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Media: the Pentagon needs to learn to conduct military operations from the Russian military

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Russia's actions in Syria should be a good lesson for Americans on how to conduct military operations, writes National Interest columnist Blake Franco.




“The main conclusion that can be made when looking at the Russian campaign is quite simple: in military intervention, an operation with clearly defined and moderate tasks turns out to be more effective than ambitious plans to overthrow regimes and build nation-states,” the author quotes. RIA News.

"First, Moscow was able to avoid falling into the quagmire of the Syrian conflict because it clearly defined its interests," the author writes. And the reasons, in his opinion, were to support President Assad.

“Many believe that the withdrawal of Russian troops announced by (Russian President Vladimir Putin) is due to increased campaign spending or war weariness, but they lose sight of the fact that the tasks have been accomplished,” emphasizes Franco.

“Secondly, Russia immediately decided on who its enemies are and who its allies are in the Syrian war,” he adds.

According to the author, “Moscow has relied on government forces whose opponents were not only Islamic State militants, but also any other groupings with priorities similar to the radicals.”

Damascus and Moscow “clarified who they will fight against, and this allowed them to find supporters,” the columnist notes. Allies were those who are interested in maintaining the power of Assad - these are, naturally, government troops, Hezbollah and Iranian volunteers.

“Thanks to these groupings, Russia has gained flexibility in choosing how to conduct a campaign in Syria,” he said. - There was no need to bring in ground troops, and Moscow was able to focus on other sub-goals of the operation — on improving coordination between units of the group stationed in Syria, on testing new military systems and demonstrating capabilities weapons for its future export. "

As for America, its main problem in Syria was the lack of a clear strategy. “At first, the White House used a harsh formula,“ Assad should leave, ”then the rhetoric became softer, and now the presidential administration is not at all clear if Assad should leave,” the article says.

“If the goals of Washington are to achieve the departure of Assad and defeat the IS, then it will be extremely difficult to fulfill them in the near future,” adds Franco.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Temples
    Temples 21 March 2016 16: 23
    +22
    With a hind mind the press is sturdy.
    Everyone knows, everyone is advised.
    Expert on expert.
    That's just the train is always late.
    1. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 21 March 2016 16: 25
      +4
      Learn while you have the opportunity. Here is a recommendation. They began to recognize the achievements of the Russian army.
      1. Pravdarm
        Pravdarm 21 March 2016 16: 27
        +7
        Russia's actions in Syria should be a good lesson for Americans on how to conduct military operations, writes National Interest columnist Blake Franco.
        If this observer was not fired for throwing mud at the valiant "command" of the US Army and the ruler, then someone needs it!
        Oh, yes, there are not enough boats, they feed sucks, and indeed there is little money !!! laughing
        1. FenH
          FenH 21 March 2016 16: 34
          +6
          Quote: Pravdarm
          Russia's actions in Syria should be a good lesson for Americans on how to conduct military operations, writes National Interest columnist Blake Franco.
          If this observer was not fired for throwing mud at the valiant "command" of the US Army and the ruler, then someone needs it!
          Oh, yes, there are not enough boats, they feed sucks, and indeed there is little money !!! laughing

          Now in the White House I’ll say that this is Putin’s agent and:
          1. rodin12
            rodin12 21 March 2016 18: 04
            +1
            who are these people out of buildings
          2. kodxnumx
            kodxnumx 21 March 2016 20: 06
            +1
            Quote: FenH
            Quote: Pravdarm
            Russia's actions in Syria should be a good lesson for Americans on how to conduct military operations, writes National Interest columnist Blake Franco.
            If this observer was not fired for throwing mud at the valiant "command" of the US Army and the ruler, then someone needs it!
            Oh, yes, there are not enough boats, they feed sucks, and indeed there is little money !!! laughing

            Now in the White House I’ll say that this is Putin’s agent and:

