U.S. Military Nightmare: Could America Fight Both Russia and China at the Same Time?

Key point: America is strong enough that no one would try it, but no world war would be worth the cost.

The United States discarded its oft-misunderstood “two war” doctrine, intended as a template for providing the means to fight two regional wars simultaneously, late last decade. Designed to deter North Korea from launching a war while the United States was involved in fighting against Iran or Iraq (or vice versa,) the idea helped give form to the Department of...