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Commander of US Ground Forces in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges: "Russia can destroy an entire country" (Bild, Germany)

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Commander of US Ground Forces in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges: "Russia can destroy an entire country" (Bild, Germany)


In an interview with Bild, Commander of US Forces in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges talks about hybrid ways of conducting hostilities on the part of Russia, its methods of conducting electronic warfare and the difficulties associated with rapid response in the event of an attack.

Bild: Mr. General, is Russia now the greatest threat to NATO?

Ben Hodges: Yes, but it is important to remember that this is not about the only threat. Nevertheless, Russia is the only threat that can destroy an entire country, even if Russia did not show such intentions. The so-called Islamic State (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), on the contrary, proved that it has a clear desire to destroy us all. But he has no opportunities for that.

- How big is the risk that the Anaconda scenario becomes a reality (hidden attack on Poland)?

- Such an attack is unlikely, but the best way to keep the current situation is to conduct exercises and demonstrate that we are prepared. Effective containment works only when the necessary capacities exist. When you show that they are, and you are ready to use them.

“But if the attack does happen, how confident are you that you can respond quickly?”

“If an attack occurs in which the enemy resorts to cyber-weapons, disinformation, and other hybrid methods of warfare, it is very important to understand what exactly is happening. I am really concerned about the possible aggression in the framework of hybrid action. In addition, the challenge for us is the rapid acquisition of multinational connections. We do not have the same freedom of movement as the Russians. Therefore, we must create a kind of military Schengen zone.

- What do you mean by the military Schengen zone? What do you need to change for this?

- We need a military Schengen zone to ensure freedom of movement. Thus, we can quickly prevent a crisis or, if necessary, respond to it. One representative (from an Eastern European member country of NATO) told me: "I hope we will quickly get the appropriate permission." But planning cannot be based only on hopes and wishes. We know how long it will take to transfer troops and equipment with equipment. The problem is diplomatic resolution.

- Do you think that NATO in the event of an attack will be united?

- Absolutely sure. Since the founding of NATO, all member countries of the alliance have been kept together.

- How much has the condition of the Russian army improved in recent years?

“The Russians have greatly improved their electronic methods of warfare.” This means that if someone sends an electronic signal, they will be able to interrupt, interfere with, or determine the location. Thus, they can shoot, not seeing you, even being at a great distance. This is very dangerous, and I am very concerned about this.

- We are ready for this threat?

“We learned a lot by observing how Russians used electronic methods in Ukraine. Every time the Ukrainians wanted to do something, the Russians fixed it in a timely manner and quickly opened fire. We need a safe radio communication, first of all, with international cooperation. Otherwise, the Russians will be able to easily determine our location, aim and open fire.

- German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier criticizes NATO exercises, calling them "a symbolic parade tanks"And" military roar. " How do you comment on his words?

- I respect the Foreign Minister. And I am proud of the work done by the soldiers of 23 countries during these exercises.

- Russia was invited as an observer. Why do you think the invitation was rejected?

- Russia, being an observer, along with the rest of the countries, would then have to admit that we are talking about exercises. Therefore, Russians prefer to come as supervisors. So they sort of say: These are not legitimate teachings. This is a provocative preparation for the attack, so we come here to check. With similar games they try to distort what is actually happening. All this relates to the methods of handling Russian information. We call this approach “4 D” - dismiss, distract, distort, dismay (reject, divert, distort, intimidate).

- Are there any indications that Russia has already deployed nuclear weapon in Kaliningrad?

- I do not know whether she has already placed nuclear weapons there. But I know that she conducted exercises to deploy Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad. The Iskander missile systems can be equipped with nuclear warheads. It is extremely irresponsible on the Russian side, to talk openly about the use of nuclear weapons and to threaten European countries such as Denmark, Sweden or Romania with a nuclear attack. This is a much bigger provocation than Anaconda 2016. Russia claims to be a superpower and wants to be treated like a superpower. Then she must and behave as responsibly as it should be a superpower.

- Does Germany participate sufficiently in international missions?

“German soldiers are in Mali and Afghanistan, they train Kurds in Northern Iraq, these are just a few missions. For three of the nine NATO corps, Germany is a framework nation. I will not say whether this is enough. I will only say that I feel more involved and I highly welcome it.

