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Media: the rapid development of the Russian army took the Americans by surprise

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The US Armed Forces were caught off guard by the rapid and successful modernization of the Russian army. Today, the Pentagon talks about the need to urgently develop a plan to confront the military power of Moscow, according to an article published in the journal Politico.


Media: the rapid development of the Russian army took the Americans by surprise


If before the Pentagon’s tasks were global, such as, for example, the fight against terrorism, today the military see a more specific goal - Moscow, the article says RIA News.

“The main question today is to adapt to the awakening of the Russian military force,” said one of the main intellectuals of the American army, Herbert McMaster, who is the author of the actions of the Pentagon in the Middle East. Now he is trying to develop a strategy of confrontation with Russia.

“Obviously, while our army was fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, Russia explored the capabilities and vulnerabilities of the United States and began ambitious and, for the most part, successful mobilization of its own army,” said McMaster, speaking in the Senate.

Now "Russia has various missiles, rocket and cannon artillery systems that are more deadly than US artillery systems," he noted.

“In the US, military and intelligence officials fear that at the moment Moscow has an advantage in key areas. American armored vehicles are extremely vulnerable to Russian vehicles, say the military, and the T-90 battle tank, which has long been considered obsolete, can still have a decisive impact on the course of military operations, ”the article says.

Meanwhile, the “Russian Tanks so advanced that they are virtually invulnerable to anti-tank missiles, ”quoted the journal of the former US Navy serviceman, Potomac Foundation President Philip Carber. "The mortality of the new Russian weapons amazing, ”he added.

“The time has come for a general rethinking, and possibly a change in the structure of the US Army in case of open confrontation with Russia at the borders of Eastern Europe. Obviously, it is crucial how the US Army will look in the coming years, what weapons will be acquired, and how its training will be organized, ”the newspaper writes.

According to him, “after the end of the cold war, the American government“ was distracted ”from Russia for too long a period, during which Moscow managed to increase its own capabilities so much that awareness of this event took the American military by surprise.”
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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 April 17 2016 08: 39
    +27
    The stronger the army, the more respect, it’s not your nineties.
    1. Error
      Error April 17 2016 08: 45
      +21
      And then! They are now under this sauce will knock out money from the Pentagon! And then, airplanes will weigh gold
      1. Eastern block
        Eastern block April 17 2016 08: 48
        +2
        Quote: Error
        And then, airplanes will weigh gold


        They can afford it.
        For Russia, this, of course, is unacceptable. But this does not mean that this is absolutely completely bad. Think, not only do the "arms lords" profit from this money, but the military-industrial complex can afford excellent salaries for workers and engineers, excellent social security, and large annual bonuses. If the Russian military-industrial complex could afford this, would that be bad?
        1. Altona
          Altona April 17 2016 11: 45
          +4
          Quote: Eastern Bloc
          For Russia, this, of course, is unacceptable. But this does not mean that this is absolutely completely bad. Think, because from this money not only "arms lords" make money, but the military-industrial complex can afford excellent salaries for workers and engineers,

          -----------------------
          The rest of the economy also needs to be moved, and you will not be constantly making military equipment. The state cannot buy tanks forever, which means it is necessary to make other tracked vehicles, also non-military and modern. This is an example of course ...
          1. Eastern block
            Eastern block April 17 2016 13: 19
            +4
            Quote: Altona
            The rest of the economy also needs to be moved


            They also have no problems with the rest of the economy. Except, of course, for the explicit overproduction of lawyers and their derivatives. But such is their specificity.

            Quote: Altona
            The state cannot buy tanks forever


            Can. First, we are completing the army with the latest tanks today ... then - their modifications ... at the same time, we constantly purchase spare parts for equipment. At the same time, part of the equipment is delivered abroad. At the same time, the same spare parts flowing over the river also flow. Then the original tanks finally become obsolete, and we are launching production facilities for their disposal - and these are new sites, new jobs, new money contracts.
            1. Altona
              Altona April 17 2016 14: 42
              0
              Quote: Eastern Bloc
              They also have no problems with the rest of the economy.

