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Something more than a security system

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Military infrastructure - the main tool of US geopolitics


The key military concept of the United States is the projection of force, implying the possibility of a rapid military response to any threat anywhere in the world, as well as the transition to network-centric wars. Without an appropriate military infrastructure, this is practically impossible. The Director General of the Research Institute “Management. Information Technologies »Timur Spiridonov. He is a doctoral candidate of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, who prepared a dissertation on the topic “The role and place of military infrastructure in the US military construction”.

- About the military power of the United States always talk a lot, sound huge numbers of their budget, surpassing the total costs of other leading countries of the world. How do you characterize the American military infrastructure?

- It is most developed compared to all countries of the world. As of the beginning of 2010, the Pentagon owned about 500 thousands of objects, of which more than 300 thousands of buildings. They were located in five thousand places, occupied a huge land area in the United States and abroad. These are both stationary and various mobile objects: locations of troops, command posts, various bases, air defense and missile defense systems, communications centers, military establishments and military schools, training grounds, warehouses, airfields, roads and railways, pipelines, and maritime and river ports, and also some objects of the engineering equipment of district.

The US Department of Defense is one of the largest landowners, has 28,5 million acres, which exceeds the size of the territory of North Korea. More than 97 percent of the area is in the USA.

- How expensive is it to keep it all?

“According to Pentagon’s estimates, it takes at least 114 billion dollars to recover the expenses of foreign bases only.” This exceeds the GNP of many countries of the world. And for the maintenance of all US bases you need about 500 billion dollars.

- Judging by the size, these costs make up the bulk of US military spending. Why? After all, there are such priority areas of military construction as the development of promising weapons systems, maintaining the size and combat readiness of the existing groups of troops (forces)?

- The US military infrastructure is more than a simple system to support the combat activities of the armed forces in various parts of the world. This is the main tool of American geopolitics. The United States has always sought to seize strategic facilities and gain advantages over all who are considered to be competitors at the global and regional levels.

For many decades, the construction of military bases and facilities abroad, the forward-based system of the Armed Forces are one of the main pillars of the US national security strategy.

Military bases abroad allow control over the world's natural resources, especially oil from the Middle East. A number of foreign policy doctrines - Eisenhower, Carter, Bush - were mainly directed to this region.

Ensuring the interests of American TNCs in the context of globalization, preserving their huge foreign investments and profits, access to markets for goods and sources of raw materials remains one of the main tasks of foreign bases.

- Does the informational support of military actions have a reflection in the development of military infrastructure?

- Of course. Special attention is paid to this, since it is the military information infrastructure that allows, according to experts, to bring the military machine to a qualitatively new level, to make a revolution in military affairs. Its essence was expressed by Admiral Jay Johnson, when he headed the Navy: "The fundamental shift from what we call the platform-centric war, to what we call the network-centric war."

The concept is based on the idea that information communication is more important than individual systems. weapons. Its supporters believe that it is a key factor in the transformation of the armed forces into a more maneuverable and powerful, better-equipped system as a result of changes in the ways in which combat operations are conducted, communications and control, combat training and material and technical supplies are carried out. It is emphasized that the Armed Forces are a single network, and not just a combination of military equipment, military personnel and headquarters. The point is to use information and communication technologies to move from operations based on the use of separate platforms - carriers of weapons (aircraft, ships, tanks), to network-centric operations. In a conventional war, they enter into confrontation, and in the future, a decentralized network of forces will use a single combat information base to hit enemy targets with joint efforts more efficiently, accurately and quickly, from large distances and directions.

The military information infrastructure forms the basis, the core, the main content of the network-centric war system, without which implementation is impossible in principle. In fact, we are witnessing a transition to a qualitatively new era in military affairs. For the first time, information infrastructure is becoming the main instrument of war, determining not only strategy, but also tactics of warfare.

- What are the priorities in the development of American infrastructure?

- First of all, this is the information segment, which plays a special role in modern conditions. Information has become a strategic resource, gives power. With this in mind, the US Department of Defense attaches paramount importance to strengthening the information system, reconnaissance and communications, the readiness of management personnel from the political to the strategic level to organize joint actions of all combat arms in military conflicts of any scale. This allows you to create conditions for use in a single set of means to repel a strike, which are part of different types and types of troops, and means of attack for the destruction of troops and enemy forces. In addition, if the informational confrontation is properly organized at the state level, it is possible to achieve political goals without the use of force or, as a last resort, with the use of special-purpose units and high-precision weapons.

