The Pentagon assessed the likelihood of a military clash with Russia in the Arctic

The Pentagon assessed the likelihood of a military clash with Russia in the Arctic

The United States and Russia compete in the Arctic, but the likelihood of conflict with escalating into hostilities is extremely small. This was stated by Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs James Anderson.


Speaking at a hearing on Tuesday in one of the subcommittees of the US Senate Committee on Armed Forces, Anderson said that while Russia and the United States are contending for leadership in the Arctic region, there is very little chance of a clash between countries in the short term.

At the moment, according to our assessment, the potential for conflict (in the Arctic) is low in the short term. We are certainly in a state of competition with the Russian Federation, this is not in doubt ... but when I say that the potential for conflict is low, I mean a real physical collision, and the probability of this now, according to our assessment, is low

- he said.

Earlier, Washington repeatedly declared Russia's “aggressive behavior” in the Arctic, but at the same time acknowledged that a “precarious balance of power” was maintained in the region, supported by both Russia and the United States. However, the Pentagon expresses fears that Russia may turn the Arctic into a platform "to attack the United States." Also, the US military fears that the current situation in the Arctic will directly or indirectly limit the US’s ability to transfer its forces and will negatively affect the strategic objectives of the United States in the confrontation with Russia and China. The US Department of Defense calls for "protecting their interests in the Arctic, strengthening relations with allies and actively conducting military exercises in the region."
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  1. Masha 4 March 2020 10: 01 New
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    They appreciated .... laughing
    Do not fit! Will kill! yes
    1. cniza 4 March 2020 10: 13 New
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      They can't, the climb got frozen ... hi
      1. rocket757 4 March 2020 10: 16 New
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        The United States and Russia compete in the Arctic, but the likelihood of conflict with escalating into hostilities is extremely small.

        It’s cold there, always and thoroughly! This is not for ... "white people".
        1. Mishiko 4 March 2020 10: 20 New
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          The United States and Russia compete in the Arctic, but the likelihood of conflict with escalating into hostilities is extremely small.

          Then it makes no sense to discuss it.
          1. rocket757 4 March 2020 10: 26 New
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            There is no point, but you can still discuss it.
        2. cniza 4 March 2020 10: 28 New
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          They will look for "blacks" and not their own, but will they inflate ... lol
          1. rocket757 4 March 2020 10: 33 New
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            In the north, there are all kinds of geyrops ... they were all just lazy, they gotten into a foul ... those cannot be torn from their sweet life! The rest is all, "funny and greyhound", everything is very southern! drive them to the north, you won’t get into trouble .... can we therefore plan nothing?
            1. bessmertniy 4 March 2020 10: 42 New
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              While they consider their interests in the Arctic there, all the white bears are already ours. wink
          2. Masha 4 March 2020 10: 46 New
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            Quote: cniza
            They will look for "blacks" lol

            Bears and those are white .... so they don’t shine ... wink
    2. Sarmat Sanych 4 March 2020 10: 40 New
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      In Pontagon, they can compete with Russia in the Arctic only on these reindeers, and even then only where the hooves passlaughing. Russia has 80% of the icebreakers, 100% of the world's nuclear icebreakers, the world's only floating nuclear power plants, military bases around the Arctic, we took 50% of the world's Arctic with its oil and gas worth tens of trillions of dollars, so mattresses should just shut up and whine at home in warm places. The Arctic is the Russian Earth, others have not been created and adapted to it.
      1. rocket757 4 March 2020 10: 49 New
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        greed has no limits .... but in the variant of minke whales, it is very aggressive, hypertrophied greed.
        1. Sarmat Sanych 4 March 2020 10: 51 New
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          You can’t argue here. This disease is called hkhlism, it does not have a nationality, it is expressed in "I’m biting it for nothing."
          1. rocket757 4 March 2020 11: 00 New
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            not their option, the bite they have is not at all the same caliber.
    3. Chaldon48 4 March 2020 11: 15 New
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      All these estimates rest on the money that the Pentagon wants to get to create special Arctic forces to confront insidious Russia.
  2. rotmistr60 4 March 2020 10: 04 New
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    The likelihood of a military conflict in Europe was estimated, the likelihood of a retaliatory nuclear strike, too, is now assessing the Arctic. The conclusion that the clash is unlikely made from the fact that they themselves are completely unprepared for armed confrontation in this region. It would have been otherwise threats would have sounded, last warnings, red lines were drawn. And so, when there is nothing to catch, then a threat to the United States is unlikely, especially since Russia is not going to attack anyone first.
  3. LMN
    LMN 4 March 2020 10: 06 New
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    This photo winked
    On sleds, from a machine gun ..
    Did anyone ride reindeer sledges ?? Chatting, tin laughing
    1. Masha 4 March 2020 10: 09 New
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      Tachanka! Northern option! wink
      1. LMN
        LMN 4 March 2020 10: 10 New
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        Quote: Masha
        Tachanka! Northern option! wink

        Tachanka laughing laughing
    2. sabakina 4 March 2020 10: 10 New
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      Yeah, the deer has very strong turbulence. laughing
      1. rocket757 4 March 2020 10: 18 New
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        The main reindeer herder of the USSR sang a good song!
        The greyhound is good
        And donkey is good
        And the camel is good
        And deer are better!

