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The US military: to protect the Baltics from the Russian will not be easy

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A group of officers of the European command of the US Armed Forces (USAREUR) conducted a survey of key logistics hubs of Germany, Poland and Latvia. According to the results of the three-day voyage, they concluded that in the event of a conflict, it would be difficult to protect the Baltic States with the help of heavy equipment, which the Pentagon and NATO rely on, due to inadequate infrastructure and terrain, reports Look with reference to the American edition of Stars and Stripes.




“During the three-day feverish Terrain Walk, USAREUR servicemen and representatives of other US and allied state commanders visited everything from ammunition depots to major German and Latvian ports, which are the most important supply chain nodes. What they saw turned out to be a “tangle of calls,” the newspaper writes.

“In Estonia, a tank moves off the road and can immediately get bogged down in the swamps that are so fond of a large population of moose,” says military engineer Steven Dovgilevich, who was part of the group. - A limited network of roads throughout the Baltic states and a lack of wagons strong enough to transport American ones is a problem. Tanks. True, the place where such platforms in abundance is known is Russia. ”

“But I’m not sure that she (Russia) will be ready to lend us cars if necessary,” the officer joked.

Another difficulty, he said, is “local railways that have a“ Russian gauge ”other than European width, which means an overload from train to train and requires special equipment.”

And another problem is the presence of Russians on the railways of Latvia and Lithuania, which supply their forces in the Kaliningrad region.

“The US Army also lacks mobile bridge systems that would allow heavy equipment to be transported across numerous European rivers. Some NATO allies have such capabilities, but at the moment USAREUR does not, ”writes the publication.

Earlier, the commander of the forces in Europe, Ben Hodges, said that speed was needed to prevent the Baltic army from seizing the Baltic states. “The ability to quickly move troops gives American political leaders additional options in the event of a crisis,” he said.

Next year, in order to shorten the supply chains in the Baltic States, around 250 tanks and other combat vehicles will be deployed. "Finding additional ways to deploy equipment, ammunition and equipment will be crucial," - said the command USAREUR.

“The call list also includes a reduction in the waiting time for obtaining, through diplomatic channels, permission to move ammunition across borders. The political leadership of NATO is doing this now, ”Stars and Stripes reports.

Following the “Walk”, the officers recommended that the American command “rethink the types of weapons that can be used in the region”, possibly in favor of lighter machines like the Stryker.
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  1. Decathlon
    Decathlon 7 September 2015 11: 46 New
    +4
    “But I'm not sure that she (Russia) will be ready to lend us wagons if necessary”
    Nothing is impossible for our liberal ministers! recourse
    1. Byshido_dis
      Byshido_dis 7 September 2015 11: 50 New
      +4
      And in the case of nuclear strikes, protection is not possible ...
      1. bastard
        bastard 7 September 2015 12: 13 New
        +6
        Quote: Byshido_dis
        And in the case of nuclear strikes, protection is not possible ...

        There will soon be no one to defend, half of the indigenous people have already scattered who where. If only they would bring fugitive blacks and Arabs. That will be fun for the Baltic states, I'm talking about the "Soviet occupation". When mosques and voodoo centers are built on the site of the RAF and VEF, then we will listen to the howl of the offended locals, or there will again be a squeal that Russia and the Soviet invaders are to blame.
        1. GRAY
          GRAY 7 September 2015 13: 17 New
          +1
          Quote: villain
          If only they would bring fugitive blacks and Arabs

          A trial batch of about XNUMX heads was brought there. The upshot was that all blacks with Arabs fled back to Europe - there is more allowance.
        2. Tatyana
          Tatyana 7 September 2015 21: 58 New
          0
          Scoundrel!
          There will soon be no one to defend, half of the indigenous people have already scattered who where.

          Yes! Americans have grown into foreign countries - just by washing the brains of the indigenous people - without occupying ANY MILITARY CONFLICT! belay
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      2. Alexey Boukin
        Alexey Boukin 7 September 2015 13: 22 New
        0
        Ben Hodges: "... speed is needed to prevent the Russian army from capturing the Baltic States ..."

