5 U.S. Army Weapons Russia and China Would Fear in a War

The U.S. Army's hard-hitting, self-propelled howitzers have taken a backseat in America's recent small wars. Nonetheless, they remain highly potent weapons. These, and four others, make up a powerful list of weapons no nation would want to mess with. 

When it comes to lethal weapons, the U.S. Army has no shortage. Some may be too expensive, some too complex and others may be desired by politicians and defense contractors, but not the troops on the field.

U.S. Navy Plan for 355 Ships (Including More Aircraft Carriers and Submarines) Is "Executable"

Navy officials say a recently determined plan to increase its fleet size by adding more new submarines, carriers and destroyers is - “executable” – and that early conceptual work toward this end is already underway.

A completed “Force Structure Assessment” underscores what Navy leaders have been saying for quite some time - - that the current fleet size is insufficient to meet global demands from combatant commanders.

The assessment could likely mean more carriers, submarines, destroyers and amphibious assault ships, among other things.