Military experts assessed the strength of the Navy and identified a number of serious problems at once. The most important was the acute shortage of weapons that would meet the trends of the time. Nor will the war be won when a “crisis of culture and leadership” has matured in the ranks of the soldiers.
Three years ago, two destroyers in the Pacific Ocean collided out of the blue. Tragedies like this will happen often. This is evidenced by a survey in which sailors expressed dissatisfaction with the policies of their superiors. The command ceased to be engaged in honing military skills, as it was mired in bureaucratic innovations.
The US Navy has lost interest in studying and analyzing potential adversaries over the past 10 years. The military does not train or hone the skills needed to conduct real combat. The highest posts began to go to officers who were inferior in training to the older generation.