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Is Russia overtaking the American army? ("American Thinker", USA)

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Is Russia overtaking the American army? ("American Thinker", USA)



Barack Obama, who devoted the last two years to minimizing the threats from Vladimir Putin instead of confronting them, said last week about the Russian military intervention in Syria that “their strategy is not working.” However, to the dismay of the White House, Putin’s Syrian campaign has turned into an exhibition of new and very impressive weapons systems, vividly recalling the damage Russia could inflict on the US military and its allies. Meanwhile, because of the carelessness with which Obama refuses American commitments abroad, the US Army was unprepared for the military achievements that other countries demonstrate.

Russian air strikes against Syrian rebels (among which, contrary to Kremlin claims, there was anyone but ISIS) took military analysts by surprise, demonstrating their brutal effectiveness. After sources from the US Air Force made a statement that Russian planes can make no more than 20 sorties per day, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that it aviation in Syria in one day, it flew 88 sorties, hitting 86 targets. Using only small patrol ships based in the Caspian Sea, the Russian Navy launched completely new Caliber NK cruise missiles at Syrian targets located XNUMX kilometers away.

These missiles, providing Russians with such shock capabilities that even the US Navy does not have today, were tested for the first time as recently as the 2012 year. Why should a Russian launch cruise missiles from such a long distance if they already have a fleet of ships off the Syrian coast? And to show Obama - and potential buyers - what they can. New missiles are capable of making major changes to the balance of the naval forces, as with them even outdated Soviet ships turn into a deadly threat to the American aircraft carrier groups.

Cruise missiles, as well as the ships carrying them, are the result of huge investments made by Putin since Russian troops invaded Georgia in the 2008 year. Over the past 15 years, the Kremlin has increased its military budget by a factor of 20. As of 2015, the year in Russia is 850 000 is a man in military uniform, and she spends more than 20% of her national budget on defense. So that you do not have the impression that the threat from Russia is excessively exaggerated, it should be said that the US military command has been worried for many years about such weapon systems as the NK Caliber. In 2013, the naval command and congress members openly expressed concern that the Chinese were militarily ahead of America.

The Caliber missiles show that Moscow today possesses such combat capabilities as the United States does not have, although they are armed with larger and much more expensive ships. As Putin himself maliciously stated, “it’s one thing if the experts simply know that Russia allegedly possesses these or other weapons, and it’s quite another when they see for the first time that these weapons actually exist, that they are manufactured on our own military enterprises are of high quality and that we have well-trained and experienced specialists who can use them effectively. ”

The Russians abandoned their re-equipped and modernized armed forces to the rescue of Bashar al-Assad, giving the besieged dictator a new start in life. They helped his regime and the Tehran mullahs supporting him launch a new campaign against opposition militants and civilians. Since the Kremlin and the Ayatollahs sent their forces and means to suppress the Syrian rebels, the White House was finally forced to abandon its confused strategy "leadership behind"* and began to arm those same rebels, which Putin is bombing. After loud promises to prepare 5 400 "moderate" rebels to fight with ISIS, the Pentagon eventually trained a total of 60 fighters for five months, managing to spend 10 million dollars on each of them.

While Moscow and Beijing are arming themselves, preparing for future conflicts, modernizing their weapons and threatening American allies with the help of the newfound force, the Democrats decided to launch a brutal hunt for the US armed forces. Through sequestering, they achieved cost reductions, leaving the US military without the means and support they need to perform their tasks. After Obama came to power, Washington sharply cut the military budget, reduced the number of troops and forced the allies and enemies to think and guess whether the United States could still protect its friends and defend its interests.

Under Putin, Russia threw all its forces into the development of ground forces, the air force and the naval fleetso that they are not inferior to the West in terms of fire and combat power. Meanwhile, the administration refuses to take seriously the military needs of the country. She ridiculed Mitt Romney’s legitimate concerns about the state and willingness of the Navy and propagated Obama’s statement about “horses and bayonets,” which presidential media footmen have been repeating like parrots since election day in 2012. (This is a debate in October 2012 when, in response to Romney’s statement about the small number of US Navy, Obama said: “We also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our armed forces has changed” - approx. Per.)