            In fact, where we came across the United States on the battlefield that Vietnam was Korea, and many where our weapons won everywhere, our instructors were more competent and trained much better! So it’s surprising that as soon as Russia got up it shook itself off after the liberal democrats of the 90s the whole world saw again result. Something like that.
          3. kodxnumx
            kodxnumx 21 March 2016 20: 23
            +2
            Quote: FenH
            Quote: Pravdarm
            Russia's actions in Syria should be a good lesson for Americans on how to conduct military operations, writes National Interest columnist Blake Franco.
            If this observer was not fired for throwing mud at the valiant "command" of the US Army and the ruler, then someone needs it!
            Oh, yes, there are not enough boats, they feed sucks, and indeed there is little money !!! laughing

            Now in the White House I’ll say that this is Putin’s agent and:

            These are those who shout you Surkovskaya propaganda, I don’t know how anyone but I was disgusted to look at them!
          4. g1v2
            g1v2 21 March 2016 21: 44
            +1
            Yeah, the test video and what a surprise I had at one time when it was this phrase that the shooters began to repeat. belay If anyone does not know what kind of video this is, then this is a five-column pilgrimage to the American embassy for instructions. As far as I remember, just in 2012. wink
      2. Alexey Z.
        Alexey Z. 21 March 2016 16: 45
        +2
        Washington’s main and only goal is WAR! War is everywhere, everything is with everyone ... away from the US borders. Nothing personal .... it's just BUSINESS! Well and as a bonus - the world domination of America.
      3. Now we are free
        Now we are free 21 March 2016 16: 46
        +20
        Actually, there is nothing new in an article by National Interest journalist Blake Franco. All these points and many others have been described by domestic analysts who are not inclined to both URAPATRIOTIC and ALL-SOLID burnouts.
        Russia did not achieve VICTORY OVER ISIS because for the INITIALLY SUCH A GOAL AND WASN'T SET, the Russian VKS accomplished by 4 + / 5 all the TASKS set before them.
        Short:
        Assad left in power
        Weakened the pro-American opposition (and destroyed for the most part, the core of terrorists prepared for "Export" to the CIS countries and the Russian Federation)
        Fixed in Syria in the form of (so far) 2 bases
        Disposed of a gigantic number of "old" bombs produced in the USSR
        We tested the latest weapons
        Logistic schemes of deployment and collapse of (by no means rather big) groupings worked out abroad
        Caliphate infrastructure and its replenishment from Turkey destroyed
        Visually demonstrated the advantages of Russian weapons for potential buyers

        I will modestly keep silent about the political bonuses acquired by Russia thanks to the operation of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the SAR, as well as about the "parade of ambassadors" from all over the Middle East (if not the world) to the Kremlin laughing .

        P.S. And yes, the bombers withdrew, but the air defense, tanks, artillery, MLRS, fighter jets remained + the latest MI-28 and KA-52 helicopters were added to them.
        1. Vladimirets
          Vladimirets 21 March 2016 23: 16
          +1
          Iskander, thank you, clearly, as always.
      4. st25310
        st25310 21 March 2016 17: 51
        +9
        Our helicopters are all for nothing.
      5. Lieutenant Izhe
        Lieutenant Izhe 21 March 2016 18: 05
        +4
        Learn while you have the opportunity.

        NOT ONE TIME! fool
        let them learn from the Afghan ... bulldozers crying

        (minus- "Mute" wassat )
      6. sherp2015
        sherp2015 22 March 2016 18: 53
        0
        Quote: oleg-gr
        Learn while you have the opportunity. Here is a recommendation. They began to recognize the achievements of the Russian army.


        M-yes ... And we would have to learn from them, or from someone else, the development of industry, but in our territory. And also the seizure in favor of the state from the oligarchs and other new capitalists of illegally acquired (simply stolen from the people) property with funds
        1. unsinkable
          unsinkable 22 March 2016 19: 15
          0
          Quote: sherp2015
          learn from them or from someone else

          Is it possible to clarify where * they * are located, and who they are * who * is there? No need to envy the one who managed to steal (which I also have no doubt about) because you were unable to steal. what kind of power was not, there will not be and will not be equal. PS I do not count on the pros. hi
    2. cniza
      cniza 21 March 2016 16: 27
      +6
      Don’t be afraid, we are not going to fight with you, unless, of course, you hide in war with us.
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    4. 79807420129
      79807420129 21 March 2016 16: 33
      +7
      Where were these experts before? Well, learning is never too late.
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 21 March 2016 16: 46
        +4
        Stupid to learn - only time to lose.
        "It's never too late to learn," the American general only managed to say, before the shock wave smashed the charred body into dust ...
        (From the science fiction novel "Russia answered or solo with" Frontiers ") wink
    5. Asadullah
      Asadullah 21 March 2016 16: 40
      +6
      Expert on expert.