              ------------------
              Judging by the flag, it may not be with you (in Britain), but in Chuvashia it’s just huge.
              1. Eastern block
                Eastern block April 17 2016 14: 54
                0
                Quote: Altona
                here in Chuvashia are simply huge.


                It was about the United States. Be careful.
          2. NEXUS
            NEXUS April 17 2016 13: 30
            +5
            Quote: Altona
            The rest of the economy also needs to be moved, and you will not be constantly making military equipment. The state cannot buy tanks forever, which means it is necessary to make other tracked vehicles, also non-military and modern. This is an example of course ...

            At all times, the defense industry has been the engine and locomotive of industry, science, innovations of any state, and Russia is no exception. For every defense worker there are 7-9 workers whom he provides with work.
            1. Altona
              Altona April 17 2016 14: 44
              0
              Quote: NEXUS
              At all times, the defense industry has been the engine and locomotive of industry, science, innovations of any state, and Russia is no exception. For every defense worker there are 7-9 workers whom he provides with work.

              -------------------------
              The defense industry is, of course, the engine of the economy, but the entire economy is somewhat larger and more complex.
        2. Blondy
          Blondy April 17 2016 13: 31
          +1
          Quote: Eastern Bloc
          They can afford it.
          For Russia, this, of course, is unacceptable. But this does not mean that this is absolutely completely bad. Think, not only do the "arms lords" profit from this money, but the military-industrial complex can afford excellent salaries for workers and engineers, excellent social security, and large annual bonuses. If the Russian military-industrial complex could afford this, would that be bad?

          Please note that all this is done for green paper, which we also pay, for example, with our RD180, that is, they are armed and for our money. what also needs to be kept in mind
          1. Eastern block
            Eastern block April 17 2016 13: 41
            +4
            Quote: Blondy
            Please note that all this is done for green paper, which we also pay, for example, with our RD180, that is, they are armed and for our money. what also needs to be kept in mind


            RD180 will not play a special role - the amounts are not very large. Especially within the state. I would cite as an example the constant purchase of American "securities" by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
            1. Saratoga833
              Saratoga833 April 17 2016 14: 11
              0
              Quote: Eastern Bloc
              the constant purchase of American "securities" by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

              But this would have to be radically revised and stopped financing the US economy at the expense of Russia! Drive out and shake up ALL of our financial bloc and set a new task to strengthen the Russian economy, not the US or Chinese! Get out of control of the US Federal Reserve!
              1. Cat man null
                Cat man null April 17 2016 14: 18
                -1
                Quote: Saratoga833
                Drive out and shake up ALL of our financial bloc and set a new task to strengthen the Russian economy, not the US or Chinese!

                - but Starball Saratoga put all this to manage! good

                Quote: Saratoga833
                Get out of control of the US Federal Reserve!

                - to Space, damn it .. no, you give Saratoga to the premieres! For presidency - later, while it’s too early yes

                So win (s) laughing
              2. Inok10
                Inok10 April 17 2016 15: 25
                +2
                Quote: Saratoga833
                But this would have to be radically revised and stopped financing the US economy at the expense of Russia! Drive out and shake up ALL of our financial bloc and set a new task to strengthen the Russian economy, not the US or Chinese! Get out of control of the US Federal Reserve!

                ... well, now be nice dear friend from this place and in detail, not with slogans! ... and, in detail and on the shelves, to explain how this happens ... I will willingly listen and carefully ... a, then from your slogans specifically already sick ...
              3. NEXUS
                NEXUS April 17 2016 15: 39
                +2
                Quote: Saratoga833
                But this would have to be radically revised and stopped financing the US economy at the expense of Russia!