        This has a deep, northern, meaning!
      2. LMN
        LMN 4 March 2020 10: 19 New
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        Day. Tundra. Six deer, carries an outfit of border guards on patrol.
        Young machine gunner pulls back and forth. Cold.
        1. Masha 4 March 2020 10: 30 New
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          You'll see,
          What is in vain ...
          They call the North extreme!
          I give it to you !!! love
          1. LMN
            LMN 4 March 2020 10: 36 New
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            It’s funny when they promise to give a person who grew up in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug ..North lol
            Thank you love
            1. Masha 4 March 2020 10: 48 New
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              The soul of the Siberian woman is wide! fellow
              1. LMN
                LMN 4 March 2020 10: 51 New
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                What kind of holiday? smile
                1. Masha 4 March 2020 10: 52 New
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                  Wednesday! Little friday! drinks
            2. Dikson 4 March 2020 16: 42 New
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              Good evening, fellow countryman! )) There Masha missed a line in the song .. - You will see, - it is endless ... I will give it to you ..
          2. Crimean partisan 1974 4 March 2020 10: 57 New
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            They call the North extreme!
            I give it to you !!! ...... this is the most, you are Masha more careful with thoughts in the comments. and it’s not even an hour, a woman from the Mustache Department of State will bring to the UN a question about the start of sales of Russian territory beyond the Arctic Circle,
            1. Masha 4 March 2020 10: 59 New
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              She can make it, and she will bring it in .... but will she make it? repeat
              1. Crimean partisan 1974 4 March 2020 11: 16 New
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                . but will they endure it? .... it will endure, if there is a reason to give it, won’t Yanyk look at association and sho? the country is gone. father, then it’s creeping into this swamp, so it’s just not worthwhile “GIVING” - I give it to you in this author’s work exclusively for internal use
                1. Mouse 4 March 2020 11: 24 New
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                  exclusively for internal use

                  So do we ... the workman so to speak .... wink
                  1. Crimean partisan 1974 4 March 2020 11: 56 New
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                    So do we ... the inter-dog so to speak .... the enemy does not sleep, especially on this resource ... there are lads from the promised land, who knows
                    1. Masha 4 March 2020 12: 58 New
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                      Good goat - she has horns,
                      She has horns like peaks.
                      The enemy is not afraid of her, if anything - the enemy
                      On the horns - that's all, just jump.
                      Good pig - she has a nickel,
                      She has a nickel, like a fifty dollars.
                      It’s worth grunting her - a scattering enemy,
                      Not even a cat is her adversary ...
                      The enemy does not sleep, the enemy does not sleep,
                      Even the cat jump - and the cap!
                      Without horns and without hooves
                      What shall we do, poor mice? crying
                      1. Crimean partisan 1974 4 March 2020 13: 36 New
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                        What shall we do, poor mice? ..... what do partisans do with the enemy?
                      2. Masha 4 March 2020 15: 20 New
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                        From the deep underground they gnaw their tail ... the very thing! wink
      3. sabakina 4 March 2020 10: 30 New
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        Well, it's cold. And what? Has it grown to the stove? At school, when classes at 30 degrees were canceled, all students on the street were hanging out, they came home in the form of snowmen. laughing
        1. LMN
          LMN 4 March 2020 10: 38 New
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          Acts from -38 + v / s ... oh beauty was. You sit near the radio and wait ..
          1. Dikson 4 March 2020 16: 46 New
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            It was a little easier for us .. - figs with him, with frost .. -25 .. -30 .. didn’t cancel anything .. But if by -30 there was also a breeze of 25 m / s .. - then it’s for school don't go ...
          2. LMN
            LMN 4 March 2020 18: 30 New
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            Or from -30? what
            Age..
        2. Crimean partisan 1974 4 March 2020 10: 46 New
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          At school, when the lessons of 30 degrees were canceled, all the students on the street were hanging out ... I’ll correct a bit, and some now will begin to ulcerate not 0 but -30 centigrade, but also in the bullseye. and when the lessons were canceled not only because of low temperatures but also for quarantine on the occasion of SARS, the picture did not change. the only difference was Soviet times
          1. LMN
            LMN 4 March 2020 10: 59 New
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            Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
            At school, when the lessons of 30 degrees were canceled, all the students on the street were hanging out ... I’ll correct a bit, and some now will begin to ulcerate not 0 but -30 centigrade, but also in the bullseye. and when the lessons were canceled not only because of low temperatures but also for quarantine on the occasion of SARS, the picture did not change. the only difference was Soviet times

            Yeah. Now it’s not so cold .. what
            1. Masha 4 March 2020 11: 01 New
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              Yes, there was no winter at all! Only promises! Such a little winter! laughing
              1. LMN
                LMN 4 March 2020 11: 23 New
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                Quote: Masha
                winter! laughing

                Reminds a Jewish surname hi
                Zimets is a village in the Dukhovshchinsky district of the Smolensk region of Russia.
                Did you know?))