- What do you expect from the summit in Warsaw?

- I believe that the alliance after the summit in Warsaw will produce the impression of a single organism. We will be united in the fact that in NATO it is about the general security of all 28 member countries of the alliance. This is not only about security in the context of Russia. There are also other threats to the security of the alliance, for example, ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) or mass migration.

Ben Hodges is the commander of the US ground forces in Europe, the commander of the American forces during the Anaconda military exercises that are currently taking place in Poland.
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http://www.bild.de/wa/ll/bild-de/unangemeldet-42925516.bild.html
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  1. sir_obs
    sir_obs 24 June 2016 00: 19
    +16
    They need the Schengen air zone. Amerikosy wanted to drive around freely in a geyrop on tanks. Yes, apparently still not deep enough, the old woman Europe swallowed, not yet by the glands themselves. You can stick a little more, the entire length.
    1. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 24 June 2016 00: 34
      +22
      Well, what kind of generals went to Nate, Ben, you already decide on a disease ???
      Ben Hodges: Yes, but it’s important to remember that this is not the only threat. Nevertheless, Russia is the only threat that can destroy an entire country, even if Russia has not shown such intentions. The so-called “Islamic State” (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation - approx. Per.), On the contrary, proved that it has a clear desire to destroy us all. But he has no opportunity for this.

      (c) I have a desire to buy a house, but I do not have the opportunity. I have the opportunity to buy a goat, but ... I have no desire. So let's drink so that our desires always coincide with our capabilities ...

      psBen-be treated with electricity ...
      1. Kostyar
        Kostyar 24 June 2016 01: 06
        +6
        Commander of the US Army in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges: “Russia can destroy an entire country”

        Why so small ...?!
        Such as your America, in one bunch, random .... am
        1. Canep
          Canep 24 June 2016 03: 25
          +11
          Lieutenant General Ben Hodges: “Russia can destroy an entire country”

          Maybe this is the key. In turn, the general is silent that NATO has already destroyed Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, and about half of Syria. He scares the public with the destructive capabilities of Russia and at the same time is silent about the real destructive actions of NATO.
          1. meriem1
            meriem1 24 June 2016 05: 27
            +1
            And how many US are here the Airborne Forces ?????????????????? Nobody except us.....
            1. Vadim237
              Vadim237 24 June 2016 09: 40
              0
              I'm afraid the Airborne Forces in a modern war may not be effective.
          2. ltc22A
            ltc22A 24 June 2016 07: 23
            +1
            Quote: Canep
            Lieutenant General Ben Hodges: “Russia can destroy an entire country”

            Maybe this is the key. In turn, the general is silent that NATO has already destroyed Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, and about half of Syria. He scares the public with the destructive capabilities of Russia and at the same time is silent about the real destructive actions of NATO.

            Tunisia forgotten. Almost happened in Egypt. And in Syria, Russia has prevented. soldier
            1. Krasniy_lis
              Krasniy_lis 24 June 2016 09: 53
              0
              Quote: ltc22A
              Tunisia forgot

              and Ukraine, perhaps.
        2. Constructor1
          Constructor1 24 June 2016 05: 04
          +11
          They finally explain WHY ??? Why should we attack? Only heard from them-Russia will attack, We have that lack of territory or what?
          1. Simon
            Simon 24 June 2016 20: 26
            +1
            They really really want us to attack them. But we do not want to attack them. This infuriates them greatly, so they are very nervous and very crazy. And to us to the moon their psychos laughing Russia lives its own life! hi
        3. dmi.pris
          dmi.pris 24 June 2016 05: 40
          +6
          Five years ago, in the comments to the film with McDowell's participation, some lads from the country of W wrote about the "Clockwork Orange" plan .. This plan, according to them, provided for the destruction of "Westernism and gayropeism" in Ukraine by Russia .. And the Anaconda plan is probably a sick imagination psychopath .. though don't wake the bear ..
        4. Angara
          Angara 24 June 2016 08: 10
          +1
          Quote: Bone
          Such as your America, in one bunch, random ....

