.
 

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I don't think the US will let Russia near Cuba. America's defense budget is like, four times larger than Russia's? America's military is almost 50% bigger and America is also part of NATO. The defense budget of NATO is massive. America has 18 active aircraft carriers Russia has one. Russia is outnumbered and outgunned.
Russia and China both have much larger militaries than the USA. I believe Russia is in NATO as well but I can't remember at the moment. If Russia wanted to be a threat to America they could do it.
 
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Russia and China both have much larger militaries than the USA. I believe Russia is in NATO as well but I can't remember at the moment. If Russia wanted to be a threat to America they could do it.
Russia is absolutely not in NATO! If it was, what would be the point of NATO? China does have the largest military in the world, but America has 1.500000 troops compared to Russia's 1.100000 troops.
 

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