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Carter: The United States is ahead of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, which have "relatively high opportunities", and this advantage should remain

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America must maintain a military advantage over China and Russia, including in the ocean, reports RIA News statement by the head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter.


Carter: The United States is ahead of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, which have "relatively high opportunities", and this advantage should remain


“Of course, we have rivals, I hope there will never be aggressors. Countries like Russia and China that have relatively high opportunities and that we are ahead. But we have to stay ahead, ”
said Carter, speaking at the naval base in Connecticut.

The American fleet is making a major contribution to this leadership, he noted.

“I am sure that it (the superiority) will continue in the future, but this is not right by birth, we have to work on it. We are investing in this, and we will continue to do so. We have to be innovative, technologically advanced and have really good people, ”added Carter, referring to the military and defense industry workers.
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  1. Sly
    Sly 25 May 2016 10: 41
    +20
    They are either ahead, or behind - some kind of swing)
    1. Vend
      Vend 25 May 2016 10: 43
      +8
      Carter: The United States is ahead of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, which have "relatively high opportunities", and this advantage should remain
      So keep thinking. Then there will be a surprise. You can’t get far at PR alone, and the USA is too keen on creating public relations. Even they themselves begin to believe in them.
      1. DMB_95
        DMB_95 25 May 2016 10: 55
        +11
        Carter: “We have to have really good people.” The new LGBT commander of the ground is apparently very good! In the bed... laughing
        1. Thrall
          Thrall 25 May 2016 11: 02
          +1
          statement by Pentagon chief Ashton Carter

          And this is the nonsense that told how 4 of our cruise missiles, not reaching the Caspian Sea to Syria, fell in Iran smile
          1. Inok10
            Inok10 25 May 2016 11: 24
            +6
            The American fleet is making a major contribution to this leadership, he noted.

            ... well, well ... let's wait and see ... who will be cooler than the Zircon hypersonic anti-ship missile system or the vaunted Arlie Burke, as far as I remember, starting with DDG-75, the Vulcan Flanx mattress mats do not even set ... astonishing arrogance .. . and, the carrier "Zircon" can be any surface ship of the Russian Navy equipped with UKSK, that is, even MRK with a displacement of 800 tons. ... laughing
            1. Telakh
              Telakh 25 May 2016 12: 25
              +1
              Let them, let them be ahead. The Limes also tried to save the grand fleet with the largest fleet, riveting dreadnoughts from the last strength. And everyone knows what happened with the advent of the submarine fleet and modern weapons.
          2. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov 25 May 2016 12: 47
            0
            Quote: Thrall
            And this is the nonsense that told how 4 of our cruise missiles, not reaching the Caspian Sea to Syria, fell in Iran

            Yes it's him. There are all like him.
          3. sgazeev
            sgazeev 25 May 2016 14: 41
            +1
            He just wanted and seemed. hi
          4. bert123
            bert123 26 May 2016 03: 47
            -1
            Of course, of course, your cruise missiles are the most cruise in the world. How much time have you been helping Assad with a zero result?
    2. HAM
      HAM 25 May 2016 10: 44
      +10
      It all depends on whether you beg for money or reassure taxpayers ...
      1. oldseaman1957
        oldseaman1957 25 May 2016 10: 53
        +1
        Quote: HAM
        Carter: the US is ahead of the Russian Federation and China,

        - Dreaming is not harmful. But it seems more like him, like Obama, to persuade themselves. People are getting smaller ...
        1. Leto
          Leto 25 May 2016 11: 06
          -12%
          Quote: oldseaman1957
          To dream is not harmful.

          Did you just notice that, with your frail and ancient fleet, where are they against the modern red-banner (sometimes twice) Russian fleet?
          Quote: oldseaman1957
          But it seems more like him, like Obama, to persuade themselves. People are getting smaller ...

          Yes, they amuse themselves there with the faint hope that with ten of them they can fill up where they are ... here are bl Khibiny, calibers ... buckets with bolts in orbit ... in general, take off your hat, prepare for battle ...
          1. bulvas
            bulvas 25 May 2016 11: 15
            +4
            Quote: Leto
            Quote: oldseaman1957
            To dream is not harmful.

            Did you notice this precisely, with your frail and shabby fleet, where are they against the modern red-banner (sometimes twice) Russian fleet?
            Quote: oldseaman1957
            But it seems more like him, like Obama, to persuade themselves. People are getting smaller ...

