Media: military reform brought Russia new power

New features of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are worrying American generals, the article says in the pages of Der Spiegel magazine.




"Russia inflicts airstrikes in Syria, raises strategic bombers into the air, once every few weeks conducts sudden checks of combat readiness, and the US is now sounding the alarm," leads RIA News excerpt from the publication.

According to the commander of the US forces in Europe, Ben Hodges, "of particular concern to Russian systems that allow you to block access to a technologically superior enemy to strategically important objects." In particular, he noted the anti-ship missile systems and air defense systems.

“In the event of a conflict, Russia may create zones inaccessible to NATO forces — for example, the Russian Bastion complexes are capable of sinking alliance ships soon after passing through the Bosporus,” the general said.

“In recent years, Russia has radically modernized its armed forces — it has been the most radical military reform since the late 19th century,” said Vasily Kashin, an expert at the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST). “By the 2020, the arming of the ground forces of the Russian army is planned to be updated by 70%, at the moment this figure is about 30%.”

According to him, “the Russian army has probably become stronger than all the EU armies combined.” However, "Russia is still hard to compete with the United States, so it pays special attention to nuclear deterrence forces, the modernization of which is proceeding at a high rate," the expert added.

“Should NATO accept the fact that an equal rival appeared in the east? (...) And yes and no, Der Spiegel writes. “NATO believes that the position of the countries neighboring Russia is risky.”

Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Berzins said recently: “We need reliable deterrence. We must know that our allies are ready to defend us and, if necessary, fight for us. ”
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  1. Andrea 28 October 2015 11: 09 New
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    Experience, as they say, you won’t drink. Do not have military experience, nor what modern weapons will help. Therefore, NATO generals should not be surprised at the effectiveness of the Russian Army. We are not surprised, we are just proud. good
    We already know what, how much and how.
    1. vovanpain 28 October 2015 11: 17 New
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      Quote: Andrea
      You will not drink experience, as they say. Do not have military experience with us, nor any modern weapons will help.

      We need both experience and modern weapons and the ability to use it, and Washington, with its vassals, let them howl further. These toys are sleeping, but God forbid, they wake up.
      1. Temples 28 October 2015 12: 50 New
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        Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Berzins said recently: “We need reliable deterrence. We must know that our allies are ready to defend us and, if necessary, fight for us. ”

        Are the Lithuanians themselves ready to defend the EU?
        Fall to the death of the brave in the interests of the EU!
        Or should everyone just owe them?

        “In recent years, Russia has radically modernized its armed forces - it was the most radical military reform since the end of the XNUMXth century

        Kudrin, how are you doing there?
        Still calling for cuts in military spending?
        Muzzle in reality you need to poke such "figures".
        Until now, after all, the government “consults”.
        Vrazhina.
      2. valton 28 October 2015 15: 16 New
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        NATO believes that the situation of neighboring countries with Russia is risky. ”
    2. marlin1203 28 October 2015 11: 25 New
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      Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Berzins said recently: “We need reliable deterrence. We must know that our allies are ready to defend us and, if necessary, fight for us. ”
      Right now! Americans and Europeans are sleeping and see kmk to protect Lithuania. Where without it? .. a very, very necessary country for them ... strategically important ... laughing
      1. 44 World 28 October 2015 11: 45 New
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        They say the whole Baltic region is a reliable supplier of plumbers and nannies for London and Paris, who will change the taps for them if an “evil Russian” comes?
      2. Jan Krumins 28 October 2015 11: 55 New
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        There are also in Lithuania ..
        1. Throw 28 October 2015 11: 58 New
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          It turns out that "to give arrogant goats across the horns so that we don’t get into someone else’s garden" in a goat’s language sounds like "block the access of a technologically superior opponent to strategically important objects" laughing
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      4. arane 28 October 2015 13: 37 New
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        Quote: marlin1203
        Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Berzins said recently: “We need reliable deterrence. We must know that our allies are ready to defend us and, if necessary, fight for us. ”
        Right now! Americans and Europeans are sleeping and see kmk to protect Lithuania. Where without it? .. a very, very necessary country for them ... strategically important ... laughing


