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Will NATO defeat Russia in a hypothetical World War III: US media version

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The US media asked a very important and interesting question about the final of a possible confrontation between Russia and the North Atlantic Alliance during World War III.


Since both the United States, as well as their military allies Great Britain and France, and their geopolitical rival, Russia, have nuclear weapons, it is unlikely that it will come to an open armed conflict between countries. That is, nuclear weapons serve as a kind of insurance against World War III. But this does not mean that there is no need to compare the military potential of NATO and Russia in the field of conventional weapons, especially since both Western countries and the Russian Federation have been intensively developing their military industries in recent years. Moreover, indirect conflicts also break out in the presence of nuclear weapons.

The author of The National Interest, Chris Osborne, writes that modern Russia is trying to assert its ability to counterbalance or contain NATO. But the results of a number of studies show that there are some questions about Russia's ability to pose a real threat to the North Atlantic alliance in a long and full-scale military conflict.

Russia pays great attention to the development of conventional weapons, but defense spending in percentage terms is still much less than during the Cold War. During the Cold War, the Soviet Army consisted of about 5 times more military personnel than the modern Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Western experts call the S-400 and S-300 air defense systems among the most effective modern Russian weapons. Naturally, the tested S-500, when it goes into service, will significantly strengthen the potential of the Russian air defense. But having a well-organized air defense system does not negate NATO's numerical and technological superiority. After all, the alliance still includes several strong Western states at once - these are the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as Turkey with Greece, Italy, Canada and many other countries.

At the same time, as Chris Osborne emphasizes, Eastern Europe, especially the Baltic States, remains NATO's "Achilles heel". The military potential of the former countries of the socialist camp is completely insufficient to contain the Russian offensive. In order to stop Russian troops in the event of their attack on Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the alliance will need to keep much more impressive forces in the Baltic states. But this is impossible, including for objective reasons: the Baltic republics are small, their own armed forces are extremely small, the mobilization resource is negligible, and they also cannot deploy foreign troops in huge numbers.


Western media: The only option to strengthen the defense of the Baltics is to transfer additional NATO forces there

According to Rand's research, if Russian troops invade the Baltics, they will take control of it in 60 hours. It would take NATO a long time to concentrate forces for a counterattack, and the initiative would have already been lost. Chris Osborne does not exclude such a scenario as a concession to Russia of the Baltic countries in order to prevent a nuclear war between the great powers, catastrophic in its consequences. But such a step would be fraught with colossal reputational losses for the United States and, probably, the withdrawal of a number of its members from NATO.

At the same time, the American magazine admits that a significant number of Russian and Russian-speaking people live in Latvia and Estonia, whose political rights and freedoms have been violated, and this fact gives Russia an iron argument for invading the Baltics. The Russian population, according to the American author, for the most part will still be loyal to the Russian troops.

To strengthen the defense of the Baltic states, the alliance will need to deploy at least 7 brigades, including 3 armored and 4 motorized infantry brigades. But these are additional financial costs, additional weapons. It is not very clear whether the United States and the European Union, weakened by the economic consequences of the pandemic, will go for it now.

Thus, we can draw a conclusion from the position of the American publication: in a large-scale conflict, Russia will not be able to resist NATO - in a hypothetical World War III, as the author believes, the Western military bloc will win, but if we talk about local wars, then Russia has advantages here: it could "crush the alliance forces in the Baltics and probably in Poland."
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  1. APASUS
    APASUS 9 November 2020 12: 05
    50
    Why should Russia start all wars, the US peacekeepers are already exhausted? And this God-forgotten piece of the Baltics, well, a direct source of oil and gold, no one needs fucking even NATO openly admit that this territory is defective
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 9 November 2020 12: 11
      18
      Quote: APASUS
      And this God-forsaken piece of the Baltics, well, a direct source of oil and gold, nobody fucks needs

      So I do not understand why they always assume our attack on the Tribaltica. Can someone explain to me the dark, why are they pushing us there?
      1. KAV
        KAV 9 November 2020 12: 16
        24
        Quote: APASUS
        Why should Russia start all wars, the US peacekeepers are already exhausted?

        Quote: LIONnvrsk
        So I do not understand why they always assume our attack on the Tribaltica.

        This is the preparation of public opinion, that it is Russia that is the source of evil. When public opinion is formed, it will be possible for the United States itself to start a war and stupidly inform the population about preventive measures.
        Well, if suddenly the strength for the war is not enough, then it is possible to announce the next sanctions.
        In any case, the United States is preparing a field for maneuvers.
        1. Lionnvrsk
          Lionnvrsk 9 November 2020 12: 26
          +7
          Quote: KAV
          Well, if suddenly the strength for the war is not enough, then it is possible to announce the next sanctions.
          In any case, the United States is preparing a field for maneuvers.

          Probably they will make us eat sprats! laughing
          1. potap6509
            potap6509 9 November 2020 14: 13
            +9
            They (Tribalts) seem to be like the last sprat plant dead, nobody cares. laughing
          2. Dimon Dimonov_2
            Dimon Dimonov_2 10 November 2020 11: 53
            +1
            Kaliningrad sprats have long been sold in Riga .... probably ours are forced to buy probalts ... at gunpoint of Kalash !?
        2. opuonmed
          opuonmed 9 November 2020 12: 37
          +1
          Quote: KAV
          Quote: APASUS
          Why should Russia start all wars, the US peacekeepers are already exhausted?

          Quote: LIONnvrsk
          So I do not understand why they always assume our attack on the Tribaltica.

          This is the preparation of public opinion, that it is Russia that is the source of evil. When public opinion is formed, it will be possible for the United States itself to start a war and stupidly inform the population about preventive measures.
          Well, if suddenly the strength for the war is not enough, then it is possible to announce the next sanctions.
          In any case, the United States is preparing a field for maneuvers.
          they have been conducting this training for a long time!
        3. APASUS
          APASUS 9 November 2020 12: 48
          +9
          Quote: KAV
          This is the preparation of public opinion, that it is Russia that is the source of evil. When public opinion is formed, it will be possible for the United States itself to start a war and stupidly inform the population about preventive measures.
          Well, if suddenly the strength for the war is not enough, then it is possible to announce the next sanctions.
          In any case, the United States is preparing a field for maneuvers.

          Exactly! If there is not enough strength or confidence in victory, it is necessary to declare sanctions by the Russians, for not attacking the Baltic States
        4. Hagen
          Hagen 9 November 2020 15: 08
          +6
          Quote: KAV
          This is the preparation of public opinion, that it is Russia that is the source of evil.

