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NI: the US army is not as strong as it seems

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The assertion that the US Armed Forces, in terms of combat power, is a cut above any intended enemy, does not seem to be entirely true. In the near future, opponents of the Pentagon "will be extremely deadly and more numerous," said Dan Gour, columnist for The National Interest.


NI: the US army is not as strong as it seems


“If the US Army does not take a series of steps in the near future, it is likely that it will be not only surpassed, but also defeated,” Goura quotes RIA News.

“In their recent military campaigns, the US military enjoyed a number of advantages, among which was a reliable material and technical base, total air dominance, and unhindered communication between military units,” the author writes.

According to him, "a number of these advantages will be playing into the hands of the Americans in the future, but the US airspace may have to fight for the airspace of Europe, Asia and the Middle East."

"For example, the Russian army demonstrated an impressive array of new capabilities during operations in Syria, including the coordinated use of unmanned aerial vehicles with massive artillery and rocket batteries, advanced ammunition and thermo-pressure warheads, extremely deadly and complex anti-tank guided missiles, and the use of electronic warfare, to hide the message between the military ",
Says the article.

In addition, "Moscow has demonstrated impressive opportunities for the rapid mobilization and deployment of significant combined armed forces," the observer notes.

“In order to have the opportunity in the future to fight with numerically superior armies and win, the US Army in the near future must invest in increasing mortality, as well as in the survival of its defense systems and communication platforms,” he concludes.
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  1. volot-voin
    volot-voin 21 June 2016 11: 26
    +40
    There is no worse stupidity - how to underestimate the enemy. Everyone has their own shortcomings, including the US Armed Forces, but nevertheless it is a real force that can smear a regional power at the level of Iraq.
    We can’t say that they are a cut above us, but this is a real sparring partner that can beat painfully.
    1. Dimontius
      Dimontius 21 June 2016 11: 29
      +5
      Pushkov, stop scribbling one by one, we recognized you laughing
      1. gav6757
        gav6757 21 June 2016 12: 24
        +6
        These clowns, without Pepsi and toilet paper, can’t even fight. Well, with rare exceptions, of course. What are they getting from our current young generation. In the army - a quiet hour, cleaners, dishwashers, etc. Ugh, disgusting! Kindergarten, in the manner of the pin-Osov army ...
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 21 June 2016 12: 24
        +2
        “If the US Army does not take a series of steps in the near future, it is likely that it will be not only surpassed, but also defeated,” Goura quotes

        Flaming Sawing Speeches ...
      3. GSH-18
        GSH-18 21 June 2016 12: 26
        +3
        In his opinion, “a number of these advantages will continue to play into the hands of the Americans, but the United States may have to fight for the airspace of Europe, Asia and the Middle East”

        Durik slept through everything. There is no longer any US superiority in the air! Proved by the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria soldier
    2. Vend
      Vend 21 June 2016 11: 31
      +3
      Quote: volot-voin
      There is no worse stupidity - how to underestimate the enemy.

      Here you are right.
      invest in increased mortality, as well as in the survival of their security systems and communication platforms
      Lethal is the outcome laughing
      1. Khariton
        Khariton 21 June 2016 11: 37
        +6
        Their "machine" is the world's currency ... But all this can be corrected! What Russia is doing now ... hi And they will not fight! "The gut is weak ..."
        1. aksakal
          aksakal 21 June 2016 11: 59
          +5
          Quote: Chariton
          "The gut is weak ..."

          - this is when a rival in the same weight category as they are, that is, comparable technically, technologically and in terms of military skill, then yes, the Americans will not fight, because this will be a war of mutual destruction, a principled war. Americans don’t fight in such wars, they fight where they obviously win without big losses, and where commercial gain shines (in the sense, all military expenses and compensation for losses of military shares will be covered by geopolitical and all other wins, including indemnity for the loser) . It won’t work with either Russia or China, and therefore they won’t get involved ... Although I wouldn’t say it very categorically - the United States is now cornered, the circumstances are such that either a big war is NOT IN THE USA, or The US is falling into the abyss. No one is being waged for a war, which means the Amers should start on their own. They can and start. But this is not the courage of US soldiers, it is the despair of a rat cornered.
      2. Amurets
        Amurets 21 June 2016 11: 42
        +2
        Quote: Wend
        Lethal is the outcome