Unfortunately, such a contempt for combat readiness has become a pattern for Democrats. During the debates between presidential candidates last week, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders (Bernie Sanders) jointly demonstrated that, if elected, they would continue the current administration’s policy of isolationism. Instead of discussing the real problems of national security, they decided to argue about the socialist fantasies of Sanders and embellish Hillary’s tricks with respect to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Whichever of them came to the election - Hillary or Bernie - the signal is clear: like Obama, the candidates for the presidency of the Democrats prefer to wage class wars, believing that the American coast will protect themselves.

* approx. "leadership from behind," hmm, so this posture is called ...
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  1. Armored optimist
    Armored optimist 22 October 2015 05: 39 New
    20
    "The most powerful army in the world"
    1. Andrea
      Andrea 22 October 2015 06: 13 New
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      The song is old. It is worth someone to show independence, the states are right there with cries of the weakness of the American army.
      They blinded the article ... if only they read what they sprinkled:

      Russian air strikes against Syrian rebels (among which, contrary to the claims of the Kremlin, there is anyone, but not ISIS)
      It turns out that ISIS did not suffer damage and the Syrian troops wet the Ishilians themselves, which they could not do for 4 years.
      The problem is not respected paper scrappers.
      1. Dembel77
        Dembel77 22 October 2015 07: 22 New
        +1
        Russian air strikes against Syrian rebels (among which, contrary to Kremlin claims, is there anyone but not ISIS) caught military analysts by surprise, demonstrating their brutal effectiveness
        The author softly stretches, but sleep hard! Read the article carefully, not everything is right there!
        1. afdjhbn67
          afdjhbn67 22 October 2015 07: 57 New
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          Quote: Dembel 77
          The author softly stretches, but sleep hard! Read the article carefully, not everything is right there!

          These missiles, providing the Russians with such strike capabilities that even the U.S. Navy does not have today, were first tested no more than in 2012.

          I agree with you, the article is a horror story for Americans, but amazingly life-giving for our hooray patriots ...
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    3. kos2910
      kos2910 22 October 2015 07: 57 New
      +4
      yes, scary for this jerk, let him pray that the fuse would not work
      1. Vladimir 1964
        Vladimir 1964 22 October 2015 11: 23 New
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        Quote: kos2910
        yes, scary for this jerk, let him pray that the fuse would not work


        Dear Konstantin, in the background is a soldier with a camera, shooting an ento show. So do not worry about morons, this is just a mild joke, a little military ... hi
        1. Armored optimist
          Armored optimist 23 October 2015 11: 37 New
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          In the background there is no camera, both ears are plugging.
    4. vovanpain
      vovanpain 22 October 2015 09: 36 New
      22
      Everything is old as the world, give money, otherwise we are orphaned and naked.
  2. Barboskin
    Barboskin 22 October 2015 05: 48 New
    +1
    Why discuss their mistakes and shortcomings, even if they continue to destroy themselves. They do well, the main thing is that no one would be caught by debris.
    1. venaya
      venaya 22 October 2015 05: 55 New
      +4
      Quote: Barboskin
      Why discuss their mistakes and shortcomings

      If only for the purpose of studying them, for further possible use. Although I note: learning from the mistakes of others is more useful than from your own.
  3. ararat
    ararat 22 October 2015 06: 07 New
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    It’s good that in Russia there are such talented designers, engineers in the field of armaments, every year our weapons gain admiration, if only there would be money. And of course you need to arm the Russian army as much as possible and faster. The damned enemy is not asleep.
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 22 October 2015 11: 01 New
      +2
      Quote: ararat
      It’s good that in Russia there are such talented designers, engineers in the field of armaments, every year our weapons gain admiration, if only there would be money. And of course you need to arm the Russian army as much as possible and faster. The damned enemy is not asleep.