      He is an expert and an expert in Africa, if the propaganda factor does not interfere in the matter. Previously, it was enough to bring an aircraft carrier to the shores, and the goal was achieved only by a demonstration of force. This spoiled the American establishment, and today's generation of politicians is guided by ancient legends. It turned out that even a full-fledged war does not reach American interests. What to do? There were no schemes with instructions for this, from that the country's leadership began to turn a question to humanitarian bosses. The humanitarian life of the West is entirely based on manipulation, deception and Machiavellian principles. This led to a series of color revolutions, distortions of the economy in threatening positions and the general principle of "holy lies". This all achieved the result, only the result turned out to be the opposite of what was expected. That is, in the coming years we will expect the West to search for new solutions, and, therefore, objective and truthful publications. Since the lie does not find answers, it deceives not only the one to whom it is applied, but also the liar himself.
      1. midivan
        midivan 21 March 2016 19: 08
        +2
        Quote: Asadullah
        The humanitarian life of the West is completely based on manipulation, deception and Machiavell principles

        and their main mistake is that we also read Kolyan Machiavelli's identity, and perhaps even read the Sovereign's GDP, thought it to his nose, looked at what was happening and pushed the chessboard aside putting on a kimono angry
      2. Corsair
        Corsair 22 March 2016 10: 36
        +1
        Quote: Asadullah
        It turned out that even a full-fledged war does not reach American interests. What to do? There were no schemes with instructions for this, from which the country's leadership began to turn to humanitarian bonuses with a question.

        As stated in one documentary, the Amer government uses three types of tools to achieve its goals in other countries:
        1. An uncle arrives with a suitcase of money to the rulers (half of the EU).
        2. If the first point is not passed, or if the existing rulers are not happy with something, the uncle with a suitcase comes to other people who want to steer - color revolutions (Ukraine, Egypt).
        3. If the first two options have not passed, they declare a country with undemocratic values ​​and stupidly bomb them (Libya, Yugoslavia, Iraq and a bunch of other countries).
        Other instruments have not yet been invented, but imperial ambitions do not allow simply reaching an agreement and looking for workarounds request
        Controlled chaos is some kind of absurdity, and attempts to use the Roman Divide and Conquer, helping the weak to fight the strong - with the enormous economic dependence of countries on each other in our time, leads to big excesses or dead ends, for example, the Iraqi Kurds and Turks.
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    7. demchuk.ig
      demchuk.ig 21 March 2016 17: 22
      +3
      Quote: Temples
      With a hind mind the press is sturdy.
      Everyone knows, everyone is advised.
      Expert on expert.
      That's just the train is always late.

      Westerners and Americans do not understand Putin’s steps at all - what was it, why did he do it, what will he do next? Therefore he is furious, he is replaying them.
    8. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
      Andrei from Chelyabinsk 21 March 2016 18: 14
      +1
      Quote: Temples
      Hind Press Strong Anostrannaya

      Well, at least these are not shouts of "The Russians lost in Syria and they crawled home with a grain of salt."
      Yes, in hindsight, but in fact, the case is still. For the West, great progress, however! laughing
    9. st25310
      st25310 21 March 2016 21: 46
      +2
      They have not seen the construction battalion))
      these animals in general))
      1. field engineer
        field engineer 21 March 2016 22: 00
        +1
        And railway troops.
  2. flay
    flay 21 March 2016 16: 24
    +6
    It is hard to learn if the approaches are different!
    Our vector to maintain, to capture them!
    It doesn’t work, the swan has a pike .... hi
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 21 March 2016 17: 00
      +14
      It is one thing when a military matter is in blood, passed from generation to generation, to get it out of secret zagashniks, polish it and again "damask" will shine. And, if the skill in military affairs was absorbed into the rear hemispheres of the brain from Hollywood films, under a can of Coca-Cola and a bag of cornflakes ...

