A recent US war-game report certainly made dramatic headlines claiming that in a conventional war with either Russia or China, American forces would get a whipping. All the more remarkable was that the assessment came from the Rand Corporation, which is closely aligned with the Pentagon. It may seem therefore a rather rude admission by a Pentagon-funded think tank that US military forces would be so humiliated by would-be adversary Russia or China. The Rand lead analyst put the scale of defeat for the American side rather colourfully. “The US would get its ass handed to it,” he is quoted as saying. The simulated war scenario found that US military formations in every domain would be vanquished. What’s going on here? Is the Pentagon, through its think tank, really admitting to such stark defeat? No.
Source: Cunningham: Russia wipes US in Rand corp wargame, just in time for a defense budget increase