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Only a third of US Army brigades are ready for war (The National Interest, USA)

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Only a third of US Army brigades are ready for war (The National Interest, USA)



Today is the 241 anniversary of the United States Army. Over the past two and a half centuries, hundreds of thousands of American heroes have served in the service of our country in the US Army.

Although there are certain problems in the army, its main strength remains unchanged - it is men and women in military uniform. For generations, American soldiers proudly defended our country. These soldiers fought and fight today so that our country is safe - even at the cost of their lives. Celebrating the birthday of our army, we, first of all, pay tribute to those soldiers who, throughout 241, proudly served and serve our homeland.

Unfortunately, today's army is significantly reduced and hardly performs tasks to ensure the security of America. Recently, speaking at a meeting of the Heritage Foundation’s (Heritage Foundation) Foundation, Deputy Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General B. Daniel, spoke about the challenges facing the modern army.

The troops are still in Afghanistan, have returned to Iraq, and their presence is urgently needed in Europe. Can the US Army today meet these requirements? The army is facing serious combat readiness issues, with only a third of the army brigades ready for combat. In addition, the frequency is increasing aviation incidents.

In the army, there are not only problems with combat readiness, but their numbers are rapidly declining. At the end of the Cold War, there were 770 thousands of troops in the US Army on active duty, and by September 2001, their number had dropped to 481 thousands.

The army was too small to deal with the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, so its strength was increased by 90 thousands of troops. Due to budget cuts, the army is now being cut again. More recently, the size of the army has decreased compared to what happened during the September 11 attacks (and over the next few years it is planned to reduce 30 thousands more), while the threats continue to grow.

Unfortunately, strength and readiness are not the only problems facing the army. As Ellin explained in his speech, due to budget cuts, the army has to choose between combat readiness (preparation of troops and keeping equipment in good repair) and modernization (acquiring new equipment to increase capacity).

Ellin also explained that today around 100 thousands of troops can not be sent to the combat zone. This means that in the army in active service are about 380 thousands of troops who can be involved in combat operations. And about 162 thousands of them currently provide support for military operations. In fact, almost half of our army, ready for combat deployment, is already involved in operations today. This means that the army’s ability to respond to a new crisis is rather small.

Men and women serving in the US Army are among the best, most intelligent and worthy people in the world. But in general, the US Army is shrinking and going through a difficult period. And since the Americans are celebrating the 241 anniversary of the army, we have to take care of the future of the army, as the threat to US interests continues to grow. Instead of reducing the size of the army, it's time to start increasing it and invest the funds necessary for the army to be trained and equipped to defend our country.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 22 June 2016 19: 08
    +49
    "The men and women who serve in the US Army are among the best, smartest, and most worthy people in the world."
    I do not agree. The scum of Amer’s society, which couldn’t find a place in it, and foreigners there for a green card ... FUNDS. And about the whole world ..... it is more modest. Lord killers.
    1. poquello
      poquello 22 June 2016 19: 19
      +14
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      "The men and women who serve in the US Army are among the best, smartest, and most worthy people in the world."
      I do not agree. The scum of Amer’s society, which couldn’t find a place in it, and foreigners there for a green card ... FUNDS. And about the whole world ..... it is more modest. Lord killers.

      and not at all Obama’s, Obama said their strength in gays
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 22 June 2016 19: 44
        +17
        Growing numbers is not a big problem. It is interesting that only yesterday they wrote about the "rusty army of the Russian Federation", but now it turns out that they have to play catch-up, which will result in many, many zeros for them. hi
        1. poquello
          poquello 22 June 2016 20: 35
          +5
          Quote: Kasym
          Growing numbers is not a big problem. It is interesting that only yesterday they wrote about the "rusty army of the Russian Federation", but now it turns out that they have to play catch-up, which will result in many, many zeros for them. hi

          while the poits were driven they thought the whole world was in their pocket
          1. Temples
            Temples 22 June 2016 22: 00
            +8
            What kind of clown is being printed here?

            American soldiers proudly defended our country


            From the villains of the Indians who dare to live on this continent to the advent of these freaks?
            From Chingachgook and Venitu son of Inchun?

            From whom did they proudly defend their country?
            Maybe from the FLU virus or from an attack of diarrhea?

            Destroyed civilization, the population of the whole continent!
            They need to be judged.
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 22 June 2016 23: 43
        +2
        For several generations, American soldiers have proudly defended our country.