      Yes ... about Swan, Cancer, Pike and ... Monkey

      Once a Swan, Cancer and Pike
      Thought to play a quartet.
      They put the monkey in a pose,
      They tear, tear ... But there is still no music ... request

      Moral: How many Monkeys don’t say that fighting with Russia is useless and dangerous to health, she still does not want to understand anything ...
  3. vanavatny
    vanavatny 21 March 2016 16: 25
    +4
    it pleases me that the GDP in foreign policy, apparently, doesn’t give a damn or is scolded by highly trained partners from abroad, thanks for that hi
  4. soroKING
    soroKING 21 March 2016 16: 26
    +3
    learn, amateurs good
  5. siberalt
    siberalt 21 March 2016 16: 26
    +4
    A paradigm shift in the development of world history is characteristic of Russian civilization. There is nothing to be done. hi But this has not made anyone worse yet. We were the first to recognize the United States and China and many others. But..! History has not yet dotted the i's. Everything is still ahead and time will tell.
  6. bronik
    bronik 21 March 2016 16: 27
    +3
    testing new military systems and demonstrating the capabilities of weapons for their future exports

    Advertising turned out to be an extra class!
  7. Abbra
    Abbra 21 March 2016 16: 30
    +3
    So the students have appeared ... Cho is gone !!! fellow
  8. ImPerts
    ImPerts 21 March 2016 16: 31
    +4
    And also two full-fledged bases appeared, where before there was only an MTO point soldier
    1) Helped Assad;
    2) Announced their return to the world stage;
    3) tested the new items;
    4) entrenched in the Middle East hi
    1. Spnsr
      Spnsr 21 March 2016 16: 50
      +3
      Quote: ImPerts
      And also two full-fledged bases appeared, where before there was only an MTO point soldier
      1) Helped Assad;
      2) Announced their return to the world stage;
      3) tested the new items;
      4) entrenched in the Middle East hi

      another item to be added
      5) Advertised our equipment (with a large assortment!)
      but in essence they declared that we can, showed how we are doing! and showed that we get it all over Eurasia !!!
      1. Spnsr
        Spnsr 21 March 2016 20: 38
        0
        it's nice that boats with river-sea missiles, and that’s to the Vikings and to the Greeks and then back again !!!
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 21 March 2016 16: 34
    +2
    To study, study and study, as the great Lenin bequeathed, as the Communist Party teaches. So striped, and you say.
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 22 March 2016 07: 22
      0
      Well, who put the minus, let it remain a moron.
  10. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 21 March 2016 16: 35
    +4
    They would be in the shoes of Russia, maybe they would also learn how to fight as people, and not as dolts ...... s. How many times Russia was on the verge of destruction, but with honor out of trouble, life forced. Although they would hardly have learned, they are shaking too much in their lifetime, they will not go with a grenade under a tank or chest for an embrasure, the gut is thin.
  11. demo
    demo 21 March 2016 16: 43
    +6
    Our success in Syria is not due to what this observer says.
    We relied on the legitimate president of Syria, from whom we tried to take power illegally.
    But the matter would not be limited only to removal from power.
    In the end, the entire Alawite population would be massacred.
    With them, Christians would disappear.
    And some of the Muslims think differently.
    Those. ahead is a terrible end.
    It is these people who will fight to the end.
    They have nothing to lose.

    The correct accents made by our management and allowed us to achieve positive results.

    That overthrow the legal authority is always cheaper.
    Putting order is more expensive.

