Fearing that China and Russia will end the war, US experts suggest closing the Pentagon

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 Fearing that China and Russia will end the war, US experts suggest closing the Pentagon


Facing the high-intensity blow of through the heart

According to the report, fixed buildings are vulnerable to sudden wartime attacks or terrorist suicide attacks. In the past, the US military did not spend much time destroying fixed targets such as the Iraqi air force command. In the past 30 years after the cold war, the U.S. military has experienced several wars, either one-sided shooting war, or quagmire like public security war. As for the Pentagon, which covers an area of 2.3 million square meters and can accommodate 20000 people, it has not experienced a decent wartime attack except that it was hit by a terrorist hijacked airliner in the September 11, 2001 incident. But security in the past does not mean that there will always be peace and security. The next important war may not be like this..

Hasik warned that more capable enemies could use high-precision long-range weapons to attack the United States. Saudi Arabia will temporarily lose half of its oil refining capacity after suffering two missiles in 2019. Whats more, Saudi air defense forces are unable to provide early warning or defense against such attacks before encountering missile attacks. Today, Russia and China have a large number of cruise missiles, dozens of submarines capable of launching submarine launched missiles and the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) used to guide them. Russia has even shown how to secretly launch missiles disguised as commercial containerships. . According to the report, fixed buildings are often the primary target of attack, followed by the attack of air defense systems, which can be replicated all over the world. Therefore, what the Pentagon is facing is not the risk of a single missile attack, but a through the heart attack of dozens of missiles from all directions, from the outside to the inside and to the end.

Former U.S. defense officials privately admit that the U.S. combat system relies too much on highly centralized and conveniently located airports, ports, warehouses and command centers. In particular, the core command center of the Pentagon is neither mobile nor a deeply buried underground command post. Once hit, the consequences are unimaginable. Therefore, closing the Pentagon is the best choice to avoid risks. In this way, senior US military generals do not need to enter and leave buildings in fixed places for a long time, so as to avoid sudden attack and fall into the situation of being beheaded by the collective.

Its not impossible technically

The decentralized office mode adopted by the Pentagon in response to the new epidemic also proves the feasibility of closing the Pentagon. According to hasik, maintaining a highly centralized office mode is not a rigid demand for military command or decision-making, but a result of inertia for a long time. During the outbreak of the new crown, the decentralized office mode and the emerging remote office technology can completely replace the current centralized office program of the Pentagon.

According to the report, during the epidemic period, a considerable part of the US military has entered the decentralized office mode. In addition to the operation of the command center of the Pentagon, most other office tasks have basically shifted to the home-based remote office mode. In the contracting service industry of the U.S. military and its surrounding areas, telecommuting is 10 times larger than that in the past, and its coverage has reached about 1 million people. At the same time, the security requirement of military office is no longer the shield to maintain centralized office. In the past, the U.S. military used to read confidential documents in independent offices, but the U.S. Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency (DIIS) have launched pilot programs to remotely handle confidential tasks. Although it can not ensure absolute security, but information office is the general trend. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, confirmed that the existing U.S. military platform can provide remote access to confidential information for 2000 users.

Social psychological problems should not be a reason to hinder telecommuting. Many people have been telecommuting for the past 20 years. As more and more people choose to work remotely and decentralize their work, the military should give it a corresponding understanding. Based on the above reasons, hasik said that the U.S. military needs to get rid of the centralized office culture, overcome the hostility of refusing to change, shake off the backward office technology of the mid-20th century, and choose to close the Pentagon.

Its not easy to close the door

According to the report, US defense chief mark esper was surprised at the speed of the promotion of telecommuting. His chief information officer Peter Frank confirmed that since March this year, the US Department of defense has rapidly launched a commercial virtual telecommuting environment, which can provide services to 90000 users of the Department of defense. At the same time, the U.S. militarys office capacity has not been affected by decentralized office. It is said that the U.S. military is discussing how to add more personal equipment in the post epidemic era for Pentagon staff to directly access the database and promote the policy of large-scale telecommuting.

An anonymous military expert told the global times on the 1st that the information age has brought many conveniences and changes to human society. The US military has launched commercial remote office mode and related technologies to change the traditional military office habits. However, the Pentagon is not only an office building, but also the command and decision-making center and command transmission hub of the U.S. military. In order to completely separate its command and decision-making and information transmission functions, it involves the U.S. Department of defense and various military services. Even if the U.S. military is determined to implement telecommuting in an all-round way, the corresponding alternative solutions and technical reserves also need enough time to precipitate and trial and error run in. Therefore, the permanent closure of the Pentagon in the short term can only be a slogan.

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