        From whom? I remember only one case - an attack by Japanese aircraft on Pearl Harbor, which is the territory of the United States. The landing of the Japanese landing was not expected.
        Well, that's all! request
        And the rest of the time what they were doing, you can find out from the Texans, Indians, Vietnamese, Yugoslavs, Libyans, Iraqis, Grenadians and other "liberated" and democratized peoples of the world yes
        1. Orionvit
          Orionvit 23 June 2016 08: 01
          +1
          Well, with Pearl Harbor, not everything is clean. The states needed a nosebleed to officially get involved in the war, and, as the Japanese were lucky, they swooped down on you just in time, when needed. And the aircraft carriers were taken away ahead of time, and everything. And in general, I do not believe such "coincidences" for a long time, especially if there are a lot of them. The states needed Pearl Harbor, and they magically got it. And the fact that many people died, so when did American politicians think about people?
      3. Revolver
        Revolver 22 June 2016 23: 58
        +3
        Quote: poquello
        Obama said

        Well, the fact that in Russian-language sources it has long been called "Macaque Obama" or something like that, this is not news. But recently, in the comments on a well-respected news site [foxnews.com], I met his title Chimp-in-Chief * - it still attracts news, and how politically incorrect ...


        * In fact, one of the official titles of the US President is Commander-in-Chief, i.e. Supreme Commander. And chimp means chimpanzees.
        1. GSH-18
          GSH-18 23 June 2016 00: 09
          +2
          Quote: Nagan
          Chimp-in-chief

          this is a stylized translation from Russian
          Quote: Nagan
          "Macaque Obama"
    2. cniza
      cniza 22 June 2016 19: 24
      +4
      They are not banned from their own "exclusiveness", but the end is near.
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    4. Berkut24
      Berkut24 22 June 2016 19: 26
      +5
      I would even say that no one so flattering spoke about hired killers that destroy people for money, for the right to study at the university or for citizenship of the Tan.
      1. jjj
        jjj 22 June 2016 19: 48
        +8
        I remember the times of the First Chechen War. How anger and a desire to change the situation accumulated in society. Sacramental words: "To wet in the toilet" were greeted with extraordinary enthusiasm. And things immediately went smoothly.
        Now in our society there are similar shifts. The people are actually ready to give a decisive battle to the pressure of the West. Only the go-ahead is needed. The authorities in the West do not understand this. They hack Putin, and their future depends on him. Here are the main Western defenders - Americans admit that they no longer have the strength
    5. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 22 June 2016 19: 51
      +8
      For generations, American soldiers have proudly defended our country. These soldiers fought and are fighting today to ensure that our country is safe.

      And what are they "heroically fighting" with on their mainland?
      Indigestion or more with obesity?
      Or with something else ?!
      1. masiya
        masiya 22 June 2016 20: 13
        +18
        LOOKING AGAINST ... ATTENTION THERE WILL NOT BE SUBMITTINGS FROM THEM, AND THEN OK!
      2. poquello
        poquello 22 June 2016 20: 45
        +1
        Quote: Starover_Z
        For generations, American soldiers have proudly defended our country. These soldiers fought and are fighting today to ensure that our country is safe.

        And what are they "heroically fighting" with on their mainland?
        Indigestion or more with obesity?
        Or with something else ?!

        according to this organization, only in 2010, 19000 women were raped by their co-workers. Since the end of World War II, this figure has reached 500. In reality, the scale is much higher. Approximately 000% of rape survivors never report on fear of retaliation. But even those who complained to the command almost never received the necessary help. The immediate commander has the right to ignore the complaint. In such cases, the commander declares that the raped himself provoked such actions by his colleagues.

        More information at http://voprosik.net/iznasilovaniya-soldat-v-armii-ssha/ © QUESTION
        1. sgazeev
          sgazeev 22 June 2016 21: 36
          +1
          The immediate commander has the right to ignore the complaint and the right of the first night, followed by the assignment of the rank of corporal. laughing
        2. Orionvit
          Orionvit 23 June 2016 08: 16
          0
          As far as I know, in the US army, just for a hint of harassment, even with consent, you can fly out of service, and with a wolf ticket. Or I have old information. And on the other hand, I apologized to the women and then they complain, a woman in the army is only good in her place, well, there is a telephone operator or a secretary. Well, not as a "unit" in a mixed Marine platoon. And they dirtied their army with fagots, transsexuals, zoophiles, and other perverts, and then you see their combat readiness dropped. So keep the mattress covers.
    6. Major Yurik
      Major Yurik 22 June 2016 19: 57
      +7
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      "The men and women who serve in the US Army are among the best, smartest, and most worthy people in the world."
      I do not agree. The scum of Amer’s society, which couldn’t find a place in it, and foreigners there for a green card ... FUNDS. And about the whole world ..... it is more modest. Lord killers.


