16:02 GMT +322 August 2017
Live
    Cartoons

    (Not the) A-Team

    Cartoons
    Get short URL
    83769613

    James Mattis said in a written statement to the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee released on Monday that he is "shocked" by the low level of the US military's readiness.

    Shocking

    Mattis delivered the statement to the Armed Services Committee as part of his testimony at a hearing on the Defense Department's 2018 budget request.

    "I have been shocked by what I've seen with our readiness to fight. For all the heartache caused by the loss of our troops during these wars, no enemy in the field has done more to harm the readiness of our military than sequestration," Mattis stated.

    In the same statement, Mattis slammed Russia and China for challenging the United States' military dominance with technological advances in sea, land and air weapons systems.

    Related:

    One Quarter of the World Now Overweight or Obese
    Overweight Military: Obesity Rates Rise for US Service Members
    Tags:
    US Armed Forces, James Mattis, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment

    More cartoons

    • Invasion Drills?
      Last update: 19:59 21.08.2017
      19:59 21.08.2017

      Invasion Drills?

      Tens of thousands of US and South Korean servicemen have started their participation in the joint Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills that will continue until August 31.

      1108
    • Army
      Last update: 17:39 19.08.2017
      17:39 19.08.2017

      Keeping Calm

      Despite the recent war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the US Pacific Fleet stayed calm and seemingly unaware of the rhetoric.

      11534
    • #PrayForBarcelona
      Last update: 14:05 18.08.2017
      14:05 18.08.2017

      #PrayForBarcelona

      Russian President Vladimir Putin, along with the country's foreign ministry officials and thousands of ordinary Russians, offered his condolences to the people of Spain and to friends and relatives of those harmed during a series of terrorist attacks in Catalonia.

      Terrorist Attacks in Catalonia
      1894
    • Crouching Eagle, Hidden Dragon
      Last update: 19:40 17.08.2017
      19:40 17.08.2017

      Crouching Eagle, Hidden Dragon

      White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon publicly announced that the US is now engaged in "economic war" with China and that this confrontation may determine which of the two countries becomes the world hegemon.

      31322