                PS I'm not a Jew hi
                1. Masha 4 March 2020 13: 05 New
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                  Did you know?))

                  To be honest, geography is a triple ... repeat
  • Tank hard 4 March 2020 10: 16 New
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    Also, the US military fears that the current situation in the Arctic will directly or indirectly limit the US’s ability to transfer its forces and will negatively affect the strategic objectives of the United States in the confrontation with Russia and China.

    But what about deer and dog teams ?! Such logistics should not be underestimated, since there are essentially no icebreakers ... laughing
  • 22 dmdc 4 March 2020 10: 24 New
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    In the USSR, there were snowmobiles in the states of the Arctic parts.
    1. cniza 4 March 2020 10: 31 New
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      They are there now, only much better, but you should never forget about deer - they will go everywhere ...
      1. rocket757 4 March 2020 10: 51 New
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        Oleshka, these are not only hooves passing everywhere !!! it’s also valuable .... in short, there is ALL VALUABLE!
      2. Crimean partisan 1974 4 March 2020 10: 51 New
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        but deer should never be forgotten ... what do you need to feed the dogs with. and snowmobiles in addition to the cinder also require maintenance, and deer just .... find themselves reindeer moss and lichen. there’s plenty of drinking around .. in short, we cannot replace a deer, the most important thing is that reindeer herders need to be somehow put on a state balance so that they would not leak
      3. LMN
        LMN 4 March 2020 11: 00 New
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        Quote: cniza
        They are there now, only much better, but you should never forget about deer - they will go everywhere ...

        Deer theme.
        1. Vasyan1971 4 March 2020 11: 13 New
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          Quote: LMN
          Deer theme.

          Yes. If only there were fewer deer in the government.
          1. sabakina 4 March 2020 11: 28 New
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            Quote: Vasyan1971
            Quote: LMN
            Deer theme.

            Yes. If only there were fewer deer in the government.

            I have a strong feeling that deer are being cooked for the government in the WoT random ... recourse
        2. Dikson 4 March 2020 16: 57 New
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          They are generally tame, like dogs .. and devotees are the same ..
  • Air force 4 March 2020 10: 47 New
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    They allegorically say that now we do not have enough strength to conflict with Russia in the Arctic, so the potential for conflict is low. But as soon as we knock money out of Congress and build icebreakers, well, and adapt other weapons to Arctic conditions, then immediately the conflict potential will increase. Type: while Russia behaves there well, because we do not have the strength, but as soon as or if we have the strength or we feel the strength, Russia will immediately begin to behave badly, offend penguins with white bears, spoil the environment , and the NSR is not safe to control, then conflict situations are possible.
  • Mitroha 4 March 2020 10: 50 New
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    They are not allowed into the Arctic, this will lead to a split in American society. For African Americans will not be taken, in view of the strongest unmasking of positions, and this is discrimination. Riots and pogroms will begin. So soon America is all laughing
  • Prisoner 4 March 2020 11: 06 New
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    The mattresses know how to do a good face with a bad game, and they also know how to wait and prepare. Knowing full well that in the near future they have no chance, they mumble something about a "precarious balance of power." And they say no conflicts are outlined. Of course, when there is a chance to get into the snout not for children, they will not go there. But they definitely won’t sit in place. And the technology will be pulled up, and whom they can buy with giblets. So we can’t relax.
  • Vasyan1971 4 March 2020 11: 12 New
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    Earlier, Washington repeatedly declared Russia's “aggressive behavior” in the Arctic

    Of course! Look, what deer antlers are aggressive!
    1. Bersaglieri 4 March 2020 12: 24 New
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      This is a cyber deer with nanoimplants :)
  • Vlad5307 4 March 2020 12: 00 New
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    First, let them build the necessary number of modern icebreakers, and then look at their competition. in the meantime, the gut is thin, and even that froze. lol
  • Bersaglieri 4 March 2020 12: 23 New
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    Hmm, it’s strange that the USA and not Canada claims. The US has a small segment in the Arctic, just a projection of Alaska. Why fuss? I think everyone remembers the old Soviet map with the dotted line "borders of the polar possessions of the USSR"? :)
  • Ros 56 4 March 2020 13: 29 New
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    Striped, do not meddle where it is not necessary and you will be happy to be alive.
  • iouris 4 March 2020 14: 30 New
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    Something in the woods died. I don’t remember that in the days of the USSR, anyone claimed the Arctic.
  • lvov_aleksey 5 March 2020 00: 37 New
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    Hello everyone! let's compare: how much money do we need to destroy the planet, and how much star-striped)))))))))))))) ps smart will conclude correctly!
  • lvov_aleksey 5 March 2020 00: 38 New
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    Quote: iouris
    Something in the woods died. I don’t remember that in the days of the USSR, anyone claimed the Arctic.

    learn history
  • lvov_aleksey 5 March 2020 00: 40 New
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    Quote: Bersaglieri
    Hmm, it’s strange that the USA and not Canada claims. The US has a small segment in the Arctic, just a projection of Alaska. Why fuss? I think everyone remembers the old Soviet map with the dotted line "borders of the polar possessions of the USSR"? :)

    are you still surprised sottelit cannot speak