      Do not take what the Yankees have written about their loved ones seriously. They are used to writing always and everywhere, chewing their inhabitants commonplace truths, starting from the rules of dressing galoshes, to hammering their own fake exclusivity into their boshki. fool
    7. Prisoner
      Prisoner 22 June 2016 20: 17
      0
      Smart in private business, half-fools in politics, and marginalized and dreaming of citizenship in soldiers.
    8. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 22 June 2016 20: 56
      +1
      The US Army never fought a serious adversary. All this army is capable of is cleaning up neighborhoods after carpet bombing and destroying infrastructure. Neither they nor their equipment are capable of front-line battles. They do not even imagine what it is.
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner 22 June 2016 21: 35
        +1
        It seems that the pind-dos appeared. Minus is not a stretch does not cripple, let him tell you how with worthy opponents butted. I don’t know, I’ll remind myself. winked They were good against the Japanese, smart. More examples and no. what
        1. Orionvit
          Orionvit 23 June 2016 08: 28
          0
          They were good against the Japanese, smart. More examples and no
          Well, even against the Japanese, they were held, but by the same methods. Captured several islands, and then a very big blood. And the same carpet bombing, naval artillery, coupled with huge economic potential. And ended up with atomic bombs. I would look at them if I had to conduct a ground operation on the main Japanese islands, here they would have fallen. This is not the Soviet Army, from the sight of which, the vaunted millionth Kwantung group surrendered a month later. So that never mattresses were fighters, only to fight with the natives. By the way, the operation in Panama, they still consider one of the most successful, so take them.
    9. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 22 June 2016 20: 59
      +2
      June 15 marked the 241st anniversary of the American army - a serious period for which it gave thousands of reasons for national pride, but now the army is in decline, the article says.
      It's funny, what are a thousand reasons ????? One reason to have created the Geyarmia !!!!!!!
      1. sgazeev
        sgazeev 22 June 2016 21: 49
        +1
        1775 North America. War of Independence.
        1776 North America The Chicamog Wars.
        1785 North America Northwest Indian War.
        1786 North America Rise of Shays.
        1798 US Coast, Puerto Rico Quasi-War. Naval and land military operations against France.
        1801 North Africa First Barbary War.
        1812 North America Anglo-American War. The result of the UK’s desire to undermine the US economy and trade. As well as the US desire to expand its territory at the expense of Canada and Florida. Bottom line: the status quo
        1815 North Africa Second Barbary War.
        1845 North America American-Mexican War. Due to the defeat, the consequences of the war were extensive territorial concessions to Mexico. The United States was given to Upper California and New Mexico - the lands of the modern states of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.
        1853 Japan Commander Matthew Perry threatens to use military force to open Japanese ports
        1854 Nicaragua Destruction of the city of San Juan del Norte (Great Town), after the American ambassador was wounded in the crowd and compensation was not paid
        1893 Hawaii The overthrow of the Queen of the Hawaiian Islands of Liliuokalani as a result of a coup organized by American representatives and the establishment of a protectorate
        1898 Cuba The Spanish-American War. As a result of the defeat of Spain, Cuba is subordinate to the US military administration.
        1898 Philippines With US help, the Philippines declare independence from Spain, but contrary to previous promises, the United States occupies the Philippines and creates its own colonial regime
        XX century.
        1853 Japan Commander Matthew Perry threatens to use military force to open Japanese ports
        1854 Nicaragua Destruction of the city of San Juan del Norte (Great Town), after the American ambassador was wounded in the crowd and compensation was not paid
        1893 Hawaii The overthrow of the Queen of the Hawaiian Islands of Liliuokalani as a result of a coup organized by American representatives and the establishment of a protectorate
        1898 Cuba The Spanish-American War. As a result of the defeat of Spain, Cuba is subordinate to the US military administration.
        1898 Philippines With US help, the Philippines declare independence from Spain, but contrary to previous promises, the United States occupies the Philippines and creates its own colonial regime
        XX century.
        1905 Dominican Republic US military intervention in the Dominican Republic
        1906 Cuba Several military interventions from 1906 to 1909
        1907 Dominican Republic Repeated US military intervention, securing financial control over the country (until 1940)
        Honduras To protect national interests, American troops deploy troops in the cities of Trujillo, Ceiba, Puerto Cortes, San Pedro Sula, Laguna and Choloma during the war between Honduras and Nicaragua
        1909 Nicaragua US forces intervene in the political confrontation and occupy Nicaragua until 1925
        1911 Mexico Porfirio Diaz government overthrown with American help
        Honduras Various U.S. interventions provide the monopoly of the US-owned banana industry. Honduras until 1925 falls into complete economic, political and military-administrative dependence on the United States
        1912 Cuba US military intervention in Cuba. Very long list. Wikipedia.
    10. sgazeev
      sgazeev 22 June 2016 21: 31
      +2
      More than two centuries of lawlessness. fool
    11. Phantom Revolution
      Phantom Revolution 22 June 2016 21: 48
      0
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      "The men and women who serve in the US Army are among the best, smartest, and most worthy people in the world."
      I do not agree. The scum of Amer’s society, which couldn’t find a place in it, and foreigners there for a green card ... FUNDS. And about the whole world ..... it is more modest. Lord killers.

