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"Russians are building up military power and are provocative" - ​​US Navy Admiral

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The United States should significantly increase the combat capabilities of its naval forces, which are responsible for containing Russia. This requirement was voiced by the commander of the US Navy in Europe, Admiral James Foggo, indicating that this must be done in the first place, despite the increase in tension around the world.


"Russians are building up military power and are provocative" - ​​US Navy Admiral


With his words, he sees more and more Russian ships, submarines and airplanes in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, as well as in the Baltic, Black and Mediterranean Seas, constantly monitors the statements and actions of Russians, "escalating the situation in this region."

At the same time, the 6 fleet of the USA, which it oversees, has at its disposal on a regular basis "only four destroyers, two expeditionary vehicles and a command ship." Foggo literally requires more.

As he explained, in 2018 he managed to get the AUG to carry out combat deployment in European waters for the first time in many years. Then, airborne forces acted here, and did not spend all their time in the Middle East, participating in the operations of the 5th fleet.

Before us were Russians who flew their Bears [Tu-95 bombers] and other means aviation in the vicinity of the aircraft carrier. We could conduct professional operations to intercept real targets. Therefore, I think that overall it was a huge success

- notes Foggo.


TU-95MS

“Russians surround”


However, it is now becoming increasingly difficult to convince the Joint Staff to “send limited fleet resources to this corner of the world,” the military complains, indicating that a lack of strength causes the "subordinates" to become tired. For example, the 6 fleet spends 125 days a year in the Black Sea, as many as NATO ships.

The Russians are building up their combat power, saturating the region with ships, submarines and jet aircraft, and are behaving more and more provocatively. If you are listening to the Russian president, he talks about all kinds of new products - hypersonic, underwater weapons systems, torpedoes, longer-range missiles, which will eventually end up in the Russian arsenal. I think this is an escalation

- said Foggo.

According to him, the Russians built a powerful zone of "access ban" by "militarizing Kaliningrad" by deploying numerous systems "that allow you to aim at NATO troops while they are in the Baltic states." They did the same in Crimea, threatening US forces and the alliance in the Black Sea. Things are not better in Syria.

It became very lively in the Eastern Mediterranean. We see an increasing number and presence of Russian warships in the area that we have not seen here before.

- said the admiral, noting that as an adequate response, it is necessary to immediately begin to strengthen regional forces as a deterrent.
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  1. Andrey Chistyakov
    Andrey Chistyakov 3 October 2019 14: 52
    +8
    We are learning from you ...
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 3 October 2019 14: 54
      +12
      And Old Man on the Belorussian Sea
      In protest, Morgenini and the Foreign Ministers of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia refused to come to Minsk smile
      1. Andrey Chistyakov
        Andrey Chistyakov 3 October 2019 14: 56
        +5
        Quote: Thrall
        And Old Man on the Belorussian Sea smile

        Old Man is a joker in his sleeve ...
        1. krot
          krot 4 October 2019 10: 27
          +1
          Let them say thanks that we are not provocative in the Caribbean))
      2. FenH
        FenH 3 October 2019 16: 02
        +3
        Quote: Thrall
        And Old Man on the Belorussian Sea
        In protest, Morgenini and the Foreign Ministers of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia refused to come to Minsk smile

        Someone is a little taut with the understanding of jokes, or the psaki itself minus you hi
      3. major147
        major147 3 October 2019 21: 18
        +4
        Quote: Thrall
        And Old Man on the Belorussian Sea

        And the "Rostov Mountain Brigade" is worth something tongue
    2. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 3 October 2019 14: 54
      +14
      It remains only to throw out the window ... with a cry RUSSIAN GO! laughing
      1. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 3 October 2019 17: 02
        +3
        Quote: Hunter 2
        It remains only to throw out the window ... with a cry RUSSIAN GO! laughing

        Let them throw away! laughing
      2. Prisoner
        Prisoner 3 October 2019 18: 23
        +1
        We stock up on popcorn and wait. laughing
      3. Grits
        Grits 4 October 2019 04: 24
        0
        Quote: Hunter 2
        It remains only to throw out the window ... with a cry RUSSIAN GO!