Something more than a security system


The Pentagon directs significant financial resources to the development of transport infrastructure. Back in 1987, USTRANSCOM was created as part of three commands - air transfer, sea and land transportation. Given the geographical location of the country and the remoteness of the main theaters of operations, the United States attaches particular importance to aviation and sea transport, through which personnel are deployed and the logistics of numerous bases abroad both in peacetime and during military operations.

An appreciable share of infrastructure costs is associated with the construction and maintenance of bases abroad. According to 31’s March Foreign Policy Focus magazine, 2011, the Pentagon spent 2010 a billion dollars only on 41,6 for this purpose. And in recent years, Americans have taken up the Arctic, planning to expand infrastructure there.

- What is the situation with financial control over these significant and very diverse expenses?

- This is given paramount attention, and the United States managed to create a coherent system. The key principle of its construction and operation is a combination of internal and departmental control, as well as oversight by the executive authorities. An important role is played by the defense contract management department of the Ministry of Defense and internal audit teams in each of the branches of the armed forces. A prominent position is occupied by the controller of the Ministry of Defense and its subordinate apparatus.

Among the subsidiary bodies of the congress, directly involved in the process of overseeing the proper spending of military allocations, the main control and financial management takes a serious independent place. It continuously monitors the spending of funds allocated by Congress.

In general, the system allows mainly to prevent corruption in the sense that we have in Russia. However, no one in the USA canceled lobbying.

- In recent decades, the United States has repeatedly unleashed and waged military conflicts abroad, as a rule, at a considerable distance from its territory. Required large transfers of troops and cargo. How was it provided?

- Yes, the volumes were huge. For example, in Operation Storm in the Desert, only during the preparatory period did it take to deliver about five million tons of various cargoes. According to the estimates of foreign experts, the mass of the complete US division, taking into account manpower and military equipment, is 69 thousand tons. And for the conduct of hostilities of medium intensity during a month, the division requires at least 36 thousand tons of fuel, 14 thousand tons of equipment and 26 thousand tons of other military goods. Almost all transfers were carried out by air and sea.

Although the possibilities aviation In recent years, it has expanded significantly, its main role belongs only to the delivery of personnel and emergency transport of goods. The bulk, especially large ones, is provided by sea.

The Pentagon uses about 700 of its own aircraft, as well as commercial and rented aircraft. In addition to them, a special program for attracting the forces and assets of 24 civilian airlines in the interests of the Ministry of Defense has been developed and is being implemented for strategic troop and cargo transfers. They are part of the so-called civilian air reserve fleethave about a thousand transport and passenger aircraft, which can be involved in the tasks of delivering personnel and military equipment to remote theater. Civil airlines make a significant contribution to strategic air travel. With full use of flight capabilities, they can provide about a third of the transport of military cargo and up to 90 percent of the personnel.

According to the military command, due to the design features of the aircraft fleet, commercial airlines, however, are unable to effectively solve all the tasks of delivering non-standard cargo and evacuating the wounded. Only the integrated use of military and civil aircraft provides the required level of strategic mobility of US forces.

The main role in the system is played by sea transport. Ships-warehouses and roll-overs of naval naval command, as well as chartered civilian ships, support the deployment of the main groups of the armed forces and their logistical support. In general, the capabilities of the existing system make it possible to deliver up to two million tons of cargo to the forward zones within 60 days from the receipt of the order.

In the US, various measures are being taken, designed to significantly increase the carrying capacity of the navy. The main focus is on a more complete use of civilian transport resources, improvement of the mechanism of mobilization and centralized use. As part of these activities, a program is being implemented to increase the mobilization readiness of the merchant fleet, which provides for a significant increase in the number of vessels and a reduction in the timing of their transfer to the military. The merchant fleet of the country is widely used in peacetime. By some estimates, it accounts for over 95 percent of maritime transportation of American military goods. Along with its own operating fleet, the United States plans to use merchant ships from other countries for urgent military transport.

- Does ground transportation play any role?

- It plays, but its strategic importance remains mainly in the continental areas, primarily in the USA itself. The organization is engaged in the command of land transportation by rail and road transport - KNP. There are 1350 railway cars, 10 thousands of containers and various other means at the disposal of KNP in the country. In the continental US, rail transport is particularly actively used for transporting cargo over long distances. For example, the development of end-to-end container traffic between the ports of the Atlantic and Pacific coast is of great military importance.

