Chapter 1000 Disarmament (in)
When they heard that they wanted to disarm, many people in the military immediately opposed it. Disarmament will touch their cake, and the number of troops is their bargaining capital, so of course they don’t want to be disarmed just like that. Disarmament means that the strength of the army will shrink, and it means that some troops will inevitably be dismantled, and many officers will be forced to transfer to other jobs. In this way, the strength of the army will definitely be suppressed. Of course they will quit. If such a thing can pinch people’s noses, what kind of soldiers are they still doing?
“We don’t agree, especially the current disarmament of our military. Does that mean reducing our military expenditure? If our military expenditure is reduced, how will our army be maintained?” Minister of War Chen Liyan first objected.
However, Wang Guorui took the initiative to say for Xiao Hongsheng: “Actually, you are wrong. Our current army will not cut military expenditures. Instead, we will make our military expenditures more reasonable, especially since we will change from a quantitative army to a quality army in the future.” Although we are currently adopting new tactics, our trench warfare combat mode is actually a war of attrition. Once the power of the machine fails to reach a certain level, then we will inevitably fall into a war of attrition. War of attrition It is very cruel. It is not only the economic consumption of weapons, equipment and ammunition, but also the consumption of human life. These populations are the greatest wealth of our country. The most important thing in a country is not busy resources and wealth, but each population. ”
“The most important thing for our country in the future is science and technology. Our future competition is the competition of science and technology. The competition in the future is not about resources, especially the abundance of resources may not necessarily produce a powerful country. What really dominates the world is our technological development. Therefore, our weapons and equipment will change from an extensive number of people to a high-tech army of quality.”
“Think about it, the aircraft we are currently developing, and the chariots on land. Although our chariots don’t have much combat effectiveness at the moment, what about our future? How many infantry can one of our chariots and tanks support in the future? ?Even our plane, once we can install some heavyweight bombs, then we can use it as a strategic weapon. One bomb goes down, and the area of a football field will be killed. Such a plane can go up How many cannons, how many soldiers can a plane match?”
“So, I think we still need to focus on quality, not quantity. You should have heard the truth that the number of soldiers is better than the number. I am currently using the method of elite soldiers. In the past, elite soldiers had strong training capabilities. But today’s elite soldiers are not only trained, but also need weapons. We will not reduce military expenditures, but will make these military expenditures more reasonable and directly use them in places that are more needed. This is good for us, and for We have enormous benefits in the future.”
“We have reduced the army and increased the population. Behind every population is a hope. Maybe the more our population, the more hope it brings. The talents in this world are limited. One more population means Their descendants also have the possibility of having one more genius. Don’t talk to me about the nonsense of my heroes and heroes. The geniuses in this world are all random, so one more population is one more chance. As long as the population is large enough, there will always be geniuses that day. coming.”
Wang Guorui explained the future development trend of the army to this group of army people. The future army will use high technology as the main means instead of quantity as the fundamental. Maybe the era of cold weapons is a generation gap, but in the age of firearms, those cold weapons can be easily crushed. And in the era of information technology and high technology, the army in the information age can easily crush those armies with ordinary hot weapons.
In the future, as long as there is a high-tech army, it will be possible to wipe out thousands of times the enemy at the cost of almost zero casualties. Therefore, in the face of all kinds of high technology, the so-called traditional infantry is almost worthless, and it is completely a lamb to be slaughtered.
Wang Guorui will not foolishly continue to invest these military expenditures on those soldiers, but will transfer them to the research and development of those weapons and equipment, so that the weapons will become more and more advanced and will not fall behind.
This is the right way only when the military weapons and equipment are developed. What’s more, the world is still relatively peaceful now, there is no need to develop and maintain so many troops, so that it will be yourself who will suffer in the end.
“Your Majesty, do you really want to disarm the army?” Zheng Hong asked unwillingly.
Wang Guorui nodded and said, “Yes, we must disarm. There will be almost no major wars in the east in the future, and this disarmament will mainly focus on the army. The navy and marine corps will not be disarmed for the time being.”
Hearing this, the officers from the army, including Hu Wei, Zheng Hong, and Chen Liyan, all turned dark. Qiu Baoren, who was born in the navy, and Li Yuanhong, who was just qualified to participate in the Military Commission meeting, also breathed a sigh of relief, because this disarmament is mainly based on the army, and the navy and marine corps will not be abolished, so it is naturally the best.
