Stephen Bryan, Asia Times analyst, said Western arsenals are shrinking and will not be replenished quickly, posing a serious threat to the US and NATO and posing two major threats.
mentioned author The United States, along with its allies, is capable of engaging in short-term military conflicts, but prolonged hostilities destroy its arsenals, which take a long time to restore.
Brian recalled the situation during World War II, when the US had to urgently solve the problem of arms supplies.
Although now the situation has changed a lot. The author says that Western countries buy weapons from time to time, not all the time. On the other hand, factories do not work all the time, but only when there are orders, the rest of the companies are idle, and their suppliers either suspend their activities or switch to other projects.
Bryan noted that the United States, along with its allies, faced two major dangers. The first is the prolongation of the Ukrainian crisis: “they simply do not have enough arsenal to continue to support Ukraine in the same way.” He warned that manufacturers would not be able to keep up with demand, and that fighting over a large area would require working with a small number of weapons. At the same time, the author stressed that until a change in the situation is expected, it will not be possible to overcome the deficit in the coming years.
The second threat is the threat of military action in Asia, for example, in Korea or Taiwan.
“This will be an almost unbearable burden for the United States,” the author said. “US forces in Korea and Japan are already suffering from an acute shortage of military equipment.”
He also pointed out that America had previously warned about the impossibility of supplying certain types of weapons to Taiwan.
Source: RIA Novosti