          This preparation goes back to the time of Ivan the Terrible and even from the "Livonian rhymed chronicles." Actually, they, the Anglo-Saxons, made Ivan The Terrible out of Ivan IV. And not because he was like that, but because they always positioned themselves against our background only "white and fluffy", and always "for all the good against all the bad." Today, nothing has changed since then. So it will continue, worse from day to day. We must understand this and not build illusions for ourselves. The question of the reasonable veracity of these ideas is not considered. There for a long time "the tail wags the dog." And the people hawala and don't ask questions.
          1. Vladimir Mashkov
            Vladimir Mashkov 9 November 2020 20: 25
            +2
            Quote: Hagen
            This preparation has been going on since the time of Ivan the Terrible

            Totally agree with you! I did not specifically study the issue, but, as far as I know, many times in history, before the next attack on Russia, something similar was stated, written by Western "error-free" experts and journalists. And Russia is all worth it !!!
        5. nikolai.shupenin
          nikolai.shupenin 9 November 2020 16: 37
          0
          what sanctions will be introduced and who if only ruins will move from Europe
      2. Sergey39
        Sergey39 9 November 2020 12: 24
        +5
        Quote: LIONnvrsk
        Can someone explain to me the dark, why are they pushing us there?

        Nobody is pushing anyone anywhere. The US military-industrial complex is seeking to increase funding.
        1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 9 November 2020 12: 28
          +3
          Quote: Sergey39
          Nobody is pushing anyone anywhere. The US military-industrial complex is seeking to increase funding.

          I doubt that NI represents the interests of the US military-industrial complex. This is a club of fighters who have been released and are preparing for the last war. No, well, among their senile delusions, there are, of course, relatively interesting materials, more or less similar to analytics. Maybe in moments of enlightenment or after taking medication, they write, HZ.
          1. Sergey39
            Sergey39 9 November 2020 12: 32
            0
            Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
            This is a club of fighters who have been released for the last war.

            Maybe so, who knows? But someone pays for these articles.
          2. sergo1914
            sergo1914 9 November 2020 12: 38
            +1
            Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
            Quote: Sergey39
            Nobody is pushing anyone anywhere. The US military-industrial complex is seeking to increase funding.

            I doubt that NI represents the interests of the US military-industrial complex. This is a club of fighters who have been released and are preparing for the last war. No, well, among their senile delusions, there are, of course, relatively interesting materials, more or less similar to analytics. Maybe in moments of enlightenment or after taking medication, they write, HZ.


            NI? Fuuu. And I already thought ... It seemed.
          3. PSih2097
            PSih2097 9 November 2020 17: 35
            +2
            Quote: Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
            or after taking medications they write, HZ.

            after consuming medicated cannabis ... laughing
      3. Marconi41
        Marconi41 9 November 2020 14: 39
        +2
        Quote: LIONnvrsk
        So I do not understand why they always assume our attack on the Tribaltica. Can someone explain to me the dark, why are they pushing us there?

        It's simple. If there is a threat to our enclave of Kaliningrad, then the Baltic states will have to be taken anyway, to provide a separate group of troops with supplies.
        1. nikolai.shupenin
          nikolai.shupenin 9 November 2020 16: 41
          +1
          you don't need to take anything, equalize
      4. frols
        frols 9 November 2020 19: 40
        +2
        Maybe because, they themselves understand very well, after what they did here, the Russian army will be greeted as a liberator. Today we received another gift from local Russophobes.
        “The decision has been made: from September all Russian editions of public media will go to the Internet platform,” writes Baltijas Balss. "

        There were these programs in Russian with gulkin's nose, and now they will not be on TV at all. But this is all so European.
      5. NEXUS
        NEXUS 9 November 2020 19: 58
        0
        Quote: LIONnvrsk
        So I do not understand why they always assume our attack on the Tribaltica.

        Because a horse in a vacuum is born there. fellow And all this reasoning about the war, this is from the stupidity and the feeling of immortality, any experts in the west or here.
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      7. Chervonny
        Chervonny 13 November 2020 13: 31
        13
        Quote: LIONnvrsk
        why they always assume our attack on the Tribaltica

        Hardly anyone thinks that Russia will attack the Baltics. This escalation is aimed at obtaining military budgets, creating a zone of instability around Russia.
    2. Civil
      Civil 9 November 2020 12: 25
      +8
      What can be the winner in a nuclear missile war? What an idiotic question.
      1. sergo1914
        sergo1914 9 November 2020 12: 39
        +6
        Quote: Civil
        What can be the winner in a nuclear missile war? What an idiotic question.


        Perhaps the Australians will disagree with you.
        1. Artunis
          Artunis 9 November 2020 16: 30
          +6
          And who will ask them Australians ?! In the case of a big kipesh, a vigorous blow will be inflicted on all more or less significant states in all parts of the world and not only by us! Perhaps only Africa will remain out of business (except for South Africa), in order to deprive everyone of the advantages in the post-war world. So there is no need to experience false illusions that you can sit on the sidelines while the titans are fighting, everyone will fly.
          1. 2 Level Advisor
            2 Level Advisor 9 November 2020 19: 54
            -1
            Why would someone strike at the countries not participating in the RNU exchange? In addition, I'm not sure that many carriers will remain after the first hits - they will be hit in one turn.
      2. nikolai.shupenin
        nikolai.shupenin 9 November 2020 16: 42
        0
        true vadim.
      3. NEXUS
        NEXUS 9 November 2020 19: 59
        0
        Quote: Civil
        What can be the winner in a nuclear missile war? What an idiotic question.

        And this is like about a cat ... when the cat has nothing to do, he licks the testicles. Well, experts drive a horse in a vacuum, well, or do the same thing as cats. fellow
        1. uralant
          uralant 10 November 2020 16: 50
          +2
          Quote: NEXUS

          And this is like about a cat ... when the cat has nothing to do, he licks the testicles. Well, experts chase a horse in a vacuum, or do the same thing as cats

