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Acknowledge the facts: the Russian army is being modernized and becoming a deadly military vehicle (The National Interest, USA)

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Acknowledge the facts: the Russian army is being modernized and becoming a deadly military vehicle (The National Interest, USA)



Fortunately, the Russian army has not yet become a giant. Nobody says that. But it is in this way that some "anonymous high-ranking Pentagon representatives" are trying to distort the legitimate concern of the top military leadership in connection with the threat posed by the Russian army undergoing rapid modernization.

Everything looks even worse when some journalists try to cast a shadow of doubt on the reputation and honesty of the officer who bravely tried to convince the administration of Barack Obama and the American people to take seriously the growing threat to the security of our country and our allies.

The modernization of the Russian armed forces and the challenge it poses for our country and the army have earned open recognition at the highest level of the Ministry of Defense. Explaining the need for the so-called Third Offset Strategy (Third Offset Strategy), Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Wark said that one of the reasons for this was the response to the challenges presented by the Russian army: “Russia is modernizing an army that experienced a strong decline in 1990's the early 2000s. Its naval and air forces operate with a long unprecedented scale, which includes a rapid increase in the number of trans-Pacific and global military operations. " The Deputy Secretary of Defense for Procurement, Technology and Logistics tells everyone who is willing to listen to him that the US is losing technological superiority over China and Russia in the air and at sea, in the field of electronic war, space, reliable communications and reconnaissance, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Generals in active service also say in plain text that the new, improved Russian army is challenging the US armed forces in the air, at sea and on land. Since the hearing about his appointment as head of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford has made it very clear that Russia is the number one military threat to our country. Speaking at the Center for International and Strategic Studies in March 2016, General Dunford went even further and said that “Russia represents the most serious range of threats to American interests. Despite a declining population and economic downturn, Russia has invested heavily in military capabilities. Putin recently laid the foundations of a wide range of military systems, including new intercontinental ballistic missiles, aircraft, nuclear submarines, tanks and air defense systems. We see some of Russia's newest conventional weapons in Syria and carefully monitor Russian development and operations in space and cyberspace. "

The new chief of the army general staff, General Mark Milli, made similar statements. Similar statements were made by the cadenza in charge of the supreme commander of the allies, that is, the head of the NATO ground and air forces, General Phillip Breedlove. In particular, he said: “Russia continues long-term efforts to modernize the armed forces. Recent actions of Russia in Ukraine and Syria showed dangerously increased ability to deploy troops, increased combat capability and the ability to provide supplies. Russia has studied US military operations and developed a doctrine for twenty years and formed an army capable of effectively resisting US and NATO forces. " The commander of the US Air Force told The New York Times that the Russian air defense capabilities threaten NATO’s free access to European airspace, including a third of Poland’s airspace.

The Russian army is still not giant, but already very close to that, and continues to grow. Its breakthrough from the time of the operation against Georgia casually carried out in 2008 is very impressive. The Russian Ministry of Defense constantly demonstrates its capabilities by conducting large-scale unplanned maneuvers involving from 40 to 100 thousands of servicemen from all branches of the military. They even talk about the first use of nuclear weapons. In operations against the Crimea and Ukraine, Russia has shown the unnoticed ability of good coordination of armored troops, artillery and air forces, along with the very successful use of electronic warfare, unmanned aerial vehicles and long-range artillery for detecting, disabling and destroying Ukrainian command posts operational level

Critics will try to convince you that all the talk about the growing military threat from Russia serves only selfish purposes: that, for example, the ground army wants to get more resources and increase personnel. But the National Commission on the Future Army, studying the challenges facing this type of army, came to the conclusion that "the alleged Russian doctrine and the ability to jeopardize American interests require empowering the army to withstand Russian tank forces, artillery, aviation and the puppet forces in their attempts to attack the European allies, be it part of NATO or another multinational contingent. "The commission seems to be on the same side as those who call for more investment in the army in view of the growing military threat from Russia. By the way, he the report recommends that an armored brigade tactical group be returned to Europe.

And when an article in a reputable online publication ignores convincing evidence of the seriousness of the Russian threat, preferring instead to focus on the identity of one of the participants in the discussion, you have to wonder why?

