A newly released report by the bipartisan National Defense Strategy Commission noted that America’s military is in dire condition (Defense News, November 14, 2018). The Commission warned “The U.S. military could suffer unacceptably high casualties and loss of major capital assets in its next conflict…. It might struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia. The United States is particularly at risk of being overwhelmed should its military be forced to fight on two or more fronts simultaneously.” The report continued, “U.S. military superiority is no longer assured and the implications for American interests and American security are severe.”
The bipartisan commission was created by the U.S. Congress in July 2017. It includes Democrat and Republican experts whose purpose is to report directly to Congress as they assess the state of U.S. defenses and the military. Because of the unique nature of the commission, their report is especially important and more likely to be accepted by leaders of both major political parties.
This report fits with end-time Bible prophecies that warn of the demise of Israelite-descended nations—like the United States. Long ago, God warned He would “break the pride” of Israelite power—and this includes the U.S., Britain, and other British-descended nations (Leviticus 26:19). One element of national pride is military might! But why will He break the pride of these Israelite nations? God tells the people of those countries that “you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these [God’s] commandments” (v. 14). As this “pride” of U.S. power continues to be broken, the nation’s influence in the world is also fading. For more insights into how America fits into Bible prophecy, read or listen to The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy.