In fairness to us the UK didn't even have a MPA for a wee bit there, and have at times had all of their Type 45 destroyers or all of their subs dockside pending work.Our CF 18s didn’t have PGM abilities. They sat out the air strike side until our Allies (the US IIRC) gave us some once the hard lifting was done. That’s not a state of the art weapons system to me.
Much like today, the US, UK and other forces maintain better Wpn Sys capabilities than we do. Our MPA fleet is another example of this delta.
The CAF motto could be “fitted for, but not with”…
The US does do war very well though. Have to give credit where credit is due