        In his case, into the window.
    3. Machito
      Machito 3 October 2019 14: 58
      0
      The Russian new wunderwaffes turned the American fleet and army into a bunch of old trash. The United States is embroiled in a new arms race launched by Russia. It seems that Russia will nevertheless take revenge for the betrayal of Mishka the Tagged. The United States runs the risk of repeating the fate of the USSR in the new Cold War. Despite their printing press, they will go broke themselves and bankrupt their allies in the new race.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 3 October 2019 16: 05
        -13
        "Russian new wunderwaffe
        turned the American navy and army into a pile of old junk "////
        ----
        Already turned? In the past time. When did this event happen? And which wunderwaffes?
      2. Keyser soze
        Keyser soze 3 October 2019 18: 41
        -6
        The United States runs the risk of repeating the fate of the USSR in the new Cold War ...... Despite their printing press, they will go broke themselves and bankrupt their allies in the new race.


        Beard ... :) You che, slept badly ..? laughing NATO countries separate the budget at 2% of GDP per army. And striped - 3,1% of GDP (2018). What kind of ruin caught you?
      3. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 3 October 2019 21: 42
        0
        Quote: Bearded
        The United States is embroiled in a new arms race launched by Russia.
        Kind! You do not confuse the rearmament and restoration of the combat effectiveness of our aircraft after the dashing 90's with an arms race ... Look at the history of the question: who was the first to launch programs on stealth technologies, hypersound, laser and other technologies ... Or do you think that Russia after the collapse The sun should remain in a kneeling state, and not interfere with the liberal Yabloko lick the fifth point to Uncle Sam !?
        Quote: Bearded
        It seems that Russia will nevertheless take revenge for the betrayal of Mishka the Tagged.
        What, and the Union will restore? Oh well...
        Quote: Bearded
        Despite their printing press, they will go broke themselves and go bankrupt their allies
        And what, the printing press helped them 22,3 TRILLION (!) Public debt write off? A bankrupt country, a world urk that mocks economic laws - has it not yet gone bankrupt? And do you expect that the old EUROPE should also go bankrupt? and there is no one to turn on the brains and send the Yankees to the forest? Trade war - that is what awaits the States and Europe!
    4. Civil
      Civil 3 October 2019 15: 32
      -8
      There is a Cold War - 2, with an arms race and mediated wars. There is only one question, what's the point? Both there and there are capitalism, everyone has one idea. Why should people endure hardship?
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 3 October 2019 15: 45
        +9
        Quote: Civil
        There is a Cold War - 2, with an arms race and mediated wars. There is only one question, what's the point? Both there and there are capitalism, everyone has one idea. Why should people endure hardship?
        If completely in a truncated version, then before the bandits periodically came out of life "according to concepts" and "out of bounds" they beat each other arrows and brought down those who were unwanted for the redistribution of spheres of influence and protection of kiosks, although both of them were sent to the common fund and listened to one and the same same prison chanson. This is what is happening now, this is almost the same, only on a global scale - big guys are sharing the resources of the planet, hammering arrows in Syria, in Ukraine, then in Libya, but everyone is deducted to the IMF and practice "capitalism".
      2. Xnumx vis
        Xnumx vis 3 October 2019 17: 03
        0
        Quote: Civil
        There is a Cold War - 2, with an arms race and mediated wars. There is only one question, what's the point? Both there and there are capitalism, everyone has one idea. Why should people endure hardship?

        Katz, offered to give up!
      3. Prisoner
        Prisoner 3 October 2019 18: 24
        +2
        Apparently the French did think when the Nazis marched across Paris.
    5. smart ass
      smart ass 3 October 2019 15: 57
      0
      With wolves live on wolf howl)
    6. keeper03
      keeper03 3 October 2019 17: 18
      +7
      This is us yourself in the Black Sea escalating the situation! ?? fool But does the Black Sea belong to the Americans or NATO, or does it border the territory of the USA? !! wassat Did I miss something ?!! belay
      Wait a gang - we still have you smoke a smoke !!! am
      You will crow when we patrol Gulf of Mexico ! yes In the meantime, please shut up for good! angry
  2. svp67
    svp67 3 October 2019 14: 54
    +6
    Here’s the mystery of how having the largest military budget in the world have such weak groups
    At the same time, the US 6th Fleet, which he oversees, has at its disposal on a regular basis "only four destroyers, two expeditionary transports and a command ship."