But once the army is disarmed, their right to speak will be further reduced. On the contrary, after the army is abolished, the navy will definitely receive a larger proportion of military expenditure.
The abolition of the army is actually tantamount to changing the future direction of the country’s military development. The Army is mainly for defense purposes, and strengthening the Army represents the country’s national defense policy that focuses on defense. The navy is an expanding military branch. Even if there is an air force in the future, the navy cannot be ignored. Even in the next hundred years, the navy will be the most important means of projecting large forces. Without enough navy, it is inevitable that large troop projection cannot be completed. Otherwise, the air force alone will not be able to complete the delivery of large forces, and it will not be able to threaten the enemy. Therefore, reducing the army, improving the status of the navy, and giving the navy more funds means that the future of the country will focus on further expansion.
Expansion-type strategic approach, the next step is definitely to expand. However, the expansion, and then Chief of Staff Qiu Baoren, who was born in the navy, is also thinking about the direction of future expansion.
“In the future, maybe we will go to Africa? At present, we have only mastered the Strait of Malacca, but it is not enough for us to truly protect the country. We may have to make arrangements in Africa next. Originally, we were in the British and South African Boer We deployed some forces there when the people went to war, so that we can consider deploying more there in the future.”
“If we can control South Africa and use South Africa as our important stronghold, we can directly threaten the Suez Canal, so that once the enemy wants to come out of the Mediterranean, our first line of defense can be from South Africa. And Africa also has a lot of resources, That way we can hold those resources as needed for further development.”
In Qiu Baoren’s eyes, he also probably has ideas about the direction of future expansion, but this is just a plan he guessed, not a real specific way of action. At present, Wang Guorui’s meaning is not obvious, but expanding to Africa is currently the most appropriate. Although the Strait of Malacca is the gateway to Asia, even with this gateway, it does not mean that it is completely safe.
It’s like a group of robbers staring at you outside your house all the time, and you won’t be at ease. The so-called only a thousand days to be a thief, not a thousand days to guard against a thief. Although they have mastered the Straits of Malacca, but everyone does not like a group of robbers watching outside your house at any time, so who would be happy?
It is necessary to master this Africa in this way, so that whether it is threatening the Suez Canal as a strategic blocking position, if the enemy wants to come out of the Suez Canal, it can be used as a position to meet the enemy for the first time. Even if Britain and other countries want to bypass the Cape of Good Hope in Africa, once they have mastered South Africa, not only can they threaten the Suez Canal in the east, but it will not be so easy for Western countries in the West to bypass the Cape of Good Hope. The geographical location of this South Africa is very good, and in addition to fighting the British once in South Africa wearing a Boer vest, this can be regarded as a certain strength in the local area. If you can take this opportunity to master this South Africa, it will also be helpful for threatening Westerners in the future.
This time Wang Guorui trimmed the army and improved the status of the navy. In fact, he hoped to continue to further balance the status gap between the navy and the army. At present, the three giants of the army are all from the army. Although the navy also occupies some positions, their power and influence are not as good as the army. Therefore, to balance the strength of this army, we must also be prepared.
This is the art of balance~www.readmtl.com~Whether it is the military and the government, there must be a certain balance within the government, to avoid dominance by one family, but also to avoid fragmentation. A monopoly will affect the power at the top, but if it is fragmented, the party struggle will be serious, and it will not be conducive to the development of the country. Generally, it is more appropriate to maintain two or three factions, generally no more than five. It can not only avoid the dominance of one family, but also avoid the political instability caused by fragmentation and difficulties in policy implementation.
Of course, this is not only the case for civil servants, the military also has to maintain the balance between land and sea. Even the land, sea and marine corps are relatively balanced at present, and the air force may be added in the future.
Of course, trimming the army is not only in line with the future direction of military development, but also suitable as a means to reduce the strength of the army and maintain the balance between land and sea. This prevents the army from being too powerful and the navy from being too weak.
Therefore, it is imperative to cut down the army. It is not only the mode of military warfare, but also represents the future development trend of the country, and it also represents the political balance. Therefore, various factors have caused the army to be cut. There are no conditions for this. to speak of. Even if his wife, Zheng Hong, belonged to the army, the abolition of the army was inevitable. This was the overall situation of the country, so there was nothing human to talk about. In front of the country, anyone’s personal interests must be sacrificed when necessary, even Wang Guorui’s woman is no exception. (To be continued.)