        This is their auto-training such, they produce their own significance! Lithuania has the best defense against Russia in the world! Russia fucking does not need it! They will ask, take the hell!
      5. Valentine 28 October 2015 14: 08 New
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        Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are three purulent acne on the ass of Europe, which they do not need at all, but stink in the direction of Russia from them in abundance, because they suffer.
    3. andre 28 October 2015 11: 28 New
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      We must know that our allies are ready to protect us and, if necessary, fight for us. ”
      Pleased with this Borzysh, you fight there for us, and we'll see who to join later laughing
    4. Lord of the Sith 28 October 2015 11: 54 New
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      According to the commander of the US forces in Europe, Ben Hodges, "of particular concern to Russian systems that allow you to block access to a technologically superior enemy to strategically important objects." In particular, he noted the anti-ship missile systems and air defense systems.

      If they allow blocking, then they themselves are technologically superior.
    5. Valentine 28 October 2015 13: 41 New
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      Yes, you won’t drink the experience, but there were attempts, under Yeltsin, when he almost drank all of Russia with the defense industry together. And how cute and good we were for Uncle Sam and the whole of Europe then, when they indulgently patted Tsar Boris on the shoulder for the destruction strategic aircraft carriers.
      BZHRK and the Premier League. And now Borina lackeys Kasyanovs, Stankevichs, Nadezhdins and others. Merzot, continue his "business" ... And for some reason no one noticed, except for Russia,
      how the USA destroyed Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and then woke up, like a starving pack of dogs, when Russia came to the aid of Syria, a tantrum with verbal diarrhea began ... But, as the ancients said, you are not here, Russia rose from its knees with the Army, and the fight will be long.
  2. Vladimyrych 28 October 2015 11: 09 New
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    All this is heard, heard, read, reread. No need to pay attention to the howls of the Pentagon generals and the media that they are crushing. There is still work to do. A mountain of problems in the Defense Ministry and the troops. Especially in the military-industrial complex.
    The dog barks the caravan goes.
    1. figwam 28 October 2015 11: 13 New
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      Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Berzins recently said: “We need reliable deterrence. We must know that our allies are ready to protect us and, if necessary, fight for us. ”

      HA HA HA, is it for you Pindocs will die? Only for the loot! And you are just laying.
      1. vladnn2015 28 October 2015 11: 22 New
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        Quote: figvam
        Only for the loot!

        They are not going to die for the loot! Amers have too good a life!
    2. vladnn2015 28 October 2015 11: 14 New
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      Quote: Vladimir
      heard heard heard read

      Nothing wrong! Of course, you should not calm down, but you also need to confirm that everything is not so bad with us!
  3. kursk87 28 October 2015 11: 09 New
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    If the US is sounding the alarm, then Russia is on the right track
  4. cniza 28 October 2015 11: 09 New
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    Stop asking for money, it won’t help.
  5. 33 Watcher 28 October 2015 11: 11 New
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    How tired they are! That is why for some reason my neighbors absolutely did not care when I acquired civilian weapons. I wish there was rzhaka if they entered the arms race with me, so for parity laughing
    PS Comrades Lithuanians! Do not hope that no one will fight for you, they will not, they will give it back and will be glad that they have not been touched. An example before our eyes: for the Crimea, many fought ..? tongue Earlier examples, I will not excel, because you have your own alternative story there today ... laughing
    1. vladnn2015 28 October 2015 11: 17 New
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      Quote: Observer 33
      I wish there was rzhaka if they entered the arms race with me, so for parity

      Your neighbors are not your potential opponents (hopefully)! smile
    2. dauria 28 October 2015 11: 42 New
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      I wish there was rzhaka if they entered the arms race with me, so for parity


      Your neighbors have their own "NATO." Both the police and the brigade from the asylum will come. You, most importantly, give a reason. Well, he drank there, took a bite, and went out to raft through the crows. tongue

      And there will come "disarmament" and democracy.