    Probably if we supported the legitimate president of Ukraine - Yanukovych (fie on him), maybe there would have been neither Donbass, nor Odessa.
    1. digo
      digo 21 March 2016 18: 43
      +2
      Quote: demo
      Probably if we supported the legitimate president of Ukraine - Yanukovych (fie on him), maybe there would have been neither Donbass, nor Odessa

      Perhaps there would have been a chance ... if Yanukovych had remained in the country (like Assad) and fought until his last breath, and not for power, but for his people (because you can kill for power, but die for power it makes no sense - it will stop) ... but the bad luck "WOULD" interfere ...
    2. Spnsr
      Spnsr 21 March 2016 20: 53
      0
      Quote: demo
      Probably if we supported the legitimate president of Ukraine - Yanukovych (fie on him), maybe there would have been neither Donbass, nor Odessa.

      not allowed! otherwise we would be an aggressor, and not for the world community, it does not touch at all, but for our relatives
      it’s nothing that there are few people on the site who have relatives there, but we have half of Russia who come from Little Russia!
  12. WHITE CAT
    WHITE CAT 21 March 2016 16: 49
    +3
    But in my opinion the journalist writes something about the wrong thing. The Pentagon and military operations are incompatible concepts. In general, they are doing everything right. A well-conducted operation and a defeated enemy mean that there is no war and accordingly receive dividends from this in the form of awards, ranks and positions, and most importantly, money also cannot be ... And you say. Conflicts are burning, or rather smoldering, and the broth from this drips constantly. All the way.
  13. RUSIVAN
    RUSIVAN 21 March 2016 16: 49
    +3
    Media: The Pentagon needs to learn how to conduct military operations with the Russian military.
    Such is the truth of life: Before the intervention of Russia (not only about Syria), everyone teaches us, after the intervention everyone learns from us ...
    So it was, it is, and it will always be so ...
  14. RomanS
    RomanS 21 March 2016 16: 52
    +2
    Finally, Western observers have recognized that in foreign policy it is important to implement the declared declarations. Against this background, the United States looks dull ...
  15. Valera999
    Valera999 21 March 2016 17: 03
    +9
    It was not enough for the Pentagon to learn from Russia. If the Yankees begin, since the VKS is at war, then the whole world will lie under them. So let them tear)))
    1. MARK
      MARK 21 March 2016 17: 23
      +3
      Quote: Valera999
      It was not enough for the Pentagon to learn from Russia. If the Yankees begin, since the VKS is at war, then the whole world will lie under them. So let them tear)))

      Excellent spoken ..! yes THIS IS NOT TEACHED TO TOM, how we are at war! It is in the soul and blood ..
  16. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 21 March 2016 17: 03
    +3
    The Pentagon needs to learn how to conduct military operations with the Russian military

    Let everything remain as it is better ...
  17. atamankko
    atamankko 21 March 2016 17: 46
    +1
    Never "exceptional" understand what is
    Russian character, therefore it is useless to teach them.
  18. Altona
    Altona 21 March 2016 17: 53
    +6
    A short warning to lovers of "hybrid" and "hot" wars and others who want to fight with Russia for 7 days, 3 days, annex Kaliningrad by Germany, return Crimea to Ukraine and other such nonsense.
    1. Spnsr
      Spnsr 21 March 2016 20: 57
      +1
      Quote: Altona
      A short warning to lovers of "hybrid" and "hot" wars and others who want to fight with Russia for 7 days, 3 days, annex Kaliningrad by Germany, return Crimea to Ukraine and other such nonsense.