    And How
    Foggo literally requires more.
    if there’s nowhere else to go. The question arises about the effectiveness of the use of allocated funds.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 3 October 2019 15: 33
      +10
      Quote: svp67
      Here’s the mystery of how having the largest military budget in the world have such weak groups

      Duc ... if you try to protect national interests in every godforsaken corner of the world - there’s no fleet and budget. The situation reminds Britain of the beginning of the last century: RN seems to have a crowd of armadillos, only they are spread out from the Canal to the Far East.
      1. cniza
        cniza 3 October 2019 16: 57
        +2
        Here’s the mystery of how having the largest military budget in the world have such weak groups


        So I really want to eat.
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner 3 October 2019 18: 29
      +2
      So they have budget cutters such that our homegrown suckers are in front of them.
      1. Keyser soze
        Keyser soze 3 October 2019 18: 45
        -7
        So they have budget cutters such that our homegrown suckers are in front of them.


        They sawers are such that one engineer in Lockheed Martin has a salary of 150-200 thousand per year. And your homegrown yachts are sailing like aircraft carriers around the planet. laughing
        1. svp67
          svp67 4 October 2019 12: 11
          0
          Quote: Keyser Soze
          And your homegrown yachts ride like aircraft carriers around the planet.

          Really? This is how our engineers live? Well then there is reason for pride
  3. fruit_cake
    fruit_cake 3 October 2019 14: 55
    +9
    American military sailors complain about Russian ships in the Black Sea, I wonder what they forgot in this very sea near the borders of Russia on the other side of the planet?
    1. Andrey Chistyakov
      Andrey Chistyakov 3 October 2019 14: 57
      +1
      Quote: fruit_cake
      American military sailors complain about Russian ships in the Black Sea, I wonder what they forgot in this very sea near the borders of Russia on the other side of the planet?

      Color blind to see. They do not distinguish the Black Sea from the Red.
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner 3 October 2019 18: 31
        +1
        Our sailors will heal nothing. Color blind is their profile. laughing
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 3 October 2019 15: 00
    +4
    Ok, Russians are coming! And then what? More babosikov from Congress to scratch, print .....
  5. Tolik_74
    Tolik_74 3 October 2019 15: 04
    +2
    I just don’t understand what mattresses are doing in the Black Sea. Pintak and pintagon vayaks, explain
    1. Umalta
      Umalta 3 October 2019 21: 31
      -1
      There is such an entity, such as a country, called banderlogia, they dug up the Black Sea and consider it theirs, so they invite all kinds of different people there.
  6. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 3 October 2019 15: 04
    0
    One gets the impression that for American admirals (generals) those who look with a clear look do not look away and do not lower their eyes, they are provocateurs, etc. Not according to their understanding
    ... Well, do not bend ...
    .
  7. Sergey985
    Sergey985 3 October 2019 15: 06
    +3
    If they are so scared, can it be time to capitulate to the mercy of the winner?
  8. Operator
    Operator 3 October 2019 15: 06
    +4
    It is time to restore the historical names of the East European seas - Murmansk, Varyazhskoe and Russian bully
  9. vargo
    vargo 3 October 2019 15: 07
    +3
    Well, it is clear that when at sea there is only one country, then everyone (this country) is well and calm.
    They can help de-escalation, simply remove oneself from these regions, and everyone will immediately feel as good as they were before.
  10. eagle owl
    eagle owl 3 October 2019 15: 15
    +2
    Do not tease the animal! And in general, put the muzzle back to death.
    The Russians are treacherously approaching the NATO bases freshly built at their borders ... Alcoholism is not a joke. Or is it already an addiction?
  11. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 3 October 2019 15: 28
    +2
    "... and the Arctic Oceans, ..."
    the admiral did not add: "Under the ice, underground and on the moon ... and most of all in my latrine!"
  12. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 3 October 2019 15: 31
    +1
    "Katz offers to surrender!"
  13. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 3 October 2019 15: 34
    +2
    We see an increasing number and presence of Russian warships in this area that we have not seen here before

    These are the miracles tablet # 6 does. Soon you, Mr. Admiral, will restore taste and memory ... lol
  14. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 3 October 2019 15: 38
    +2
    The whole hysteria, as always, boils down to: "give more", careerism (then they write the truth in their memoirs), and politicking - Russians are bad guys ...
  15. Sergey39
    Sergey39 3 October 2019 15: 46
    +3
    All they have to do is complain. It's time to close in the soy "corner" and keep quiet. Then it will be too late.
  16. Lapunevsky
    Lapunevsky 3 October 2019 15: 47
    +2
    In fact, the Baltic and the Black Sea are located on the borders of Russia. Kaliningrad is the territory of Russia. It will be surprising if Russian ships, planes and air defense are not present in these areas. Will anyone tell the US admiral about this? And then he may have never seen a map ...
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  18. kimlykvp
    kimlykvp 3 October 2019 16: 33
    0
    The Yankees once visited the Ministry of Defense Forestall, he shouted “Russians are coming!” jumped out of the window of his office. See after him all the military leaders of the states are sick on the head.
  19. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 3 October 2019 16: 36
    +2
    It became very lively in the Eastern Mediterranean. We see an increasing number and presence of Russian warships in the area that we have not seen here before.
    - said the admiral, noting that as an adequate response, it is necessary to immediately begin to strengthen regional forces as a deterrent.