          A vigorous winter will force both experts and cats to lick each other's testicles. The survivors will talk about the creation of the world and lead a new countdown of the calendar.
    3. Oleg123219307
      Oleg123219307 9 November 2020 12: 28
      14
      I sincerely do not understand the maniacal desire of Western experts to show how much terrible Russia threatens the Baltic states. This is not the first, and probably not even the one hundred and first article on this topic that I come across. They beautifully compare the military potential, sound loud words, but they do not explain why we might need it. Territory is not enough? That's a lot after all. Are industrial complexes unique and worthy of capture? Where? In the Baltics? Do not make me laugh. Is the population loyal as in Crimea? On the contrary. Access to the sea? There is one nearby and no worse. What is the strategic position? No, in general, in case of some local operations there is a more convenient and close to Western Europe grouping in Kaliningrad, and in the event of a global war, our troops in Europe will not be at all, what should they catch in the radioactive ashes? How can I imagine that tomorrow the same Baltics will surrender without any war - frost on the skin. There is an economic abyss, Germany and France did not have enough money to feed these parasites, where we should go, their problems up to the throat. Dreamers, gentlemen, Western experts. I still believe in the threat of our capture of Ukraine. In fact, it's high time, otherwise, over time, such a tincture will be infused that, in 20 years from now, bloody tears will not wash away from their DRG in our cities. I will still believe in Georgia if we want to strengthen the Caucasus. But the Baltic states ... In general, I can't imagine why these lands could be useful to us. The only part of the USSR, the loss of which I do not regret for a second. The population is very peculiar.
      1. Buskanov
        Buskanov 9 November 2020 12: 48
        +3
        Well, to be honest, I would still have broken through the corridor to Kaliningrad. In the event of a conflict, this will be an automatic blockade of the region and the city. Yes, for some time the group of forces in the Kaliningrad region will fight back, but ammunition and food and water supplies are not unlimited. Therefore, before concentrating a large number of "brigades" in the Tribaltic, we will have to capture these screamers in 3 days and 2 nights, you look even faster laughing
        1. Marconi41
          Marconi41 9 November 2020 15: 10
          +4
          Quote: Buskanov
          Well, to be honest, I would still have broken through the corridor to Kaliningrad.

          That's right, only we won't get off with a corridor. To ensure the safety of deliveries, you will have to take everything (ports, airfields and other military infrastructure).
        2. Oleg123219307
          Oleg123219307 9 November 2020 16: 04
          +4
          Quote: Buskanov
          Well, to be honest, I would still have broken through the corridor to Kaliningrad. In the event of a conflict, this will be an automatic blockade of the region and the city. Yes, for some time the group of forces in the Kaliningrad region will fight back, but ammunition and food and water supplies are not unlimited. Therefore, before concentrating a large number of "brigades" in the Tribaltic, we will have to capture these screamers in 3 days and 2 nights, you look even faster

          Do you see a scenario in which someone dared to block Kaliningrad, outside the framework of World War III? And World War 3 will end one way or another quickly, within a week at most. And either there will be no one to block Kaliningrad, or there will be no Kaliningrad, or both. There will be enough food and ammunition for a week ...
          1. Wedmak
            Wedmak 9 November 2020 16: 39
            -1
            You forget that blocking Kaliningrad just won't work. Given the capabilities of modern missiles, both cruise and ballistic, such a blockage will lead to a full-fledged response from the "mainland" part. Just from the Western Military District, where a lot of calming things are concentrated. Moreover, the answer may arrive within a few hours.
            1. Oleg123219307
              Oleg123219307 9 November 2020 17: 21
              0
              Quote: Wedmak
              You forget that blocking Kaliningrad just won't work. Given the capabilities of modern missiles, both cruise and ballistic, such a blockage will lead to a full-fledged response from the "mainland" part. Just from the Western Military District, where a lot of calming things are concentrated. Moreover, the answer may arrive within a few hours.

              I just don't forget. Forget those who talk about the corridor.
        3. nikolai.shupenin
          nikolai.shupenin 9 November 2020 16: 47
          +1
          alik, corridor and so it will turn out in case of mess
      2. nikolai.shupenin
        nikolai.shupenin 9 November 2020 16: 44
        0
        quite rightly wrote Oleg
      3. NEXUS
        NEXUS 9 November 2020 20: 06
        +1
        Quote: oleg123219307
        I sincerely do not understand the maniacal desire of Western experts to show how much terrible Russia threatens the Baltics.

        Not only the Baltics, but the entire type of the civilized world. They need an enemy, constantly, every second, in order to keep their electorate at bay and in a stable. And here all the tricks are good, from intimidation to Novice with Navalny. And if, now, not Putin, but Khrushchev, for example, were in power, then I think everything would have ended long ago with a war, given the temper and inadequacy of the latter.
        But seriously speaking, in simple terms, the Kremlin should long ago “ask for the bazaar” of the Anglo-Saxons and their dolls, and not chew snot and call them the friendly word “partners”. And especially for the last 5 years, these warriors do not follow the language at all.
        1. Oleg123219307
          Oleg123219307 9 November 2020 20: 29
          0
          Quote: NEXUS
          But seriously speaking, in simple terms, the Kremlin should long ago “ask for the bazaar” of the Anglo-Saxons and their dolls, and not chew snot and call them the friendly word “partners”. And especially for the last 5 years, these warriors do not follow the language at all.

          Over these 5 years, we have delivered a lot of С400 to the troops. And given the fact that, as for air defense, their target designation and radars are not very good, we have few AWACS planes, and without them you can't shoot much at the maximum distance, the earth is round, there are many thoughts about why we tolerate all this, and why, in parallel, we continue to saturate the army with four hundred, having long exceeded the ratio of 1 to 10 in missiles to all Western aviation ... If you think that ours are a little cunning, and this is still a strategic missile defense, and given the ratio of missiles / warheads ... Maybe it will work out through a year or two to teach the chosen masters the lesson you are talking about ...
    4. LMN
      LMN 9 November 2020 15: 10
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      And this God-forgotten piece of the Baltics, well, a direct source of oil and gold, no one needs fucking even NATO openly admit that this territory is defective

      Apparently it means that in order to go to Western Europe, the Russian Federation will first have to take the Baltic states. As I understand it. request
    5. eklmn
      eklmn 9 November 2020 17: 13
      +3
      There is such a trick for a theater director. When the crowd scene should create a discussion / indignation noise on the main character's phrase, each member of the crowd repeats the phrase “what-to-say-when-nothing-to-say”, and the audience in the hall hears only “discussions”.
      So the editorial board of VO - published an article for 2017 (!) Year (there is no big news, but patriotism cannot freeze in your veins, it should bubble!) And is boggled by the reaction of readers!
      2017
      “Russia vs. NATO: Who Would Win in a War? "
      https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/russia-vs-nato-who-would-win-war-22167

      Guys, before puffing out your cheeks, beating your chest and wasting air bubbles to destroy NATO and amers, think carefully - is it worth discussing what was written many years ago, because Now this infa is actually outdated and does not correspond to reality?
      Kozma Prutkov taught - "Look at the root!" look for the original source, otherwise the ears will not be enough to keep the noodles in the mothballs ...
    6. Votyak
      Votyak 9 November 2020 18: 18
      0
      ... and the sprats?
    7. Igor Pa
      Igor Pa 10 November 2020 17: 26
      +1
      People hawala., Scribblers write. Business, nothing personal.
    8. set of sets
      set of sets 11 November 2020 03: 19
      0
      Everything is quite simple here. NATO wants to chop off Kaliningrad. Accordingly, our troops will not ask permission or go around by sea, but will go straight through the Baltic states.
      In my opinion, everything is logical.
    9. Chervonny
      Chervonny 13 November 2020 13: 30
      13
      Quote: APASUS
      Why Russia should start all wars