        Not for nothing last year, at the World Special Forces Championship in Kazakhstan, the Americans called the "Green Path of the Special Forces" the path of death. Although they also have a lot to learn.
      3. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 21 June 2016 11: 43
        +3
        Quote: Wend
        Lethal is the outcome

        Take away sunglasses from amers what they will do in such a critical situation.
        1. rotmistr60
          rotmistr60 21 June 2016 11: 52
          0
          You forgot the most important thing - toilet paper and dry closets themselves. An American cannot sit down in nature and think about the eternal, immediately his morale disappears.
        2. Andrey Yuryevich
          Andrey Yuryevich 21 June 2016 12: 09
          0
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          Quote: Wend
          Lethal is the outcome

          Take away sunglasses from amers what they will do in such a critical situation.

          Sasha, you are cruel ... and what if you also take away Coca-Cola and hamburgers with Marlboro? think what you say ... I am silent about the gum! wassat
          1. Victor-M
            Victor-M 21 June 2016 12: 18
            +1
            Tank for urban battles? laughing
            1. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 21 June 2016 12: 29
              0
              Quote: Victor-M
              Tank for urban battles?

              This is for the parade. laughing
      4. Weyland
        Weyland 22 June 2016 01: 00
        0
        Quote: Wend
        Lethal is the outcome


        And what's wrong? Lethal = fatal; mortality = lethality.
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    3. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 21 June 2016 11: 38
      +3
      For volot-voin
      Who underestimates him? I doubt that our General Staff is resting on its "laurels" and is engaged in hacking. There is an active rearmament of our army, taking into account the new requirements for modern military doctrine. The fact that the Americans and NATO have finally begun to recognize the strengthening of the power and capabilities of the Russian army does not mean that we have fully established ourselves in our military might. Therefore, you are probably in vain about stupidity.
      1. volot-voin
        volot-voin 21 June 2016 12: 02
        +2
        Quote: rotmistr60
        the capabilities of the Russian army does not mean that we have fully established ourselves in our military power. Therefore, about stupidity you are probably in vain.

        It is really clear that lately ours have decided to take hold of our heads and put a lock on the sun. I'm talking about the article, how Americans imagine us as complete thugs walking "with a bottle of vodka and a bear", and we are them as "a stupid creature (Psaki level) with a hamburger and cocacola." Stereotypes ...
        But there is a real balance of forces, and I hope our analysts evaluate them soberly.
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    5. siberalt
      siberalt 21 June 2016 11: 43
      +2
      "The US Army is not that strong ..." Just don't be fooled. Every army has problems. But not every army can bury all of humanity in a nuclear apocalypse.
      1. aksakal
        aksakal 21 June 2016 12: 12
        0
        Quote: siberalt
        "The US Army is not that strong ..." Just don't be fooled. Every army has problems. But not every army can bury all of humanity in a nuclear apocalypse.

        - no one was conducted, no one was conducted either here, nor among experts. But even in the most ardent 90s, it was clear that the US army was completely stronger than the Russian not on my headas claimed. Stronger, but not so ...
        And now I doubt at all that the Americans are stronger ... The Humvee bombing of Germany, the comical landing of the Marines in Spain, the successful ISIS bombing in Syria and Iraq ... This is only about training. As for courage and resilience - Prokhorenko and this sergeant Timoshenkov, who fired all the way ... The Syrians had already made their legs, the operator himself was shooting and running to the side, and this one in a gerbil and armor stands and crumbles on a suicide mobile ... underestimation, but purely objectively - the Americans here in SABJ flatter themselves, claiming that they are still "the strongest army in the world, albeit not on their heads, but still the strongest" laughing
        OBJECTIVELY - the US army is no longer the strongest and never was. Was in a short period - in the 90s, and that's it. Before that, the USSR had them in all the holes as it wanted in mediated conflicts, and now it will come to the point, they will take the risk of declaring an "unmanned zone over Syria" - and you will see that they flatter themselves very much in the SABJ, well, they flatter themselves very much. We didn't try to be more modest wassat ?
        1. volot-voin
          volot-voin 21 June 2016 12: 56
          0
          Quote: aksakal
          successful bombing of ISIS in Syria and Iraq ... This only applies to training.

