“America has the best equipment anywhere in the world.”
Donald J Trump on 13 August 2018, in a speech to the 10th Mountain Division, regarding the 2019 military budget.
Eh, no, not even close. You don’t.
The so-called QME or “Qualitative Military Edge Doctrine” does not exist anymore. Other countries overtook you. As an example of your lack of technology, you don’t have the best tank, the Russians do. You don’t have the best SRAAM, the South Africans do. You don’t have the best anti-tank missile either, the South Africans do. You don’t have the best ejection seats, rather important, the Russians do. Your F-35 is a joke that smells and will be shot down if it meets any Fourth or higher Generation opponent. Your military aircraft is falling apart and your readiness figures are that of a Third World Nation. And I can give many more factual examples on how far you are from being as good as you think you are. If you should read any GMJ Novel with the attached Intelligence Briefing, and especially American Military Might – Debunked, a 651-page book, you will find that the US President made an absurd statement devoid of reality. Yet, it is believed in the bubble which is the White House / Pentagon and mark my words, it will bite you in the ass in the future which is why I am warning. The first rule of warfare, never believe your own propaganda, it always leads to disaster. Frankly, the arrogance is mind-blowing even for the land of “exceptional ones.” Whatever.