          Yeah .. "Who threw the felt boots on the remote ???" wassat
        5. vladnn2015
          vladnn2015 24 June 2016 08: 32
          0
          Quote: Bone
          Nevertheless, Russia is the only threat that can destroy an entire country,

          And the United States can destroy planet Earth!
      2. 34 region
        34 region 24 June 2016 01: 12
        +16
        Denis Obukhov! 00.34. Why is it incomprehensible in his speech? Russia can but does not. And there is only one country and one block that do this. And only they destroy entire countries and regions. They perfectly understand what they are doing and are simply stupidly afraid to get their faces for their deeds. And naturally they are waiting for a blow. After all, Russia is not in vain raising its army. So there is some purpose. That's the whole train of his thoughts. Purely gang psychology. There are no cops to rob, and when they appear, yell about their lawlessness and their innocence.
      3. Andrey NM
        Andrey NM 24 June 2016 05: 24
        +5
        Commander of the US Army in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges: “Russia can destroy an entire country”


        Do you know what the difference is? Russia can destroy an entire country, but at the same time it saves countries from destruction to the best of its ability. But NATO and the United States not only can, but also destroy the countries and populations of these countries with the innocent gaze of a "peddler of democracy."
      4. PValery53
        PValery53 24 June 2016 07: 39
        0
        Do you mean an electric chair? “If only for a short while, let him live.”
    2. oblako
      oblako 24 June 2016 04: 30
      +5
      No wonder the teachings in Europe were called "Anaconda", well, that is, reptiles ...
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    4. siberalt
      siberalt 24 June 2016 05: 13
      +6
      "Russia can destroy an entire state"
      Maybe not one, but not one destroyed. And how many states destroyed with the help of NATO do not want to calculate?
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 24 June 2016 06: 09
        -4
        Quote: siberalt
        Maybe not one, but not one

        Oh, is it? You are being shy. A whole bunch of khanates were wiped out - Kazan, Astrakhan, Crimean, and I don't remember how many in Siberia. Yes, practically under every king, a couple of countries were destroyed and annexed to Russia. Well, for a snack they destroyed the millennial (!!!) Reich. However, I am not going to shed tears for them, especially for the Reich, moreover, if Russia crashes Banderostan in the same way, I will only say "amen *".

        * sort of like in Hebrew means "so be it", Israelis, correct if you lied.
      2. Orionvit
        Orionvit 24 June 2016 07: 30
        +1
        All these Balts with other Romanians placing their American bases at home, think that this will protect them. On the contrary, in addition to yapping at Russia, they themselves put themselves under attack. How much mind is needed to understand this? Debl.
    5. INVESTOR
      INVESTOR 24 June 2016 05: 24
      +1
      I didn’t read the article, there are a lot of d.bills, and I am alone.
    6. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 24 June 2016 05: 53
      0
      People, are there any problems with the work of Sait?
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 24 June 2016 06: 11
        -1
        What problems?
    7. Vend
      Vend 24 June 2016 10: 22
      0
      It can be seen from Hodges out of fear already rushing ass.
  2. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 24 June 2016 00: 20
    +10
    "... Nevertheless, Russia is the only threat that can destroy an entire country, even if Russia did not show such intentions."
    It would be necessary, following this logic, to condemn the disease for the rape of the Clintonshe. So what? "I did not show such intentions" (I hope), but after all, maybe, in principle! Atu the pervert!
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 24 June 2016 06: 15
      +2
      Quote: Vasyan1971
      condemn the disease for raping the clintons.

      Will not work. Anyone will prove that he doesn’t drink so much that he wants it. And if a man does not want, then he will not be able to.

      Hillary for Prison 2016!
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 24 June 2016 06: 18
        0
        Quote: Nagan
        Hillary for Prison 2016!

        Nagan is to be written in American sites.
        1. Revolver
          Revolver 24 June 2016 15: 54
          +1
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          Nagan is to be written in American sites.