          They bombed the desert because they did not want to get into the "opposition". If they were going to really bomb, they would have bombed. They hit the troops of Gaddafi or Hussein very miraculously and accurately, not just like IS. And all these failed landings in Spain are just exercises from which the enemy will draw conclusions.
          "unmanned zone over Syria" -

          They can declare it only in one case, if Turkey decides to take her own life and declares war on the Russian Federation.
          - Prokhorenko and this sergeant Tymoshenko, who shot all the way ... The Syrians have already done their feet, the operator himself took off and ran to the side, and this one in the gerbil and bronik stands and crumbles over the martyr’s mobile ...

          No one argues about the steadfastness of the Russian soldier, it has been praised for centuries. Blessed memory of the fallen. Americans "without diapers" will not go to war. But they love to fight at a distance or by someone else's hands. You don't have to go far for an example, part of our people in Ukraine was split off and turned against us. The devil is strong.
          1. aksakal
            aksakal 21 June 2016 21: 25
            0
            Quote: volot-voin
            But they really like to fight at a distance or with the wrong hands.

            - Nevertheless, I insist - the American army is far from the strongest in the world. Offer candidatures, consider, evaluate, but the Amer army is definitely not the strongest in the world. They can attack, even Ukrainians can attack, the Georgians swam in 2008, but the fact of the attack is not a fact of force.
    6. 79807420129
      79807420129 21 June 2016 11: 43
      +9

      “If the US Army does not take a number of steps in the near future, it is likely that it will be not only surpassed, but also defeated”

      In short, please allocate more money to Congress, net:
      “Moscow has demonstrated the impressive ability to quickly mobilize and deploy significant combined armed forces,”

      Where is Russia without request
      the future will play into the hands of the Americans, but the United States may have to fight for the airspace of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. ”

      The third world or something, decided to unleash a mutton wisely, completely exceptionalism beats fool
      The assertion that the US Armed Forces in terms of combat power is a cut above any alleged enemy is not entirely true.
      It’s true, it’s not true, but in any case it is not necessary to underestimate mattresses, the colleague correctly says:
      Quote: volot-voin
      There is no worse stupidity - how to underestimate the enemy

      hi
    7. Altona
      Altona 21 June 2016 11: 56
      +1
      Quote: volot-voin
      There is no worse stupidity - how to underestimate the enemy.

      ----------------------
      For some reason, the article does not say a word about the capabilities of the American fleet. So far, this is the only real force at the disposal of the United States and the Marine Corps. Well, more "remnants" of the former might of the American aviation. The United States also demonstrated how key points of defense and air defense are fired by "Tomahawks", then assault and fighter aircraft fly away everything that is capable of moving on the ground. "Land" American is about nothing. They themselves do not know much, the British SAS usually comes out ahead, which makes an accurate reconnaissance of the terrain and gives the coordinates of the targets, and here, having put all this in their computers and shooting tablets, the Americans give something out. But at the slightest mistake or "something went wrong" they work out friendly fire (friendly fire). Moreover, they do not even pay attention to complaints on the air, the general said "or so 45 minutes", we will "or" in these coordinates for 45 minutes. Something like this.
      1. puffnutiy
        puffnutiy 21 June 2016 15: 41
        0
        But what about the famous 101st and 82nd? Rangers?
    8. NEXUS
      NEXUS 21 June 2016 12: 09
      +1
      Quote: volot-voin
      There is no worse stupidity - how to underestimate the enemy.

      I agree with you.
      Quote: volot-voin
      We can’t say that they are a cut above us,

      We will receive at least some specifics on the issue of "we can or cannot" by the year 20, when 70% of our armed forces will be rearmed and re-equipped.
    9. Prisoner
      Prisoner 21 June 2016 12: 14
      0
      Reevaluation stupidity is no less. It is necessary to evaluate as objectively as possible. I think our estimates are doing and the results are quite acceptable for us. Judging by the action of our armed forces in recent years. winked
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    11. GSH-18
      GSH-18 21 June 2016 12: 30
      0
      In order to be able to fight with numerically superior armies in the future and win, the US Army should invest in the near future ...

      All clear. Preparation of funds for cutting goes by leaps and bounds lol Good luck, have a good cut! good
  2. Atlant-1164
    Atlant-1164 21 June 2016 11: 27
    +7
    as long as there is Hollywood .. you will not seem to have their army weak.)
    1. volot-voin
      volot-voin 21 June 2016 11: 33
      +2
      Quote: Atlant-1164
      as long as there is Hollywood .. you will not seem to have their army weak.)