      What are your considerations? I am depressed by such statements, which smell like sheer stupidity. By your own logic, contract servicemen of the RF Armed Forces are the same "dregs of society, which have no place in it"? Do you think that the army is a kindergarten, where they teach how to plant flowers? The army is the place where they learn to fight, which actually includes the destruction of the enemy.
      Yes, there are dark personalities everywhere, the family is not without a freak, but here it’s all for the drum if it’s a winner, because the winner writes the story.

      According to the article itself, well, it can’t be so rosy for everyone in all areas. But basically such promises and screams that everything was gone is the usual profanity for knocking out money. US forces are more than enough to solve their tasks at the moment.

      Plus PMCs play a significant role, the number of which is really unknown.

      PS In the article, I see so much hatred and underestimation of the enemy that even sadly, a real military man will not talk about the enemy like that.
    12. UREC
      UREC 22 June 2016 22: 29
      +1
      I repeat. Do not stop the enemy from making mistakes.
    13. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch 22 June 2016 22: 44
      +1
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      And about the whole world ..... it is more modest necessary. Lord killers.


      Not so piercingly written, huh?
      Like, everywhere we stick our filthy sting, but no one understands us. Here they got it, scum. When they already have the Yellow Stone smells, what would shut up these, um ... organisms.
    14. electrooleg
      electrooleg 22 June 2016 23: 29
      0
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Yes, and foreigners there for the green card ...


      What green card is there? They now command the blue ground forces.
    15. GSH-18
      GSH-18 22 June 2016 23: 48
      0
      Unfortunately, today's army is shrinking significantly and is having difficulty fulfilling America’s security tasks.

      At exactly lol As in the good old days, "Desert Storm" can no longer be stirred up!
      But specifically podadat someone else oh how can you!
    16. GSH-18
      GSH-18 22 June 2016 23: 55
      +1
      The military is still in Afghanistan, returned to Iraq, and their presence is urgently needed in Europe.

      And can I clarify who exactly needs it?
    17. GSH-18
      GSH-18 23 June 2016 00: 03
      0
      Instead of reducing the size of the army, it is time to begin to increase it and invest the funds necessary for the army to be trained and equipped to defend our country.

      Again these sweet-haired cutters! That the Air Force complains, give the dough, not enough for the F-35! Then the Russian Navy is attacking! wassat We need additional lards for the sawn "construction" of the fleet with combat lasers! And now the army pulled up laughing Come on guys in three sips, yes louder! lol
  2. Pitot
    Pitot 22 June 2016 19: 13
    +3
    Not a dude, everything is fine. You are there only more than any perverts gain and combat readiness will increase .... in proportion
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 23 June 2016 00: 18
      0
      Quote: Pitot
      You are there only more than any perverts gain and combat readiness will increase .... in proportion

      Inversely proportional to quantity.
  3. NDR-791
    NDR-791 22 June 2016 19: 13
    0
    In the army there are not only problems with combat readiness - its number is rapidly declining. At the end of the Cold War, the US Army in the active service consisted of 770 thousand troops, and by September 2001 of the year their number was reduced to 481 thousand ..........
    The size of the army and the actual number of units cannot be considered an indicator of combat readiness in any way! Another thing is that someone really wants to improve their performance and remove unnecessary people for themselves in "imaginary employment". Well, what - there were 5% of the unemployed, let's drive them into the army for budget money, and there will be 1%. At the same time, we should not delude ourselves - if such "losses" in the US Army mean either: people went into production or the technological level of "means of murder" allowed them to leave! This is what we need to deal with, not cropped bodies.
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  5. Baloo
    Baloo 22 June 2016 19: 15
    +1
    With whom is this exceptional nation of evil going to fight all the time? With Russia? Fools or something. Maybe with China? So, if all the Chinese on the team at the same time jump in the right direction, kapets to Washington wassat
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 22 June 2016 19: 37
      +1
      Oops !!! We had one wise guy sticking around here, the troll calls names, so you minus too ... Today is his day, his holiday! He minuses and dumps the articles, but we’ll catch, roll out.
      1. poquello
        poquello 22 June 2016 19: 50
        +1
        Quote: NDR-791
        Oops !!! We’ve got one wise guy here, the troll calls names, so you too minus ... Today is his day, his holiday! He minuses and dumps the articles, but we’ll catch, roll out.

        trolling minuses, I don’t think, rather just quiet
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 23 June 2016 00: 27
        0
        Quote: NDR-791
        Oops !!! We had one wise guy sticking around here, the troll calls names, so you minus too ... Today is his day, his holiday! He minuses and dumps the articles, but we’ll catch, roll out.

