Worried that China and Russia will do the same thing in wartime, US experts suggest: shut down the Pentagon

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 Worried that China and Russia will do the same thing in wartime, US experts suggest: shut down 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..

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.

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.

Its not easy to close the door

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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