                The percentage of the global economy in Russia is only 2%. Do you think that even if we stop investing in financing the US economy, will the states notice this much? Look at how much China is investing and compare the figures with our crumbs.
                Quote: Saratoga833
                Get out of control of the US Federal Reserve!

                To get out of the dollar's dependence, an alternative strong currency is needed. And even if the "golden ruble" returns as a real competitor to the dollar, it will not be possible to get out of the dollar field right away, since most of the world's transactions are made through the dollar.
                But if you somehow bring down the dollar overnight, think how many states will be buried under these ruins. And not the fact that Russia will not be among them.
                So today we cannot completely abandon the dollar, as we would not want to.
                First, you need a strong strong ruble secured by a strong economy of the state in order to speak unfounded about what you are saying.
      2. vovanpain
        vovanpain April 17 2016 09: 02
        +22
        “The main issue today is to adapt to the awakening of Russian military force”

        The main question for the mattresses is: -Congress, give me money, the Russians are at our borders.
        “The time has come for a general rethinking, and possibly a change in the structure of the US Army in the event of an open confrontation with Russia at the borders of Eastern Europe.

        Once we heard this, only such cries were from Germany.
        "After the end of the Cold War, the American government was 'distracted' from Russia for too long, during which Moscow was able to strengthen its own capabilities so much that the realization of this event caught the American military by surprise."
        This is when I left Russia alone, I don’t remember this.
      3. Delink
        Delink April 17 2016 11: 34
        +1
        Let them learn at their own expense to immediately bring to mind the planes for the money that they were allocated.
    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z April 17 2016 08: 54
      +7
      The US Armed Forces were taken aback by the quick and successful modernization of the Russian army. Today at the Pentagon they talk about the need to urgently develop a plan to counter the military power of Moscow

      Misters, do not confuse the Russian army with the armada of aliens constantly attacking you from the screens of your TVs!
      You might think that the Russian army is on the Mexican-American border and now it is armed to the teeth!
      1. kodxnumx
        kodxnumx April 17 2016 09: 23
        +1
        The United States and NATO are sweating after realizing what the Russian Army has become! And what's new in their fears they have been sweating for 1000 years thinking about the Russian soldiers, they remember how Prince Oleg pinned a shield to the gates of Byzantium so you are afraid to start thinking at such moments.
        1. Delink
          Delink April 17 2016 13: 25
          0
          they just nervously smoke on the sidelines)))
    3. Sura
      Sura April 17 2016 10: 07
      +1
      Here arrogance is frozen, so we missed the moment ...
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa April 17 2016 12: 25
        +6
        Quote: Sura
        Here arrogance is frozen, so we missed the moment ...

        And that too.
        But, it seems to me, either the CIA didn’t do that,
        or de * Bills from KNSH, Congressional commissions & K * mouth catching flies, believing in "Victory in the Cold War."
        Well, their story does not teach anything! And the wise sayings of korefei of military affairs do not read arrogant little things.
        Otherwise we would have remembered the words of Frederick the Second the Great: "It is not enough to kill a Russian soldier, he must also be knocked down."
        And now the "concern" of the Yankes is more like confusion: How so! All of us were assured that Russia would no longer rise, but she WONA HOW !!!
        Morally they lost to us, that's why they are afraid ... And who
        "He who is scared is half defeated. Fear has big eyes, one in ten will appear." - A.V. Suvorov.
    4. alexmach
      alexmach April 17 2016 13: 52
      +1
      The army certainly should be strong, but this American hysteria is not at all good. Just like that, for a red word, they will not increase tension
  2. pest
    pest April 17 2016 08: 40
    +2
    Yes ... The elect can be re-elected ... Not so exceptional.
  3. Error
    Error April 17 2016 08: 41
    +9
    We woke up with us, it was always a loader already already installed 64 tons! They still have neger charging
    1. Eastern block
      Eastern block April 17 2016 08: 44
      -8
      Quote: Error
      We woke up with us, it was always a loader already already installed 64 tons! They still have neger charging


