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War Games Revealed US Military Vulnerabilities: Joint Chiefs Vice Chair
By: Hercules Reyes - The Defense Post News - 07-28-21

The US military was beaten in a classified war game last year, exposing several troubling vulnerabilities, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Earl Hyten revealed on Monday.

The war game involved several scenarios and simulations, including one modeling a battle for Taiwan, which US forces ended up losing.

One of the main problems discovered during the simulated engagement was a communications vulnerability. The blue team, playing the role of local forces, lost network access almost immediately, putting them at a severe disadvantage.

‘It Failed Miserably’

“Without overstating the issue, it failed miserably,” Gen. Hyten said earlier this week during a launch event for the National Defense Industrial Association’s Emerging Technologies Institute. “An aggressive red team that had been studying the United States for the last 20 years just ran rings around us. They knew exactly what we’re going to do before we did it.”

Hyten also remarked that with the United States’ known “information dominance” beginning with the first Gulf War and its worldwide reputation, the immediate loss of communication in a critical situation caused great concern.

“Well, what happens if right from the beginning that information is not available?” the general asked rhetorically. “And that’s the big problem that we faced.”

In response, the Joint Chiefs have formulated a new warfighting operations concept referred to as “Expanded Maneuver.” Hyten is looking for the US military to be educated, trained, and ready to operate according to the new strategy by 2030.


Personal note: Hey Guy's you really think you got to 2030 to correct the issues at hand!?
You should be 3-5 years ahead of our foes - if anything. And now you want 9-Years to fix the issues! Give us a break!
Ah - I hate to say this but you're already 10 years behind the issues at hand - and what makes you think you got nine
years to fix the current and future problems?
Where is the foresight of our Military Leader's who are supposed to be providing the welfare of our People & Country?
I'd be ashamed to post something like this - it causes insecurity - and our troops have to wonder what their leaders
have been doing the last 10 years?
So! you may have two years at most before all hell breaks loose and then the ass kicking comes into play.
All of the monies spent on military issues and you're telling us you need another nine - years to resolved the issues
- my God that is blow to my gut! You're supposed to be looking forward - not backwards - on our countries place
in the world.
This report should never have been posted - its depressing and someone needs to be held accountable for this backlog
of insignificance in our military preparedness. You guys are blowing our monies for weapons and fighting other countries
battles - but here in America today you say you need nine more years to fix the issues. That's B.S. Someone must be held
accountable for this finding. Of course you will need more funding to fix the issues - but after nine years - then what?
By that time - you may have most likely fallen behind another five or more years - to modernized & upgrade.
It's a little un-nerving to read reports like this.
As one of my old boss's used to say to me once - he'd say "you better get your Duck's in Row
- I'd say that applies to the US Defense Dept. in the USA as well.


O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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