        It can be seen that the "brave American" is unfamiliar with the work of V. Vysotsky. He doesn’t know what happened to the runner, who "pulled a thousand as five hundred." And in the end- SPECIAL !!!
      3. APASUS
        APASUS 7 September 2015 19: 35 New
        0
        Quote: Byshido_dis
        And in the case of nuclear strikes, protection is not possible ...

        What nuclear strikes in the Baltic states or what?
        Yes, 2 regiments of paratroopers are enough to cut the main highways, close the airport and mine the entrances to the port. But as Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote
        You will always be responsible for the one you tamed.
        From the story "The Little Prince" (1943)

        With their capabilities, the Americans are not eager to defend the Baltic states, they use them as a stick for Russia and their plans do not include the death of their soldiers for the sake of the Baltic states, and they make this clear.
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 7 September 2015 11: 51 New
      +7
      “But I’m not sure that she (Russia) will be ready to lend us cars if necessary,” the officer joked.
      Yes Easy! just remember: that loaded, all of ours! yes
    3. milann
      milann 7 September 2015 11: 51 New
      +1
      Quote: Decathlon
      The US military: to protect the Baltics from the Russian will not be easy

      And let them open the story, look through the 1941 Blitzkrieg of the year, and reflect on the fact that in Latvia, for example, 30% of the population is for Russia, then the Baltic can be completely no longer willing to defend the Baltic.
      1. MIKHAN
        MIKHAN 7 September 2015 11: 56 New
        +1
        “In Estonia, a tank moves off the road and can immediately get bogged down in the swamps that are so popular with a large population of moose
        The news is direct! Napoleon and Hitler checked for a long time ..... laughing
        1. Shuttle
          Shuttle 7 September 2015 12: 20 New
          +1
          The video series is good. But the text is so-so.
          "The latest modifications are equipped with an automatic loader ..."
          But the first ones weren’t equipped ?!
          Journalism chiefs.
          1. pv1005
            pv1005 7 September 2015 13: 25 New
            +4
            The video series is good. But the text is so-so.

            Well, if the t80 was the world's first diesel engine tank. fool Then t34 was the first tank with a nuclear power plant. wassat
        2. Alf
          Alf 7 September 2015 15: 34 New
          +1
          Did I think about the engine alone?
          1. Atemzug
            Atemzug 7 September 2015 16: 13 New
            +1
            For fools, there is no one to deduct texts before publication))) because the editors are the same laymen as journalists
    4. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 7 September 2015 11: 52 New
      +7
      The US military: to protect the Baltics from the Russian will not be easy

      - Especially when she didn’t rest against the “bolt” of Russia! soldier
      1. vadson
        vadson 7 September 2015 11: 55 New
        0
        Well, as it did not rest, and with a snout to stick them in theirs. ... not prevent
        1. amirbek
          amirbek 7 September 2015 12: 13 New
          0
          this Baltic States surrendered to us ... although if only the overseas equipment was burned
    5. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 7 September 2015 12: 37 New
      +2
      Quote: Decathlon
      Nothing is impossible for our liberal ministers!

      Truly nothing! We occupy the unfortunate 404 Territory - and immediately give it gas, oil, electricity, work for migrant workers - so that the 404 Country would be warmer and more satisfying to tell the world how we occupy them.

      I would, for example, think that if we are present in the military doctrine of a country as an enemy, then there is not only trade with this country, and there should not be such “mutually beneficial”, but also diplomatic relations. True, perhaps in Kiev they simply do not know the difference between the Military Doctrine and the tabloid press - the name is simply too beautiful - the Doctrine ...

