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The Russians are to blame for the unplanned increase in the defense budget of the United States.

Came news from the USA: it turns out, the Pentagon was thinking about increasing the defense budget. Presumably, unscheduled expenses will soon be approved. Where did the ten-year military spending strategy from Obama's outstanding peacemaker go? Maybe someone threatens to attack the United States? Who is guilty? The American military has one answer to this question: the Russians and their Putin.

September 15 on the site of the influential edition Bloomberg Business An article by Anthony Capaccio appeared under the loud headline: “Russia's stubbornness affects the Pentagon’s budget plans for the 2017 year.”

In the Pentagon there is such a senior auditor named Michael McCord (MichMichael McCordael McCord). According to him, Russia is assertive in Europe and the Middle East. It was this “assertiveness” that caused the “restructuring” of the US defense budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Four branches of the US military sold budget requests for changes to plans, and these requests will be taken into account. The threat from Russia is taken into account, the official said in an interview with the publication.

True, he did not make any specific statements about Russia. The only thing that is mentioned in the American article is Russia's participation in “cyber war”. It is this participation that became the “key factor” in the new US strategy.

However, proposals for a review of the defense budget “are currently only being studied; they have not yet reached Ashton Carter’s secretary of defense for final approval, ”said Mr. McCord.

The material provides some data. The Pentagon is requesting 2017 billion dollars from the state for the 547,3 fiscal year (about 13 billion dollars more than the military asked for the 2016 fiscal year).

McCord explained that the military has to think "most of all" about Russia. Investments and defense doctrine should take into account the Moscow factor.

According to the publication, the actions of Russia under President Putin led to a revival of the Cold War and tensions in international relations. Putin, the newspaper points out, “annexed Crimea” in 2014 and “continues to support the rebels” in Ukraine. In addition, Russia has a nuclear arsenal. It was not for nothing that the General of the Marine Corps, Joseph Dunford, in August 2015, called Russia the most dangerous national security threat for America. Since then, Russia has expanded military aid to the “regime of President Bashar al-Assad” in Syria, the newspaper reminds.

As Mr. McCord said in an interview, the Pentagon’s plans to increase the budget for the 2017 fiscal year may lead to a redirection of funds spent on “fighting with Russia” and reducing the costs of “missions in other parts of the world.”

The budget for the 2017 year is scheduled to be approved in February of the 2016 year.

According to McCord, the funding change “probably will not affect” the Obama administration’s promised plans to “rebalance” in the Asia-Pacific region.

At the same time, the restructuring of the budget is the “biggest” news in terms of the adoption of a certain “long-term program” in relation to Russia, the official said.

Nevertheless, he noted that “much remains to be done,” since the budget “is still under development”.

The publication reminds that the Pentagon’s request to Congress to approve additional budget funding in 2015 billion dollars in 4,8 was the earliest sign of the readiness of the military to “respond to Russia”. This request was approved by four relevant committees on defense in Congress, and the Pentagon launched its program with 18 August

In response to what the United States recognized as “Russian provocations,” the Pentagon announced plans to send about 250 tanks, combat vehicles "Bradley" and howitzers in one and a half dozen European countries.

In addition, the Pentagon is currently also exploring a possible “domestic American alternative” to the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines used to launch US military satellites.

Analyst Yevgeny Krutikov (newspaper "Sight") paid attention to the “cyber security” mentioned above.

“McCord made a special reservation,” writes the analyst, “that all applications will be taken into account, although he additionally mentioned the costs of cyber security, which he also linked to the“ Russian threat in cyberspace. ” But this item of expenses is his, McCord, personal misfortune. After hacking into the US Federal Government Personnel Management (ORM) database, when records of federal officials were stolen, in particular, about the extent of their access to classified information right from 1982 to today (more than 21,5 million people), the Pentagon’s senior auditor Put the responsibility for this incident on the data protection companies. And so he was forced to hire new contractors and, under the Reprogramming Action program, he requested 135 millions of dollars to "provide insurance services to the victims of the cyber attack."