            Yes, they amuse themselves there with the faint hope that with ten of them they can fill up where they are ... here are bl Khibiny, calibers ... buckets with bolts in orbit ... in general, take off your hat, prepare for battle ...


            So this is who has what goals.

            We are not going to fight with them in the ocean, and we are not going to attack the territory of the USA and we don’t need to be a world gendarme either

            Protect yourself, your allies, answer if necessary,
            make money selling weapons - what are the doubts?



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          3. DMB_95
            DMB_95 25 May 2016 14: 42
            0
            Quote: Leto

            ... here bl Khibiny, calibers ... buckets with bolts in orbit ... in general, take off your hat, prepare for battle ...

            Why the hell to go around so crazy where everything has long been clear? We are not going to climb into the NATO-vskoy (and shtatovskoy) dump without extreme necessity. And the one who gets to us, we just kill. Even if we perish ourselves, we will have time to kill. And not hats.
        2. My doctor
          My doctor 25 May 2016 11: 49
          0
          Quote: oldseaman1957
          Dreaming is not harmful

          And you yourself do not dream by chance that it would only be dreamed of, but not really? But the fact is that Russia does not strive for superiority, it is more important for the country to protect the coastal zone and ensure the submarines with nuclear weapons on duty.
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 25 May 2016 11: 55
            +5
            Quote: MyVrach
            But the fact is that Russia does not strive for superiority, it is more important for the country to protect the coastal zone and ensure the submarines with nuclear weapons on duty.

            This is at the first stage. But in the future, in any case, there will be a need for the "presence" of our forces to support the interests of the Russian Federation around the world. (The story of the 5th Mediterranean squadron comes to mind). But for now, you are right here, you need to strengthen the coastal zone and sea, so that such "smart people" as Turkey, Japan and others like them could not even think something against us in these waters.
            Well, after the 20th year, God forbid, we will begin to build ships of the ocean zone.
            1. weksha50
              weksha50 25 May 2016 13: 03
              +2
              Quote: NEXUS
              they couldn’t even think something against us


              Totally agree with you...

              We need the armed forces, which, not to mention the notorious superiority, could not only reliably protect our country, but also punish the potential aggressor ...

              And what about "superiority" ... Something smiled and inspired an analogy with the bad pupil-parrot of the US states - Ukraine ...

              Notice or hear: "Ukraine - over the mustache" ... "The United States - over the mustache" ... There is something in common ...

              However, Ukraine is trying, without noticing it, to copy its enemy-aggressor-neighbor ...
              Now she has the most combat-ready on the continent army ... And by 2020 (!!! - noticed an analogy?) is going to have such a fleet ...

              Well, and the most efficient - is, as I understand it, in their understanding - is it superior to all the armies of this notorious continent ???

              PS It seems that by comparing US debts and their own, Ukrainian politicians began to believe that the US and Ukraine are kindred spirits ... However, the debts are debt, but the level of the economy is somewhat different ... But is it poor to explain ???
              1. NEXUS
                NEXUS 25 May 2016 13: 28
                +2
                Quote: weksha50
                And by 2020 (!!! - noticed an analogy?) Is going to have such a fleet ...

                Gather and will have slightly different concepts. wink And to tell the truth, the mattresses are crowding us on our territory and it’s sad. Remember, Big, Little and White Russia. And now they’ve taken over Kazakhstan. About Belarus, too, all the glory to God with their dad, who wants to sit on three chairs .
                In general, in addition to the fleet and the army, we would now seriously work on "cleaning" OUR lands from the garbage fed by Washington, so that later we do not remain completely alone with NATO bases along our borders after a series of regular orange coups.
                1. weksha50
                  weksha50 25 May 2016 19: 15
                  +1
                  Quote: NEXUS
                  We should already seriously work on "cleaning" OUR lands from garbage fed by Washington, so that later we do not remain completely alone with NATO bases along our borders after a series of regular orange coups.