Automobile transport is actively used for the carriage of goods over a relatively close distance. Naturally, it is also necessary in military units and bases in the country and theaters of military operations.

In recent years, the Pentagon seeks to significantly strengthen the KNP, which serves as a link between shippers and carriers.

- How do locals treat US facilities?

- In a foreign territory, bases are created on the basis of relevant interstate agreements. Often these are forced steps caused by dependence on the United States. Military bases abroad are isolated fortresses. The US military does not obey the laws of the country of residence, use extraterritoriality. Their status gives rise to quite sharp protests. Opponents of the bases declare that the use of their territory in military operations jeopardizes the security of the country, oppose the use of huge land areas, environmental poisoning, and incorrect behavior of servicemen. Due to the indignation of the population, the United States forcedly closed their facilities in the Philippines, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and some other countries.
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  1. doc62
    doc62 April 25 2014 14: 54
    +2
    all the successes of amers only in information war and bribery of the people they need according to their concepts
    1. Predator
      Predator April 25 2014 15: 22
      +9
      Their structure is on the level! They just don’t know how to fight!
      1. kocclissi
        kocclissi April 25 2014 15: 48
        +3
        Quote: Predator
        Their structure is on the level! They just don’t know how to fight!

        Not everyone was given it, swindlers were built by gopniks and runaway peasants who did not know how to fight, but wanted to look menacing .... that’s why they swelled!
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa April 25 2014 17: 29
          +5
          Quote: kocclissi
          I wanted to look menacing .... that’s why we were swollen!

          It is necessary to be "blown away". And for this you need to pull the dollar plug out of their ass. As soon as this happens, there will be nothing to pay for bases abroad. Here either do not buy weapons, or curtail the system of basing abroad.
          Therefore, the center of gravity of the fight against the Yankees will soon move into the financial and economic sphere. The BRICS countries are likely to become grave diggers of this ugly parasitic entity called USA.
          1. Andrey Yuryevich
            Andrey Yuryevich April 25 2014 18: 42
            +2
            Quote: BoA KAA
            Quote: kocclissi
            I wanted to look menacing .... that’s why we were swollen!

            It is necessary to be "blown away". And for this you need to pull the dollar plug out of their ass. As soon as this happens, there will be nothing to pay for bases abroad. Here either do not buy weapons, or curtail the system of basing abroad.
            Therefore, the center of gravity of the fight against the Yankees will soon move into the financial and economic sphere. The BRICS countries are likely to become grave diggers of this ugly parasitic entity called USA.

            In short, something like this ... laughing (hi Sanya! hi)
            1. Boa kaa
              Boa kaa April 26 2014 00: 08
              +2
              Hi Yurich! They will dump them from the USA when candy wrappers will cost as much as they really weigh in gold terms.
      2. Arhj
        Arhj April 25 2014 16: 27
        +2
        Quote: Predator
        Their structure is on the level! They just don’t know how to fight!

        As long as they can see the enemy, their military abilities are quite good. Problems start when they have "won".
        And about infrastructure - these are the same opportunities for theft. No wonder around the Pentagon such swarms of all crooks curl. How much they said the Pentagon can not find money - 8,5 trillion?
      3. svetlomor
        svetlomor April 25 2014 16: 53
        +3
        Quote: Predator
        The structure is at their level