      I am sure that by the year 20 we will many times "please" our sworn friends striped with new types of weapons. Asymmetry works and works successfully. Americans are building Zimvolts for billions, and here small ships are doing the same thing for the United States to sharpen their dear wunderwaffe. Cheap and very effective, and not just in words.
  4. Nitarius
    Nitarius 22 October 2015 06: 08 New
    +9
    )) Grandma of the US military-industrial complex asks .. which is incomprehensible! oh these baltuns!
    1. amirbek
      amirbek 22 October 2015 06: 36 New
      -1
      again want Russia to be "forced to force" to create (surprisingly asymmetric) weapons ... the question is from or for what threat?
  5. Bongo
    Bongo 22 October 2015 06: 08 New
    +5
    Russian air strikes against Syrian rebels (among which, contrary to the claims of the Kremlin, there is anyone, but not ISIS)
    negative After that, he forced himself to read it to the end of the publication. Another horror story, which regularly appears in the American media in order to dislodge additional funding.
  6. BMW
    BMW 22 October 2015 06: 14 New
    +2
    This article has pleased. They are afraid that is good. We’ll see if it can realize its GDP. If the United States will radically increase its military budget and significantly curtail social, scientific, infrastructure projects and commitments, then everything is going right. I’ll take off my hat to Putin and vote for him in the elections, but if not, then I'm sorry, it's time for a political dump.
    1. afdjhbn67
      afdjhbn67 22 October 2015 08: 04 New
      +1
      Quote: bmw
      If the United States will radically increase its military budget and significantly curtail social, scientific, and infrastructure projects

      They will calmly do this without straining their medicine and retirees, especially science .. so Misha does not go to the polls for you laughing
      1. BMW
        BMW 22 October 2015 13: 30 New
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        Quote: afdjhbn67
        They will calmly do this without straining their medicine and retirees, especially science.

        Well, this grandmother said in two, depending on how you strain, especially if the GDP is not just CP, but OHP. laughing
        Quote: afdjhbn67
        so Misha don’t go to the polls for you

        Well, Nikolai, this will not happen, I’ll go under any weather conditions and any social and political events, wink unless of course the elections are canceled. recourse
  7. Pulya
    Pulya 22 October 2015 06: 14 New
    +7
    Each article is the same ...
    We are cooler than mattresses, we will tear everyone at once ...
    If only the Coalition, at the very beginning, set itself the task of destroying ISIS ... it was gouging to smithereens, there are enough forces and means.
    They have their own tasks.
    And for the performance characteristics of Caliber, everyone knew for a long time (who should be) just the media in the west did not raise this topic, now the howl has come on their pages, and the military calmly reacted to this.
    The fact that there are no such missiles in the USA ... this phrase in the article really smiled me !!!
    I rejoice for my armed forces !!! In recent years, many things have changed for the better, but the problems have not decreased! The higher you lift up the plaka, the more investments and skill are needed. The main thing is to raise the economy with the experience in which it is now ... Then we get everything out !!!!!
  8. Sasha75
    Sasha75 22 October 2015 06: 18 New
    +4
    I don’t know what it’s like with the Americans, but it’s better to buy weapons from us;
  9. Armored optimist
    Armored optimist 22 October 2015 06: 24 New
    +6
    Bulgarian caricature.
    Putin: -to make another call?
    Obama: - I beg you, do not! The ship will be left without a crew!
  10. Silman1985
    Silman1985 22 October 2015 06: 24 New
    +2
    Have you ever thought that these are just articles? Yes, the armed forces of the Russian Federation are now on the rise, but there is always a Socratic but! The soul sings and rejoices that it is on the rise, but not everything is as rosy as they seem to us! There are a lot of flaws in our defense industry, they need to be developed which requires huge investments! Yes, they may be afraid of us, but shocked at what we show in Syria, but this is lyrics, in reality we lack newer weapons!
  11. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 22 October 2015 06: 25 New
    +5
    Cruise missiles, as well as ships carrying them, are the result of huge investments made by Putin since Russian troops invaded Georgia in 2008. lol to hell with her rhetoric, let it remain on the author's "conscience" ... but the rational grain in this is: "shoals" are seen,
    conclusions have been made, the situation has been corrected. by and large, comrade Sahak .. (oh, what a comrade !!!) (k \ f. Caucasian captive)))) in short, "mishiko", did us a great service, opened my eyes (raise my eyelids) - (x \ f.viy))) on the state of our army. and our country, as always, in a short time, managed to "lace up the ankle boots". And probably few of us can imagine what it cost. However, it was worth it. hi
  12. Senior manager
    Senior manager 22 October 2015 06: 27 New
    +1
    The article baffled me. Or is it such a nut for chewing. "Russian air strikes on the Syrian rebels (among which, contrary to the Kremlin's claims, there is anyone but ISIS)" - and then a completely objective analysis of Barak's actions. This is very similar to the tactics of "free voices" - basically the truth and a drop of lies, because what is sown when it can rise and some kind of turbidity.
  13. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 22 October 2015 06: 35 New
    -1
    Element of the electoral struggle. The author is clearly a Republican. They will invest a lot, a lot of money in rearmament. Yes, and let them. The mattress covers relaxed, and slightly "lost their scent". New developments of serious weapons that can affect the balance of power will not appear quickly. In the best case, it will take several years, but there it will be necessary to establish mass production. And we will have to start - with the engineering departments of universities. Raise the prestige of the profession and wait for talented youth to grow up, fledge and return to the engineering corps of the mattress the opportunities that they had in the 60s! But this is not fast, if at all possible.
  14. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 22 October 2015 06: 37 New
    +5
    Everything is clear in the article: Putin is the aggressor, and Obama is the peacemaker! No wonder they gave the Nobel Prize for consolidating peace! fellow
  15. kostyan77708
    kostyan77708 22 October 2015 06: 40 New
    -1
    One and the same song at the mattresses "Give me money", they can't come up with anything new
  16. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 October 2015 06: 52 New
    0
    The number of articles on this topic in the American press has increased significantly after our intervention in the fight against IS in Syria. Again, the Americans do not have enough money for the army and Russia and China do not have enough money to stay at the level of the 90s, for some reason they are rearming and strengthening their armies. And what are we (Americans) poor to do and what to oppose to "insidious" GDP plans.
  17. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 22 October 2015 07: 24 New
    -1
    The White House was finally forced to abandon its confused “leadership behind” strategy *
    No comments.... wassat
  18. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 22 October 2015 07: 41 New
    +1
    Remove the question mark from the title!