        I also noticed. Some sort of excrement minus for nothing, all in a row! Admins, look who this smart guy is just the same! The amount of time in the article / the number of minuses. And the nickname of the enemy in the studio. And we will all thank you for this collective thank you! yes
      3. Orionvit
        Orionvit 23 June 2016 08: 39
        0
        It has long been proposed to remove anonymity from the site. If I put a minus, I can argue my position, and it’s just humanly interesting who sculpts a minus in case of case. But you won’t catch trolls differently, because everything is democratically anonymous.
        1. GSH-18
          GSH-18 23 June 2016 09: 53
          0
          Quote: Orionvit
          It has long been proposed to remove anonymity from the site.

          I was interested in the admins, this will not happen. Since in their opinion there is a negative experience, the people began to "settle scores", as I was told bully
          For me, it makes no difference who will drive the trolls, mainly to be effective. And then this mysterious minus signer feels himself too free here.
      4. Baloo
        Baloo 23 June 2016 09: 51
        0
        I'm cons on the purple. For me, there is a platform where I compare my vision of what is happening in the Russian Federation, around it and beyond, with public opinion.
        Of all the trolls that were hanging out here among us, I remember cristal, "Belarusian" from Odessa, whose wife is Russian, and we are all aggressors and Crimea and Donbass are like a knife in the back, and will never forget, will not forgive, and will tell the children everything and vapsche we all bastards will regret ... He wrote like a man, competently, but the style is most often still female. Although it could be two different people. It was interesting with him, he is not cunning, he is smart. We shouldn't have banned him. A worthy opponent. hi
  6. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 22 June 2016 19: 15
    +3
    "For generations, American soldiers have proudly defended our country. These soldiers have fought and are fighting today to keep our country safe - even at the cost of their lives."

    Something other than WWII, I do not remember that the glorious sons and daughters of the United States fought for the security of their country. what
    1. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 22 June 2016 19: 36
      +2
      Quote: Vladimirets
      Something other than WWII, I do not remember that the glorious sons and daughters of the United States fought for the security of their country.

      But what are you a colleague, say this, but Korea, Vietnam, Grenada ... do you need to continue the list? In their understanding, the security of their country depends on the whole world, if somewhere in the world what is wrong (not American), then this is a threat to their national security. And here the glorious sons of Mexico, Africa and other LBTGs, as one of the colleagues above correctly pointed out, will rush to defend security. yes
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 22 June 2016 19: 38
        +4
        Quote: Vladimir 1964
        Grenada

        Yes, yes, I forgot, it was Grenada that threatened the United States. recourse
        1. Vladimir 1964
          Vladimir 1964 22 June 2016 19: 51
          +2
          Quote: Vladimirets
          Yes, yes, I forgot, it was Grenada that threatened the United States.


          Even as threatened, a colleague. angry The question was about the very possibility of the existence of America. am And do not laugh colleague, the situation then was either pan or disappeared, America, I mean. hi
    2. NDR-791
      NDR-791 22 June 2016 19: 42
      +3
      So they did not fight in WWII for the safety of their country. Estimate (in comparison with us) how the country on which not one bomb fell and has never stepped the boot of the enemy should bliss? Babos they did and are doing now. And how much he takes, including his own, so they do not care.
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 22 June 2016 20: 32
        +3
        Quote: NDR-791
        since they did not fight in WWII for the safety of their country. Estimate (in comparison with us) how the country should be blasted on which not a single bomb fell and the enemy’s boots never stepped? Babos they did and are doing now. And how much he takes, including his own, so they do not care.

        And you, my colleague, set the plus and at first I wanted to write that no one really threatened the United States, but Pearl Harbor can’t get anywhere. Japan struck the United States, and very effectively. Well, who was behind it, who clicked something, but the fact remains.
        1. vvv-73
          vvv-73 22 June 2016 21: 32
          +3
          There is a version that the Americans themselves provoked it to consolidate the nation. In the end, they are not used to it. Either they will kill their president, then the towers will fill up and everything for the good of America.
        2. Vladimir 1964
          Vladimir 1964 22 June 2016 21: 51
          +1
          Quote: Vladimirets
          And you, my colleague, set the plus and at first I wanted to write that no one really threatened the United States, but Pearl Harbor can’t get anywhere. Japan struck the United States, and very effectively. Well, who was behind it, who clicked something, but the fact remains.