        Vasiliev would be there to exchange experiences.
        1. grog_bm
          grog_bm April 25 2014 17: 06
          +1
          yes lo_shara she still has to grow and grow)))
      4. grog_bm
        grog_bm April 25 2014 17: 25
        +5
        And on what basis the conclusions that they do not know how to fight ??? Hats just do not throw. We still have the PAK FA not in service, and the F22 and F35 fly .. and the amers have priority to seize airspace, and we have not yet adopted the c500 ... while we are not very ready to fight with them ... and even if honestly, a vigorous missile can be fired, of course, but this is no longer the war, and infrastructure and an army in such volumes are not needed (I'm talking about a vigorous one) .. amers need to seize sales markets, this is an army that is needed, such an infrastructure ... and they trained enough on "cats" ...
      5. tundra
        tundra April 25 2014 17: 32
        +1
        The structure of them is at a level and know how to fight ..... no need to separate
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    3. ispaniard
      ispaniard April 25 2014 16: 40
      +4
      I was 23 years old from Hollywood and the Western media convinced that I am Russian and should look exactly like in the picture ... Well, I don't mind (Only a request to the Americans and Gay Europeans don't bother when you see ME and mine " Battle horse "outside his window) laughing
  2. Turk
    Turk April 25 2014 14: 57
    +7
    Large transfers of troops and cargo were required. How was this ensured?
    1. strannik595
      strannik595 April 25 2014 15: 17
      +5
      this thing weighs 5-8 kilograms (without jet fuel), in my opinion it’s a suspended additional tank to the plane ....... who owns the topic, correct it .... and on the topic - yes, the logistics at the amers are high, thanks to the fleet and bases around the world ........ America is a large copy of England
  3. mackonya
    mackonya April 25 2014 15: 22
    +7
    And it immediately becomes clear to everyone who the "evil empire" really is.
  4. Gagarin
    Gagarin April 25 2014 15: 26
    +6
    I read that the numbers are impressive and the mind is going off scale - 500 thousand objects! If not a typo, then yes ....
    Nevertheless, it is not a weapon that kills, but a man, a weapon is only a tool.
    And their people are rotten, the USA is a colossus, but speaking in biblical language - Colossus on clay feet.
    Hit (when it becomes very necessary) and everything will collapse.
    1. grog_bm
      grog_bm April 25 2014 17: 16
      0
      they parasitized for too long on the neck of the world what is happening in Ukraine is only an option to take control of the next markets, weaken others and voila, the Americans are back on horseback, the economy is in the black - everyone is happy)))
    2. anfil
      anfil April 25 2014 19: 27
      +1
      Hit (when it becomes very necessary) and everything will collapse.
  5. Ulairy
    Ulairy April 25 2014 15: 27
    +9
    “A fundamental shift from what we call platform-centric warfare to what we call network-centric warfare”
    Here you, striped ones, and will be blown away ... The ideas of globalization can now be supported only by distributors of Avon, 16-year-old petaushnits, and a clown from McDonald's. There is also an advertisement for a toilet bowl product called Sosa-Sola, but you are already losing the information war against the Russians. Even the shift to "pinpoint" or "accurate" warfare did not justify itself. Stupidly playing with Dulles's plans? Well, "simplicity is worse than stealing." Have you ever dreamed of Hammer and Sickle tanks on Wall Street and submarines pop-up on the Hudson?
    1. strannik595
      strannik595 April 25 2014 15: 34
      +4
      Hammer and Sickle tanks on Wall Street and submarines pop-up on the Hudson
      Hans Christian Anderson, Strugatsky brothers (well, or Wolfovich), new edition laughing
    2. kirieeleyson
      kirieeleyson April 25 2014 15: 34
      0
      found, downloaded, cut myself in the evening)
      1. Ulairy
        Ulairy April 25 2014 19: 45
        0
        Quote: kirieeleyson
        found, downloaded, cut myself in the evening)

        And don’t think about it !!! It's not worth the time and brain! I just liked the picture ... recourse In short, I am not responsible for your mind ...
  6. askort154
    askort154 April 25 2014 15: 29
    0
    ....... Civil airlines make a significant contribution to strategic air travel. With full use of flight capabilities, they can provide about a third of the transport of military cargo and up to 90 percent of the personnel.

    And here, a week ago, the president signed a decree on allowing the use of foreign pilots in
    Russian air campaigns (lobbyist "Aeroflot"). He was, initially, a lobbyist in the purchase of the first
    foreign airplanes. As a result, 80-90% of the Russian fleet is foreign airplanes. Interesting, now how will we
    use foreign pilots to deploy our troops?
  7. Sergg
    Sergg April 25 2014 15: 30
    +1
    This is all, of course, interesting. But in war, the moral level of soldiers is also needed. American soldiers are not warriors, they are killers. Gopnik from western Ukraine is even funnier than American soldiers.
    1. Arhj
      Arhj April 25 2014 16: 33
      +1
      Quote: Sergg
      This is all, of course, interesting. But in war, the moral level of soldiers is also needed. American soldiers are not warriors, they are killers. Gopnik from western Ukraine is even funnier than American soldiers.