      a little bit wrong in the picture!
      “We do not start wars, we end them!”
  19. rosstov
    rosstov 21 March 2016 17: 56
    +3
    Unfortunately, this is not a very typical view for Western media. National Interest always takes a very balanced and often almost pro-Russian side. So this is not an indicator, the Western world is slowly but surely becoming a madhouse, the mind there is not a frequent occurrence in politics, and no special changes in the opposite direction are expected
  20. kiparis
    kiparis 21 March 2016 18: 05
    +1
    This expert would be right if the US mission was to fight ISIS. It seems to me that the main task of the United States was to overthrow Assad with the hands of ISIS. Hence the "accidental" replenishment of the Basmachi with weapons and ammunition, hence the bombing of excavators, hospitals, etc. When the Pentagon needs it, it does the right thing. Yugoslavia, Libya, etc. So, I think that Russia in Syria has broken plans for this Pentagon and it is necessary to wait for some kind of skoda from them. Dragging out the negotiations on the observance of the ceasefire, however, is out of this opera party. So. that their failures are just other goals.
  21. Stinger
    Stinger 21 March 2016 18: 14
    +3
    The goals are really different. Assad has to leave them; America has no business with us. They wanted to remove it by force, but after a little help, Assad had to abandon this venture and begin to negotiate. Hence the moral: do not raise your legs up in front of the impudent exceptional.
  22. killganoff
    killganoff 21 March 2016 18: 21
    +2
    First ask a question: does the Pentagon need effective operations, or do they need a demonstration of actions with complete inaction?
  23. Senior manager
    Senior manager 21 March 2016 18: 40
    +1
    The situation is very simple - BLA-BLA, or ON - by facial expression. Specific actions in a specific situation, RUSSIA she is.
  24. digo
    digo 21 March 2016 19: 04
    +2
    Media: the Pentagon needs to learn to conduct military operations from the Russian military

    fool Bullshit ... How can you learn to fight in Russia? It is necessary first to withstand hundreds of 3-4 wars for three hundred years, so that the entire multinational people (in whom it sits in the blood) are small and large, capable of joining the enemy in a united front angry (alas, just with next the enemy negative ) ... Well, and teach the will and strength of mind? - it is either there or not (and in Russia they are born with this, although many do not even know about it laughing ) ...
    Let them take a chance ...
    1. Yuyuka
      Yuyuka 22 March 2016 00: 15
      0
      Media: the Pentagon needs to learn to conduct military operations from the Russian military

      fool Nonsense ... How can you learn to fight in Russia? It is necessary first to withstand hundreds of 3-4 wars for three hundred years, so that the whole multinational people (who have it in their blood) are young and old, able to join the battle with the enemy angry from a united front (alas, just with another negative enemy) .. Well, and teach the will and strength of mind? - it is either there or not (and in Russia they are born with this, although many do not even know about this laughing) ...
      Let them take a chance ...


      what is even more incomprehensible to their minds is that with all the rich experience accumulated over hundreds of years, even with a strong army and the ability to capture or destroy the enemy, we are struggling to resist from unleashing a war, until the last chance we use the opportunity to solve all peacefully. It's not for nothing that we have the song "Do the Russians Want War". We know too well what this leads to ... And the West ... It remained a colonizer in psychology. Russia raised and educated her colonies, so to speak, sometimes to her own detriment. A simple example - in the Soviet Union, the supply of all the republics was much better than the Russian Federation, and these n (artners) s robbed in the past centuries and left behind chaos and devastation, and now ...hi
  25. Goldmitro
    Goldmitro 21 March 2016 20: 04
    0
    “If the goals of Washington are to achieve the departure of Assad and defeat the IS, then it will be extremely difficult to fulfill them in the near future,” adds Franco.

    And the fall of Assad to Fashington already seemed so close! But the short and decisive blow of our VKS on the whole band of thugs-thugs engaged by the West to overthrow Assad, which led to heavy losses on their part and retreat on all fronts with the loss of initiative and the opening of the possibility, on the initiative, again, of Russia, in organizing a ceasefire with Syrian opposition groups interested in preserving the Syrian state (and not some caliphate) turned out to be the strongest blow to the pin ... wasps and their plan! Full Bummer! And now they were even further from their goal compared to when they conceived and began their operation to remove Assad a few years ago! There is something to get upset and nervously scratch your turnip!
  26. Sergey60
    Sergey60 21 March 2016 22: 07
    0
    Let them learn when we do our work
  27. iouris
    iouris 22 March 2016 09: 09
    0
    It is impossible to learn the Pentagon in this case: US policy pursues diametrically opposite goals and is aimed at the destruction of states, the overthrow of legitimate governments, and not their support.
  28. mr.grin19z
    mr.grin19z 22 March 2016 11: 31
    0
    there is no one to study
  29. caravay2011
    caravay2011 22 March 2016 15: 29
    0
    Learning when it’s not too late, it’s too late to drink barges when the kidneys have sat down