          I don’t know what you are being minus for, Eugene, but I think that according to Pepl Harborne ( bully ), You are absolutely right, and the only time the bombs really fell into America. hi
          PS As a joke about "Ash ..., colleague, do not pay attention to the fact that something is just pinned, but in general I support your thought absolutely seriously.
          1. Vladimirets
            Vladimirets 22 June 2016 22: 10
            +1
            Quote: Vladimir 1964
            I don’t know why you are being minus

            This is personal, probably not to get used to. smile hi
            1. Vladimir 1964
              Vladimir 1964 22 June 2016 22: 23
              0
              Quote: Vladimirets
              This is personal, probably not to get used to.


              Tady oh, this is a personal matter, but really stupid, but what to do. wassat
        3. sgazeev
          sgazeev 22 June 2016 22: 13
          +3
          Quote: Vladimirets
          Quote: NDR-791
          since they did not fight in WWII for the safety of their country. Estimate (in comparison with us) how the country should be blasted on which not a single bomb fell and the enemy’s boots never stepped? Babos they did and are doing now. And how much he takes, including his own, so they do not care.

          And you, my colleague, set the plus and at first I wanted to write that no one really threatened the United States, but Pearl Harbor can’t get anywhere. Japan struck the United States, and very effectively. Well, who was behind it, who clicked something, but the fact remains.

          They needed a reason to enter the war and they knew everything perfectly, they had to convince the population that isolationism was not very good for the US military industry, the samurai pecked. It is surprising that during the attack all the aircraft carriers assigned to Hawaii were absent, and the old vessels were as targets. Bush’s provocation with towers and war broke out with al Qaeda. There was a provocation off the coast of Cuba before, a cruiser with a crew was blown up and it’s amazing that the officers were absent, blacks died. Provocation in the Gulf of Tonkin. http: // doskado .ru / blog / 2013-10-15-11724 worth reading.
  7. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 22 June 2016 19: 16
    +5
    A bunch of fagots pumped up with Coca-Cola and frostbitten all over their heads, which did not bring any prosperity to any country.
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  9. Vadim237
    Vadim237 22 June 2016 19: 17
    +4
    That's just the ICBMs with nuclear warheads they are ready for use, on signal.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 22 June 2016 21: 01
      +1
      Quote: Vadim237
      That's just the ICBMs with nuclear warheads they are ready for use, on signal.

      But listen dear, they also understand very well that if their ICBMs leave the mine, the answer will not be long in coming.
      So this is not their method)))
      In order to recover, we can still make room in Siberia, but they certainly have nowhere to go.
      1. vvv-73
        vvv-73 22 June 2016 21: 36
        +2
        Exactly, they will use warheads only if they are sure that the return line will not fly to them.
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 22 June 2016 22: 26
          +1
          So they already show confidence that our warheads will not reach them - they believe that the missile defense system will save.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 22 June 2016 23: 13
            +1
            Quote: Vadim237
            So they already show confidence that our warheads will not reach them -

            If they were sure, then we would not talk to you now)))
            As for missile defense, one of its functions is to destroy our missiles at the launch stage, but does not guarantee 100% interception of all missiles.
            And the presence of an anti-missile defense system in Europe does not mean that our missiles have no other routes and means of delivery, how can one fail to recall "The ways of the Lord are inscrutable."
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 22 June 2016 22: 24
        +1
        An explosion of 1600 megatons will cover the entire territory of Russia with radioactive fallout - the whole territory will be unsuitable for life during the first year.
  10. Olegater
    Olegater 22 June 2016 19: 17
    +7
    I read and wept. How are they so heroic on their paidd .. shoulders bear the burden of the world (s.a.s. ALL countries of the Middle East except for 2-3 litters) and at the same time want to get into Russia. And the red line "GIVE BABLO" otherwise we can not fight. Well, the quote is simply gorgeous, "Men and women serving in the US Army are among the best, smartest and most worthy people in the world." P.I.P.E.TS. fool (MUCH RESPECTED moderators, do not judge strictly my comment after reading it, my pressure jumped up and ran a grudge against these ....... sorry again I can’t help myself when I see such articles, sorry again).
  11. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 22 June 2016 19: 17
    +1
    Is it that they have the entire combat-ready part of the army - 380 thousand? Is it with the fleet and aviation, or just land? Anyway - not enough. And how are they going to hegemony?
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 23 June 2016 00: 47
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Is it with the fleet and aviation, or just land?

      This is only a land army.
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      And how are they going to hegemony?