      Hollywood, Hollywood, but it is necessary to spend on the defense industry, and keep the army in good shape with constant exercises.
      1. Atlant-1164
        Atlant-1164 21 June 2016 11: 36
        +2
        we will not support our army .. force to contain someone else's. this is an axiom.
  3. nik-karata
    nik-karata 21 June 2016 11: 30
    +3
    wonderful magazine, this NI !!! Every article is a sensation !!! Immediately I remember in my childhood "Crocodile", I read "from cover to cover")
  4. sergey2017
    sergey2017 21 June 2016 11: 31
    0
    Observer: In addition, “Moscow has demonstrated the impressive ability to quickly mobilize and deploy significant combined armed forces”!
    This is not all the capabilities of the Russian Armed Forces, which were demonstrated in Syria! This is just an "advance"!
  5. mishastich
    mishastich 21 June 2016 11: 31
    0
    I alone noticed a PCM at the second amer?
  6. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 21 June 2016 11: 31
    +2
    In the near future, Pentagon opponents "will be extremely deadly and more numerous," says The National Interest columnist Dan Gour.

    Finally it dawned that half the world had been watered up with their wars? But now there are already some comforting indicators
    1. screw cutter
      screw cutter 21 June 2016 16: 00
      0
      Your photo is outdated, now on the right is a man in the place of a woman, with the same subject.
  7. Woland
    Woland 21 June 2016 11: 33
    0
    Judging by the video from their teachings, they have something to work on.
  8. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 21 June 2016 11: 33
    +2
    American Defense Ministry reminds me very much of these characters ... and this is with their current budget!
  9. soroKING
    soroKING 21 June 2016 11: 36
    0
    let them move on to the skunk tactics - drive away the enemy with a smell wassat
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 21 June 2016 11: 59
      +1
      Quote: soroKING
      let them move on to the skunk tactics - drive away the enemy with a smell wassat

      that is, you provoke them to use chemical weapons?
  10. Engineer
    Engineer 21 June 2016 11: 37
    0
    An interesting photo in the article: the Yankees have a PKM machine gun and AKM or Ak-47 assault rifles
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 21 June 2016 12: 05
      +1
      Quote: Engineer
      An interesting photo in the article: the Yankees have a PKM machine gun and AKM or Ak-47 assault rifles

      is surprised?
      1. Engineer
        Engineer 21 June 2016 12: 54
        -1
        Yes, your answers always amaze you with your incompetence. I wrote about the photo from the NATO exercises in Georgia, where the Yankees are equipped with our small arms, and you show me a photo of a marine with the German MPi-KMS-72.
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  12. weksha50
    weksha50 21 June 2016 11: 38
    +2
    "" A number of these advantages will continue to play into the hands of the Americans in the future, however, the airspace of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, the United States may have to fight"" ...

    Hmm ... And who is aggressive and who has a peaceful foreign policy?

    For its own defense (only - from whom ???) the US Army is not just enough, but super-strong ...
    Well, in order to subjugate the whole world - of course, not enough ...
  13. shinobi
    shinobi 21 June 2016 11: 40
    +2
    The USA surpasses, for now, the rest only in the number of weapons. Quality is out of the question. More or less decent preparation, relatively, was left only to the marines and small special forces units. And the situation is not getting any better.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 21 June 2016 12: 05
      -2
      "decent training, relatively, remained only with the marines" ////

      Why do you think so?
      The main force of the US Armed Forces is not marines, but infantry
      and cavalry (tank) divisions.
      Infantry personnel (full strength) - 4, if not mistaken, to date.

      1st (Big Red One), 2nd (Indianhead), 3rd US Infantry Divisions.
      Personnel divisions that took part in absolutely all wars,
      starting from the 1st World War.
      Their discipline is higher than that of the marines.
      The 3rd Infantry (Rock of the Marne) first entered Baghdad in 2003.
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      2. Taygerus
        Taygerus 21 June 2016 12: 43
        +3
        if not for the corrupt generals hell would they have entered Baghdad
  14. atamankko
    atamankko 21 June 2016 11: 54
    +1
    Do not underestimate the US army, it is very well equipped.
  15. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 21 June 2016 12: 07
    +1
    The Roman Empire perished when its citizens stopped wanting to protect it. “Non-citizens” went to the legions for citizenship. That is, citizens
    They did not want to die for the fatherland.
  16. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 21 June 2016 12: 46
    +3
    [[quote = voyaka uh] "decent training, relatively, remained only with the Marines" ////

