Afghan forces are questionable against a not-yet dead Taliban/Haqqani Network insurgency.
Although China has a much larger nuclear arsenal than the DOD and arms control advocates are prepared to admit, Russia remains the principal nuclear and geopolitical adversary of the US.
Russia has a large nuclear submarine fleet, mostly inherited from Gorbachev, but also some subs built after 1991. The VMF (Voyenno-Morskoy Flot, i.e. the Russian Navy) has three types of nuclear submarines: ballistic missile, cruise missile, and attack submarines
US intelligence agencies, which have repeatedly been proven wrong on many issues, including China’s military prowess, and where many executives and worked for many years to distort the truth, have an incentive to hide the truth to avoid public embarrassment.
What can I do to stop sequestration from happening?
Contact your Congressman and Senators and tell them that you want Washington to fulfill its duty to protect the country and to stop sequestration. Tell them that if they fail, you will never vote for them again and will tell all your friends to vote likewise. If enough citizens speak up, they will listen.