      Apparently, their calculation here is slightly different: if a Negro skews from a hit, he can be replaced by a radio operator, for example. And if the automatic loader sticks, the tank becomes unworkable for a long time.
      1. Homo
        Homo April 17 2016 10: 11
        +10
        Quote: Eastern Bloc
        if a Negro skews from a hit,

        When hit, skew everyone and that's it!
      2. Alexey Lobanov
        Alexey Lobanov April 17 2016 12: 06
        +6
        Quote: Eastern Bloc
        And if the automatic loader sticks, the tank becomes unworkable for a long time.

        Well, no one canceled manual loading in the presence of a loading machine ... laughing
  4. gergi
    gergi April 17 2016 08: 41
    +4
    At their prices, the dolar printing machine will not stand it. Let them push, spend the budget, cut social programs, produce poverty. Russia is too tough for them.
  5. ALABAY45
    ALABAY45 April 17 2016 08: 41
    +2
    "... caught the US military by surprise .."
    It seems to me that this is also a huge piece of the work of our counterintelligence! "Committee members" can be proud ... soldier And then, I already began to think that all our defense developments in the era of "democracy and glasnost" only the "Murzilka" magazine did not publish ...
  6. Dimitrakis
    Dimitrakis April 17 2016 08: 41
    +3
    What is brother’s strength in truth. Who is right and stronger.
  7. Eastern block
    Eastern block April 17 2016 08: 42
    +8
    It is completely incomprehensible what the Americans fear. The Russian army is unlikely to ever go on the offensive - compared to the capabilities of the Warsaw Pact countries, it is still rather weak. Whereas NATO has only swelled over the past two decades. Again, the threat of a "non-peaceful atom" - what madman would dare to start a war? The entire power of the Russian army is aimed rather at preventing the possibility of an external invasion than for the actual preparation of the "Russian Blitzkrieg". Again, is China not worried about NATO at all? There, according to some rumors, the ground infantry alone - 60 million souls. This is in peacetime. And with the mobilization of the population? And China has nuclear weapons too. And the opportunities for instant replenishment of losses in equipment, manpower and ammunition - unlike Russia, are higher, due to the number of factories and industries.
    And the NATO strategy was chosen correctly: constant attacks on the weak economy of Russia. Wars are won this way. Especially if the soil is fertile. I’m not hinting at anything, but someone is constantly feeding the external debt of the United States, buying their "securities", thereby killing large sums of money, which, in general, there is not much in Russia.
    1. yuriy55
      yuriy55 April 17 2016 08: 55
      +3
      Quote: Eastern Bloc
      The Russian army is unlikely to ever go on the offensive

      Yes, you are right, the doctrine is different:
      We do not want any land,
      But we will not give up ours.

      Quote: Eastern Bloc
      Whereas NATO over the past two decades has only swelled up.

      I would clarify, not swollen, but "swollen" from impudence ...
      And it’s quite clear what the Americans are afraid of:
      And if an enemy is getting to us,
      He will be beat everywhere and everywhere!

      And, what is completely incomprehensible is who these are:
      Quote: Eastern Bloc
      someone constantly feeds the external debt of the United States by buying their "securities", thereby killing large sums of money, which, in general, there is not much in Russia.

      and why is there such a condescending attitude towards them? request
      1. Eastern block
        Eastern block April 17 2016 09: 07
        +4
        Quote: yuriy55
        And it’s quite clear what the Americans are afraid of:


        Why, the laughter is that no one has ever particularly climbed to them. Russian tanks in Europe began to be forgotten, the Baltic states, Poland, Ukraine broke away long ago and formed a reliable barrage belt (relatively, of course, reliable - they will not stop the breakthrough of the regular army, there simply will not be enough people and technical means, but they should form a sense of confidence), permanent military Russia does not carry out operations abroad - perhaps Syria, but where is Syria, and where is Europe and the United States ... I do not understand these "fears".