      Because the West wants to see it that way. They see us as enemies and we are their "partners".
  2. Andrea
    Andrea 9 November 2020 12: 07
    +5
    And do not compare the usual potentials once in the 3rd world, they are useless, get ready immediately for the 4th club there, plan, prepare stones, than carry nonsense.
    1. uralant
      uralant 10 November 2020 19: 15
      0
      Quote: Andrea
      get ready immediately for the 4th baton there, plan, prepare pebbles

      In any local history museum, these arsenals have long been ready!
  3. avib
    avib 9 November 2020 12: 08
    0
    It turns out that NATO is not going to attack Russia. The reasoning is purely from the point of view of defense. Very good. So there won't be a fight - everyone can go home.
    1. iouris
      iouris 9 November 2020 12: 11
      +1
      When big problems are imminent, attention is distracted.
    2. Sergey_G_M
      Sergey_G_M 9 November 2020 14: 13
      +1
      No, the reasoning is actually about money, such articles form public opinion and as a result in Poland they are ready to maintain and pay extra for American bases, but for the Americans it is not bad that everyone does this. Money for defense orders, an increase in the NATO budget, etc. Americans in general are almost always about loot.
  4. Asad
    Asad 9 November 2020 12: 09
    -1
    Why are the soldiers on the march without weapons?
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 9 November 2020 12: 22
      +2
      Quote: ASAD
      Why are the soldiers on the march without weapons?

      Sprats are carried. Heavy!
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 9 November 2020 12: 11
    +4
    in a large-scale conflict, Russia will not be able to resist NATO

    And there is no way to look at history?
    How many of those were who believed that Russia could not ?? And how did it end for them?
    Some of the smoked bamboo, trying all the rest of the Valium mixed with the pathogen to inhale ... as this is not the first time.
    1. cniza
      cniza 9 November 2020 18: 11
      +2
      The fact of the matter is that they know the story that they themselves invented, hence such reflections ... Greetings! hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 9 November 2020 18: 20
        +1
        Hi soldier
        For the majority, the man in the street, it is enough what the ruling parties present to him. They are so comfortable, they are happy with everything .... this is then, when they collapse on their heads, all that rubbish, which has always been extolled, they may be surprised, or even completely downcast.
        1. cniza
          cniza 9 November 2020 18: 23
          +2
          I'm afraid, but I'm sure, by the way, that they don't even have one percent of the idea of ​​what Russia is, and that's bad for us too ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 9 November 2020 18: 31
            +1
            Whoever wanted to find out, he found out .... and the masses, so they pile so much nastiness on their heads, not everyone succeeds in filtering, most simply do not notice it, they do not care. They live in their own little world ... however, ours is not much better either.
            1. cniza
              cniza 9 November 2020 18: 42
              +2
              They are lazy, and the propaganda is very powerful, and that's the result, they again consider themselves invincible and gather another crowd against us ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 9 November 2020 19: 15
                +1
                They are all different.
                There are simply greedy, envious, with raking grabs.
                There are normal, disciplined hard workers, but not everyone can resist the temptation, and the effect of the crowd / herd has not been canceled.
                There are those who are simply drawn in at the same time, apart from desire ...
                In principle, whoever they climb will still have to counter-buy everyone ...
                1. cniza
                  cniza 9 November 2020 20: 12
                  +2
                  Of course, they are different, only they are all led on to us, they will climb, this is a question of the desire of their manipulators ...
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 9 November 2020 21: 28
                    +1
                    Quote: cniza
                    a question of the desire of their manipulators

                    Desire must be backed by capabilities and a guarantee of security for themselves.
                    Everything is not unambiguous, and even with a guarantee of safety, it is completely sour if they climb on someone they should not.
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 9 November 2020 12: 12
    +2
    After the third world war, due to the lack of toilet paper, the newspapers of the American media will be used for their intended purpose in the outhouse, if, of course, the media or toilets remain. hi drinks
  7. Doccor18
    Doccor18 9 November 2020 12: 14
    +5
    What deep analytics ...
    It would be better to go to the section of children's literature. Writing fairy tales. There would be more benefits.
    1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 9 November 2020 12: 23
      -3
      Quote: Doccor18
      What kind of deep analytics ...

      "The Third World War at a Distance: How to Untie and Who Will Win?"
  8. lucul
    lucul 9 November 2020 12: 17
    +2
    Thus, we can conclude from the position of the American publication: in a large-scale conflict, Russia will not be able to resist NATO - in a hypothetical World War III, according to the author, the Western military bloc will win

    So this .... the same Western analysts, on January 1, 1939, also predicted that Germany would not be able to withstand the combined forces of France and the United Kingdom))).
    And that's how it happened in history)))
  9. Yrec
    Yrec 9 November 2020 12: 18
    +2
    This is a task for the 1st grade. Equality / Inequality. There used to be equality (parity): USSR + VD = USA + NATO. And now? Russia = USSR-Union republics, NATO = Old NATO + VD + part of the union republics of the USSR, USA without changes. Without nuclear weapons after 1991, Russia would hardly have existed in its current form.
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 9 November 2020 12: 48
      0
      And why is it the USA without changes? USA = China. Or they think that China will be so noble that under the guise of not wanting to kick its main adversary well? If the USA каким NATO somehow unimaginably wins a feast victory over Russia, then China will certainly be sure to finish off what is left of them.
  10. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 9 November 2020 12: 21
    +3
    Fuck, another nonsense ...
    We are peaceful people, but our bears are on the sidelines!
  11. Ulrih
    Ulrih 9 November 2020 12: 21
    -6
    “At the same time, the American magazine admits that a significant number of Russian and Russian-speaking people live in Latvia and Estonia, whose political rights and freedoms have been violated, and this fact gives Russia an iron argument for invading the Baltic states. The Russian population, according to the American author, most of them will still be loyal to the Russian troops. "

    Fuck, what other rights have been violated? The only thing is that someone still cannot vote, but 30 (!!!) years have passed, they could have submitted documents for citizenship for a long time. Well, if there is no desire to move a finger, then there is nothing to say ...
    1. Torins
      Torins 9 November 2020 12: 35
      +3
      And what about Russian-language schools in a country where every second is Russian?
      1. Ulrih
        Ulrih 9 November 2020 12: 44
        -3
        Well, first of all, not every second person, according to 2018 data, is 25% in Latvia. There are even fewer in Estonia. Secondly - in my city, as there were 2 schools (Latvian and Russian) in Soviet times, so they remained.
        1. major147
          major147 9 November 2020 19: 45
          +2
          Quote: Ulrih
          Well, first of all, not every second person, according to 2018 data, is 25% in Latvia. There are even fewer in Estonia.

