On Wednesday morning, Senator Elizabeth Warren issued a tweet that certainly earned her brownie points among the leftists she has her latte with, but elicited a fierce reply from Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro.
Our military force’s diversity is its greatest strength. The Army Secretary must show genuine support for ALL of our men & women in uniform.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 3, 2017
Shapiro fired back:
I was going to go with its training, cause and vastly superior technology and firepower, but you do you https://t.co/OM1DsWR3MR
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 4, 2017
Warren citing the military’s diversity as its greatest strength is as ludicrous as it gets. The U.S. has 1.3 million active duty troops, the third largest number in the world behind India’s 1.4 million and China’s 2.2 million. North Korea has slightly fewer troops than the U.S.: 1.2 million.
But the Military Strength Index weights the following criteria to rank a country’s overall military capabilities: Number of active personnel in the army (5%); Tanks (10%); Attack helicopters (15%); Aircraft (20%); Aircraft carriers (25%); Submarines (25%). Thus the number of personnel is the least important factor in the strength of a military; the equipment means everything. According to a Credit Suisse report in 2015, the U.S. had the strongest military in the world, with a ranking of 0.94, followed by Russia, (0.80), China, (0.79), Japan, (0.72), India, (0.69) and France, (0.61).