    "Leadership behind"- it is, of course, powerful, fair and correct in essence in every sense. laughing

    The USA is a religious sect of heretics singing mantras:

    - Assad will fall tomorrow.
    - Putin "isolated", and literally in three hours he will be overthrown by angry Russian maidanyats.
    - Union of the USA and Lithuania (see "Me and the cardinal. The haberdasher and the cardinal are power"-" Three Musketeers ") will stop the Asian hordes of quilted jackets. laughing
    - The laws of the world economy will be written by the United States, and not some China. am
    - We are exceptional (I want to add from myself - imbitsil).
    - Russia is a gas station (with advanced space, nuclear, military technology, hmm.)
    - Pederasty - in every house.
    - Give the American dream - gobble up a hamburger and read a comic strip.
    and so on.

    It is appropriate to recall the typical American boy's response to the American debt to China - "How to get it back?" "Kill all the Chinese," the angry boy replied.
    1. Riv
      Riv 22 October 2015 07: 59 New
      0
      Can not argue. No borrower - no problem.
  19. Rumata
    Rumata 22 October 2015 08: 05 New
    +9
    Often, translations of American articles, opinions of American experts, etc. have recently appeared. I would advise them to be skeptical. This is all for internal use in the confrontation between Democrats and Republicans. For the most part, they write these articles not as a compliment towards the Russian Federation, but as a run-in on the Obama administration. The funny thing is that in Russia they use such articles for propaganda purposes, although in fact they are very harmful to the Russian Federation. The more such articles and expert opinions that Obama destroys the country, the stronger the Republicans will be. I think no one will argue that for the Russian Federation, strong Republicans are not very good. on the one hand, they publish similar articles as all is well with the Russian Federation, and on the other they consider it the biggest threat to the United States after China.
    President of the Republican, the majority in Congress will be able to tighten the faucet very tightly with tough sanctions. If someone doubted that now it’s a trifle, the USA will lose a lot of grandmas because of this, but it will be able to introduce a ban on the import of machine tools and parts, chemical. industry and much more. An example is North Korea or Iran. It is possible for the Russian Federation to cope, import substitution, China, but still the blow will be tough.
    Democrats will never agree to this, and Republicans will have no problems at all.