        Quote: yuriy55
        and why is there such a condescending attitude towards them?


        There is only a pool of guesses. Why, why, until ... we can only see the bare facts - large amounts of foreign currency were killed by the purchase of American "securities". That is, this money turned into vague "obligations" for the United States. Let me remind you that the United States did not pay a single copper to its faithful ally and major trading partner - Japan - on "securities" when the Japanese wanted to exchange part of the "securities" back for money. So what are the chances that the US will return the money to its "strategic enemy"?
        1. bovig
          bovig April 17 2016 13: 19
          0
          That is, this money turned into vague "obligations" for the United States. Let me remind you that the United States did not pay a single copper to its faithful ally and major trading partner - Japan - on "securities" when the Japanese wanted to exchange part of the "securities" back for money. So what are the chances that the United States will return the money to its "strategic enemy"?

          China, being a more formidable geopolitical rival of the United States, invests a lot more in "vague US commitments" ... They (commitments) are not so much "vague" as they are completely clear, but ... If this is not done, it will collapse overnight dollar and will pull the whole world into the economic abyss ... While this cannot be allowed without creating a "safety cushion". It is on this "front" that more terrible wars are being waged, they are unwanted in the theater of operations ...
          1. weksha50
            weksha50 April 17 2016 14: 18
            0
            Quote: bovig
            China, being a more formidable geopolitical rival of the United States, invests a lot more in the "vague commitments of the United States" ... They (commitments) are not so much "vague" as they are completely clear, but ... If this is not done, then the dollar will collapse overnight and pull the whole world into the abyss


            I, of course, am not a financier, so all the time I try in vain to understand this wording: "If the dollar collapses, the whole world will fall into an economic abyss" ...

            In particular, in Russia will a peasant farmer stop growing potatoes and wheat?
            Will the worker abandon the machine and stop releasing commercial products?

            We will not be able to buy anything from what we need, and we will not be able to sell anything to anyone, for the reason that the dollar said: "I am kaput"?

            There are a lot of mechanisms and tools in which the usual economic mechanism "commodity-money-commodity" will continue to function, it just will acquire some features ...

            The simplest tools are buying and selling for gold and rare earth metals, and even simpler is barter ...

            And all these tales sound from different exchanges, where this ssss.sana dollar is virtually assigned the rate and from where they shout to us - if the dollar is a khan, then you all have a khan ...
          2. Saratoga833
            Saratoga833 April 17 2016 14: 22
            0
            Quote: bovig
            then the dollar will collapse overnight

            If the dollar collapses, then Russia will not be either hot or cold! There may be some losses that are not comparable with those that our financial unit is now taking, purchasing paper that has not been confirmed and undermining the Russian economy!
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        3. lis-ik
          lis-ik April 17 2016 14: 26
          0
          But in this situation, the main thing is not to miss the moment when it will be necessary to urgently sell them (the United States will definitely not buy them back), here as in the pyramid the main thing is to get off in time. This is me about securities.
    2. Saratoga833
      Saratoga833 April 17 2016 14: 17
      0
      Quote: Eastern Bloc
      someone constantly feeds the external debt of the United States by buying their "securities", thereby killing large sums of money, which, in general, there is not much in Russia.

      Yes, not "someone", but quite certain persons with their passport data and whom Putin is afraid to drive away with a filthy broom and replace them with people who really care for Russia in soul!
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 17 2016 08: 45
    +2
    That is why striped ears are trying to "spread rot" to Russia in all directions, but the answer is always asymmetric. A peasant's ingenuity helps out. Instead of being torn to shreds as a result of sanctions, Russia is showing remarkable resilience.
  9. avvg
    avvg April 17 2016 08: 45
    +5
    In my opinion, the Pentagon has found in Russia a "potential enemy" to increase the military budget: "Russia is so terrible that we want more money."
    1. gergi
      gergi April 17 2016 09: 11
      +3
      Russia is really scary to these American creatures. The fact that it is independent, strong, self-sufficient and respected. Does not kneel and does not wait for mercy. Russia is afraid of them not because it is supposedly going to attack these creatures, but because it deprives them of the world LORD. This terrifies these humanoid ones.
  10. EvgNik
    EvgNik April 17 2016 08: 46
    +4
    If earlier the Pentagon’s tasks were global, such as, for example, the fight against terrorism, today the military sees a more specific goal - Moscow