      And about the Baltic states ... But it will be fun when they protect her from us for a year, two, five, ten - and no one attacks ... The only case is if the US military does not like the Russians who drive trains through the Baltic States to Kaliningrad. It would be possible to think about how to cut through the corridor ... My generation in childhood didn’t play iPhone-iPad, but “knives” and “lands”, the boys of 50-60-70's know how to do it. And we will share with young experiences, if necessary ...
    6. Genych
      Genych 7 September 2015 12: 51 New
      +3
      it will not be easy due to inadequate infrastructure and terrain,


      The army is not just a kind word, but a very quick cause.
      So we won all the wars.
      While the enemy is drawing an offensive map, we change landscapes, moreover, manually.
      When the time comes for an attack, the enemy is lost in an unfamiliar area, and comes into complete sky readiness.
      This is the point, this is our strategy. © DMB smile

      "Local railways that have a" Russian gauge "different from the European width, which means reloading from train to train and requires special equipment"


      I followed the train from the GSVG to Kapustin Yar; no special equipment is required when loading equipment in Brest.
      1. marlin1203
        marlin1203 7 September 2015 14: 23 New
        0
        In Germany, Poland and the Baltic states the terrain is not the same? .. and where is it then? Where is it more convenient for them to protect the Baltic states from us? laughing they still didn’t climb tanks on the mountains of Afghanistan and the Caucasus, that’s where the "expanse" is.
        1. Alf
          Alf 7 September 2015 15: 38 New
          0
          Quote: marlin1203
          In Germany, Poland and the Baltic states the terrain is not the same? .. and where is it then? Where is it more convenient for them to protect the Baltic states from us?

          This gallant general makes excuses for the defeat in advance, saying, “spaces have prevented”.
          Aloysych and his valiant herren General und Officer said after the 45th. In truth, nothing lasts forever under the moon.
    7. Bvg132
      Bvg132 7 September 2015 16: 05 New
      0
      Wagons wagons, and suddenly the Russian troops, as in Ukraine, will not come to war. Here it will be difficult to protect
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  3. sever.56
    sever.56 7 September 2015 11: 48 New
    +3
    Not that it is not simple, but unreal. Just because it is impossible to defend against what is not threatening! Let them not rattle weapons at our borders, and they will be happy ...!
    1. saturn.mmm
      saturn.mmm 7 September 2015 12: 09 New
      +2
      Quote: sever.56
      Not that it is not simple, but unreal. Just because it is impossible to defend against what is not threatening! Let them not rattle weapons at our borders, and they will be happy ...!

      All the hype with Russian aggression was raised only in order to pull the tanks closer to Moscow.
      They invent all kinds of crap:
      Next year, in order to shorten the supply chains in the Baltic States, around 250 tanks and other combat vehicles will be deployed. "Finding additional ways to deploy equipment, ammunition and equipment will be crucial," - said the command USAREUR.

      They know very well that Russia does not need this Baltic.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 September 2015 11: 48 New
    +1
    in the event of a conflict, protecting the Baltic states with the heavy equipment relied upon by the Pentagon and NATO will not be easy due to inadequate infrastructure and terrain

    That's right, because they are used to fighting with aviation and missiles. And the infrastructure and the more terrain has nothing to do with it. You just have to fight in fire contact, but they are not used to it.
    1. Voha_krim
      Voha_krim 7 September 2015 11: 55 New
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      That's right, because they are used to fighting with aviation and missiles. And the infrastructure and the more terrain has nothing to do with it. You just have to fight in fire contact, but they are not used to it.

      Yes !!! This is not Brighton Beach !!!
    2. your1970
      your1970 7 September 2015 12: 56 New
      0
      they still have not seen our ROADS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      We ourselves are afraid of riding them. belay what repeat

      logic, where are we not going to attack, they are not going to (like) and what? For years 10-20 stand and all? Yet they understand that the Baltic States-covered 2-3-5 explosions all at once, if something happens .. But there are a lot Nishtyakov come up with!
      The goal is which tanks to shove? Type of threat type of war?
  5. koksalek
    koksalek 7 September 2015 11: 48 New
    +5
    Try breastfeeding to protect your Baltic
    1. Alf
      Alf 7 September 2015 15: 39 New
      0
      Quote: koksalek
      Try breastfeeding to protect your Baltic

      Which one, left or right and what size?
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  7. 717
    717 7 September 2015 11: 49 New
    +2
    why not lend? we’ll borrow and even transport their equipment to ourselves as trophies
  8. veksha50
    veksha50 7 September 2015 11: 49 New
    +2
    "A limited network of roads throughout the Baltic is a problem, and lack of wagons, strong enough to carry American tanks. Truth, the place where such platforms are abundant is known - this is Russia ”.

