(RepublicanDaily.org) – A new report from a congressionally-appointed bipartisan committee broaches the prospect of the U.S. finding itself at war with both China and Russia, and urges decision-makers to prepare for the possibility.
The report, which was released by the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, urges the U.S. to make additional investments in defense spending, as well as a “full and urgent” implementation of the U.S. nuclear modernization, Program of Record (POR). The POR is aimed at modernizing and updating the different elements involved in the U.S.’ nuclear weapons program, such as its nuclear delivery systems, nuclear command, and nuclear enterprise infrastructure in specific U.S. defense agencies.
In a broader sense, the report also called for “effective deterrence and defeat of simultaneous Russian and Chinese aggression in Europe and Asia using conventional forces.” In addition, the report also says that the U.S. needs to “deter and defeat both adversaries simultaneously,” as both “authoritarian regimes” pose a threat to a “U.S.-led international order and the values it upholds.” An official involved in the creation of the report also told news outlet Reuters that there is also some concern that China and Russia may have some form of “ultimate coordination” that will bring the possibility of war to a head.
The report largely contradicts another, one issued by the Biden administration, that says that the current capabilities of the U.S. is sufficient to deal with a two-pronged war.
Furthermore, the report predicts that the threat posed by China and Russia will peak sometime during the 2027-2035 timeframe, with China predicted to possess as many as 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035. The committee said that the U.S. needs to make a decision now “in order for the nation to be prepared.”
The bipartisan panel was created in 2022 by Congress to assess long-term threats to U.S. national security and make the appropriate recommendations. The panel is composed of six Republicans and six Democrats.
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