    Plans, however, have become even more global. Waging several wars in different directions is far more global.
    “Russia possesses various missiles, missile and cannon artillery systems, which are more deadly than US artillery systems”

    They are asking for an increase in the "defense" budget. Alien territories.
    after the end of the Cold War, the American government was "distracted" from Russia for too long

    Something is hard to believe. Russia has never been left alone.
  11. 33 Watcher
    33 Watcher April 17 2016 08: 46
    +1
    I am always embarrassed, it is "off guard" ... How can one catch off guard what has been done for several years?
    Or when you shout "off guard", they give money more willingly? And the citizens are worse?
    Well, the demonstration is spectacular, I agree, well, that would have been taken by surprise, somehow, I can hardly believe it ...
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh April 17 2016 10: 17
      -1
      And what else should their generals say?
      Obama cuts defense budget for sixth consecutive year.
      But Russia and China, on the contrary, are constantly increasing.
      US ground forces cut back on 300,000.
      Joining, respectively, and technology.
      Only their fleet does not go under the knife. Even aviation purchases
      cut back.
      1. weksha50
        weksha50 April 17 2016 14: 23
        +3
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Obama cuts defense budget for sixth consecutive year.
        But Russia and China, on the contrary, are constantly increasing.



        Um ... Let’s even compare the territories and population, in particular, the USA and China ... Incomparably ...
        Now with Russia ... Yes, they have a larger population, BUT our territory is bigger than them ...

        And military expenditures are also immeasurable ... They are growing, but compared to the Amer’s expenditures, it’s a miserable ...

        So why worry so much to the same states ???
  12. yuriy55
    yuriy55 April 17 2016 08: 47
    +4
    “The mortality of the new Russian weapons is amazing,” he added.


    "The mortality of the new Russian weapons affects the enemies of Russia," I add ... soldier
  13. beer-youk
    beer-youk April 17 2016 08: 48
    +1
    “The main issue today is to adapt to the awakening of Russian military force,”

    Old song! Give more money for this adaptation, in the sense for a cut!
  14. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 April 17 2016 08: 49
    0
    Our USA is crying a lot, drowned a ball in the river, she will have to make a new ball.
  15. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 April 17 2016 08: 52
    +2
    US forces caught unawares by the swift and successful modernization of the Russian army

    Perestroika, detente and rebooting not only weakened Russia, but also the United States made it believe that Russia would not be reborn. Therefore, their intelligence also missed the Crimea and the rearmament of the Russian army.
    But everything happened contrary to US expectations.
    Russia has made a powerful leap forward and now in the world everything will no longer be as the United States wants ...
  16. vglazunov
    vglazunov April 17 2016 08: 55
    +1
    Russia does not attack, Russia defends itself against US aggression, expanding NATO bases and hysteria in Europe.
    Anyone who earns money by selling arms is the puppeteer of political processes.
    1. weksha50
      weksha50 April 17 2016 14: 34
      0
      Quote: vglazunov [b
      ] Whoever earns money from selling weapons is the puppeteer in political processes. [/ B]



      Hmm ... Russia seems to be [b] in second [/ b] place in the sale of weapons in the world, but we are not yet "puppet master" around the world ...

      For "puppeteering" you also need a powerful economy, and the army is stronger and more numerous than ours ...

