The U.S. spends nearly ten times more on its military and fifty percent less on education than China.

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The fun part of this is that they spend so much less on military while getting more because their political and planning systems are immensely more efficient. Don’t take my word for that, listen to a Major General of the US military saying it:

Holt contends, the Chinese are also operating far more efficiently. “In purchasing power parity, they spend about one dollar to our 20 dollars to get to the same capability,” he told his audience. “We are going to lose if we can’t figure out how to drop the cost and increase the speed in our defense supply chains,” Holt added.

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Meanwhile, US is running out of stocks having sent a ton of its exist stocks to run a proxy war.

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I think it’s worth viewing that purely in terms of their ability to wage a ground war. Their air and sea capability is still at max potential so I’m really not sure whether it means that much.

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Every war game US ran in South China sea they lost decisively, so whatever their max potential is it’s not enough for them to win. Of course, US being an insane country we can never rule out them going nuclear.

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I’m pretty confident that most of the existing generals are people who genuinely do not want a war, they know what it will mean and they know how bad things will turn out for basically everyone. Can’t say the same for the politicians though. I think the generals will resist a war but I do not know to what extent they might be willing to nor what that might trigger inside the military if they just outright refuse.

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Yeah, the military is a lot more clear headed than US politicians. Unfortunately, I expect they will follow orders as long as they recognize the legitimacy of the regime.

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The US also spends the most of any developed country on healthcare but has the worst of them all so it’s more important how you spend the money than the quantity allocated to a specific sector

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I bet China, with their enormously lower budget could still smash the US, The USian army is very inefficient as it is primarily based on “contractors” (mercenaries) and price gougers war profiteers, on the other hand, the Chinese army is a body of the Chinese state, and in China corruption has reeeally harsh sentences

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