                  It would be hard to argue ... hi
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    4. dorz
      dorz 25 May 2016 10: 45
      +2
      Quote: Sly
      They are either ahead, or behind - some kind of swing)

      Exceptional people began to split personality. sad
    5. SveTok
      SveTok 25 May 2016 10: 56
      0
      Late my friend Carter, it’s too late to drink Borjomi when the kidneys refused.
    6. NordUral
      NordUral 25 May 2016 11: 00
      +2
      He has something in his head ...
      1. techie
        techie 25 May 2016 11: 03
        +1
        Tear up however. And no one will regret.
      2. sgazeev
        sgazeev 25 May 2016 14: 49
        0
        Quote: NordUral
        NordUral
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    8. siberalt
      siberalt 25 May 2016 11: 01
      0
      Yes, it’s good to know who has how much, if the Russian "core" cannot be caught. laughing
    9. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad 25 May 2016 11: 13
      +4
      “Of course, we have rivals, I hope there will never be aggressors. Countries like Russia and China that have relatively high opportunities and that we are ahead. But we have to stay ahead, ”
      Why scare your invaluable personnel so much? They need to take care of their nerves. They are used to the fact that they have no rivals, but here is such an "ambush" belay
    10. vodolaz
      vodolaz 25 May 2016 11: 17
      0
      And do not tear, ahead of all? Most of the military budget goes to the content of the breakthroughs of military bases.
    11. Simon
      Simon 25 May 2016 11: 19
      0
      In a lie, just ahead! Do not feed bread here! request
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 25 May 2016 11: 42
        +2
        Quote: Sly
        They are either ahead, or behind - some kind of swing)
        They say one thing to their senators and the other to their soldiers. And the main thing is not to mix it up! wassat
      2. Orionvit
        Orionvit 25 May 2016 12: 18
        0
        They are well aware that their time is running out. The US empire was not long enough, what can you do, in our time all processes are happening faster. But Russia has been and is for thousands of years. And again someone is "afraid" of her when they have already calmed down. This defines the old Soviet term that any empire based on the exploitation of others is simply doomed. And here the whole world was exploited, then the end is near. True, they are still strong, they will drink a lot of blood.
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 25 May 2016 13: 00
          +3
          Quote: Orionvit
          And again someone is "afraid" of her when they have already calmed down.

          This confrontation did not arise yesterday or even in '45. This confrontation was centuries old. England was the main enemy at all times. And the US military machine is one of the levers of pressure on us in London, while keeping in the shadows. And this confrontation with the English have been and always will be.

          Quote: Orionvit
          They are well aware that their time is running out.

          Any empire sooner or later disintegrates, either from internal pressure or from external. And the United States and England are sure no exception.
        2. bert123
          bert123 26 May 2016 03: 50
          -2
          Why is it so modest, "thousand years"? Come on, millions at once
    12. The black
      The black 25 May 2016 11: 35
      +1
      The carriers of democracy without a powerful fleet can in no way smash this infection. To protect Russia and China, it is enough to have advanced means of combating the fleet and reliable means of delivery of nuclear weapons. No one provides for sea battles. Dubious superiority hi
      1. sgazeev
        sgazeev 25 May 2016 14: 57
        0
        Quote: Black
        The carriers of democracy without a powerful fleet can in no way smash this infection. To protect Russia and China, it is enough to have advanced means of combating the fleet and reliable means of delivery of nuclear weapons. No one provides for sea battles. Dubious superiority hi
    13. faridg7
      faridg7 25 May 2016 14: 28
      +1
      Quote: Sly
      They are either ahead, or behind - some kind of swing)

      not a swing but a pump, cash
    14. sgazeev
      sgazeev 25 May 2016 14: 40
      0
      Quote: Sly
      They are either ahead, or behind - some kind of swing)
  2. Yarik76
    Yarik76 25 May 2016 10: 43
    +6
    Deliriously broadcast 'this gentleman is exactly ahead of the rest of the planet!
  3. salad
    salad 25 May 2016 10: 47
    +5
    Return the PSACS!))
    1. sgazeev
      sgazeev 25 May 2016 15: 01
      0
      Quote: salat
      Return the PSACS!))

      And I want Psaki, otherwise Evgeny Vaganovich is no longer funny.
  4. PBF
    PBF 25 May 2016 10: 48
    +7
    By the number of debts, so the Americans are definitely ahead of the rest. There is no one ahead of anyone else.
    1. My doctor
      My doctor 25 May 2016 12: 02
      -3
      Quote: PBF
      By the number of debts, so the Americans are definitely ahead of the rest. There is no one ahead of anyone else.

      It is easy to turn US debt into debt to the United States through simple logical manipulations that are subject only to such a mega-economy as the United States. Not only financial institutions should and should already pay, but any member of the society has an honorable duty. Even such a member of society as you (for a vivid image) draining water in the toilet thereby paying some kind of walrus to America. As a result, for your lived one day in the world, America at least has a couple of cents.
      What do you want? This is globalization.
      1. weksha50
        weksha50 25 May 2016 13: 12
        0
        Quote: MyVrach
        It is easy to turn US debt into debt to the United States by means of not complicated logical manipulations subject only to such a mega-economy as the USA.


