The US Department of Defense (DoD) is preparing for geopolitical instability as the hospitals of poorer countries become swamped by victims of the coronavirus and as foes, such as China and Russia, try to take advantage of the situation.
The US Marine Corps believes it needs to be leaner and meaner to defeat China in a hypothetical war in the Pacific Ocean. That means cutting a significant number of its bespoke Lockheed Martin F-35B stealth fighters, Bell Boeing MV-22 tiltrotors and Sikorsky CH-53 heavy lift helicopters.
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