I usually refrain from overflowing my blog with quotes, as overly anxious students do in the hope of impressing teachers. But when I saw very sharp articles quoting anonymous sources and retired military, who were not able to honestly demonstrate balanced data from active military and civilian officials, I felt obliged to present the other side.
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http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/face-the-facts-russias-military-modernizing-lethal-fighting-16234
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  1. AFG-X
    AFG-X 19 May 2016 15: 34
    +14
    This is how you continue to engage in boltology. Discuss, prove, fantasize, beg and lie.
    And we will still purchase military equipment. laughing
    1. Andrey K
      Andrey K 19 May 2016 15: 44
      +25
      Tuftology in the title of the article itself: "Admit the facts: the Russian army is undergoing modernization and is becoming a deadly military machine." request
      That is, according to The National Interest, the Russian Army should have been preparing for dancing, and not for war wassat
      As soon as they realized that something wasn’t going the way they, the greatest in this universe, had assumed - analytic calculations, tips, tantrums immediately began ... request
      The Russian army is armed, trained and ready to "break", without regard to "exclusivity" laughing
      1. Altona
        Altona 19 May 2016 15: 51
        +11
        Quote: Andrey K
        The Russian army is armed, trained and ready to "break", without regard to "exclusivity"

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        When the United States realizes that it is impossible to bomb from afar and with impunity, then such a hysteria begins. And the fact that they will not be allowed to bomb them insolently and with impunity from the word "in general" scares them very much. Because even organized Iraqi farmers can twist their land army into a ram's horn, despite its formidable appearance.
        1. dmi.pris
          dmi.pris 19 May 2016 16: 26
          +8
          Organized, albeit betrayed by their generals, Iraqi dehkans could not do anything with the employees, and the Americans themselves will not be haggard, but beg money from the congress for war. How they do it is another question. Then everything depends on us, or rather those who are in the Kremlin and the government. Unfortunately, the president does not want to get rid of liberal seniors and those who are younger in leadership once and for all, and the system created by them is functioning and flourishing. Only a return to socialism and true popular democracy (and not democracy for the elect) will revive the country and at the same time put the amers in place.
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 19 May 2016 18: 31
            +3
            The screams of the US military are not surprising.
            Who are the USA? The USA is a representative of the civilization of the SEA (England, USA, the US Federal Reserve and transnational companies). The civilization of the sea, according to geopolitics, has always robbed the civilization of SUSHI (countries that either did not have ships or have limited access to the seas and oceans).
            Therefore, the military power of the United States in its history as a manifestation of the civilization of the SEA (the rise of piracy, coastal colonialism, the slave trade, banking, etc.), in principle, was never even PSYCHOLOGICALLY “imprisoned” for the independence and freedom of other peoples and countries (SUSHI civilization , whose geopolitical center, by the way, is now Russia) and recognized only its colonial domination over them.
            Therefore, the military power of the United States right now is not just the way the United States themselves exist, but, above all, a business means of subsistence for the American military themselves as successors of the work of sea pirates, who are now being served by the employer in the form of the US state.
            Therefore, the American warriors will ask for money for themselves in order to live comfortably, and at the same time yell about the Russian threat.
            1. Botanologist
              Botanologist 19 May 2016 19: 20
              +3
              I have had one question for a long time - and we on the site were not too keen on discussing all kinds of opinions and theories, instead of discussing weapons, programs, tactics and concepts in fact?
              And then, no matter how I go, someone said something to an independent one, then the Americans thought something, then the geyropa won’t understand Charlie Ebdo.
              WE ARE NOT FUCK?
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            3. 933454818
              933454818 23 May 2016 10: 51
              0
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    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 19 May 2016 15: 51
      +16
      Posted by Dan Goure

      Author Dan Gur, calm down please, the military budget for the Pentagon, the US Congress adopted, the Pentagon to master it. lol
      puppet forces in their attempts to attack European allies, whether in NATO or other multinational contingent. "

      the author is completely fool Judging by itself, the puppets are just the United States controlled.
      incapacitation and destruction of Ukrainian command posts of the operational level.