    So what's the problem ??? Order cars - we’ll take your tanks out right away ... They really get in the way there ...

    PS What kind of military equipment can they deploy into battle formations and apply if the entire Baltic region is the size of the central Central Russian region and is shot through, passing through, and the plane won’t even notice how it will slip ???
    1. CARLSON
      CARLSON 7 September 2015 11: 59 New
      +2
      With this crap one gemar, now you need to put brakes on planes, or take off from the Urals, so as not to slip them in the process of climbing
  9. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 7 September 2015 11: 50 New
    +3
    US military: will protect the Baltic states from the Russians not easy
    Is this political correctness so as not to upset the Baltic friends or there is no word in the English language impossible?
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 7 September 2015 12: 10 New
      0
      On September 17, the troops of the 2nd shock army went on the offensive, crossed the Emaiygi River on their right flank and on the first day broke through the enemy’s defenses to a depth of 18 km. The German command was forced to begin the withdrawal of the Narva task force. The 2nd shock army and the 19th army, which went on the offensive on the night of September 8, began to pursue the enemy, advancing in the western and south-western directions. By the end of September 20, the 8th Army, having advanced 70 km, took possession of the Rakvere and joined on the left flank with units of the 2nd shock army.
      On September 18, in Tallinn, the National Committee of the Republic of Estonia re-proclaimed the independence of Estonia.
      On September 21, the 8th Rifle Corps launched an attack on Tallinn. Lieutenant General L.A. Pern formed a mobile group, which, on the morning of September 22, having traveled more than 100 kilometers in a day, was the first to enter the city with a fight. Thanks to the rapid progress, the Estonian corps units captured in Tallinn 25 aircraft, 185 guns, 230 vehicles, and in the port - 15 sea vessels carrying Soviet prisoners of war and civilians prepared for departure to Germany. On the same day, September 22, the corps with reinforcements was transferred to the 8th Army.
      By the time the advanced units of the Leningrad Front arrived in Tallinn on the morning of September 22, German troops almost left the city. The Estonian Government, formed on September 18, was not able to gather any significant forces: Estonian units on the fronts of Narva and Emajõgi were dispersed and mixed with German troops retreating to Latvia; practically the only formation was Rear Admiral Pitka, independent from the Germans, formed in September by Rear Admiral Johan Pitka, which was soon dissolved due to hopelessness of resistance. Juri Uluots, Acting President of Estonia, fled to Sweden. In the following days, several militant groups of Estonian independence supporters launched attacks on Soviet troops in the districts of Harju and Lääne, but were repelled.
      On September 24, the 8th Rifle Corps liberated the city of Haapsalu and cleared the coast to Virtsu. On September 21-24, the Baltic Fleet landed troops in the bays of Kund, Loks, in Tallinn, and captured the islands of Naissaar (north-west of Tallinn) and Paldiski. The forces of the fleet also prevented the evacuation of enemy troops by sea. On September 2, the units of the 23nd shock army liberated Pernov (Pärnu), went to the Gulf of Riga and, moving along the sea coast to the south, by the end of September 26, having liberated all of Estonia except the Moonsund Islands, entered the territory of Latvia and connected with the troops that went to the coast 3rd Baltic Fronthttps://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%BA%D
      0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F_(1944)
    2. reservist
      reservist 7 September 2015 12: 13 New
      +1
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      or in English there is no word impossible?

      It seems that this is the result of translation and retelling ...

      in the original article is called "Moose, tanks and the Army's tough terrain in Europe"
      www.stripes.com/news/europe/moose-tanks-and-the-army-s-tough-terrain-in-europe-1
      .366334 #

      the Yankees complain that their heavy equipment will not go where the moose go ...
  10. veksha50
    veksha50 7 September 2015 11: 54 New
    +2
    "Following the results of the" Walk ", the officers recommended that the US command" rethink the types of weapons that can be used in the region "" ...