This is where the Russian threat comes from: for McCord, the reference to “Russian danger in cyberspace,” the author points out, is a personal financial war.

However, we note, the Pentagon asks not millions, but billions - and this is with a planned reduction in the military budget.

Krutikov writes that the US army asks for the “meet urgent needs” program for the entire 162 million dollars as a response to “Russian activity”. Moreover, this amount is not a new appropriation; Some of this money will be redirected from other directions (as Bloomberg pointed out). The analyst suggests that Americans can reduce Colombian military aid in the fight against drug mafia (although “cocaine aggression” is recognized as a “direct and obvious threat” to national security) and curtail military aid to Israel, now there is a reason: Russians are coming.

And here is another answer to the “Russian aggression”. "Indicative of история with almost 10 millions of dollars that will be urgently spent on the installation of 30-millimeter cannons on the Stryker armored vehicles, the analyst writes. - To understand: these same “Straykers” are coming into service of the so-called light brigades, but the only major division of the American ground forces, fully equipped with these armored personnel carriers, is the 2-I cavalry brigade stationed in Germany. The one that formed the basis of the "dragoon raid" in Eastern Europe this spring to demonstrate US military support to the Balts and Poles, who were then expecting Russian aggression from day to day, but did not wait. "

The analyst recalls that before the Straykers, the 2 Cavalry Brigade was staffed with “lightly armored” Humvees (those that burned like candles in Iraq, and later they were written off and transferred to Ukraine). It is believed that the Strikers are better from the point of view of booking, however, this kind of armored vehicles are armed with 12,7 mm caliber machine guns, and even 7,62, and on the battlefield it can be used "exclusively as an armored truck for bringing reinforcements." “To enter the battles like those that go to Novorossia,” the author notes, “he cannot. He will simply be swept away. ”

Therefore, the qualitative spending of money by the Pentagon is a big question. “There is not even a trace of lobbying actions of any branches of the military-industrial complex,” Yevgeny Krutikov points out. “It’s just that the cumbersome American military thinking is arranged, which is used to get scared at first, to panic and only after a long time to find the necessary form of response.”

The discussion of the theses about the “Russian threat” actually touched not only cybersecurity and the new costs for the “Strikers”, we add from ourselves. American Commander aviation in Europe, General Frank Gorenk, and previously preoccupied with the proximity of Russians in the sky (this is he claimed in June, 2015 about increasing airspace patrols, especially over the Baltic countries, and checking flights of Russian aircraft with transponders turned off), now made a loud statement about the strength of Russia and the “weakening” of the West.

A high-ranking American commander explained quite concretely what he saw as a Russian threat to the West. September 14 this general сообщилthat "the advantage that we had in the air - I can openly say - is waning."

The general meant not only Russian production of more advanced fighters, but also Moscow’s achievements in the field of air defense: after all, the C-300 and C-400 are considered among the best in the world. They are concentrated in Kaliningrad and the Crimean peninsula. Gorenk does not hide the fact that he is primarily concerned with the military forces of Kaliningrad, since about a third of the territory of Poland is within the reach of Russian anti-aircraft missiles. The same applies to most of the Baltic States. It turns out that in the event of a conflict, a no-fly zone is created. But even Moscow is developing the fifth-generation stealth aircraft - the PAK FA ... In general, the general has a lot to worry about.

All these high ranks, we will add in conclusion, talk about the threats, forgetting that Russia is not at all the attacking side and that the coup in Ukraine and the Maidan were provoked by external forces. The United States loves to make coups in foreign countries and can not stand protests on the streets of their own cities. The same is typical of "democratic" Germans or French: in Paris, the police are very fond of dispersing rallies, and they don’t stand on ceremony with them.

