Someone needs to say this, and it looks like it’s gotta be me: China and Russia are not our enemies.
Somehow, the opinion-makers in the media, the bloated military brass with all their ribbons and stars and with little to do but worry about how to keep their massively overbuilt operation afloat with ever more taxpayer money, and the members of Congress who like to gin up fears among the voters so they’ll keep voting for them have gotten everyone thinking that Russia is still hell bent on world communist takeover and that China it trying to replace the US as global hegemon.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
First let’s talk military forces:
The US has an army of 2.5 million — 1.5 million active duty and one million reservists and National Guard units,
Russia’s army numbers 2.9 million but only 900,000 of those are active duty, with two million being reservists.