    Go to the newspaper’s website, all articles on topics relevant to the Republicans, vilify Trump, oppose arms control laws, Obama’s health programs, gay weddings, marijuana legalization, denial of climate change, and even hints that it would be nice to start teach creationism coupled with school evolution ...
  20. kos2910
    kos2910 22 October 2015 08: 09 New
    +4
    the article is biased, just grandmas need to be knocked out for the US military-industrial complex. Although in Caliber - they are right. This weapon does not fall under the limitation agreement, since it is sea-based. And the cost of small missile cruisers is incommensurable with the cost of an aircraft carrier. It is necessary to take into account the relatively inexpensive diesel Warsaw. Full-length asymmetric answer :)
  21. Stas57
    22 October 2015 08: 41 New
    0
    the article is completely inter-party, elections, then this is understandable, the horror story of one party against another.
    but the main thing is not that, everyone shouts that corruption is also being stolen from us, but who shouts, shouts from whom the hat itself is blazing !!!
    steal, but it ....
    After high-profile promises to prepare 5 400 "moderate" rebels to fight ISIS, the Pentagon eventually trained five 60 fighters in five months, managing to spend 10 million dollars on each of them
  22. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 22 October 2015 09: 30 New
    0
    Another American idle talk ... they concluded that strengthening Russia was in their favor to extort money from Congress. And the comments on the Russian cruise missiles are just an obvious acknowledgment of the fact that the whole world has recognized and will have to put up with it including and the USA.
  23. NordUral
    NordUral 22 October 2015 09: 33 New
    +1
    Give money, bastards, Russians are advancing.
  24. Zomanus
    Zomanus 22 October 2015 10: 02 New
    0
    Despite the constant whining about the lack of funds,
    I do not remember that America would begin the removal and closure of its large bases around the world.
    So it's too early to rejoice.
  25. although
    although 22 October 2015 10: 14 New
    -1
    and potential buyers
    legal restrictions do not allow selling missiles with a range of more than 300 km. so that.
  26. akudr48
    akudr48 22 October 2015 10: 23 New
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    Quote: Rumata
    Often, translations of American articles, opinions of American experts, etc. have recently appeared. I would advise them to be skeptical. This is all for internal use in the confrontation between Democrats and Republicans. For the most part, they write these articles not as a compliment towards the Russian Federation, but as a run-in on the Obama administration. The funny thing is that in Russia they use such articles for propaganda purposes, although in fact they are very harmful to the Russian Federation.



    Very true remark.

    There are a lot of such noise publications on the portal and they generate euphoria among sofa troops not from our victories, which could still be understood and accepted in a homeopathic degree, but from the imaginary weakness of the enemy, from his virtual defeats, from the insufficient steepness of the adversary, etc. .

    But their goal in Syria, in addition to overthrowing Assad, is to drag Russia as deep as possible into the quicksand of the deserts, to the detriment of the real interests of Russia and the Russian people, both domestically and in the Donbass.

    That's what you need to think about when you enter a company, to know when and with what you will leave it ...
  27. Colorado beetle
    Colorado beetle 22 October 2015 10: 26 New
    0
    I saw the action of the "Caliber" rocket
  28. Mihalich17
    Mihalich17 22 October 2015 10: 50 New
    0
    So from whom Ukrainians learn to "denyuzhka" competently beg ...
    Nda, we are completely different with the West!
    1. Rumata
      Rumata 22 October 2015 11: 07 New
      0
      Quote: Mihalich17
      So from whom Ukrainians learn to "denyuzhka" competently beg ...
      Nda, we are completely different with the West!

