THE US could lose a potential future war with Russia, China or other countries due to a loss in military advantage according to a new report delivered to the US Congress.
A report by the National Defence Strategy Commission warned the US military no longer has a global advantage and could lose the next conflict it is in. The report said: "The US military could suffer unacceptably high casualties and loss of major capital assets in its next conflict. “It might struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia.”
It added that unless something is done quickly, then there could be “grave and lasting consequences.
The report also warned the threat existed for other countries beyond Russia and China and could include North Korea and Iran.
It said: "Those countries have developed more advanced weapons and creatively employed asymmetric tactics.”
There is also the increased threat of radical groups around the world challenging the US and planning attacks against the country.
The report said: "Around the world, the proliferation of advanced technology is allowing more actors to contest US military power in more threatening ways.”
The commission said it endorsed US President Donald Trump’s plan submitted in January 2018 to revamp the military in order to counter potential threats from Russia and China.