      They in the Navy and the Air Force hang around to a shit about the people. This is understandable, it’s necessary to build Euro-vassals, and oil-producing Middle Eastern countries to come.
  12. Monos
    Monos 22 June 2016 19: 18
    +11
    For several generations, American soldiers have proudly defended our country.


    Tell it to Koreans, Vietnamese, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, etc. It will be especially interesting to listen to the Indians.

    I especially liked about "hundreds of thousands of heroes". HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, bea!
  13. afrikanez
    afrikanez 22 June 2016 19: 30
    +1
    hundreds of thousands of American heroes were in the US Army.
    Well, not a hero, they bomb innocent people, and besides, they are much less numerous. This is not heroism, but rather "jackal". Well, nothing, as they say: the cat's tears will pour out!
  14. Stinger
    Stinger 22 June 2016 19: 34
    0
    If this article needed an epigraph, I would suggest from the preference: "The card loves a tear."
  15. Chikua
    Chikua 22 June 2016 19: 37
    +3
    The National Interest is a garbage can, no more ...
  16. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 22 June 2016 19: 38
    +1
    Some contradictions in the article.
    today's army is significantly reduced and is struggling to America's security challenges.
    Good tasks for any army in the world. And where are these tasks performed? On the border with Mexico or Canada?
    The military is still in Afghanistan, has returned to Iraq, and their presence is urgently needed in Europe.
    Oh here! And why did you forget Antarctica?
    At the end of the Cold War, 770 thousand troops were active in the US Army, and by September 2001 their number had dropped to 481 thousand.The army was too small to cope with the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, so its number was increased by 90 thousand troops.
    Well, how did you manage after this "increase"? First of all, you need to reduce your over-exaggerated demands for world domination. Or are you already living by the revised saying: "America über alles"? Don't forget where it took Germany.
  17. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 22 June 2016 19: 44
    +1
    Today, on June 22, I read about American brigades that terrorize the rest of the world. The fewer these brigades will be the calmer in the world. Not without reason they are commanded by a pederast, so the brigades are the same.
  18. masiya
    masiya 22 June 2016 19: 47
    +2
    Well, As usual, hemagogy is flourishing ... the best warriors, the best warriors, etc., etc., but I forgot the very best lesbians and homosexuals, transvestites ... maybe I forgot someone else ... of them in the army, everyone will show what and how to ... "fight" and where ... it is probably more comfortable in bed .. with a shower or a bathtub it is better ... Wouldn't make the world laugh with their warriors ... without a toilet and shit paper anywhere ...
  19. Yugra
    Yugra 22 June 2016 19: 58
    0
    When they stop paying the mercenary mattress, he won’t even have the thought to selflessly defend his homeland. Our army is a completely different matter. Let’s get through, guys ...
  20. Horst78
    Horst78 22 June 2016 20: 13
    0
    Men and women serving in the US Army are among the best, most intelligent and worthy people in the world.
    Strange, but I heard something else. What's in the us army: illiterate, criminals, people without us citizenship. The current army of the United States, this is not the US army since the 2 world, which consisted of honest hard workers, farmers.
    1. Volodin Dmitry
      Volodin Dmitry 23 June 2016 05: 54
      0
      Then there was the army of "Private Rhine's rescue". Along the way, they won the wars. bully
      1. Horst78
        Horst78 25 June 2016 09: 38
        0
        Quote: Volodin Dmitry
        Then there was an army "Saving Private Rain".

        Do not confuse the real story with Hollywood
  21. Corsair5912
    Corsair5912 22 June 2016 20: 14
    +6
    In the USA there is no army and no soldiers, what they call the army is a vile dirty gang of murderers, robbers, rapists, sadists, alcoholics, drug addicts, homosexuals, punishers and executioners.
    This army does not defend any USA, nobody attacks the USA, the oceans interfere.
    The time will come, the nations of the world will shame the United States from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and no army will help them, and the ocean will not protect them.
    God waits a long time, but it hurts.
  22. Prisoner
    Prisoner 22 June 2016 20: 49
    +2
    Until the present begins it is difficult to understand who is ready, who is not. It is hard to be ready for war. Not the Remba and Rex that entered Afghanistan after they will not let lie. Until our first blood, the world cannot be erased from the brain. It’s hard for everyone, it’s easier for us. We all our history in the war or against all for the Power, or for the offended (who then betrayed us). I’m messing up, but please forgive. He remembered his own, that they laid their lives in the most terrible war. Thanks to the Union, thanks to Stalin, thanks to our PEOPLE !!! We are not on our knees!
  23. HAM
    HAM 22 June 2016 21: 00
    +1
    ".... Men and women serving in the US Army ...."