      Behind the trend, Ukrainians are now out of fashion, it's time to drag in everywhere where you can and cannot be Ukraine, and Syria !!
  29. dog1965
    dog1965 22 October 2015 11: 01 New
    +1
    Stupid question, gentlemen scribblers - "Why would the Russians launch cruise missiles from such a long distance, if they already have a whole fleet of ships off the Syrian coast?"
    Yes, then, that they were essentially coast guard ships — they released and entered the port for a new batch of missiles. And those on ships off the Syrian coast can be saved. It’s a little harder there, apparently to replenish the ammunition.
    No, and of course to show that we also do not "slurp cabbage soup". Experience shows that everyone who came to Russia with a sword believed that she was weak. So it is necessary to show that one seventh of the earth is strong not only in the spirit of the people.
  30. 31rus
    31rus 22 October 2015 11: 23 New
    +1
    And I’m sort of drummed by their analyst, the main thing is that there would be order at home, which still needs to be put in place
  31. pavelty
    pavelty 22 October 2015 11: 45 New
    0
    Robert’s panic)) do not be afraid, if necessary, you will not be heavily traced back or calibrated
  32. 35lisment35
    35lisment35 22 October 2015 12: 22 New
    +2
    You can call Americans idiots as much as you like, but that’s why we ourselves won’t become better ...
  33. BARKHAN
    BARKHAN 22 October 2015 13: 22 New
    +5
    There are three thoughts in the article: A) Give money to the army! B) Vote for the Republicans! C) Obama ! Yes, we seem to have turned to face the army. But this is disastrously small. As the experience of almost all world wars shows, the personnel army begins. Reservists finish. What kind of work is carried out with the mobile reserve? I like the example of Israel and Switzerland. The population should be armed, trained, informed ... Weapons and equipment should be stored at home in a safe. On alert, I got dressed and pulled into a car (bus). Yard-platoon, street-company, etc. 30 minutes the unit was assembled. Once in two weeks training camp with tactics and firing. Everyone knows and trusts each other, and it’s more difficult to screw up their own. Unfit for combat training in medical, rear, civil defense ...
    And, as the gathering of reservists will look like now, most likely a sad sight ... People who have forgotten everything for a long time, or who never knew ... Putting together, training will take an unforgivably long and difficult time (Ukraine, for example).
  34. skrabplus.ru
    skrabplus.ru 22 October 2015 13: 47 New
    0
    Quote: afdjhbn67
    Quote: Dembel 77
    The author softly stretches, but sleep hard! Read the article carefully, not everything is right there!

    These missiles, providing the Russians with such strike capabilities that even the U.S. Navy does not have today, were first tested no more than in 2012.

    I agree with you, the article is a horror story for Americans, but amazingly life-giving for our hooray patriots ...

    the article is similar to a custom one, stuffing for the realization that V.V.P. solves in Syria not the problems that it declares
  35. Mestny
    Mestny 22 October 2015 13: 57 New
    -1
    Quote: Silman1985
    Have you ever thought that these are just articles? Yes, the armed forces of the Russian Federation are now on the rise, but there is always a Socratic but! The soul sings and rejoices that it is on the rise, but not everything is as rosy as they seem to us!

    An article about problems (or their absence) in the AMERICAN army against the background of certain successes of the Russian army.
    But, as always, the mantras chanted in unison, about the utterly bad.
    And even if something is good, then in no case should you be happy about it, but instead you need to groan and lament about a bunch of problems, "serdyukov", officials and so on.
  36. Prisoner
    Prisoner 22 October 2015 16: 22 New
    0
    And what do we overtake them? laughing Our won’t even be able to catch up with the Georgian army, and the Americans are their teachers. And God bless them, if that rocket catches up.
  37. nnz226
    nnz226 22 October 2015 17: 53 New
    0
    in my opinion, amers just hysterical, judging by this article ....
  38. mivail
    mivail 22 October 2015 22: 24 New
    +1
    They have no hysteria, they are systematically drawing us into the Syrian conflict. Loot is asked additionally from greed, and their specialists are good, albeit narrowly targeted. In this situation, the role of both intelligence and counterintelligence, and indeed of all military institutions, sharply increases, since Russia has actually entered the war, as it is not regrettable, but this is already a fait accompli.
  39. traveler
    traveler 23 October 2015 00: 12 New
    -1
    well, we launched the caliber, essentially an analogue of the American tomahawk, in some details more advanced, because it was later made, but no more.
    it turns out on this point we caught up with them (technically, quantitatively unlikely).
    and by what parameters did we get ahead? for no reason.
    but American vpk lobbyists are now going to catch up with them and convince everyone that america is in danger, and they will beg for money to wipe their tears.