  12. Pavel73
    Pavel73 9 November 2020 12: 21
    +1
    The author did not accidentally ask himself the question: why the hell do we need the Baltic states with Poland? That's why they need us, it's clear: territory, resources, just like a thousand years ago. Why do we need them?
    1. Shiden
      Shiden 9 November 2020 12: 48
      -1
      I want to remind some commentator you read the story at least a little or the 2nd World War began on June 22, 41st. Here the journalist, although he wrote an article, as if superficially without going into details, but knows the story much better than some commentators.
      1. bk316
        bk316 9 November 2020 12: 50
        +2
        Put punctuation marks, it is absolutely impossible to understand.
        1. Shiden
          Shiden 9 November 2020 13: 08
          -2
          Well, excuse me at school from two to three was Russian. And if you didn't understand what I wanted to express with this comment, that some people write competently, only the meaning of what is written immediately gives out a person who does not want to think or analyze.
          1. bk316
            bk316 9 November 2020 14: 24
            +2
            1. I really didn't understand.
            2. Literate speech, of course, does not guarantee that a person is thinking and analyzing, but a thinking person does not find it difficult to write clearly and competently, for science to think and analyze is much more difficult than simple literacy.
            1. Shiden
              Shiden 9 November 2020 14: 53
              -2
              Yes, if every comment needs to be chewed, then I will try to create it with an example. And so let's start with geography, the Kaliningrad region is geographically connected by land borders with the rest of Russia or not. The second historical question, the prerequisites for the German attack on Poland was that the latter did not want to transfer Danzig and build an autobahn to Prussia. Now think that these two issues are the same .Although this is difficult for you.
              1. bk316
                bk316 11 November 2020 13: 24
                0
                Now think about what is in these two questions the same, although this is difficult for you.

                And not a single question mark in the comments ...
      2. DEVIL LIFE`S
        DEVIL LIFE`S 9 November 2020 15: 28
        +1
        The second began on September 1, 1939. I am a historian.
        1. Shiden
          Shiden 9 November 2020 17: 45
          -2
          Since you are a historian, can you enlighten what were the prerequisites for Germany's attack on Poland.
          1. Igor Semenov
            Igor Semenov 11 November 2020 00: 10
            0
            You don't need to dig so deep yet. Start with the basics: spelling, punctuation ...
    2. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 9 November 2020 12: 57
      0
      Russia does not need it, and dad may not give up extra empty lands for free. Access to the sea, and all that, the Baltic states will probably not give up. And taking into account the fact that all NATO will not be up to it, the military resources of one Belarus for the whole Baltic region will be enough for the eyes.
  13. deniso
    deniso 9 November 2020 12: 23
    0
    Russia will sit quietly and watch as American planes fly up to its territory, ships and submarines approach, and then it will watch the missiles launching from them for a long time in bewitched daze. Or their ships do not know how to sink, and their planes do not know how to fall?
    But the worst of all is that this idea of ​​impunity for the attack is insistently put into the heads of American inhabitants ... I just want to say: Guys, you will have losses. You will have sacrifices. And such as you have never seen in your short history. Get ready for this if you want to attack Russia.
  14. Alexey Sommer
    Alexey Sommer 9 November 2020 12: 24
    +3
    A person who talks about World War 3 and sees it as a protracted, complete layman in the question he is discussing.
    Nobody will dig trenches from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Nuclear strikes against infrastructure facilities will quickly nullify the potential for a protracted war.
    And then everything will be decided by the ability of states to overcome the consequences of massive nuclear strikes.
    And something tells me that in Europe and the United States, the collapse will come faster.
    "You won't be able to sit behind a puddle" (C)
    They have already been told this in Russian 10 times.
    1. Torins
      Torins 9 November 2020 12: 37
      +1
      And something tells me that in Europe and the United States, the collapse will come faster.
      There are reasons why?
      1. Alexey Sommer
        Alexey Sommer 9 November 2020 12: 38
        +1
        Quote: Torins
        There are reasons why?

        They are spoiled in short.
      2. bk316
        bk316 9 November 2020 12: 57
        0
        There are reasons why?

        1. Because in "bast shoe Russia" they still heat with firewood. And the firewood will not go anywhere.
        2. Because in Europe they drive 200 km to work, and this will end immediately
        3. Because even a Muscovite can last for several months on his food and other supplies, but they will die of hunger stupidly and will get stupid from lack of toilet paper.
        4. Because they will fall from a much greater height and the shock will still be the same.
        5. Because there is no central authority.
        Yes, many more why ...
        This is me about Europe, which I know well. I will not say about the USA.
      3. faiver
        faiver 9 November 2020 12: 59
        0
        In Europe, the overcrowding of residence, and I think about the United States after the exchange of nuclear strikes, they obviously will not have time for us, just as we actually have no time for them ...
        1. nikolai.shupenin
          nikolai.shupenin 9 November 2020 16: 55
          0
          right Andrey
      4. Artunis
        Artunis 9 November 2020 16: 39
        0
        Well, for example, because the entire military industrial complex of the United States is concentrated rather compactly on the coast at a depth of no more than 100 km from the ocean, in contrast to the Russian Federation.
    2. nikolai.shupenin
      nikolai.shupenin 9 November 2020 16: 54
      0
      Alexey is right
  15. K-50
    K-50 9 November 2020 12: 25
    +2
    Will NATO defeat Russia in a hypothetical World War III