      And what do you want. Despite all the advertising, the Americans who are successful or claim to be successful do not want to serve in the army. In any case, in ordinary posts. And the constant conduct of hostilities does not add to the popularity of the US Army - in a war, it’s not strange that they can kill. So they recruit all who stayed, including hiding criminals.
  8. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 25 2014 15: 33
    +4
    A giant monster created by mattresses will very soon not be able to function normally due to certain circumstances, for example, cutting the military budget, etc., which may lead to a collapse of the entire US military system.
  9. Stiletto
    Stiletto April 25 2014 15: 42
    +1
    Now he marvelously laughed at the headline from the Ukrainian UNIAN website - "The helicopter in Kramatorsk was blown up by the Russian mercenary" Babay "

    Now, proud Ukrainians are already scaring children with "Babayka". And America? Has she completely lost her fear - is she not afraid that Babai will come for her too? laughing
    1. mamont5
      mamont5 April 25 2014 18: 21
      0
      Quote: Stiletto
      Now he marvelously laughed at the headline from the Ukrainian UNIAN website - "The helicopter in Kramatorsk was blown up by the Russian mercenary" Babay "

      Now, proud Ukrainians are already scaring children with "Babayka". And America? Has she completely lost her fear - is she not afraid that Babai will come for her too? laughing


      They are already embarrassed about this Babai.
      “The Time journalist found Mozhaev in Kramatorsk, where he and a group of activists took part in the seizure of the SBU building, and showed him a photograph allegedly taken in Georgia. and was demobilized from the army in the mid-1990s. The militias surrounding the reporter laughed at the photograph, saying that the soldier depicted on it "looks more like bin Laden than our Babai."
      http://warfiles.ru/show-53700-time-razyskal-cheloveka-kotorogo-na-ukraine-vydayu
      t-za-voennogo-iz-rf.html
  10. johnsnz
    johnsnz April 25 2014 15: 44
    +3
    "First of all, this is the information segment, which in modern conditions plays a special role. Information has become a strategic resource, gives power."
    Yeah, put on phones on a total wiretap you are big masters)
  11. archi.sailor
    archi.sailor April 25 2014 15: 51
    +7
    Quote: strannik595
    . America - a large copy of England

    I think that many in this forum have no doubts
    1. Alexanderrr
      Alexanderrr April 25 2014 16: 40
      +1
      Quote: archi.sailor
      Quote: strannik595
      . America - a large copy of England

      I think that many in this forum have no doubts

      And England is the unconditional lackey of the USA, which is also indisputable.
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa April 25 2014 18: 24
        +2
        Quote: Alexanderrr
        And England is the unconditional lackey of the USA, which is also indisputable.

        Well, which side to look at. If you take the backstage (such as the Bilderberg Club) that rules the world, then for some reason all the tycoons prefer London, but as for military adventures, the Yankees are indisputable leaders. But it seems to me that politicians still determine the vector of development of the Anglo-Saxon organized crime group.
  12. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 25 2014 15: 56
    +4
    Quote: archi.sailor
    Quote: strannik595
    . America - a large copy of England

    I think that many in this forum have no doubts

    And a little bit of Israel ..))) bully
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa April 25 2014 18: 27
      +2
      Quote: MIKHAN
      And a little bit of Israel ..

      Well, what about without it !!!
  13. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 25 2014 16: 11
    +2
    Carthage (Washington) must be destroyed!
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa April 25 2014 18: 31
      +3
      Quote: MIKHAN
      Carthage (Washington) must be destroyed!

      Such an entity does not belong among the living!
  14. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 April 25 2014 16: 12
    +1
    They know how to fight only with those who have slingshots, here they are (heroes). And if you clash really, they immediately have diarrhea and they blame them. laughing
    1. strannik595
      strannik595 April 25 2014 16: 36
      +1
      amerspetsnaz training
      had a chance to clash or so, do we write slogans on the anti-American trend website in general?
    2. strannik595
      strannik595 April 25 2014 16: 44
      +4
      do not underestimate the enemy, many were burnt on this (but also overestimate)
      1. strannik595
        strannik595 April 25 2014 16: 46
        0
        hands-on workouts in the pool
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa April 25 2014 18: 56
          +4
          Quote: strannik595
          hands-on workouts in the pool