    Something I didn't understand, where did gender equality go? "SOLDZER # 1", "SOLDER # 2"! ??
  24. Ulysses
    Ulysses 22 June 2016 21: 01
    +3
    Do not underestimate the enemy.
    1. masiya
      masiya 22 June 2016 21: 46
      +1
      and where is the enemy, buggers are our enemies? so they’re partners, don’t you know ... and without jokes, you need to seriously discuss these things LGBT people on a global level ... ha ha ha it's funny and insulting, what do people do ... what kind of garbage .. .
  25. EvgenSad
    EvgenSad 22 June 2016 21: 08
    0
    Nonche misses America John Rambo.
    1. masiya
      masiya 22 June 2016 21: 20
      +1
      extinct from pedagogy ...
      1. masiya
        masiya 22 June 2016 21: 40
        0
        Well, let's see ...
  26. erik cartman
    erik cartman 22 June 2016 21: 16
    +1
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Is it that they have the entire combat-ready part of the army - 380 thousand? Is it with the fleet and aviation, or just land? Anyway - not enough. And how are they going to hegemony?

    US Army - a term that refers to ground forces. Aviation, navy and marines are a completely different song. The commands are different. The man hints to give more money - there is nothing to cut. But the most interesting thing is that often soldiers are not fighting, but representatives of private military companies. And this is already other (much higher) money. These are their interests and are lobbying. Rollback is inevitable.
  27. vetor
    vetor 22 June 2016 21: 45
    0
    And this is provided that no one is going to attack the USA, as well as the Baltic states.
    We still need money!
  28. T100
    T100 22 June 2016 22: 02
    +1
    ... So, let’s wry for shtobi shherez 5 years old, our valiant appellants smagly zdelat are correct vibar mezhdu by nourishing lichnago sastava and buy abmundyravaniya for nego!
  29. Kind angry
    Kind angry 22 June 2016 22: 03
    0
    Why did I even start reading this? ...
  30. hirurg
    hirurg 22 June 2016 23: 29
    0
    Well nothing. What, they say there? Do Russians have a strong back? That's right they say. We just endure them. But you need to do your own thing. And we'll see ..
  31. Olegi1
    Olegi1 22 June 2016 23: 45
    0
    Question: why post this star-striped patriotic moore here?
  32. Nehist
    Nehist 23 June 2016 03: 10
    0
    I read an article and comments, earlier about the Bundeswehr article. Some do not trust others are not ready! But for some reason, when the war begins, our army is not the most prepared! Strange as that
  33. aszzz888
    aszzz888 23 June 2016 04: 21
    0
    Men and women serving in the US Army are among the best, most intelligent and worthy people in the world.

    La-la-la, blah-blah-blah ... another breakthrough at the merikatos laughing
  34. tomcat117
    tomcat117 23 June 2016 05: 23
    0
    For several generations, American soldiers have proudly defended our country ...

    But in Russia, they proudly serve and defend their homeland with dedication, when necessary and not sparing their lives.
    That's the difference between American pride и Russian dedication defend their country, and ours MOTHERLAND.
    Interestingly, they also proudly arrange Vietnam, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and more?
    But in football we are full of boobies (it’s not a shame), thanks to our belolento-like star-woeing players, the generation of Lev Yashin ended, defending their gates just like their ancestors' homeland, to the last.
  35. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 23 June 2016 05: 34
    0
    And how did you know that even this third is ready? How long will they last ..
    1. Al1977
      Al1977 23 June 2016 12: 23
      0
      Quote: dchegrinec
      And how did you know that even this third is ready? How long will they last ..

      You correctly noticed. All of America is zilch, it is not capable of anything, the country is a downshifter, no army, no economy, no conscience. There is one country in the world. And this country is my homeland, this is Russia !!!!! Everything else is bullshit, which we will turn one sneeze into radioactive ashes!
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  37. t118an
    t118an 23 June 2016 09: 17
    0
    Men and women serving in the US Army are among the best, most intelligent and worthy people in the world.

    Amer's propaganda liars. Especially about what are the best, smartest and most worthy Americans, Indians, Japanese, Negroes, Latinos, Vietnamese with Koreans, etc. know best. The patients and staff of hospitals, hospitals in the Middle East and Afghanistan with Pakistan are also aware of this.

    Does anyone try to challenge? ....
  38. Al1977
    Al1977 23 June 2016 11: 40
    0
    Americans are cowards. They don’t know how to fight. If they attack, we will destroy all and remain alone. It's time to give in the teeth the bloody regime of fascist capitalism !!!
  39. Cartalon
    Cartalon 23 June 2016 11: 45
    0
    Contempt for a potential adversary does not lead to anything good; comments depressing.