The Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis said that he was shocked by the low level of readiness of the armed forces after his return to the Pentagon. He said this during a speech to the parliamentary defense Committee on the discussion of the military budget of the United States in 2018, according to SBS, transfers “Ukrainian truth”.
“I returned to the Pentagon after a four year break and was shocked by the level of our readiness,” said Mattis.
“No enemy has done more for the deterioration of our readiness than the reduction in the budget,” he said.
According to the head of the Pentagon, the armed forces of the United States require stable funding, and to remedy the situation will take years for this funding.