Who Would Win World War 3? US Military vs. Russia and China
The alliance structure of the US in the Pacific is very different from that in Europe. There has been some concern about allies of the US and their commitment in Europe.
The US does not have any reason to pick a fight with Russia, other than ensuring that the integrity of the NATO alliance is intact. If the United States do fight, then it would be safe to assume that the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Poland would also.
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However, in a conventional World War 3 scenario, the allies on their own in Europe would not give NATO a huge advantage over the Russians. It is possible that Russia could take parts of the Baltics, but they would suffer due to the airpower of NATO and more than likely they would not be able to hold onto the regions they had stolen for too long. The USAF along with USN would offer support, and each plays their roles, and this would give the NATO allies an advantage that they would need to beat the Russians. The nuclear force of the US would be insurance against the decision by the Russians to employ strategic or tactical nuclear weapons.
United States Has Template In Place For Means To Fight Two Wars
The United States no longer has the two war doctrine, which was often misunderstood. In its place, they have a template that offers them the means of fighting two wars at the same time. This was designed to stop North Korea from going to war when the US was fighting Iraq and Iran. The US has backed down from the doctrine due to changes occurring in the international system. This also included the power of China that is rising along with terrorist networks that are highly effective.
But what might happen if the US needs to fight two wars and those wars were not being fought against Iran and North Korea? What would happen if Russia and China got together and engaged in hostilities together in Europe and the Pacific?
Would Moscow along with Beijing be able to coordinate a crisis that could drive two different military responses from the US? They might, but most probably not. Bear in mind that each of the two countries would want to work on their timeline and their own goals. It is more than likely that one out of the two would try to seek advantage of the crisis so that they could further their regional claims. Moscow could choose to push the Baltic States, should the US become involved in a fight in the South China Sea.
US Could Create War Conditions But Russia Or China May Pull Trigger
A war would be started by either Beijing or Moscow and the US has the benefit of having a status quo in both of the regions. The US also likes to make use of economic and diplomatic means when it comes to pursuing their political ends. The United States may create the conditions for going to war, but it would be China or Russia that might be the ones pulling the trigger.
There is a good side, and this is that just some of the requirements for the fight in the Pacific and Europe would overlap. The army in the United States would have to defend Europe, same as they did in World War II and the Navy would have to focus on the Pacific. The US Air Force would play a part in supporting both of them.
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Russia does not have the ability to be able to fight NATO over in the North Atlantic, and most likely they do not want to try as they have no political interest. This would leave the US and NATO allies allocating resources so that they could threaten the maritime space of Russia along with offering assurances against a naval sortie by the Russians. The US could, depending on how the conflict lasts and the amount of warning they had, send many assets of the US army to Europe to help with the serious fighting.
This would mean that most of the submarines, vessels on the surface and American carriers would be able to concentrate in the Pacific along with the Indian Oceans. They would be able to fight against the A2/AD system of China and be in the maritime transit lanes of China. There would be stealth bombers and other assets, operating in both regions when and as they were needed.
US Would Be Faced With Pressure For A Decisive Fast Victory
The military in the US would be faced with a great deal of pressure to bring about a decisive victory in one region at least and as fast as possible. This could have them leaning heavily in a certain direction with their space, air and cyber assets. If a fast victory ensued, it would free the assets in the other region. Due to the strength of the allies of the US to Europe, the US more than likely would focus first on a conflict in the Pacific.
Of course, the US might be faced with issues in the Pacific that were more difficult. India or Japan would have an interest in the South China Sea, but this does not mean that they would take part in the war.
It is possible for the US to take on two wars at the same time and win them both, or they would come as close to it as possible to ensure that China or Russia did not see much hope. They could do this due to having one of the most formidable military forces in the world, and they do stand at the helm of a very powerful military alliance.
The United States would not be able to remain dominant forever, and over the long-term, they would have to choose their commitments and do so carefully. As the US was behind the creation of an international order than many countries have been able to benefit from, it should be able to count on those countries for support, at least for a while.