"Discipline and preparation": General found the advantage of the US military over Russian

"Discipline and preparation": General found the advantage of the US military over Russian

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The Russian military presence, which Washington manages to detect from time to time literally around the world, does not give the Pentagon peace. The other day, one of the senior US military commander of the U.S. Army in Africa, Major General Roger Cloutier, made a rather controversial statement on this subject. True, it is not entirely clear from him whether the general and his colleagues see our military as dangerous rivals in the struggle for influence on the "black continent" or whether they simply think that they "get under the feet of great America."

In an interview with Stars and Stripes, the official publication of the US military, the general said that he undoubtedly “sees a threat to the interests of the United States” in the military activities carried out in Africa by China and Russia. The commander believes that competition with the named countries in this region is “critically important” for the Pentagon. On the other hand, Klutier is convinced that nothing will come of the Russians and Chinese:

The African allies firmly know that the United States is the best military partner!

The US military, he said, has "a clear competitive advantage." It consists in "discipline and excellent training of American soldiers, the highest professionalism of the US Army." According to the American general, this is what distinguishes the American military from the Russian. This distinguishes them from the Chinese.

Presumably, the military, representing Moscow and Beijing, are completely devoid of all these qualities in the eyes of the general ...

Clutier’s statements do not fit with the real facts. Does Russia have no chance on the "black continent"? But what about the agreements on military-technical cooperation concluded with Angola, Guinea, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Benin, Tunisia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, the Central African Republic? Recently, military cooperation with the latter country has been particularly intense. And by the way, what about the gathering of more than 6 thousand delegates from 104 countries of the Russia-Africa summit, held in Sochi in October 2019? Heads of more than 40 African states and more than 120 heads of local ministries took part in it. Among the many agreements signed during this event were those that related specifically to the field of defense cooperation. This is not to mention that the export of Russian weapons to the “black continent” grew in 2015 and 2016 by 113% and 155%, respectively.

Obviously, General Cloutier still gives the wish for the reality. However, his words may well be a reaction to recent rumors that the United States allegedly plans to reduce the military contingent in Africa to just 5 and a half thousand people. Who wants to lead such a scant contingent?

Incidentally, some US lawmakers have recently expressed serious concern in this regard. Senators Michael McCall and James Risch sent a letter to the Pentagon head asking him to "support the presence of American troops in Africa," warning that the withdrawal of the military could cause "serious damage to US national security."

So the general, most likely, may not particularly bother. On the other hand, it would not hurt him to be more realistic about the alignment of forces in the region for which he is responsible. At least, not to express such a clear disdain for those who do not deserve it at all.
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  1. Arlen 14 February 2020 17: 43 New
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    The African allies firmly know that the United States is the best military partner!

    laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing
    The US military, he said, has "a clear competitive advantage." It consists in "discipline and excellent training of American soldiers, the highest professionalism of the US Army." According to the American general, this is what distinguishes the American military from the Russian.

    Another American with his incomprehensible illusion in his head.
    Americans wake up !!! The Russian soldier is the most disciplined soldier in the world !!! The USA does not create illusions about us.
    1. tihonmarine 14 February 2020 18: 30 New
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      Quote: Arlen
      It consists in "discipline and excellent training of American soldiers, the highest professionalism of the US Army"

      Something I heard, not from Porashyanka, not from Stepan Poltorak, but not the essence of whom, but the essence of where.
    2. Nyrobsky 14 February 2020 22: 57 New
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      Quote: Arlen
      The USA does not create illusions about us.

      Apparently, they no longer build illusions. They really fear yes
  2. Amateur 14 February 2020 17: 51 New
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    What Americans were and will be world leaders in is how to make McDonald's from feces. Then advertise all this and persuade the whole world to eat it. sad
    1. Lipchanin 14 February 2020 18: 37 New
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      Quote: Amateur
      What Americans were and will be world leaders in is how to make McDonald's from feces. Then advertise all this and persuade the whole world to eat it.