    De bily, huh? belay belay am
    Will you live later, or rather survive, in the caves? Even if you win, do you need her like that? This is not even a Pyrrhic, it is a suicide of himself and his descendants !!! fool
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 9 November 2020 12: 52
      +1
      And if you take into account that after the war with Russia, they will certainly have to fight China, then everything becomes completely sad for them.
      1. faiver
        faiver 9 November 2020 16: 58
        0
        Why fight China?
        1. Rusticolus
          Rusticolus 9 November 2020 18: 57
          0
          And they asked China if he would refuse to finish off the amers? Personally, I think he will not refuse.
          1. faiver
            faiver 9 November 2020 18: 58
            0
            Yes, and the remnants of the Russian Federation will not refuse to crush under itself ...
            1. Rusticolus
              Rusticolus 9 November 2020 19: 00
              0
              And this is the same, but after. And he will start with his enemy first.
    2. nikolai.shupenin
      nikolai.shupenin 9 November 2020 16: 58
      0
      and what do you suggest,. to give up.
  16. andrew42
    andrew42 9 November 2020 12: 28
    0
    Oh, these geopolitical "analytics" from NATO - they just want to sell this dead parasitic asset to Russia in the form of the Tribaltika. Latently, this is already some kind of "well, take them away already." Does Russia need it? - No, pipes. Let the eternally offended Baltic limitrophes devolve to the level of swineherds on meager EU subsidies - no one needs them, at all. Such a fate is prescribed for all formations that are based on the principle of "anti-". Antisystems are not viable, purely according to Gumilev.
  17. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 9 November 2020 12: 28
    +1
    in a large-scale conflict, Russia will not be able to resist NATO - in the hypothetical Third World War, according to the author, the Western military bloc will win
    This is all from the Evil One who sits in everyone who hates our country. In reality, the media reassure themselves that Russia is simply obliged to lose the war. But Napoleon, who conquered all of Europe, thought so, Hitler thought so, who needed from a week to a month for European countries to capitulate. This is what the United States thinks now.
  18. Alien From
    Alien From 9 November 2020 12: 28
    +1
    Delirium in reality.
  19. Svarog
    Svarog 9 November 2020 12: 29
    0
    Thus, we can draw a conclusion from the position of the American publication: in a large-scale conflict, Russia will not be able to resist NATO - in a hypothetical World War III,
    \
    Considering nuclear weapons it will be able to ... But given the internal mediocre politics, a bunch of high-ranking officials with dual citizenship or a residence permit .. then of course they have already lost here ..
  20. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 9 November 2020 12: 31
    +3
    Whipping up military hysteria ...
  21. askort154
    askort154 9 November 2020 12: 31
    +3
    The US media asked a very important and interesting question about the final of a possible confrontation between Russia and the North Atlantic Alliance during World War III.

    No need to guess, it's better not to forget what happened before. Have already "come" to Russia:
    - Poles in 1605
    - Swedes in 1707
    - the French in 1812
    - Germans twice, in 1914 and 1941
    Do not forget about it, do not twitch any more, and sleep well. negative
    1. faiver
      faiver 9 November 2020 13: 02
      +1
      If my memory serves me, we pushed ourselves against the Germans in 1914, and snatched away from them not weakly ...
      1. bukhach
        bukhach 9 November 2020 14: 55
        0
        We wanted to fight like the Red Army in the future on foreign territory, but unfortunately it didn’t work and, then, the nemchura was the first to declare war on us, so they provoked it.
    2. FerrariStradale
      FerrariStradale 9 November 2020 19: 47
      0
      and Mongolia?
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  23. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 9 November 2020 12: 32
    0
    The National Interest is not surprised, and everything is as usual in this edition. The "old Jewish guard" of ex-USSR immigrants continues to milk the readers who miss the Cold War with "juicy" RedAlert-style headlines.
    The issue of the Russia-NATO confrontation always comes down to nuclear weapons - without which this “Question” would not exist as a question, due to the incomparable difference in forces on all fronts - economy / demography / volume and productivity of industry / volume of a professional army /% of modern military products in Aircraft / fleet strength and combat readiness, etc., etc. ..
    While it (YAO) still works as a factor, we can live in peace, but as soon as the specter of the technical possibility of an effective and comprehensive fight against this looms on the horizon, our sweet dream will end.
    1. nikolai.shupenin
      nikolai.shupenin 9 November 2020 17: 21
      -1
      there will be no such technical ability to resist the atom. We will have even more powerful weapons.
      1. Knell wardenheart
        Knell wardenheart 9 November 2020 17: 50
        0
        Potentially -
        1) Creation of an array of hypersonic interceptors based on the traditional scheme of use. Given the amount of funds available to NATO / USA, this does not seem utopian. This is technically possible.
        If we add the improvement in the operation of detection means (which are still at their best) and the network-centric direction of modernizing the forces of the West (what is happening), it is quite possible that our economy will be unable at some point to support the creation of high-quality carriers in a volume that poses a threat to the built defense.
        2) Revival of the project "Diamond Pebbles". Taking into account the progress in the direction of the budget launch of hundreds of small spacecraft, achieved in recent years in the west, it is possible to update the project of small interceptor satellites. When taken to a definite improvement, it is a threat to any large, highly kinetic object with a good thermal jet, which is what most of our most dangerous missiles are.
        3) Radical progress in the direction of laser weapons. This is, albeit a less realistic option (as I see it), but very interesting in the case of its integration into air interceptors or ship defense systems.
        4) Orbit militarization. Let now interceptor stations with missiles in space sound like an unrealistic fantasy, but one must understand that the launch price is getting cheaper and international agreements on defense and prohibition of something, one after another, are becoming a thing of the past.
        5) BSU + high-speed network center + online reconnaissance.
        Uncle Musk is currently launching the largest satellite constellation, providing high-speed Internet to the entire earth's surface. Considering the price of its Internet and at the same time the functionality - it will be one of the favorite toys of the militarists. Accordingly, the day is not far off when the locations of our strategic nuclear forces will be monitored 24/7, in good quality and with the support of AI.
        These will be very good conditions for a "disarming strike", after which we will have to improvise well - and this is getting worse and worse.

        So, perhaps, one should not expect that the good old big-fat missiles will "take out" the world from the nuclear apocalypse for another 40 years. Everything comes to an end, there is no universal weapon.
  24. Ros 56
    Ros 56 9 November 2020 12: 32
    +2
    Read these whores, do not respect yourself.
  25. Ded_Mazay
    Ded_Mazay 9 November 2020 12: 33
    0
    "Thus, we can draw a conclusion from the position of the American publication: in a large-scale conflict Russia will not be able to resist NATO - in the hypothetical Third World War."
    Oh sick ...
    It is a very dangerous business to instill the illusion of immortality in the fragile minds of the electorate. You can inadvertently believe in it yourself ...
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 9 November 2020 12: 46
      0
      Yes, yes, the current generation can foolishly believe in save-reload.
  26. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 9 November 2020 12: 33
    +1
    in a hypothetical World War III, according to the author, the Western military bloc will win
    funny
    in my opinion, the GDP has already expressed its point of view on this and I think it is not very far from the truth
    1. fif21
      fif21 9 November 2020 18: 50
      -2
      Right now, I'll take off my pants, I'll give up everything and I will envy! laughing
      1. Vasilenko Vladimir
        Vasilenko Vladimir 9 November 2020 20: 39
        -1
        not of great mind post
  27. fif21
    fif21 9 November 2020 12: 43
    -2
    The pampered west cannot survive in a post-nuclear world. The Russian people can. Huge experience in matters of survival. Until the use of nuclear weapons, I think it will not come. Let's die out from some kind of pandemic. hi
    1. Vasilenko Vladimir
      Vasilenko Vladimir 9 November 2020 17: 48
      0
      Quote: fif21
      The Russian people can. Huge experience in matters of survival.