      Ah, aptor, well done, miners and Ukrainians volunteers are chasing the steppe, the Russian army, unfortunately, is not present, although you have been looking for it for two years and can’t find it. Burn Zhi Gur. fellow
      1. cniza
        cniza 19 May 2016 16: 00
        +6
        Quote: AFG-X
        This is how you continue to engage in boltology. Discuss, prove, fantasize, beg and lie.
        And we will still purchase military equipment. laughing


        We will conduct exercises and increase mobility, so do not even dream ... and better not look in our direction.
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    3. Grandson of Veteran
      Grandson of Veteran 19 May 2016 17: 07
      +6
      "... In operations against Crimea and Ukraine, Russia has shown a hitherto unnoticed ability to coordinate well the armored forces, artillery and air force, along with the very successful use of electronic warfare, unmanned aerial vehicles and long-range artillery for detection, incapacitation and destruction Ukrainian command posts of the operational level .... "
      That is, Crimea is still not Ukraine ?! Thank God, they have seen! wassat
    4. Grandson of Veteran
      Grandson of Veteran 19 May 2016 17: 15
      0
      "... In operations against Crimea and Ukraine, Russia has shown a hitherto unnoticed ability to coordinate well the armored forces, artillery and air force, along with the very successful use of electronic warfare, unmanned aerial vehicles and long-range artillery for detection, incapacitation and destruction Ukrainian command posts of the operational level .... "
      That is, Crimea is still not Ukraine ?! Thank God, they have seen! wassat
      Quote: Stinger
      We would need a tenth of your military budget, what would you sing then, are you our peacemakers?


      We have a ratio of 1/10. They have 500 lard (plus minus), we have 50 (plus minus)
    5. Grandson of Veteran
      Grandson of Veteran 19 May 2016 17: 16
      0
      Quote: Stinger
      We would need a tenth of your military budget, what would you sing then, are you our peacemakers?


      We have a ratio of 1/10. They have 500 lard (plus minus), we have 50 (plus minus)
    6. NEXUS
      NEXUS 19 May 2016 17: 26
      +6
      Quote: AFG-X
      And we will still purchase military equipment.

      It’s not enough to buy, it’s still necessary to master this technique, study and modify it again. hi
    7. Dmitry Toderes
      Dmitry Toderes 20 May 2016 01: 07
      +1
      The Americans are driving the blizzard. "Despite a declining population"

      In Russia, the population is growing. Already 146 million, although recently it was only 143. Well, of course, Crimea influenced there - all the same, 2 million, but the overall dynamics is positive, though very slow - about a few hundred thousand per year population growth - i.e. the birth rate slightly exceeds mortality, but exceeds and it pleases.
  2. savantol
    savantol 19 May 2016 15: 35
    +5
    Russia has shown up to now the unnoticed ability of good coordination of armored forces, artillery and the Air Force, along with the very successful use of electronic warfare, unmanned aerial vehicles and long-range artillery to detect, disable and destroy Ukrainian command posts of an operational level.


    This, of course, is good, but the author is clearly more of an inventor than an analyst .....
  3. Lieutenant Izhe
    Lieutenant Izhe 19 May 2016 15: 41
    +7
    these screams and "dancing with a tambourine" of the US military-industrial lobby
    "about the Russian-Chinese military threat" pursue an EXPRESS goal ...
    1. Yuri Y.
      Yuri Y. 19 May 2016 17: 02
      0
      Quote: Lieutenant Izhe
      these screams and "dancing with a tambourine" of the US military-industrial lobby
      "about the Russian-Chinese military threat" pursue an EXPRESS goal ...

      Of course not without it. But the fact that someone dares to pursue an independent policy infuriates them too. At least some amount located at the helm.
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  4. sir_obs
    sir_obs 19 May 2016 15: 45
    +7
    Well, the basic message is clear, as usual, the only deadly machine should remain the states. Nothing new. Everything else is just a bunch of words.
  5. Velizariy
    Velizariy 19 May 2016 15: 47
    +5
    Immediately laughter causes: "The deadly machine." Further reading is no longer hunting. Ski name. They create the image of an evil and demonic enemy. Death brings, not "democracy" ... The hamburger-eaters squint angrily as they read the title)
  6. Comrade Glebov
    Comrade Glebov 19 May 2016 15: 52
    +4
    We are the evil enemy. I was raised by Amer computer toys like Red Alert 1-2-3. Now I know exactly what needs to be done with stupid Americans and with their entire population.
    1. am_usa
      am_usa 19 May 2016 16: 03
      -18%
      What? Suck off?
      1. Major Yurik
        Major Yurik 19 May 2016 16: 16
        +7
        Quote: am_usa
        What? Suck off?


        Kysh, fuck, Yankees ubo.gy! am
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 19 May 2016 17: 30
          +4
          Quote: Major Yurik
          Kysh, fuck, Yankees ubo.gy!