          I write this regularly, and I'm not alone.
  3. sever.56
    sever.56 24 June 2016 00: 29
    +2
    The stupid ram!
    "Russia claims to be a superpower and wants to be treated like a superpower."
    1. sever.56
      sever.56 24 June 2016 00: 52
      +14
      We are a superpower, otherwise they would not be so hysterical. As regards his statement that Russia can destroy an entire country, I want to scare him even more - we can destroy an entire continent. Any. To choose from. Only we do not have such a goal.
      Our principle: - "You live yourself, let others live."
      Well, and if they do not understand and are scampering, - call, we will act according to the principle: - "Those who did not hide, I am not to blame."
      Be healthy, Ben, do not cough !!!
  4. Приговор
    Приговор 24 June 2016 00: 29
    +11
    From the face of the general, one can say that intelligence is not the gift that the Lord awarded him. And after reading his speeches, I only strengthened this opinion.
  5. Denis Obukhov
    Denis Obukhov 24 June 2016 00: 37
    +7
    It amazes me how easy these strategists put out of the question nuclear weapons and very sickly means of delivery. Do they truly believe that Russia will not use these weapons? Then I'm really scared for civilization ..
  6. The stranger
    The stranger 24 June 2016 00: 37
    +9
    Well maybe. Maybe even two. If you take into account Vanua, except for Monaco and Liechtenstein - generally three.
    Hmm. But someone can take seriously even this nonsense, God forgive me, the general, with the thoughts of a drunken corporal from the construction battalion. Boy, Russia can destroy the WHOLE world, along with your cap, so what? Those don’t seem that it’s too early for you to command something, more than a regimental bath?
    Lord, finally take your favors!
  7. magadanets
    magadanets 24 June 2016 00: 40
    +2
    Well, the muzzle in the photo of this general, it is clear that he thumped for a week. Only after a re-drinking can you carry such nonsense
  8. hirurg
    hirurg 24 June 2016 00: 47
    +7
    Russia can and therefore is a threat. Awesome logic ... All NATO countries and somewhere nearby say: -YEAA

    And here comes the grandfather with a stick, and he can hit me on the head.
    Therefore, the next time, when I meet him, I will wear a helmet ...)))
    Grandfather and everyone around me will consider me sick in the head.
    PARANOJA and induced delirium.
  9. Dark
    Dark 24 June 2016 00: 52
    +2
    Now, not 4 NATO battalions will be on the Russian border, but entire divisions! Stsuki are waiting for permission to transfer large connections! am
    1. meriem1
      meriem1 24 June 2016 05: 24
      0
      Quote: Dark
      Now, not 4 NATO battalions will be on the Russian border, but entire divisions! Stsuki are waiting for permission to transfer large connections! am

      Why, BYYYYY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      1. Dark
        Dark 24 June 2016 08: 29
        0
        Read the article about the Shingen zone!
  10. Kasym
    Kasym 24 June 2016 00: 54
    +8
    Well, he manenko underestimated, the speech about life on Earth, and perfectly (once in uniform) is aware of this. Here's what kind of "manners" they have: at first they will shit, and then the arrows are thrown over. It is high time to ignore these talking heads, and not waste their interviews on all kinds of talk shows and in the media. And believe me, they will immediately become uninteresting - and so only we ourselves are promoting "psaking". "The Russians are reacting - it means we must continue in the same spirit."
    The Aerospace Forces in Syria bombed NATO allies, so D. Kerry barked something menacingly, and then whined that they misunderstood him. All their menacing rhetoric quickly fades away when it comes down to it. Somehow all this is not serious for a superpower and a world gendarme !? And this one will resign and drag on another song - in retirement they quickly "see clearly" (presumably they think about their grandchildren, and not bend their heads over cards).
    And who, if not us, knows that with a "serious mess" all these East European, newly-made members of the alliance will quickly change their clothes and be remembered for "brotherhood and friendship" - the Germans certainly remember. Here at least sit down every month and speak for the unity of the alliance, but you cannot argue against facts. hi
  11. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 24 June 2016 01: 06
    +3
    All this speech reminded me of Klitschko.
    Nevertheless, Russia is the only threat that can destroy an entire country, even if Russia has not shown such intentions.

    Although maybe just cowards. Alone. And the other elbows nibble - do not obey. Ha and the country is the United States. The truth is correctly seen, but life on Earth? Although I think all the time. Really they can not live with an equal. Or like us, all the time under threat, which is the same thing (about equals). So man to man is a wolf among them.
    1. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch 25 June 2016 15: 03
      0
      Quote: Yuri Ya.
      So man to man is a wolf among them.