      Yes, there is another talent
  3. rocket757 14 February 2020 17: 58 New
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    The main smile is wider or cheeks are inflated harder ... from awareness of one's own significance!
    But in a simple way, another crap for inside striped use.
    1. cniza 14 February 2020 18: 48 New
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      They completely lost their real worldviews ... hi
      1. rocket757 14 February 2020 19: 25 New
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        They have campaign cases or budget hearings! That’s their whole world, and the rest, beyond the threshold, is for them completely net.
        1. cniza 14 February 2020 20: 49 New
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          So let them sit at their doorstep, so no, they’re climbing ...
          1. rocket757 14 February 2020 22: 20 New
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            Minke whales simply do not understand / accept simple words, only into lobeshnik, but stronger.
            1. Range 14 February 2020 23: 23 New
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              Penguins are the most penguin in the world. Urya!
  4. Tank jacket 14 February 2020 18: 08 New
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    The partners have already been intercepted by Vladimir Putin.
    PS
    This is not for you to take photos with camels ...
    1. tihonmarine 14 February 2020 18: 27 New
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      Quote: Tank jacket
      The partners have already been intercepted by Vladimir Putin.

      Not all, the most ideological remained, but the poorest.
      1. Tank jacket 14 February 2020 19: 02 New
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        Let the partners communicate with the poorest and most ideological hi Don't you find?
  5. tihonmarine 14 February 2020 18: 25 New
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    The African allies firmly know that the United States is the best military partner!
    If this military partner has entered your country, then the Tan will securely sit down, then not to drive him out as the tick grabs, and "wrap it to sticky." Iraq and Syria are an example. Shouts we leave, and he himself builds up troops. It is disgusting to read about these narcissistic brainless minke whales.
    1. Lipchanin 14 February 2020 18: 39 New
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      Quote: tihonmarine
      . Iraq and Syria are an example.

      They can’t leave Germany for 75 years
      1. Lamata 14 February 2020 19: 12 New
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        Indeed, what keeps them there, scary girls, full of gays and color, Beer keeps?
        1. Lipchanin 14 February 2020 19: 30 New
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          Quote: Lamata
          Does beer hold?

          Impudence.
          They are at home there.
          Forgot already that they are only tenants
          1. Lamata 14 February 2020 21: 54 New
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            The teutons were crushed.
  6. cniza 14 February 2020 18: 46 New
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    The African allies firmly know that the United States is the best military partner!


    And it became an empty bunch in a puddle ...
    1. Range 14 February 2020 23: 27 New
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      I mean, the elephant was blown away very loudly?
      1. cniza 15 February 2020 11: 09 New
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        He did not deflate, he pouted and now can only spoil the air ... yes
  7. Mouse 14 February 2020 18: 47 New
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    General found

    He who seeks will always find ... he will not find, so he will come up with ...
  8. Lamata 14 February 2020 19: 11 New
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    And our soldier is not whimsical, cunning and inventive.
    1. Tank jacket 14 February 2020 19: 25 New
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      Who is your soldier? Let me ask. And immediately the question is how many of them (soldiers) are at your disposal?
      1. Lamata 14 February 2020 19: 57 New
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        A soldier of the Russian army. And I did not say my soldier, I said our soldier. I have no soldiers, but he was in uniform for 6 years.
        1. Tank jacket 14 February 2020 20: 07 New
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          Who are you working for now?
          1. Lamata 14 February 2020 21: 55 New
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            On myself))) and family))) I pay taxes. Do you pay taxes? and for whom you work)
            1. Tank jacket 14 February 2020 22: 02 New
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              Quote: Lamata
              On myself))) and family))) I pay taxes. Do you pay taxes? and for whom you work)

              Each to the best of understanding works for himself, and to the extent of misunderstanding for the one who understands more.
              The question is the same.
              So who do you work for?
              1. Lamata 14 February 2020 22: 03 New
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                I gave an intelligible answer. Keep the sophistry to yourself.
                1. Tank jacket 14 February 2020 22: 05 New
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                  Who do you work for? Who is the employer?
                  1. Lamata 14 February 2020 22: 06 New
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                    IP name of myself.
                    1. Tank jacket 14 February 2020 22: 11 New
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                      Sly please? Accepted.
    2. Hagakure 15 February 2020 12: 31 New
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      more precisely, smart, quick-witted, and not cunning ... the trick is an oriental theme.
  9. sergo1914 14 February 2020 19: 35 New
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    The US military, he said, has "a clear competitive advantage."


