Pallets of ammunition, bound for Ukraine, are secured inside a commercial aircraft during a security assistance mission at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Jan. 13, 2023. The United States has committed more than $24.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of Russian aggression. Photo By: Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda Jett  

The Hill: Study: Defense industry unprepared for war with China 

The U.S. defense industry is “not adequately prepared” for “a protracted conventional war” with an enemy such as China, according to a think tank study published Monday. 

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) ran a war games simulation that found that the U.S. would likely be depleted of some of its munitions, including long-range, precision-guided ones, in less than a week of war with China in the Taiwan Strait.  

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Update #1: US defense industry unprepared for a China fight, says report (Defense News) 

Update #2: US not ready to fight China – study (RT)  

WNU Editor: The Russia – Ukraine war has revealed major shortfalls in US weapons and munitions stockpiles. The CSIS report is here …. EMPTY BINS IN A WARTIME ENVIRONMENT. The Challenge to the U.S. Defense Industrial Base (CSIS).