          "Well, tu-py-e !!!" (M. Zadornov)
          Igor, and what prevents these "supermen", having pushed off from the bottom of the pool, float to the surface, roll over onto their back and, working with their legs, calmly swim to the edge of the pool?
          As far as you can see on the photo weights are not attached to them.
          But let them try to swim 47 meters in clothes, with an AK-50 on their backs, as it was practiced in our cadet years ... Then I would look at these "Rambo".
          By the way! Our NFP complex for spetsnaz, not one of their vaunted "superman" to fulfill, keeping within the allotted time - can not! And here it is performed by every ordinary soldier after a year of service. And yet, comparing the standards, we were extremely surprised that they have them 2 steps lower than ours. Those. where our fighter gets the maximum "3", they have this standard assessed as "excellent". HAVE SEEN WITH OWN EYES !!!
          1. strannik595
            strannik595 April 26 2014 09: 38
            0
            Igor, and what prevents these "supermen", having pushed off from the bottom of the pool, float to the surface, roll over onto their back and, working with their legs, calmly swim to the edge of the pool?
            ...... Alexander, not quite right, just another task was set - to move your hands forward in order to untie the bonds with your teeth (and some fighters successfully managed to do this, as you can see in the photo) ..... because how to swim to the coast in the sea and the ocean are problematic, especially on the waves and on the back, you will simply choke ....... as regards training - without underestimating the level of training of our privates and sergeants, look at their generals and ours, try to force them to pass the standards of both ...... there is a good article, in my opinion, in the old "Ogonyok" by Artyom Borovik, who served in the American army as a journalist for several weeks and described everything in detail, it is interesting to read ........ just straining the capricious mood on the site, like everything is pida ... sy, we are alone, artanyans
  15. Morgan
    Morgan April 25 2014 16: 31
    0
    All of their infrastructure, if you think about it, is the industrial production of murder, not war ... But the murderers are afraid to fight with an equal, this is well known ... And how do these wretched people dream of owning the world if they break off in the Black Sea (destroyer Cook)?
  16. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN April 25 2014 16: 32
    +4
    The military budget of the Americans is huge. We must stupidly push our officials into the Pentagon's financial part! Then they are tormented to seek their billions!
  17. Signaller
    Signaller April 25 2014 16: 34
    -1
    Of course. Not security forces, but sewer forces, it’s more correct to say. Toilet paper, dry closets, diapers, rinsing water. toilet water, well, who else will bring to the front edge. ???? So they can be called-sewer troops, that is. toilet troops are also a name .. People live in some sort of dispersed co-construction .. Between reception, write, shot at the enemy’s side and sewer food waste.
  18. Alexanderrr
    Alexanderrr April 25 2014 16: 44
    +1
    Interestingly, the children's riddle: "What is it? Ussaty-striped?", During my childhood had a completely different answer than now ...
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa April 25 2014 19: 01
      +1
      Quote: Alexanderrr
      "What is it? A mustache-striped one?"

      THIS???
  19. armageddon
    armageddon April 25 2014 16: 46
    +3
    Quote: Predator
    Their structure is on the level! They just don’t know how to fight!

    damn what for hatred; a serious opponent. As they are, we can destroy all life on Mother Earth several times in a row !!! But the dollar is sick here and you have to peck ...
    1. grog_bm
      grog_bm April 25 2014 17: 13
      +2
      This will be a blow, Glazyev said this today .... refusal from the dollar and the drain of all state papers and khan to the economy ..... an excess of pieces of paper will cause specific inflation - a decline in production - impoverishment of the people, popular unrest, change of power, something like this ..... Morgana, Rockefellers in a panic .... The Rodschilds avenged))))
  20. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad April 25 2014 16: 51
    +1
    Something more than a security system
    Yes, this is something! Such well-fed guys need to be provided well. Dense food, comfort and information, a lot of information, so that you could not get up from your place. How they will look pale if they are deprived of all this good. It would be nice to see it.
  21. Kavosh
    Kavosh April 25 2014 17: 13
    0
    Quote: Gagarin
    I read that the numbers are impressive and the mind is going off scale - 500 thousand objects! If not a typo, then yes ....

    the bill included the number of grades, trash bins and beach umbrellas lol
    two extra zeros
  22. tundra
    tundra April 25 2014 17: 38
    0
    Or us for the finished suckers ....... illi they themselves are loshchars ......
  23. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad April 25 2014 18: 13
    +2
    Of course, one should not underestimate a potential adversary. But the fact that they snickered is for sure.
  24. Reserve officer
    Reserve officer April 25 2014 19: 09
    +3
    The larger the infrastructure, the more difficult the control and the more vulnerable the army itself. Maybe lend them Serdyukov for a couple of years, rid the American army of non-core assets, well, and that which is bad ... Let them at least serve their homeland.
  25. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa April 25 2014 19: 45
    +2
    the mass of the US manned division, taking into account manpower and military equipment, is 69 thousand tons. And for conducting medium-range military operations during the month of the division, at least 36 thousand tons of fuel, 14 thousand tons of equipment and 26 thousand tons of other military cargoes are required. Almost all transfers were carried out by air and sea.