      And the deployment of NATO in the Baltic states is our serious loss. And even though you look through the glasses, even without them, this is a fact.
  6. Stone 28 October 2015 11: 12 New
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    "The Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO, Indulis Berzins, recently stated:" We need reliable deterrence. We must know that our allies are ready to defend us and, if necessary, fight for us. "
    They themselves do not even believe that NATO will harness because of them.
  7. Decathlon 28 October 2015 11: 12 New
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    "... a technologically superior opponent ..."
    So it’s not so superior, if they “block access” to him?! Is it time to reduce self-esteem and scratch turnips ?!
  8. Kuzyakin15 28 October 2015 11: 15 New
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    Ndaaa ... we supposedly bark at Russia, and in case of a fight, if your neighbor gets angry, you have to clean his face, but at the same time do not forget and leave some money for utility bills and good food with good drinks.
    The psychology of a typical burrower.
  9. cniza 28 October 2015 11: 15 New
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    Quote: Decathlon
    "... a technologically superior opponent ..."
    So it’s not so superior, if they “block access” to him?! Is it time to reduce self-esteem and scratch turnips ?!



    Cognition does not allow us, but for us ... to make us. wink
  10. rf xnumx 28 October 2015 11: 22 New
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    Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Berzins said recently: “We need reliable deterrence. We must know that our allies are ready to defend us and, if necessary, fight for us. ”
    But who needs cockroaches, but for them you are just consumables and land for bases
  11. Victor-M 28 October 2015 11: 23 New
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    Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Berzins recently said: “We need reliable deterrence. We must know that our allies are ready to protect us and, if necessary, fight for us. ”

    The question is why? What kind of fat do they have from this? Rather, some losses. laughing
  12. AdekvatNICK 28 October 2015 11: 26 New
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    According to him, “the Russian army has probably become stronger than all the EU armies combined”
    However, “it’s still difficult for Russia to compete with the United States,

    it’s already obvious that this is not a long time
  13. dchegrinec 28 October 2015 11: 28 New
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    This is just what the NATO countries will fight for the Baltic States in the last turn. In this regard, the leaders of these countries are fooling around thinking that they are full partners.
  14. Mama_Cholli 28 October 2015 11: 29 New
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    But in yesterday's news, Siluanov ached that at current oil prices, Russia in 2016 will spend the entire stabilization fund and the next 2017-2018. a big budget deficit will begin. As a result, in his opinion everything will be so bad that I don’t want to talk.

    The oligarchs probably too much too much, about this ...
  15. AdekvatNICK 28 October 2015 11: 32 New
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    Show NATO this photo !!!!

    All-Union parade of athletes on Red Square. 1937
    1. Babr 28 October 2015 12: 13 New
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      Nda. Our sofa dystrophics hold on Red Square. NATO is "horrified." At that time, the people had a desire to be such. And the state contributed to this.
      1. Corsair 28 October 2015 13: 03 New
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        Nda. Our sofa dystrophics hold on Red Square.

        laughing It’s in vain, some “sofa dystrophics” will be wider across themselves (I’m not speaking to myself honestly) An hour on all GMOs, Hamburgers and additives people are widening and swimming only on the way.
        1. Babr 28 October 2015 13: 16 New
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          Are you in vain, some "sofa dystrophics" across themselves will be wider

          I came across this when the senior grandson went to school. Before that, he was a normal, agile boy. And then, by leaps and bounds, he began to grow fat. With difficulty he convinced his daughter-in-law that the reason was in all kinds of GMOs. Result. Everything fell into place.
          1. Corsair 28 October 2015 16: 45 New
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            Quote: Babr
            I came across this when the senior grandson went to school. Before that, he was a normal, agile boy. And then, by leaps and bounds, he began to grow fat. With difficulty he convinced his daughter-in-law that the reason was in all kinds of GMOs. Result. Everything fell into place.

            request Normal eating was not found, and even around aggressive advertising of any ram for children from the age of 3. I would forbid to advertise any junk food on TV until 21-22 hours and next to (not closer than 500 m) to build fast food cafes / restaurants (makhryaki, kfsniki, etc.) with schools and kindergartens.
  16. olimpiada15 28 October 2015 11: 33 New
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    Council to Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO
    -and don’t hope, it’s better to make friends with a neighbor and take away other people's warriors, then there will be peace in your country.
  17. shelva 28 October 2015 11: 36 New
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    Poor, they do not understand that it is they who defend Europe with their dead bodies - for this they are kept in NATO, and not in order to defend them.
  18. roskot 28 October 2015 11: 36 New
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    Russian Bastion complexes are able to sink the ships of the alliance shortly after the passage of the Bosphorus