          This is not the Yankees, but the Ukrainian fighter of the invisible Internet front. laughing Apparently he escaped from the Censor. fellow
      2. vovanpain
        vovanpain 19 May 2016 16: 46
        +9
        Quote: am_usa
        What? Suck off?

        Do you suck everyone off? Or do you get blacks a discount? Do you also give anal sex? tongueThere are no buggers here, so nasty, you made a mistake on the site. wassat
      3. Proud.
        Proud. 19 May 2016 19: 57
        +5
        Quote: am_usa
        What? Suck off?

        Why, it's gone !? In Moscow, the "seven-color" parade is banned again, and you don't know where to put yourself? Well, go and suck.
    2. 33 Watcher
      33 Watcher 19 May 2016 16: 12
      +2
      Quote: Comrade Glebov
      We are the evil enemy. I was raised by Amer computer toys like Red Alert 1-2-3. Now I know exactly what needs to be done with stupid Americans and with their entire population.

      And you know, you're right. After all, they themselves have grown up. After all, it was they who cultivated our country for 20 years. Is that what we get is a monster that got out of control? belay
  7. pavelty
    pavelty 19 May 2016 16: 03
    +5
    A declining population?

    According to the estimate (Rosstat), the population growth of Russia in 2015 amounted to 0.19%, or 277 people.

    Not thick of course, but not empty. And do not forget that now + Crimea))
    1. 33 Watcher
      33 Watcher 19 May 2016 16: 18
      +2
      I also drew attention to this phrase, and thought that the population had not been declining for a long time.
  8. 31rus2
    31rus2 19 May 2016 16: 10
    +5
    Yes, yes, as soon as you are stepped on the tail, you begin to look, and you yourself are pulling forces to our borders, building a missile defense system, it won’t
  9. Stinger
    Stinger 19 May 2016 16: 36
    +1
    We would need a tenth of your military budget, what would you sing then, are you our peacemakers?
  10. DATO8791
    DATO8791 19 May 2016 17: 13
    -1
    War with the USA is inevitable. And on the basis of this, I believe that the most important indicator of the army’s readiness is the ability of the troops to bear losses in manpower and equipment, the preservation of combat readiness of units under the blows of enemy troops, and resistance to losses in manpower. And our troops in that sense will give odds to the Americans. Another thing is that the loss of command and control will lead to monstrous losses. Therefore, the first task: everyone should know their maneuver, i.e. where to hit in the absence of control. The second task: by all possible means to strike deep into the operational formation of the enemy (including the Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean). The third task: the organization of the rapid deployment of 2 and 3 regular military units and formations capable of delivering deep strikes at the enemy’s base centers. Even if they harm us, then we must inflict no less, and due to combat resistance to losses, we have an advantage. But this, of course, is the most pessimistic scenario.
  11. iouris
    iouris 19 May 2016 18: 01
    0
    If the war with the USA were inevitable, then it would be won by the USSR, which had a project of building communism on a world scale. What project does the RF have? There are no human resources in the Russian Federation to wage such a war. Besides, Fridman is preparing to bankrupt Uralvagonzavod.
  12. Peacemaker
    Peacemaker 19 May 2016 18: 09
    +4
    Russian army undergoes modernization and becomes a deadly military machine (The National Interest, USA)
    Hmmm. I would like to see a non-deadly army ...
    The army and service, as it were, implies the ability to survive and kill, and the willingness to die. And not with teddy bears to play.
  13. Comrade Glebov
    Comrade Glebov 19 May 2016 19: 08
    0
    Quote: am_usa
    What? Suck off?

    A tempting offer, but how much do you charge for your "services"?
  14. Приговор
    Приговор 19 May 2016 19: 58
    +2
    And the evil Russians will soon bring down the moon from the sky. Right above the peaceful, defenseless and friendly Omeryga ... laughing Therefore, please give me money. And the more, the better. To protect ridge Omerigi! ... wassat
  15. Zomanus
    Zomanus 20 May 2016 04: 19
    0
    The army is being restored to the required level.
    Necessary in order to solve the tasks.
    Decide, and not die heroically when trying to solve, I note.
    After all, we remember that our enemy, well, very close to our borders, dug in?
    Moreover, it is so close that it is dangerous for us to beat him with a vigorous loaf.
    And here we need an army with such capabilities,
    so that the enemy’s enuresis would occur at the mere thought of making us a byak.