      now hardly, too civilized
      1. fif21
        fif21 9 November 2020 18: 22
        -1
        Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
        Quote: fif21
        The Russian people can. Huge experience in matters of survival.

        now hardly, too civilized

        Ha! There is no life in Moscow without toilet paper! wassat And beyond the Moscow Ring Road, mushrooms, berries, eat fish from the river, and meat from the forest! And I saw this thieves' power in an intimate place wassat
        1. Vasilenko Vladimir
          Vasilenko Vladimir 9 November 2020 18: 42
          -1
          Quote: fif21
          And beyond the Moscow Ring Road, mushrooms, berries, eat fish from the river, and meat from the forest! And I saw this thieves' power in an intimate place

          well, yes, yes, as soon as the salara ends, the zvizdets will dream
          1. fif21
            fif21 9 November 2020 18: 48
            -2
            Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
            well, yes, yes, as soon as the salara ends, the zvizdets will dream

            Idiota piece! Solarium? And what is the horse for? If you run out of gunpowder, that's bad! But 2 bags are enough for my life! wassat And the horse dies, I'll harness you Bandera's body! wassat
            1. Vasilenko Vladimir
              Vasilenko Vladimir 9 November 2020 20: 52
              -1
              Quote: fif21
              Idiota piece! Solarium? And what is the horse for?

              baby, before you show off to adult uncles, study the topic, unlike you, I live on earth and I know where it comes from, and I also know that you saw a horse at the best in pictures, therefore, so proudly, I blurted out a horse
              Quote: fif21
              I'll harness your body Bandera!

              a boy in my ancestors there are Great Russian nobles and Cossacks and even the gentry, but Bandera never existed, so stick your tongue, you know where
              1. fif21
                fif21 10 November 2020 06: 34
                -1
                Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
                a boy in my ancestors there are Great Russian nobles and Cossacks and even the gentry, but Bandera never existed, so stick your tongue, you know where
                laughing Thanks for the compliment about the boy! fellow From the nobility mean? wassat And then I see where such arrogance comes from! And you were joking about the Cossacks wink A horse for a Cossack, dearer than his wife tongue And I am one of those who have nothing to lose except their chains, according to V.I.Lenin's definition hi
                1. Vasilenko Vladimir
                  Vasilenko Vladimir 10 November 2020 07: 54
                  -1
                  Quote: fif21
                  And you were joking about the Cossacks Horse for a Cossack, dearer than his wife

                  be treated
  28. sergo1914
    sergo1914 9 November 2020 12: 44
    +1
    I would have dug a large anti-tank ditch along the borders in the place of the Balts. And he cut money from NATO for this. At the top rate. And every year it is trimmed Lyamov for 12-15 green money. They are all brakes.
  29. evgen1221
    evgen1221 9 November 2020 12: 44
    0
    Thus, the customer of the article asks for money and soldiers even more to the baltics.
  30. iouris
    iouris 9 November 2020 12: 49
    +2
    In a hypothetical third world war, the USSR peacefully surrendered and its development began. The process is underway.
  31. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 9 November 2020 12: 53
    +3
    Will NATO defeat Russia in a hypothetical World War III: US media version

    The US media asked a very important and interesting question about the final of the possible confrontation between Russia and the North Atlantic Alliance during the Third World War.

    Such texts - inflating a fly into an elephant - are a bad trick for cunning magazines made of yellow rags.
    This is not a "US media version".
    Moreover, no media in the US has asked this question.

    It only published in "The National Interest" personal opinion Chris Osborne, by the way, is a very decent and well-known journalist and military expert. Today he serves as a department editor for The National Interest. Previously, he worked at the Pentagon as an expert in the office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Procurement, Logistics and Technology. Osborne was also a leading and military analyst for national television networks.
    The original is worth reading. Here's a link to it:
    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/could-nato-crush-russia-world-war-iii-172121
    The article is written in a simple and intelligible syllable. The translation is handled quite successfully on line by a Google interpreter. I highly recommend it. hi
  32. Azimuth
    Azimuth 9 November 2020 13: 12
    0
    Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
    in a hypothetical World War III, according to the author, the Western military bloc will win
    funny
    in my opinion, the GDP has already expressed its point of view on this and I think it is not very far from the truth
    It is not known what they are guided by and what gives them grounds to draw such conclusions, but they believe that in the event of a "limited" conflict or a conflict using conventional weapons, we will not resort to a global strike. At the same time, they allow the use of tactical weapons, for the same duped Balts, schemes are laid out according to which the layman can judge that the devil is not so terrible as he is painted, that is, by dulling the layman's fear, they reduce the force of his pressure on the authorities.
    Quite often you have to read about a reminder, they say, in WWII both Germany and the USSR, possessing significant stocks of chemical weapons, never resorted to it. It sounds like a soothing mantra of hypnosis for Eastern and Western Europeans who have forgotten about the fears of the Cold War, who have forgotten a heightened sense of danger, who have forgotten that any development of the situation, even very favorable for the United States itself, Europe is guaranteed to become a radioactive desert.
    1. Vasilenko Vladimir
      Vasilenko Vladimir 9 November 2020 17: 50
      -1
      Quote: Azimuth
      even very favorable for the USA itself

      even if very favorable, they will watch mad max in real life
  33. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 9 November 2020 14: 37
    +1
    Apparently, many in the West perceive the history of the Second World War imposed on them as a reality and count on a tourist trip around Russia. Not alone have already entered our roads with a happy face, how it ended, apparently this generation of warriors is unknown ...
    1. FerrariStradale
      FerrariStradale 9 November 2020 19: 44
      -2
      To destroy the state, it is enough to air strikes on important power substations, gas stations, bridges, railways, without electricity and heat, the country will sign a surrender, and any country. And they don't even need to bring in ground troops. Consider why the Americans are building thousands of planes and hundreds of bombers.
      1. Vladimir61
        Vladimir61 9 November 2020 20: 35
        +2
        Quote: FerrariStradale
        Air strikes are enough to destroy a state

