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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Win or lose, U.S. war against China or Russia won’t be short | Bloomberg Opinion

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The Pentagon is working to ensure triumph in the beginning stages of a clash with China or Russia. Great power wars, on the other hand, rarely finish after the first shot. The United States must be prepared for long-term, grinding fights that could last weeks or months, and it must consider how those battles will finish as well as how they will start. The US might try to terminate a long-running battle with China by imposing harsh economic and technological sanctions or by imposing a maritime blockade that prevents oil supplies and other vital imports. However, it may be necessary to deter an opponent from launching crippling cyberattacks or resorting to nuclear escalation using a combination of toughness and moderation.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-06-14/win-or-lose-war-against-china-or-russia-won-t-be-short?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%206.16.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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