The arms race, flights, exercises near the borders, concerns of NATO and the Pentagon, the cold war, “concern” and the talk of an unscheduled increase in the “defense” budget are a direct consequence of American foreign policy. There is no Russian trace here. Had clever diplomats in the USA, they would have played a subtle game in Ukraine: they would wait until the end of the seat on the throne of Yanukovich and sit quietly and peacefully for the kingdom one hundred percent who would turn the Crimea into a military base for Washington in time. Ukraine would be taken to NATO, while Russia would remain a raw materials appendage of the West. As in the Middle East, the Americans did not take into account the Ukrainian internal historical peculiarities - however, they and their “Kyrgyzstan” are not able to take this into account. As a result of the “democratization” in the Middle East, the “Islamic state” was established, and Ukraine is turning into Somalia. For the full picture is missing only sea pirates.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. atk44849
    atk44849 18 September 2015 06: 02
    Yes, we do not need your geyropa! we have such vast spaces! not all Siberia and the Far East have been studied yet.
    1. Vend
      Vend 18 September 2015 09: 51
      What are we not to blame for? Russia is to blame for one thing that exists. This is a big problem for the West laughing
      1. Sterlya
        Sterlya 18 September 2015 21: 02
        Quote: Wend
        What are we not to blame for? Russia is to blame for one thing that exists. This is a big problem for the West laughing

        Yes. but if there were no Russia what would happen to the world? question
    2. Samaritan
      Samaritan 18 September 2015 11: 06
      Usa, like a woman - She came up with it herself, she was offended ... now she will demand something :))
      1. RU-Officer
        RU-Officer 18 September 2015 12: 51
        Usa, like a woman - She came up with it herself, she was offended ... now she will demand something :))

        But what about - a mustache according to Freud! wassat
        As there is further: she "flies in", will demand alimony, and the "child" - in an orphanage. belay
        Something like this... feel
    3. little girl15
      little girl15 18 September 2015 11: 52
      atk44849 (1) SU Today, 06:02 AM
      Yes, we do not need your geyropa! we have such vast spaces! not all Siberia and the Far East have been studied yet.

      They don’t understand that Russia doesn’t need either a geropa or a Baltic .. Russia has huge spaces that still need to be mastered. We don’t get into ge..ropa with our own charter on how they should live, they howl at Russia like a pack of mongrels. It was not Russia that came to their borders, but NATO brought their tanks. And not Russia organized color revolutions in the East and Central Asia, but the Yankees with their vassals.
    4. iouris
      iouris 18 September 2015 21: 41
      Studied and evaluated, and for this amount issued notes.
  2. ProtectRusOrDie
    ProtectRusOrDie 18 September 2015 06: 10
    Liar, liar, Liar!
  3. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 18 September 2015 06: 21
    The morning began at the "collective farm" - again the machine will "work" without sparing the efforts of the "workers" from the State Department ... And so every time you panic ... wassat
  4. Mavric
    Mavric 18 September 2015 06: 35
    So we are doing everything right ...
    1. RBLip
      RBLip 18 September 2015 09: 49
      Quote: Mavric
      So we are doing everything right ...

      it doesn’t mean anything. it becomes a national mattress fun - to quickly find enemies, cry over the orphan and wretchedness of the mattress army, increase the already insane budget, turn on the machine, print gray-green pieces of paper, set up different military trash, apply it against someone who will not give change, lose, enter a new circle ....
  5. moskowit
    moskowit 18 September 2015 06: 39
    And we don’t get used to it. We are always and everywhere to blame. They were to blame when they took Paris in the 1814, they were to blame when they saved the allies in the World War, they were to blame when they began to advance two years earlier in the Patriotic War, again saving the allies from defeat in the Ardennes. It’s to blame that Europe was liberated, so much so that these ungrateful cattle ruin and defile the monuments!
    But Gorbachev and Yeltsin are not to blame, and their slander-renegades. Which long ago must be judged for treason!
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 September 2015 06: 54
    the US military has one answer: Russians and their Putin

    And who else to blame. If you approach everything that is happening objectively, it turns out that the United States is the culprits of everything that happens in the Middle East, Ukraine, and now in Europe. But will they take responsibility for everything that they have created? Therefore, it is easiest to blame Russia once again according to the scenario. Fortunately, the western man eats it well without even chewing.
  7. igorka357
    igorka357 18 September 2015 06: 57
    The Russians are to blame for everything, their Yellowstone will burst, they will say .. it's the Russians who blew it up from the ground ..)). Such are we Russians, fear us!
  8. Tatarname
    Tatarname 18 September 2015 07: 05
    Quote: Mavric
    So we are doing everything right ...