        Hmm ... Minuses you have been instructed, obviously, for strict cynicism-pragmatism, or rather - in your statement there is a share of truthful reality ...

        However, this marju to the states is paid not so much by us ordinary people, but by our home-grown financial specialists, who draw the ordinary citizen into this process ...

        In the days of the Iron Curtain, such a situation simply could not arise ...

        Honestly, even now I would not mind closing the curtain from the Western "civilization", I would live without their "nishtyaks", with refrigerators, TVs and vacuum cleaners of Russian production ... you will get it nowhere, except perhaps in the barns in the murdered villages to look ...

        And the minus was put by those who do not understand that for any movement of a green candy wrapper on Russian territory, the United States does not get a bribe ... The US and its Fed gets a huge ...
  5. Averias
    Averias 25 May 2016 10: 50
    +2
    "Relatively high opportunities" they have only one, this is a printing press that uncontrollably gives out money in huge quantities.
  6. Lt. Air Force stock
    Lt. Air Force stock 25 May 2016 10: 52
    +2
    China has already built in large batches its tax Aegis destroyer, as well as submarines, etc. Maybe they are inferior in quality, but in quantity China will sooner or later be ahead of the USA.
    1. Leto
      Leto 25 May 2016 11: 13
      +1
      Quote: Lt. air force reserve
      his tax Aegis destroyer

      yes, like pies ...
      Quote: Lt. air force reserve
      as well as submarines

      no, with the subway, the Chinese are bad
      Quote: Lt. air force reserve
      Maybe they are inferior in quality, but in quantity China

      not until they stand nearby, not the fact that they will stand up.
      1. weksha50
        weksha50 25 May 2016 13: 14
        0
        Quote: Leto
        not until they stand nearby, not the fact that they will stand up.



        Unfortunately, if they continue to arm at such a pace, then in 20 years they’ll get up in terms of the number of military armada, and even more so in terms of the number of personnel ...
  7. Denis DV
    Denis DV 25 May 2016 10: 53
    +3
    "When do you need to change the oil pan and its gasket?
    The pallet must be replaced in case of deformation, in connection with which it began to flow out of the pallet itself ... " laughing laughing laughing
    1. sgazeev
      sgazeev 25 May 2016 15: 28
      0
      Quote: Denis DV
      "When do you need to change the oil pan and its gasket?
      The pallet must be replaced in case of deformation, in connection with which it began to flow out of the pallet itself ... " laughing laughing laughing
  8. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 25 May 2016 10: 56
    +4
    In terms of the number of warheads, Russia is ahead of the USA + China has something. What superiority are we talking about?
    1. family tree
      family tree 25 May 2016 11: 23
      +1
      Quote: Mama_Cholli
      What superiority are we talking about?

      On the number and size of waterfowl in the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean, apparently request
      About the Arctic, forgot Carter, flight, however. what .
    2. weksha50
      weksha50 25 May 2016 13: 19
      0
      Quote: Mama_Cholli
      In terms of the number of warheads, Russia is ahead of the USA + China has something. What superiority are we talking about?



      Do not consider the combined ammunition of China and Russia ...
      On the contrary, in preparing for the inevitable confrontation, we must consider ALL owners of nuclear weapons, and not just have parity with the United States ...

      This is the guarantee of our security ...

      PS Although the US is wary of rapprochement between the PRC and the Russian Federation, none of these countries wants to give up the palm of their hand to each other, but the general desire to drive the world gendarme under the baseboard again has the goal of reaching the level of world leadership ...

      It would be beneficial for China that the United States and Russia get involved in a landfill with each other, and then - finish off each separately and use the results of their victory without harming themselves ...
      1. Mama_Cholli
        Mama_Cholli 25 May 2016 14: 41
        0
        I don’t know what is beneficial to China, but in my opinion only Martians will feel without harm to themselves after the nuclear war between Russia and the USA.
      2. Mama_Cholli
        Mama_Cholli 25 May 2016 14: 41
        0
        I don’t know what is beneficial to China, but in my opinion only Martians will feel without harm to themselves after the nuclear war between Russia and the USA.
    3. NEXUS
      NEXUS 25 May 2016 13: 34
      +2
      Quote: Mama_Cholli
      China has something