    Well, put them a couple of dozen bicycles with a motor, a dozen inflatable boats ... a couple of buggies are possible, with Maxim behind - what is the Baltic infantry fighting vehicle?
    1. Alf
      Alf 7 September 2015 15: 45 New
      0
      Quote: veksha50
      Well, put them a couple dozen bicycles with a motor, a dozen inflatable boats ...?

      And why should they supply? It’s easier to grab from the local mountain army. They have the same.
  11. PPD
    PPD 7 September 2015 11: 55 New
    +1
    No, this is an allusion to special powers.
    They say they would protect but give it back, then over there ...
    1. your1970
      your1970 7 September 2015 22: 25 New
      0
      Quote: PPD
      Like they would protect but give then and there it is.

      Sprats ??????????? !!!!!!!!!!
      More then, in principle, there is nothing ..............
  12. CARLSON
    CARLSON 7 September 2015 11: 55 New
    +2
    But have we already declared war on all (as they think to themselves) to the Baltic states, as much as a nickname the whole commission has found out that their railway track is different from Europe. After all, it was a great secret that all the railroads were built there either by the tsar or by the Soviet Union, otherwise they would probably still ride carts.
    That’s because what kind of export is for NATO, now two years they will deliberate how to be, well, and at the same time cut money
  13. press officer
    press officer 7 September 2015 11: 55 New
    +4
    laughing and you thought you were in a fairy tale? lol they have nature like ours, only we have no deserts! request we have swamps and forests impassable! and the worst thing for you is our winter !!!! tongue good luck boobies! soldier
  14. lukke
    lukke 7 September 2015 11: 56 New
    +1
    “But I'm not sure that she (Russia) will be ready to lend us cars if necessary,” the officer joked
    Bratello! Shit question! Under capitalism, of course, forget the word “borrow”, and renting is easy. Yes, and immediately echelons echelons equipment - much easier than knocking it out of the slots individually). Nobody has canceled the partisan movement and air raids here .. But in general it’s ridiculous to read the arguments of Amers about their possible participation in the defense of the Baltic states ... In the best case, they will kindly provide their equipment to the kamikaze fools from Poland, Ukraine, the Baltic states and other political misunderstandings ...
  15. Victor-M
    Victor-M 7 September 2015 11: 56 New
    +1
    «In Estonia, a tank moves off the road and can immediately get bogged down in the swamps that are so fond of a large population of moose- says a military engineer who was part of the group, Stephen Dovgilevich. Earlier, the commander of the forces in Europe, Ben Hodges, said that speed was needed to prevent the Russian army from capturing the Baltic states. "The ability to move troops quickly gives American political leaders additional options in the event of a crisis.", - he said.

    Here you have the American cowboys, catch and go around the Baltic moose, for their subsequent use with the aim of quickly moving to the West, in case of crisis. laughing
  16. Svetlana
    Svetlana 7 September 2015 11: 56 New
    +2
    Another reason to increase NATO military funding this time is to secure its presence in Eastern Europe. The worse the situation will look (poor infrastructure, the greater likelihood of Russian aggression, etc.), the more money will be given.
  17. Alexnder
    Alexnder 7 September 2015 11: 57 New
    0
    Nothing new, gently hints, want protection, increase infrastructure budgets, etc ...
  18. Million
    Million 7 September 2015 12: 01 New
    +1
    protecting the Baltic states from Russians will not be easy

    Rather impossible
  19. Dr. Barmaley
    Dr. Barmaley 7 September 2015 12: 01 New
    +8
    protecting the Baltic states with the heavy equipment relied upon by the Pentagon and NATO will not be easy due to inadequate infrastructure and terrain


    Announce Baltic sanctions for "inappropriate terrain" !!!
  20. roskot
    roskot 7 September 2015 12: 01 New
    +1
    Yes. Disappointing, they drew conclusions for the Balts. Dreams of the Baltic states bogged down in the swamps.
    1. Wolverine
      Wolverine 7 September 2015 12: 09 New
      0
      Yes, scared, now they can not escape the bloody diarrhea. wassat
    2. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel 7 September 2015 12: 45 New
      0
      To all the Baltic states! Urgently to drain the swamps! belay
  21. yuriy55
    yuriy55 7 September 2015 12: 03 New
    +1
    At one time, Hitler’s armored vehicles were also stuck in swamps in the vast expanses of the USSR. Did their bitter experience not benefit?
    Critical to NATO will be the proposal not to meddle where Makar did not drive calves.
  22. Shepard
    Shepard 7 September 2015 12: 03 New
    +2
    In Estonia, a tank moves off the road and can get bogged down right there.