    Why litter in your sea. We will find a place for you in our "Bastion" and in the Atlantic.
    But seriously, you should not flatter yourself. The work is endless.
  19. provincial 28 October 2015 11: 39 New
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    There is nothing to be afraid of the USA and the West. The most powerful armed forces of Ukraine in the world and their commander in chief, that’s who is dangerous.
  20. kepmor 28 October 2015 11: 41 New
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    Quote: Mama_Cholli
    But in yesterday's news, Siluanov ached that at current oil prices, Russia in 2016 will spend the entire stabilization fund and the next 2017-2018. a big budget deficit will begin. As a result, in his opinion everything will be so bad that I don’t want to talk.

    The oligarchs probably too much too much, about this ...

    If these liberals: Siluanov, Nabiullina, Gref, Ulyukaev
    and the "iPhone" with its thief ministers, will remain in their posts-SO AND BE, "Stopudovo do not go to the grandmother!"
  21. Santa bear 28 October 2015 11: 44 New
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    The ambassador of Latvia said that he needed to be sure that his striped accomplice would keep the door of Russia while he put under it.
  22. Buffalo 28 October 2015 11: 45 New
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    Berzins is a naive child. The Yankees are unlikely to defend them. - Not for that the Baltic "hot" guys were dragged to NATO and the EU. They will be forced to work out blood, membership in NATO, they will poison, like dogs, on hunting, a Russian bear in order to exhaust him and gain time. And what will happen to those mongrels, the Americans don’t give a damn.
    1. Flinky 28 October 2015 11: 59 New
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      What will they gain? An hour or two at best.
  23. ultra 28 October 2015 11: 50 New
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    Does anyone explain the meaning of posting this "analytical" material to me? requestPS I put a minus, the article is absolutely empty!
  24. Flinky 28 October 2015 11: 59 New
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    This is not the last butchert of the American "generals."
  25. Aleksander 28 October 2015 12: 01 New
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    “Of particular concern are Russian systems that allow the technology superior enemy to block access to strategically important targets.”

    What unclouded IMPUDENCE! The ability of Russia DEFEND troubling! angry
  26. slizhov 28 October 2015 12: 02 New
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    Putin once said that it makes no sense to catch up. It makes sense to immediately get ahead!
    That made no sense to build Instead of one aircraft carrier 12! It’s easier to release one boat of the Northwind type, which will pull everyone to the bottom and we’ll have enough of one “Admiral Kuznetsov!”
  27. Vadim12 28 October 2015 12: 04 New
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    I do not think that NATO allies will die for the Baltic countries. The "leaders" of the Baltic countries also understand this.
  28. roskot 28 October 2015 12: 13 New
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    Understand what they understand, but shit from them like from a skunk brigade.
  29. kostyan77708 28 October 2015 12: 16 New
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    “The Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO, Indulis Berzins, recently stated:“ We need reliable deterrence. We must know that our allies are ready to protect us and, if necessary, fight for us, ”” the apparently stupid Lithuanian ambassador does not realize that in the case of a big mess of such states like of what it represents, in the first minutes of the database they’ll roll it out as “God flounder” and there’s no one to fight for and defend someone
  30. Stiletto 28 October 2015 12: 17 New
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    Impudent, however. They, you see, are worried by a gun in the hands of a man guarding his own garden. And your own ass, which can suffer in the case when you have to overcome the neighbor’s fence.
    But the situation itself, when they are impatient to spoil in a strange house, having previously broken into it, they do not bother even once. Impudent and scoundrels, what can I say ... am
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    mihasik 28 October 2015 12: 20 New
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    Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Berzins said recently: “We need reliable deterrence. We must know that our allies are ready to defend us and, if necessary, fight for us. ”

    Who needs them to hell to fight for them. For the "sixes" are not fighting, it is a consumable. Baltic Natsik still have not learned common truths. True, they were always slowed down - probably it has not yet reached them!)
  32. cniza 28 October 2015 12: 29 New
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    Quote: Stiletto
    Impudent, however. They, you see, are worried by a gun in the hands of a man guarding his own garden. And your own ass, which can suffer in the case when you have to overcome the neighbor’s fence.
    But the situation itself, when they are impatient to spoil in a strange house, having previously broken into it, they do not bother even once. Impudent and scoundrels, what can I say ... am



    If they don’t speak about them, they will forget about it, plus the host will throw a bone for active barking, as well as NATO’s useless ambitions and buffer territories.
  33. Vladimir 1964 28 October 2015 12: 45 New
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    According to the commander of the US forces in Europe, Ben Hodges, "of particular concern to Russian systems that allow you to block access to a technologically superior enemy to strategically important objects." In particular, he noted the anti-ship missile systems and air defense systems.