    The main thing is not to tear yourself up and squander all the resources for the arms race.
  9. rsp6
    rsp6 18 September 2015 07: 06
    Who would doubt it! They themselves have unleashed, the GDP is guilty!
  10. afrikanez
    afrikanez 18 September 2015 07: 13
    You poor, unhappy, no longer know what to do. But is it time for you gentlemen to have good rest? I think the time has come and there is nothing for you to twitch, you still do not need anyone.
  11. press officer
    press officer 18 September 2015 08: 02
    Quote: igorka357
    The Russians are to blame for everything, their Yellowstone will burst, they will say .. it's the Russians who blew it up from the ground ..)). Such are we Russians, fear us!

    fear us! we are ..... rrrrrr! laughing
  12. Tanker55
    Tanker55 18 September 2015 09: 21
    These puzotёra scratch your head from the back of your head, nice, but Russia still can not.
  13. Alekseev-Orsk
    Alekseev-Orsk 18 September 2015 09: 27
    "McCord explained that the military has to think 'most of all' about Russia. Investment and defense doctrine must take into account the Moscow factor."
    Remembered an army joke. In the Leninist room of military unit #N there was a poster with the words "Soldier! Remember, while you are sleeping, the enemy does not sleep !!! Therefore, SLEEP !!! Wear the enemy with insomnia !!!"
    1. oldzek
      oldzek 18 September 2015 19: 50
      sleep ... sleep ... and what we were chased at night for shooting and driving.
  14. napalm
    napalm 18 September 2015 13: 42
    If smart diplomats were in the United States, they would have played a delicate game in Ukraine: they would have waited for the seat to end on Yanukovych’s throne and quietly and peacefully seated one hundred percent of his man on the kingdom, who would eventually turn Crimea into a military base for Washington. Ukraine would be taken into NATO, and Russia would remain a raw materials appendage of the West.

    But it’s true. It could all have happened.
  15. _my opinion
    _my opinion 18 September 2015 15: 50
    The Russians are to blame for the unplanned increase in the defense budget of the United States.

    how happy the Pentagon and even more the American arms manufacturers are ... the other day the Poles pushed their missiles and upgrade their f-16s, and here they’ll throw their doughs too ...
  16. 1536
    1536 18 September 2015 17: 10
    And I am happy for the American workers and engineers who are involved in the development and production of weapons. After all, not the unemployed, not drug addicts, did not have to go to the army for "full-scale tests of their weapons." In a word, life is good. And if Russia did not exist? I will keep silent about China, but all the rest, would they just pray for America? Yes, it would not be. Terrorists and "partisans" of all stripes would make a real war of all against all. See to Ukraine. And thus the world would have plunged into chaos, the course of the natural development of civilization would have stopped. And all due to the fact that at the moment in power in the United States there are narrow-minded, stupid politicians. The change of elites in the United States at the beginning of the XXI century, alas, followed the path of the coming to power of the nouveau riche, illiterate, uncultured people, many of whom, no offense, are negroes from poor families with the psychology of petty crooks and hucksters. However, this is the case all over the world. But in America it took just ugly hypertrophied forms and began to threaten the life of mankind.
    What about weapons? Well, what weapons? As they say for every tricky ass ..., well, then everyone knows what is in store in Russia.
  17. mamont5
    mamont5 18 September 2015 19: 48
    Unfortunately, the fact that the US exists at all is also to blame for the Russians. At one time, the British did not allow the British to destroy their rebellious colonists.
  18. iouris
    iouris 18 September 2015 21: 42
    Russia is a trophy. The skin of a bear has been cut since 1991. But under general anesthesia. Sleep well.
  19. tomcat117
    tomcat117 18 September 2015 22: 17
    Ours was told to them who will not raise the budget that will transfer.
    It’s so easy to offend the Americans (although they’ll pass it on anyway), well, I can’t.