    Aboams only heroes on asphalt? belay
  23. roskot
    roskot 7 September 2015 12: 07 New
    0
    Ben Hodges stated that speed is needed to prevent the Russian army from capturing the Baltic states.

    There is one Russian proverb. Speed ​​is needed to catch fleas. Sit you in the Baltic swamps. And it's better not to meddle.
  24. Shepard
    Shepard 7 September 2015 12: 07 New
    0
    local railways that have a Russian rut

    After the Soviet "occupation", having thrown off the soviet oppression, couldn’t they throw one thread?
    1. reservist
      reservist 7 September 2015 12: 41 New
      +2
      which such "throw the thread" ?
      for them, the railway network inherited from the USSR turned out to be "too expensive" ...
      1. Alf
        Alf 7 September 2015 15: 48 New
        0
        Quote: reservist
        what kind of "thread to throw"?
        for them, the railway network inherited from the USSR turned out to be "too expensive" ...

        Wait a minute! Where are the rails? Or fast-thinking hot Baltic guys drove them to colormet?
        1. reservist
          reservist 7 September 2015 17: 21 New
          0
          why on color? the rails were of quite decent steel ... they were dismantled and handed over for remelting ...
  25. blomsterd
    blomsterd 7 September 2015 12: 09 New
    +2
    "due to inadequate infrastructure and terrain" - and this is in Europe. But how do we organize logistics in the Tver Region? :) We still have the relief, with swampy rivers, some of the Germans may still remember
    1. igordok
      igordok 7 September 2015 13: 21 New
      0
      Quote: Blomsterd
      But how do we organize logistics in the Tver Region? :) We still have the relief, with swampy rivers, some of the Germans may still remember

      You won’t get to Tver. Swamps in the Pskov region, noble. Right at the border there are.
      And on the border with the Novgorod region spread the famous Polistovsky swamp massif.
  26. Mercenary
    Mercenary 7 September 2015 12: 12 New
    0
    Of course, it’s not easy, considering that the Russians, as usual, will not come to a war with the Balts. Russia needs to stop this shit. When it comes to them that they are bred, it will be too late !! am
  27. Abbra
    Abbra 7 September 2015 12: 16 New
    +1
    Beyond that, a small question remained: Nah in general, the Baltic States of Russia?
  28. Alekst
    Alekst 7 September 2015 12: 17 New
    0
    and an American with a sense of humor))
  29. Tusv
    Tusv 7 September 2015 12: 21 New
    0
    An interesting story came out last week. How the Baltics intensely study the Great and the Mighty. I understand that since we do not conquer them, then they go to us
  30. vladimirw
    vladimirw 7 September 2015 12: 26 New
    0
    and what will we conquer them? in a couple of years they will surrender themselves, people from these balshavoks flee
  31. RUSIVAN
    RUSIVAN 7 September 2015 12: 28 New
    +1
    US military: protecting the Baltic states from the Russians will not be easy.
    Or maybe the United States will deal with the Baltic states as Japan, dropping an atomic bomb so that the Soviet troops do not occupy it)))
  32. roskot
    roskot 7 September 2015 12: 32 New
    +1
    protecting the Baltic states from Russians will not be easy

    If you are so worried, wait for trouble. Americans go to save the Baltic states.
  33. mik667
    mik667 7 September 2015 12: 34 New
    0
    “But I’m not sure that she (Russia) will be ready to lend us cars if necessary,” the officer joked.

    be sure to transport coffins wagons we will lend you.
    And such a need will soon arise.
    Since warlike hysteria from the rotten west does not subside, but intensifies.
  34. Andrew
    Andrew 7 September 2015 12: 44 New
    0
    "... protecting the Baltic states with the heavy equipment relied upon by the Pentagon and NATO will not be easy due to inadequate infrastructure and terrain ..."