      Yes, they have FAQs in life. Your ass is sacred. Never reach out. Therefore drowned, wretched.
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  13. nstarinsky
    nstarinsky 24 June 2016 01: 12
    +7
    This general’s work is such as repeating, like a spell, the Russians are already here ... As soon as they retire, right away - NATO did a lot of harmful and stinky things to our good friends from Russia. And yet - I have never considered Russia an enemy. It’s quite the opposite - I regularly bought dolls for New Year’s family.
  14. Monos
    Monos 24 June 2016 01: 33
    +9
    Otherwise, the Russians will be able to easily determine our location, aim and open fire.


    General, are you really d. Urak, or what? Well what for you to look for?
    You yourself will come and draw a target on your forehead.
    Your location has been known to the nearest meter for several decades. Or are you hoping to redeploy during the arrival of the "Caliber"? In vain.
  15. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 24 June 2016 01: 36
    +4
    100500 for your collar. Even to the end it was scrapped - I won't hear anything new. Ben Hodges of some kind, John Kirby, Jennifer Psaka in stock (by the way, not pregnant again? Putin is to blame anyway). Is that what this audience wants to prove to us? Look at their faces. Eyes like vampires, dark, filled with hatred. "Partners", edryon-loaf. With a hammer in the head, such "partners" continue to follow the route. Well, we will lose the striped people on the road, and who will ask us? Croats, Serbs, Chileans or Mexicans? No matter how "thanks" you say, I won't be surprised.
  16. nikones
    nikones 24 June 2016 01: 38
    +6
    Americans are successful in their economies and around the world, not because they are more entrepreneurial, more competent, smarter, but because they have learned to work professionally on human instincts and use them for their own purposes. Therefore, whole nations follow them in the hope of satisfying the needs of their instincts immediately, momentarily, with little effort at the same time. All these thoughtless, irresponsible statements, the refusal to take a different point of view, come from here, because you need to satisfy the need right now, and it does not matter that there is nothing in common with reality. After all, they say not what they want, but what others are waiting for.

    Rothschild once said: "Let me manage the money of the country, and I do not care who will establish the laws there." So it turns out, they gave everyone a ball and pump air into it. The ball grows, begins to lift up, makes life easier and more fun, the earthly burden of problems disappears, you begin to feel freedom with your whole body. But the water is a misfortune, the ball is not rubber and sooner or later it will burst and the height to which you climbed from plays a cruel joke, when from your height in free fall you fly your face into your own droppings, which you left on the ground, forgetting what you need to clean up after ...
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 24 June 2016 06: 19
      +3
      Quote: nikones
      Americans are successful in their economies and around the world, not because they are more entrepreneurial, more competent, smarter, but

      due to the fact that the enemy never came to their territory, and also they always profited from any other people's problems, increasing them, and also using other people's funds for their own benefit.
  17. egor-kz
    egor-kz 24 June 2016 02: 04
    +2
    Another talking Russophobe head from a pack of notorious heypend @ owls.
  18. rosstov
    rosstov 24 June 2016 02: 07
    0
    Another issue of wall newspapers in a Brussels psychiatric hospital
  19. Evil 55
    Evil 55 24 June 2016 03: 05
    +1
    Which country, such and its representatives ..
  20. regsSSSR
    regsSSSR 24 June 2016 03: 11
    +6

    Commander of US Ground Forces in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges: "Russia can destroy an entire country" (Bild, Germany)


    yes there is a country! - a whole planet! no, not even a galaxy!

    so what, take the whole universe higher !!! wassat


    Russia claims to be a superpower and wants to be treated as a superpower. Then it should behave as responsibly as it should be a superpower.


    Putin’s recent speech in Pitira clearly passed by an American general winked

    here by the way a very good little article on this subject.

    http://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/2804741.html#comments
  21. Siberia 9444
    Siberia 9444 24 June 2016 03: 29
    +1
    This is a planned hysteria! NATO needs an enemy, America needs money to spin up the defense industry. And under this joke they slowly but surely transfer technology and build it in a place with a contingent.
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 24 June 2016 04: 00
      +2
      Quote: Siberia 9444
      This is a planned hysteria! NATO needs an enemy, America needs money to spin up the defense industry. And under this joke they slowly but surely transfer technology and build it in a place with a contingent.

