And it is totally SMO related.
I want to focus on one of the key themes in Andrei Martyanov’s essential book, Losing Military Supremacy–the weapon systems the United States is spending money to develop and deploy are obscenely expensive and completely vulnerable to Russia’s weapons created to defeat the American threat. Let me explain it this way. The United States has created the most expensive racing car in the world but the race it will run is over an off-road course littered with rocks, deep ruts and sandy mountains. In short, the vehicle will breakdown and not complete the race.
Larry does make a good case, not to mention the fact that I know he was on similar conclusions by the time my first book was being written. The analogy with racing cars driving different races is apt. And, of course, the issue of costs. US technology simply fails the basic test of affordability even for the United States itself and it is not getting better, it is getting worse. Much worse.