    Well no! It is simple - impossible! But actually a bad dancer, as you know, I’m disturbed, then infrastructure, then relief :)
  35. Black Colonel
    Black Colonel 7 September 2015 12: 47 New
    +1
    Пabout the results of the "Walk", the officers recommended that the US command "rethink the types of weapons that can be used in the region"
    They should study and rethink History. And then, sick, and do not know where they can cook up.
    1. your1970
      your1970 7 September 2015 22: 29 New
      0
      The Ardennes is babble on the lawn compared to Kursk
  36. Dmitriy767
    Dmitriy767 7 September 2015 12: 54 New
    +1
    Not "protect the Baltic states from the Russians," but "attack the Russians through the Baltic states ..."
  37. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 7 September 2015 13: 29 New
    0
    And for a long time these idiots striped frostbitten will stink in our dressing rooms?
    It is necessary to send sabotage groups to the former republics of the USSR for the shooting of NATO military.
    A couple of hundred to shoot - and the native borders of their countries will refuse to leave. At least, they should clearly knowthat in the territory of the former USSR they are ruthlessly shot by dashing popular avengers. What is so difficult to organize the process? And not one of the private companies is recruiting 100% to die either.
    laughing
  38. Yura
    Yura 7 September 2015 13: 44 New
    0
    The US military: to protect the Baltics from the Russian will not be easy
    But you must? Maybe it's still not worth it?
  39. mamont5
    mamont5 7 September 2015 13: 54 New
    0
    "The US military: it will not be easy to protect the Baltic states from the Russians"

    The bad dancer (the Amer warrior and their jackals) always gets in the way.
  40. VP
    VP 7 September 2015 13: 57 New
    +1
    Either change the terrain or increase patency and reduce the weight of the Abrams. The first is simpler.
  41. rus-5819
    rus-5819 7 September 2015 14: 10 New
    0
    recommended to the American command "to rethink
    But is it necessary to actively “defend” countries that, by and large, are not needed at all, even as a springboard for an “onslaught to the west”
  42. Wolka
    Wolka 7 September 2015 14: 18 New
    0
    military logistics however does not tolerate half measures
  43. Svyatogor
    Svyatogor 7 September 2015 14: 21 New
    +1
    Of course, it’s not easy to defend yourself against someone who does not think to attack you.
  44. SlavaS
    SlavaS 7 September 2015 14: 35 New
    +1
    Why Russia needs the Baltic states?
  45. mikh-korsakov
    mikh-korsakov 7 September 2015 17: 00 New
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    "Isn’t it possible to choose back streets for walks?" But seriously. then this article has one purpose to beg for money for the defense department. And they are doing it openly arrogantly and shamelessly, counting in their department "on a fool", because it is obvious even to a layman that the impending war, at least initially, will not require any tanks in the swamp. The primary strike will be carried out with precision weapons at transport hubs, command posts, ports, etc. so it’s likely that the tanks in the swamp will not reach.
  46. Leeder
    Leeder 7 September 2015 17: 44 New
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    Quote: SRC P-15
    - Especially when she didn’t rest against the “bolt” of Russia! soldier

    She rested, did not rest, but we cannot leave ours in Kaliningrad ...
  47. afrikanez
    afrikanez 7 September 2015 17: 57 New
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    The US military: to protect the Baltics from the Russian will not be easy
    It will be simply impossible! It seems that they wanted to say just that. laughing
  48. Rarahin
    Rarahin 7 September 2015 20: 51 New
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    Quote: Byshido_dis
    “Finding additional ways to deploy equipment, ammunition and equipment will be critical”

    Prepare goals for the Iskander?
  49. Crown
    Crown 7 September 2015 21: 56 New
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    We are slowly adjusting logistics, for a long time it means we decided to settle down
  50. EFRSTR
    EFRSTR 8 September 2015 00: 40 New
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    A tank is a means of attack, not defense.
    1. Cat man null
      Cat man null 8 September 2015 00: 46 New
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      Quote: EFRSTR
      Tank is a means of attack, not defense

      Deep thought laughing