      Do not name the data on the number of carriers and warheads of nuclear weapons from China? I will help you — NO INFORMATION ON NUCLEAR CHINA IS ANYWHERE! There may be 300 carriers, and maybe 3000.
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  9. BOB044
    BOB044 25 May 2016 11: 02
    +1
    The American fleet is making a major contribution to this leadership, he noted.
    This is the fleet that, after the flight of the Russian aircraft. The crew submitted a report on the write-off to the shore. And noticing that they are under the supervision of our Bastions. Having written out the eight ran without looking back. Carter you at ... to.
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  11. mivmim
    mivmim 25 May 2016 11: 15
    +1
    Hares were more modest last year. laughing
  12. bmv04636
    bmv04636 25 May 2016 11: 22
    +1
    These statements are very, very encouraging even if they say so and repeat like a mantra, we are a super navel and everything is fine. laughing
  13. lopvlad
    lopvlad 25 May 2016 11: 34
    +4
    I am sure that it (excellence) will continue in the future.

    no one claims to American supremacy in aggression around the world but as soon as they decide to attack Russia, confident in their power and exceptionalism, they will instantly lose everything.
  14. maxxdesign
    maxxdesign 25 May 2016 11: 35
    +2
    we saw how you are ahead))) when your donald cook skidded from our unarmed "Drying")))
  15. Berkut24
    Berkut24 25 May 2016 11: 44
    0
    I am convinced that in the "American language" there are no synonyms for the phrase "give money". In this component, he will be richer than the Russian language.
  16. 1536
    1536 25 May 2016 11: 46
    +2
    Quote: Sly
    They are either ahead, or behind - some kind of swing)

    He watches different Hollywood films in the evenings. Here in the morning he has different opinions and appear. I would choose one - my beloved - and I would watch it non-stop, sipping whiskey.
  17. shinobi
    shinobi 25 May 2016 11: 52
    +1
    Actually, advancing only in the amount of any iron, quality is no longer discussed.
  18. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 25 May 2016 12: 01
    0
    ... We must be innovative, technological and have really good people ...

    Well, that's about good obvious search of people!
    I believe in technology and innovation. But about good......... this is already from fiction.
    So do not be the first to you.
    And though, stay. And we will go the other way!
    1. cergey51046
      cergey51046 25 May 2016 13: 45
      0
      US technology is flashed by other countries.
  19. L. A. A.
    L. A. A. 25 May 2016 12: 26
    +2
    The power of Roissia in her past victories. Unlike the USA, Russia has won many times.
  20. Deniosf
    Deniosf 25 May 2016 12: 26
    +3
    They are ahead only in the nomination of morbidity!
  21. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 25 May 2016 12: 39
    +4
    "The American Navy contributes greatly to this leadership ..."
    Even the largest fleet can drown overnight.

    "Rockets fly far ..."
    1. sgazeev
      sgazeev 25 May 2016 15: 38
      0
      The Spanish armada immediately went to a reception at Neptune. In 1588, the English invasion Francis Drake defeated the “Invincible Armada” (more on this here): a tremendous blow was dealt to Spanish-Portuguese power on the oceans.
      The winner of Great Britain could already become a sea hegemon. However, the short-sighted policies of the early Stuarts did not allow this: the kings James I and Charles I considered the fleet only a luxury, and not a means of asserting the power of their power.
      http://shkolazhizni.ru/culture/articles/11196/
    2. bert123
      bert123 26 May 2016 03: 51
      -1
      "Rockets fly far ..." but by
  22. Flinky
    Flinky 25 May 2016 12: 41
    +2
    Indeed, mattresses have no equal in cutting the military budget.
    FSA must be destroyed.
    1. cergey51046
      cergey51046 25 May 2016 13: 43
      0
      FSA is that?
      1. sgazeev
        sgazeev 25 May 2016 15: 42
        0
        Quote: cergey51046
        FSA is that?

        Foundation of the Sixes of America laughing
  23. 96423lom
    96423lom 25 May 2016 13: 09
    +1
    Let them keep it, the navel will be loosened faster. FSA must be destroyed (I ask Flinky for plagiarism).
  24. cergey51046
    cergey51046 25 May 2016 13: 42
    0
    Looks like he is in the world of dreams. The United States has long lagged behind Russia and China.
  25. RUSIVAN
    RUSIVAN 25 May 2016 14: 19
    0
    Carter: The United States is ahead of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, which have "relatively high opportunities", and this advantage should remain
    Comfort yourself further, maybe it will help to sleep soundly ...