      Our army is purely defensive, like military doctrine ...
  17. CORNET
    CORNET April 17 2016 08: 55
    +2
    Early they celebrated a victory in the 90s ... These insidious Russians! Again they outwitted everyone .. wassat
  18. Bosk
    Bosk April 17 2016 08: 58
    +4
    Nobody took anyone by surprise, it's just a good reason to "get out" more money.
  19. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov April 17 2016 08: 59
    +3
    It's also your fosterlings that are slowing us down! A little later you will see another "mother Kuzi"!
  20. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets April 17 2016 09: 07
    +3
    Regular squeals to increase the defense budget.
  21. Lincoln
    Lincoln April 17 2016 09: 08
    -7
    stupid uryakaly turns out to be not only the "property" of Russia. The in-iots have become clear.
  22. demiurg
    demiurg April 17 2016 09: 09
    +2
    Well, why not just say you need more money for the military-industrial complex. No, they remember us in vain.
    Although ... The development of a new tank is such a mega saw, the development of new electronics, a new engine, new steels for armor, a new gun, that's enough for everyone :)
    And somehow it turns out dishonestly. Ships in the United States in business (and there is a new one - Zamvolt, and there is a serial one), aviators generally saw the budget richly: both the F-35 and the new strategist are on the horizon. And what about land generals, sitting on a bare salary?
  23. karakuin
    karakuin April 17 2016 09: 23
    0
    Well, after all, neither take nor take, like a sore throat during menstruation.
  24. Tanya
    Tanya April 17 2016 09: 55
    +3
    Finally, they openly called a spade a spade. Some "proud and independent" countries (I will not list them, everyone already knows) are in fact "confrontation lines" for one exceptional one.
  25. volodya
    volodya April 17 2016 10: 19
    +3
    They probably thought we were here with bows and spears! Well done, they raised the army, after Gorbachev and Yeltsin!
  26. Leonid Har
    Leonid Har April 17 2016 10: 41
    +1
    Let them inflate the budget and cut it. Russia is neither cold nor hot from this. Let them try to poke around, rake in full.
  27. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 April 17 2016 10: 49
    +1
    “The main issue today is to adapt to the awakening of Russian military force,” said Herbert McMaster, one of the main intellectuals of the American army
    Get used to it!

    The plane is flying
    Motors are gone
    And you did not wait for us
    And we got into trouble.
  28. Brigadier
    Brigadier April 17 2016 11: 10
    0
    Jackals twitched! It's only the beginning! Oo-yo-yo !!! laughing
  29. ziama
    ziama April 17 2016 12: 17
    +6
    Ever wondered where this flattery comes from? Why is it being poured into our ears? You read this and begin to believe that we have the most modern army equipped with the latest weapons ... and the Americans ride on rusty abrams and somehow fly on the f-35. Why such an underestimation of a potential adversary? It is enough to look at the data from open sources to understand that their army is larger and well equipped. It is for the US for 10 years that the army was being sold out and falling apart (as it is now among the Ukrainians), among the amers it only grew and was re-equipped. Yes, we are in full swing restoration of the lost military potential, but this is not a quick process, these are YEARS in the plural. The percentage of this very "lethal weapon" and "power" in the army is extremely small, this can only be said for the first samples. Almost all combat units currently in service with our army were produced back in the 80s of the last century. I'm sure they're older than most of the commentators here.
    The fleet is 75% Soviet, 25% of new ships are small ships and boats, in other words, a mosquito fleet. The tanks are still Soviet for all 80% (if this is included in the 20% of new tanks, the modernization of old t-72s to the level of t-72b3). Things are better with aviation and missile forces, here the percentage reaches 35-40%.
    It makes sense to listen to this article in 10-15 years, then it will be like the truth.
  30. v.yegorov
    v.yegorov April 17 2016 12: 28
    +1

    According to him, “after the end of the cold war, the American government“ was distracted ”from Russia for too long a period, during which Moscow managed to increase its own capabilities so much that awareness of this event took the American military by surprise.”