    Bravery and stupidity? Is this an advantage?
    And how did “this” get into the “analytics” section?
  10. Ros 56 14 February 2020 19: 56 New
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    So it is known to the whole world that the striped most disciplined since the Vietnam War, especially in the village of Songmi. And then and still a lot of different countries and places including Yugoslavia and North Africa with the Middle East.
  11. Sergey Averchenkov 14 February 2020 20: 16 New
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    Why are you all laughing? Don't you know that the American nation is the most exclusive in the world? They are like the Nazis - the very best. And it doesn’t matter that they are not a nation at all - a conglomerate of ... there figs you will understand from what. Right now they will shoot a film about their exploits and the conglomerate will be even more proud of their deeds. Ugh, you are my goodness.
  12. Boar38 14 February 2020 20: 24 New
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    Judging by Yugoslavia, it is not a fact that the Yankees have any advantages over the Russian Federation in discipline and personnel training ... Of course, what to compare with ... Special forces in the Russian Federation are definitely no worse than the Yankees, and motorized infantry too .. .Compare the US special forces and the construction battalion of the Russian Federation I see no reason, since the comparison is not correct ...
    1. Barmaleyka 14 February 2020 23: 45 New
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      Quote: Boar38
      since the comparison is not correct ...

      Of course, it’s not correct, they’ll hammer the mattresses with shovels, and if they drink it before that, they can also bury the capitol
      By the way, at one time, Cuban builders in Grenada were almost able to do this.
  13. Tank jacket 14 February 2020 20: 33 New
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    Quote: Lamata
    A soldier of the Russian army. And I did not say my soldier, I said our soldier. I have no soldiers, but he was in uniform for 6 years.

    Part number? Years of service?
    1. sleeve 14 February 2020 20: 42 New
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      Wow ... Specialists ran over. Let’s go there: who is the regiment by name, what color is the checkpoint gate in 2003, a cat or a cat in a chip.
    2. Pissarro 15 February 2020 00: 06 New
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      What's the interrogation for? For such questions, it is already necessary to report that some kind of hren is interested in? )
  14. Masha 14 February 2020 20: 38 New
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    "Discipline and preparation"

    The colonel reports to the general about the successes of the unit:
    -... But a part was particularly successful in strengthening discipline ... A soldier's head suddenly pops into the ajar door:
    “Hey old man, so I take the car, huh?” The Colonel turns to the stunned general:
    - You see ?! But a year ago, he would not have asked! wassat
  15. Tank jacket 14 February 2020 21: 38 New
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    Quote: sleeve
    Wow ... Specialists ran over. Let’s go there: who is the regiment by name, what color is the checkpoint gate in 2003, a cat or a cat in a chip.

    Where did you serve as a special officer?
  16. Tigerclaw_x 14 February 2020 22: 59 New
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    The point is not that "the Russian and Chinese military are deprived of these advantages," the point is completely different. As a person who served in the US Armed Forces, I’ll just tell you that in 4 years you can train much more than in 1 year. I'm not talking about the fact that we are practically not involved in shagistics, household work, and window dressing, and all classes are either physical training or tactical training. And what if you are an infantryman, then you will be driven to the point of insanity by crushing you and your position in different situations and your responsibility. Like, what, when, and under what circumstances. Do you think that very many of our guys, after leaving service, have problems with their knees, ankle and lower back from the fact that we are in barracks, we eat ice cream of 13 varieties? They drive like a goat. If you are a physician, like I was, you will learn what to do with basic injuries until you can do what you need in a semi-conscious state. On the machine. And this is in addition to what an ordinary infantryman is taught.
  17. Barmaleyka 14 February 2020 23: 13 New
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    Quote: Watchman
    "Discipline and preparation": General found the advantage of the US military over Russian

    most likely it is a joke, but ....
    “In the seventies, it was customary to organize competitions of friendly armies. I then served in artillery and once I had the opportunity to attend the championship, which was held between our unit and the fraternal German, which had the same guns and tractors in service.