        You can project this on anyone, but not on Russia!
  34. DEVIL LIFE`S
    DEVIL LIFE`S 9 November 2020 14: 42
    0
    Are they so eager to start a war? Well, when will they calm down in the chtoli coffin?
  35. Captain45
    Captain45 9 November 2020 14: 53
    0
    At the same time, the American magazine admits that a significant number of Russian and Russian-speaking people live in Latvia and Estonia, whose political rights and freedoms have been violated, and this fact gives Russia an iron argument for invading the Baltics.(C)
    That is, in spite of everything, they still admit that the rights of Russians and Russian-speaking people in the Baltics are being violated and this gives Russia an undeniable argument for protecting Russians in the Baltics even through an invasion, although naturally Russia will not do this.
  36. Ax Matt
    Ax Matt 9 November 2020 15: 10
    -1
    So ... It looks like with the departure of Trump, Poland is being morally prepared to drain ... These are your five-minute "friends", psheks. Get used to it! laughing
  37. viktor.
    viktor. 9 November 2020 15: 17
    0
    Don't try to fight with us! Don't stop!
  38. Alexfly
    Alexfly 9 November 2020 15: 50
    -1
    Isn't it easier to put pressure on the Baltic countries on human rights issues, that is, dividing residents into citizens and non-citizens? This is a triumphant horse of diplomacy and democracy! Or is the gut not the same?
    1. major147
      major147 9 November 2020 16: 42
      +1
      Quote: AlexFly
      Isn't it easier to put pressure on the Baltic countries on human rights issues, that is, dividing residents into citizens and non-citizens? This is a triumphant horse of diplomacy and democracy! Or is the gut not the same?

      The fact is that "even spit in their eyes, everything is God's dew!" Western "democracy" is such a cunning thing that they do not see human rights violations at point-blank range, where they do not want to see it and see "terrible things" from absolutely no place!
      1. Lex_is
        Lex_is 9 November 2020 16: 47
        0
        see "scary things" from a completely empty place


        Not from scratch, but where it is beneficial to see them.
        There is nothing strange and surprising in this, information and propaganda wars with dehumanizing the enemy have been fought from time immemorial, just now the opportunities have increased.
  39. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 9 November 2020 16: 09
    +1
    Thus, we can draw a conclusion from the position of the American publication: in a large-scale conflict, Russia will not be able to resist NATO - in a hypothetical World War III, as the author believes, the Western military bloc will win, but if we talk about local wars, then Russia has advantages here: it could "crush the alliance forces in the Baltics and probably in Poland."

    Why do we need the Tribaltika and Poland, why do they think that Russia will attack? More questions than answers! wink
    The conclusions, of course, are strong - We are stronger and will win, but we will lose the Baltics and Poland! laughing
  40. _Ugene_
    _Ugene_ 9 November 2020 16: 24
    +1
    The author of The National Interest, Chris Osborne, writes that modern Russia is trying to assert its ability to counterbalance or contain NATO.
    how can Russia balance the entire NATO bloc? This is ridiculous. Compare all available resources - economic, production, military, human and it will become clear that there can be no question of any "balancing", our only counterbalance is SNF, but we seem to be fine with it.
    1. Igor Semenov
      Igor Semenov 11 November 2020 00: 06
      0
      Not to say that everything is great, but there are enough opportunities. So Polonsky's article is another sucking of the fee from the finger.
  41. Looking for
    Looking for 9 November 2020 16: 49
    -3
    I want to note, NATO is the United States. If the United States is "put out of the game" NATO will simply disappear. Therefore, the main goal is the US territory.
  42. Dkuznecov
    Dkuznecov 9 November 2020 16: 50
    +2
    USA is easy enough to participate
    in an arms race, in which the ending is:
    "while the fat one dries, the thin one will die."
    What, in fact, they (the USA) are doing.
    And at the same time they pull money for a hypothetical
    protection of NATO member states from any "enemies".
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  44. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 9 November 2020 17: 15
    0
    At the same time, as Chris Osborne emphasizes, Eastern Europe, especially the Baltic States, remains NATO's "Achilles heel". The military potential of the former countries of the socialist camp is completely insufficient to contain the Russian offensive. In order to stop Russian troops in the event of their attack on Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the alliance will need to keep much more impressive forces in the Baltic states. But this is impossible, including for objective reasons: the Baltic republics are small, their own armed forces are extremely small, the mobilization resource is negligible, and they also cannot deploy foreign troops in huge numbers.

    A hint that more forces and means need to be sent to the baltics, preparations for World War 3 are in full swing!
    1. cniza
      cniza 9 November 2020 18: 08
      +1
      Gen. there is always a headquarters and is constantly being corrected ...
  45. Maikcg
    Maikcg 9 November 2020 17: 38
    -2
    >> in the hypothetical Third World War, according to the author, the Western military bloc will win
    And why he was released from the madhouse.
  46. cniza
    cniza 9 November 2020 18: 07
    +1
    Thus, we can draw a conclusion from the position of the American publication: in a large-scale conflict, Russia will not be able to resist NATO - in a hypothetical World War III, as the author believes, the Western military bloc will win, but if we talk about local wars, then Russia has advantages here: it could "crush the alliance forces in the Baltics and probably in Poland."


    You can count and think as much as you like, but how it actually turns out, it's better not to even try ...
  47. Armen Sologyan
    Armen Sologyan 9 November 2020 18: 26
    +1
    The United States alone will not attack, but will pile up with the whole herd, namely, Japan from the East, a united Turkish horde from the South, and NATO from the West. Then it will be very difficult for my Russia, and therefore it is necessary to accelerate the rearmament of the Russian Armed Forces using, in most cases, without pilot weapons, as well as to protect against strikes with all available electronic warfare means, which will effectively protect the civilian population by 100%. Poseidons need to be put on standby and how they will begin to release them for retaliation. Chuckle with the enemy is not necessary. There were too many sanctions, provocations, abductions of Russian Citizens, the murder of the ambassador and the pilot in Turkey, the murders of the military in Syria. There must be retribution for everything.
  48. FerrariStradale
    FerrariStradale 9 November 2020 19: 34
    -2
    "Russia will take control of the Baltics in 60 hours"))))))))) Woe - the experts went to Wikipedia, counted the amount of equipment and came to the conclusion that the Baltics can be captured in 60 hours.
    Sheer stupidity. The Baltics are a forest territory, the Baltics cannot be taken over by code control at all. On the territory of the Baltic States - armored vehicles, artillery - are useless. The Baltic states know this, so they have not a single tank for three armies. Russia's advantage in technology is practically nullified. The only opportunity for Russia is to cut off the Suwalki corridor by attacking from Belarus and take the Baltic states into a blockade.

    The Balts are building infantry armies and can supply organize up to 100 soldiers. The Russian attack on the Baltic States is as stupid as the Soviet attack on forest Finland.
  49. Bear
    Bear 9 November 2020 22: 03
    +1
    In the Baltics, politicians in many respects stick to the motto-Russians are coming! For a long time, since 1991 :) But if seriously, a generation with brainwashed people has grown up who believe in this. And they choose such politicians, and all over again :(
  50. karpusha
    karpusha 9 November 2020 22: 05
    +2
    I cannot understand one thing, why does Russia need this Baltic?