    Why do you think so?
    The main force of the US Armed Forces is not marines, but infantry
    and cavalry (tank) divisions.
    Infantry personnel (full strength) - 4, if not mistaken, to date.
    [Quote]
    1st (Big Red One), 2nd (Indianhead), 3rd US Infantry Divisions.
    Personnel divisions that took part in absolutely all wars,
    starting from the 1st World War.
    Their discipline is higher than that of the marines.
    3rd Infantry (Rock of the Marne) first entered Baghdad in 2003 [/ quote]. Lyokha, I hope the soldiers are not the same as in the 1st World War, participated? and enter Baghdad, not Berlin in the 45th! "axes" scattered from the air all-what to enter there? and then, the losses are not small. What is there by the way, about the "Latinos" and all kinds of Indians? they will definitely not risk their skin, for the sake of the imperial ambitions of the "WHITE fool!" wink
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 21 June 2016 14: 33
      +1
      "what is there, by the way, about the" Latinos "and all sorts of Indians? they definitely risk their skin
      will not, for the sake of the imperial ambitions of the "WHITE fool" ////

      Exactly the opposite! laughing Latinos and Indians like to be taken to the Marine Corps, because they are eager for close combat, hand-to-hand fighting:
      "with daggers p-e-z-at!"
      But with discipline, they are bad. In Iraq, all cases of revenge
      to local residents, when one of the marines was killed, in Latinos.

      In the usual infantry they take more whites - there are robots and all kinds of electronics
      implement more successfully. And more complicated logistics operations to carry out.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 21 June 2016 16: 18
        0
        Would write easier that discrimination on a national basis. Fortunately you can’t have this (in the army) because all of them are your own. For information, minus not me.
      2. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 21 June 2016 19: 34
        0
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Exactly the opposite! Latinos and Indians like to be taken to the Marine Corps, because they are eager for close combat, hand-to-hand fighting:
        "with daggers p-e-z-at!"

        well, then they have every chance to try:
  17. Pershin45
    Pershin45 21 June 2016 14: 04
    +1
    A. Bushkov has a book called The Secret War of the United States, about the civil war in the United States. Before reading it, I simply did not know how to relate to Americans, I read the book three times, it is a pity that there is no film on this book. This is where the whole essence of the United States is shown in full growth. I just advise everyone to read it, and you will look at amerikosov with different eyes. After that, you can debate. And now it's all to crush water in a mortar
  18. max15243
    max15243 21 June 2016 16: 26
    0
    stronger ... weaker ...
    All this verbiage, until the two armies fight and the winner is revealed.
  19. Skubudu
    Skubudu 21 June 2016 16: 50
    +1
    The American soldier is the most frequently fighting soldier in the world. This must be reckoned with.
    1. KaPToC
      KaPToC 21 June 2016 22: 11
      0
      Of all the US military branches, it is the US soldier who is the most non-combatant.
  20. Aristide
    Aristide 21 June 2016 17: 17
    0
    Oh, the Yankees have done a little fright again. And so it is always when a real war looms on the horizon with an enemy armed at least as good as the Americans themselves. Then an oil painting is drawn - a perspective of a large load of 200 for "good" guys from numerous North American states. This very "peace-loving" state cannot stand. Everyone around can die, but not the Americans. Hence the intimidation of everyone else, the increase in the military budget and the expansion of NATO. The world, they say, is not without "good" guys.
  21. RedBaron
    RedBaron 21 June 2016 17: 39
    +1
    believes The National Interest columnist Dan Gour.
    such love in this yellowness .....
  22. vfqjh
    vfqjh 21 June 2016 18: 19
    0
    I recall some Hollywood pearls, some heroes,! And in life - a soap bubble. There are fighters, but they are for grandmas, and the rest is a myth. Wimps, without diapers, chewing gum and Kalashnikov bzdat.
  23. erik cartman
    erik cartman 21 June 2016 18: 38
    0
    Quote: Blondy
    Yes, I think everything is clear here - give me money, without equivocation it is so formulated.

    I agree +.
  24. Kibalchish
    Kibalchish 22 June 2016 09: 29
    0
    In the current election campaign, even the odious Donald Trump cannot afford to announce the true reasons for the stagnation of the American model. Recognition that America will never be the same, voters simply will not understand and vote for a candidate who promises to “return everything”.