    In addition to general running around and firing, the program included the following exercise: the tractor, having left the source and driving 50 meters, must turn around so that the gun looks towards the enemy, the calculation jumps off the tractor, unhitches the gun, uncovers, spreads the support frame, and directs the target, charges, makes a shot, which should hit the target. The standard for everything is 45 seconds. There was only one boundary line for this exercise, so we did it in turn, and whoever faster solved the stopwatch. By lot, first the Germans, then ours. Both units are present, rooting for their own.

    Stopwatch clicked. The Germans have gone. Act clearly, admiring. Traction jumps to the position. The officer stands on the sidelines with binoculars, without interfering in anything. The sergeant gives the command, the soldiers act like machine guns, the beds are spaced apart, the covers are removed, the projectile in the barrel. Shot. Target struck. 41 second. The Germans rejoice. On 4, the seconds have blocked the norm! the result is excellent.

    Now ours. The tractor flies to the position, the gun almost falls over during a turn, rises to one wheel, thinks for a moment - to fall on its side or back to the working position. Carried - fell as it should. Calculation of the crowd runs to her. The sergeant gives out kicks, the officer grabbed the bed, dropped the binoculars, which were crushed in the confusion, the mat-remat, charging almost stumbling, in the fall, by some miracle, sends a shell into the breech, a shot! The target is hit. 17 seconds. "

    Please note - the Germans completed the task more accurately. More beautiful. More reliable. Without too much commotion and without crushing the binoculars. But the Russians did not give a damn about all these minor details and shot two and a half (!) Times faster.

    This is precisely our strong point. The Russians, if necessary, can gather strength, grit their teeth and perform a feat with a brutal effort. Moreover, the feat is not in the sense of "heroically dying," a la Japanese suicides, but the feat in the sense of "fulfill the almost impossible." Reach the result. Win a war or launch a rocket into space.

    If you need to do something carefully, call a German. If you need to do something beautifully - invite an Italian. If you need to brag about what you have done, contact an American. If, however, German, Italian and American cannot achieve the result, call Russian. He will solve the problem
    1. cherkas.oe 14 February 2020 23: 29 New
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      Cheered, laughed, pleased, encouraged. Thank you Vladimir -id to sleep. good soldier
      1. Hagakure 15 February 2020 12: 46 New
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        Russians are not warriors
    2. Hagakure 15 February 2020 12: 40 New
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      Walking around the Internet, this is a story - I believe ... he’s so ... when Russian is necessary, Vanya will do everything, something awakens in us that is incomprehensible ... apparently from his ancestors.
  18. Doctor Evil 15 February 2020 06: 10 New
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    Is there exactly an American soldier in the photo? In a baseball cap and an old uniform from the Second Gulf War. More like a PMC operator.
  19. Vyacheslav34 15 February 2020 08: 50 New
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    Speaking of birds; in our village, the pop from the bell tower didn’t even tweet, the military police introduced the term and concept only in 2013, and the police officers monitor the actions of our most ardent friends from the very organization of the armies
  20. Valery Potapov 15 February 2020 15: 55 New
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    3 - they have more blacks ...
  21. Alexey Tyushin 15 February 2020 22: 02 New
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    It is very good that he thinks so. I would like other Americans to think so!
  22. Koronik 16 February 2020 08: 49 New
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    "Obviously, General Clutier still gives out the wish for the reality." - When will you finally descend from heaven to earth.
  23. Evgeny Zhukov_2 16 February 2020 13: 12 New
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    (The African allies firmly know that the United States is the best military partner!) The Georgians also learned this in 2008 ... the United States didn’t even jerk for its partners .. They threw Crimea and Ukrainian partners ...
  24. skobars 16 February 2020 18: 01 New
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    But do Americans now know such a Russian concept as "stand to death"?
  25. Dzafdet 17 February 2020 17: 30 New
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    Some strange American: where is the body armor, helmet, glasses? Production shot ...
  26. iouris 18 February 2020 12: 24 New
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    And our general could answer. But laziness.