    No, your Comanche leader called us a big gas station. AND
    what ambitions a gas station may have, compared to important, bold and
    smelly world Bedbug - USA?
  31. iouris
    iouris April 17 2016 13: 04
    0
    What do they write about the development of the Russian economy?
  32. Mercenary
    Mercenary April 17 2016 13: 44
    +1
    Well, what are you American "partners"? In the early 90s, you said that you would like to see a strong Russia !?
    Your wish is Fulfilled!
  33. weksha50
    weksha50 April 17 2016 13: 55
    +1
    "The time has come for a general rethinking, and perhaps changes in the structure of the US Army in the event of an open confrontation with Russia at the borders of Eastern Europe"...

    We live on different continents ... What kind of direct confrontation between the USA and Russia in the fields of Eastern Europe is talked about ???

    The territory of Eastern Europe makes up some not very large part of the territory of Russia ... Russia is huge, and we have all of the minerals to ensure our daily activities and the lives of future generations ...

    WE both Europe and the USA do not need a spirit ...

    And here you are - well, I would very much like to capture our territory, which you blabber about every day, since one talking head does not control the other ...

    Want to show up as uninvited guests? As the Poles say: "I ask Pan to Gilyak" ...
  34. Fucknato
    Fucknato April 17 2016 14: 11
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    They feel that the closing time of n (s) is approaching ...
  35. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 17 2016 15: 34
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    Now it’s our turn to drive the striped arms into the race, so that the score is 1:10, or even 1:20, we spend one striped 10-20, and they don’t catch up with us with quality, that’s a blunder.
  36. Yarik76
    Yarik76 April 17 2016 16: 03
    +1
    Dear comrades, all these articles are not about the army and the navy, their ratio and potentials, but about the money and the US budget. Well, by the way we are drawn into this race, 'I think so.
  37. Victor-M
    Victor-M April 17 2016 17: 05
    0
    “Obviously, while our army was fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, Russia explored the capabilities and vulnerabilities of the United States and began ambitious and, for the most part, successful mobilization of its own army,” said McMaster, speaking in the Senate.
    Now "Russia has various missiles, rocket and cannon artillery systems that are more deadly than US artillery systems," he noted.


    Oh, fear the jackals,
  38. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad April 17 2016 19: 40
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    Well, the "exceptional" turned out to be exceptional ignoramuses in intelligence, analysis of available data and forecasting! laughing
  39. gg.na
    gg.na April 17 2016 19: 48
    0
    America is investing more money in the development of its army of its armament of the fleet and other junk! She correctly invests a lot only because a lot because the same new airplanes cost a lot of money (one thing) and then this money is stolen mostly! So the real price of these planes is a broken rusty penny !!! Because they are not even able to really fly, not to mention the fact that they would engage in a real battle! Hence the huge amount of money invested in weapons that do not work! And so, not only with airplanes, so practically throughout their military industrial complex. In Russia, investments in the military-industrial complex are not so big, but much more efficient and with greater return everything is done! If so much to tumble into our military-industrial complex how many are dumped into the USA in your military-industrial complex, then our troops would probably be in deep space and would have mastered other galaxies long ago !!!
  40. Gost171
    Gost171 April 17 2016 20: 18
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    As for Jissus ... they say he rebelled. What was done for IT and the great-grandchildren of the bastards must answer
  41. PValery53
    PValery53 April 17 2016 20: 36
    0
    "The time has come for a general rethinking, and possibly a change in the structure of the US Army in the event of an open confrontation with Russia on the borders of Eastern Europe."
    - Would have taken better care of "in case of open confrontation with Russia on the borders of Eastern" Oklahoma and Western New Jersey, globalists, eprst.
  42. slava5553
    slava5553 April 18 2016 01: 11
    +1
    If the country does not want to feed its army, it will feed the army of its invaders.