    Although the capabilities of aviation have significantly expanded in recent years, the main role belongs to it only in the delivery of personnel and the emergency transfer of cargo. The bulk, especially large-sized, is provided by sea transport.

    One can only dream of opening a land front on the American continent. But, being realists, we know for sure that the main theater of the User’s review was the CE, where NATO, without Amer’s help, could survive a week. Understanding this, the Yankees pre-staged the storage of heavy weapons at storage bases in Europe. This makes it possible, during an endangered period, by airplanes to quickly transfer military forces to bases and to proceed with the re-conservation and deployment of heavy weapons. They will drag the remaining stocks and equipment by sea.
    Therefore, the Navy has the task of disrupting transportation. NK and submarines should unfold in the Atlantic. Need air cover. No one except AVU in the battle formations of the fleet will be able to go. Then, the flyers have the opportunity to distinguish themselves: he overwhelmed a couple of C-17 (you can C-5), you look and the team is not combat-ready, and morale is below the sewers, and fear is full of striped pants. But drowning convoys accompanied by OBK and AUG without an aviation umbrella ... will be extremely difficult. And it will be even worse if the USikins build up their forces gradually using civilian liners. You can’t let him go to the bottom for nothing!
    So it turns out that we need aviation and the navy to disrupt the task of deploying US attack groups in Europe and replenishing during the database. And even better, the task of destroying large NKs at sea was solved by our valiant strategic missile forces, using anti-ship BRs, as China is trying to do. And judging by the fact that they are following our footsteps, apparently we also have something like that besides the P-27.
  26. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S April 25 2014 20: 05
    +1
    Without logistical support, the Americans are not warriors, the tactics of partisans of the Great Patriotic War, when they smashed the rear of the Nazi invaders, are successfully applied to them.
  27. 1812 1945
    1812 1945 April 25 2014 21: 01
    +1
    Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
    It is necessary to be "blown away". And for this you need to pull the dollar plug out of their ass. As soon as this happens, there will be nothing to pay for bases abroad. Here either do not buy weapons, or curtail the system of basing abroad.

    And not only abroad. Absolutely, Boa constrictor KAA (1) The entire system of the world order is now built on conventions, and the energy carrier in this system is the dollar. (And the money declared as reserve currencies - to one degree or another ...) Bretton Woods agreements allowed concentrating the management of the system in one center ((conditionally - the USA. (Or - London - it doesn't matter)) If we consider the provision of these currencies (gold, energy, food and other products of REAL production and production in the territories of countries whose currencies are declared reserve), then it turns out that all these currencies are soap bubble. (A kind of - the same "derivatives".) The only real thing in the world of people, their support is power, POWER. Now the situation is changing, it has changed quite significantly. And if the world is not yet ready for the arrangement of commodity-money relations on the principles proposed Silvio Gesell, then "to abolish" the convention called the Bretton Woods system "is quite real, necessary, vital for all mankind. Outside Bretton Woods which system the existing world order cannot exist. A country with such an arsenal of nuclear weapons as the United States can initiate the death of civilization (die - so with music!), - I doubt it ... Or be measured with the place in the new world order, which they deserve. "and then he will reward each one according to his deeds." (Matt. 16: 24-28)
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa April 26 2014 01: 00
      +1
      Quote: 1812 1945
      Outside of the Bretton - Woods system, the present world order cannot exist.

      FIRST and SECOND domestic wars! I have to disappoint you:
      "The Jamaican system was formed in 1976-1978 as a result of the reorganization of the Bretton Woods monetary system." Even Vicki knows that!
  28. blizart
    blizart April 26 2014 09: 14
    +1
    The Manas base was already in Kyrgyzstan at the age of 90, so somehow US soldiers shot down a girl to death in Bishkek at night. So what? Sepalys to the base and that's it (this is the question of extraterritoriality). The Kyrgyz authorities have wiped themselves out and give me the green paper, we will forgive everything. The population looked at such power and threw it off at the first opportunity (this is to the question of the first Kyrgyz revolution)