    Across the oceans
    Only the Americans go.
    With this thought, slowly
    Admiral from the USA
    He impressed himself impressively
    All are hung with medals.

    Only the brave admiral
    Almost the uniform didn’t "mess."
    Yes, and how can one not be taken aback?
    Daily dispatches
    They send warriors from everywhere
    To him the abyss - the dog.

    In the waters of the Mediterranean
    And along the waves of the Black Sea,
    And in the northern seas
    Dissecting here and there,
    Without fear of the narrow straits,
    Russian marine fleet (Russian).

    Who are you, "bad mother"
    Have you decided to scare?
    There are threats, Mr. Foggo,
    They will look wretched.
    And your sixth "brave" fleet
    Let him not open his mouth.

    Our sailor has been tested in battle,
    Restrained, polite and educated,
    But the aggressor will cool ...
    The Russian fleet is and will be!
  20. Ros 56
    Ros 56 3 October 2019 16: 51
    +1
    Come on admiral, save yourself, the Russians will soon surround all of America.
    1. cniza
      cniza 3 October 2019 17: 00
      +1
      Almost yes we are present in the quiet, Atlantic and Arctic oceans, left from the south - maybe Venezuela?
  21. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 3 October 2019 17: 08
    0
    For FSA admirals to sleep peacefully, they need to get out of Europe and other regions of the world. Do not interfere with other countries to live and develop. There is no need to create and arm a variety of terrorists in these countries to stop their development. And the Euro-vassals are already beginning to understand what shit the Amer uncle drove them into. wassat
  22. Kontrik
    Kontrik 3 October 2019 17: 38
    0
    For example, the 6th Fleet spends 125 days a year in the Black Sea, the same number of NATO ships.

    And I didn’t know ha ha ha ..This is the 6th US fleet that used to scare the world with its presence ..? wassat
    We in Russia confused you with all the cards .. And now you complain and we constantly introduce sanctions to us ....
    Behind the fogs, forever drunk ... soldier As they say, we are few, but we are in vests.
  23. Dikson
    Dikson 3 October 2019 19: 12
    0
    Actually, the US Navy has absolutely no hell to do either in the Black, Baltic or Mediterranean Sea .. On the other hand, it’s very unfortunate that we don’t hear the statements of our Navy leadership that the Americans are getting under our feet in the Caribbean. .
  24. APASUS
    APASUS 3 October 2019 19: 31
    0
    Well, the real goal of all these scarecrows comes out - additional injections of funds are needed! It can be assumed that a similar article will appear tomorrow, with frightening prospects for the US Navy, compared with the Chinese Navy
  25. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 3 October 2019 21: 04
    +1
    These Russians do not allow breathing, neither in the Baltic Sea, nor in the Black, nor in the Mediterranean ..... Crimea was taken away, scum .....
  26. Astronaut
    Astronaut 3 October 2019 23: 23
    0
    And shouting "Russians are coming" Admiral Foggo threw himself out the window! wassat
  27. Dr. Hub
    Dr. Hub 4 October 2019 01: 55
    0
    With regards to the Crimea and Kaliningrad - our territories, what we want, we do. International waters - all within international standards
  28. Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 4 October 2019 01: 58
    0
    Let the US admiral sit in the Gulf of Mexico and do not climb to the shores of the Russian Federation arranging provocations against the Russian Federation, it will be more intact!
  29. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 4 October 2019 03: 40
    0
    I would like to ask one question - did you forget there !!! ??? If we consider the presence of the military as aggression, then aggressor No. 1 in the world is phishington.
  30. sgr291158
    sgr291158 4 October 2019 06: 09
    0
    You would rather look at yourself.
  31. Polar Bear
    Polar Bear 5 October 2019 01: 20
    0
    In fact, the Americans have such enormous superiority at sea that the statement of this admiral has only one purpose - to milk the budget more.