    Judging by the publications on the site, poor Hodges, worried for the second month in a row, this is no longer normal and may contribute to the development of psychosis. This is me, dear colleagues, as a physician I say, I worked in the hospital as head of the personnel department for two years. yes
  34. Vladimir 1964 28 October 2015 12: 47 New
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    Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Berzins said recently: “We need reliable deterrence. We must know that our allies are ready to defend us and, if necessary, fight for us. ”


    And here I have doubts. The fact is that no one uses sprats in America or Europe, except for the countries of the former USSR republics. What is the Allies to fight for? wassat
    1. AdekvatNICK 28 October 2015 13: 39 New
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      for not letting Russia into the Baltic states. Feel the difference and our threat to them if our ships stand in the Baltic ports.
      It is this role of "prevention" that the Baltic states play in world geopolitics.
      1. Vladimir 1964 28 October 2015 21: 10 New
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        Quote: AdekvatNICK
        for not letting Russia into the Baltic states.


        Dear Pravdorub, you do not want to see the irony in my comment. And believe me, except irony, nothing more. But apparently I already do not get the irony. sad
  35. Myth 28 October 2015 14: 34 New
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    They only apologized for the 30th, in the west “February” went at full speed, I look forward to an upgrade of 70 laughing
  36. pasha88tt 28 October 2015 14: 57 New
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    Very good news for both us and Western countries!)) Keep it up !!!
  37. pvv113 28 October 2015 17: 40 New
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    technologically superior adversary's access to strategically important facilities

    Even standing head over heels in shit, the Yankees remain highly regarded about themselves. It seems that in order to bring down this arrogance, they must be drowned in the same shit
  38. voliador 29 October 2015 00: 45 New
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    Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Berzins said recently: “We need reliable deterrence. We must know that our allies are ready to defend us and, if necessary, fight for us. ”

    Yes, who the fuck you need!
  39. loaln 29 October 2015 09: 09 New
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    There is no need to talk excessively pathos about the successes of the RF Armed Forces in Syria, all the more, to connect this with a certain reform. We have never had any reforms. There were companies with the goal of destroying one or another key element of the Soviet state.
    Reforms always lead to IMPROVEMENT, and not to individual results.
    What we see is the ability to use modern weapons and the fact that the training system for professionals has not yet collapsed.
    But in general ..., the Russian army to the level of the Soviet, as to Mars, well, from strength, as to the Moon. Although, this is also not bad.
    Still, for so many years it has been ruined and cannot in any way be ruined.
    And, most importantly, a separate company is not a victory. Consider that now we see an analogue of the alpine hiking of Suvorov. There is a lot of effect and heroism, but the results .... ???
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    Lithuanian Ambassador to NATO Indulis Berzins

    "…ambassador Lithuania to NATO Indulis Berzins... "is something! .. A person with such a Latvian name and even more, a classically Latvian surname cannot represent Lithuania. On the contrary, one can still imagine, but Lithuania is one of the most mono-ethnic countries in Europe. If the author’s mistake is unprofessionalism with a capital letter: then the author, claiming analysis, not only does not own the topic, but simply does not navigate the basic situation in the Baltic states. If the error is proofreading, then the level of the technological process in the media is below the subfield. Although ... maybe it's a subconscious megalomania? After all, the blooper turned out to be worthy of the president himself as much as the States themselves: he also confused Austria with Australia. And in fact, what is the difference - Lithuania or Latvia - we are talking about global issues !!! Only the dual unity of form and content has not been canceled, and such a form kills confidence in the content. Having stumbled on this place, I literally forced myself to read the material to the end. (By the way, I’m not a specialist in the Baltic States at all, and I met such a person for the first time. Poyandexil - indeed, there is such an ambassador ... naturally, an ambassador Latvia!).