      This is not hysteria! It comes to the notion that, like the EU, they are not needed. It’s a big feeding trough that can end. But the general didn’t get Putin’s warning that nuclear strikes would be carried out in Poland and Romania, because they deploy missile defense systems there .For what he sailed Denmark and Sweden, it is not clear ?.
  22. a housewife
    a housewife 24 June 2016 03: 48
    +4
    And I liked that this warrior twice confirmed that we are not attacking anyone, but only responding. "Every time the Ukrainians wanted to do something, the Russians recorded it in time and quickly opened fire." Recorded WHAT? Wishlist? Or is it action? War activities! Of course, let the kh.okhly shoot with impunity! "... if someone sends an electronic signal, they (the Russians) will be able to interrupt it, interfere or determine a location." They can, can, no one doubts. So don't send such signals! What kind of strange "interethnic cooperation", which is afraid that we will start shooting at them? They cannot move freely! The Russians can, but the Americans, you see, cannot! This is how we move around our country! Including the Kaliningrad region! And you yourself there in your states move around as much as your heart desires! Consider that you are wildly lucky that our troops do not move in Alaska.
  23. EvgNik
    EvgNik 24 June 2016 03: 52
    +4
    The West is sick. Long and incurable. Ill with concern and concern. Only one treatment option is possible - surgical. And since we do not want to use this method, the patient must die himself.
  24. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 24 June 2016 04: 14
    +3
    I confessed !!! "Anaconda-2016" - provocation !!! So why the hell do you blame Russia?
  25. Zomanus
    Zomanus 24 June 2016 04: 25
    0
    But what, in general, he said everything correctly.
    We are a threat to NATO, a potential truth.
    And our potential is great enough.
    And NATO is trying to at least something to oppose this potential.
    They can’t just sit and watch ...
    Now they are working on logistics for the rapid deployment of troops.
    within the borders of NATO. In general, the right thing if you are preparing
    to respond to possible threats.
    This is what I read. And to drag ideology here ...
  26. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 24 June 2016 04: 59
    +1
    They have formed their own stupid garden and are sitting like a flock of Japanese macaques in a pond, looking around in horror at everyone else, especially Russia and China. How can we protect ourselves from these "villains" ..
  27. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 24 June 2016 05: 14
    +1
    polynomial bin member. The body talks a lot. Have you ever interviewed Shoigu? And he’ll beat his face. There you go, Benhojis, and St. George’s grandmother’s day. At us the person does business, and let everyones chat. I recalled the joke from Alexander Gradsky:
    two killers stand in the doorway in winter, waiting for the client. Something is not going. One to another: "Maybe something happened?"
  28. Wolka
    Wolka 24 June 2016 05: 38
    +1
    and now everything is exactly the opposite: our military doctrine is defensive, Russia does not threaten anyone, but it will defend its interests and sovereignty always and everywhere, not only diplomatically, but if necessary by military means ...
  29. SklochPensioner
    SklochPensioner 24 June 2016 05: 39
    +1
    Hodges, surprisingly, is extremely cautious in his statements and assessments. The first conclusion: Sykun.
    After the words that Russia SHOULD behave as it should be a responsible superpower, the second conclusion follows: blockhead.
  30. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 June 2016 06: 24
    0
    Then she should behave as responsibly as she should superpower.

    If Russia begins to act like the United States, which has long declared itself a superpower, then the Americans will at best lose their minds from psychological stress, mass suicides are not excluded. Therefore, Russia behaves on the world stage with dignity, without licking and aggression, as befits a real superpower.
  31. Stinger
    Stinger 24 June 2016 06: 38
    0
    (covert attack on Poland)?


    What is it like? Please, Pan. The Pole woke up, and x ... already in f ...?
  32. Delink
    Delink 24 June 2016 06: 55
    +3
    Somehow he downplayed our capabilities, the whole continent and no matter what size and no matter how many countries it will be located on.
  33. zulusuluz
    zulusuluz 24 June 2016 06: 56
    0
    Nevertheless, Russia is the only threat that can destroy an entire country, even if Russia has not shown such intentions.
    So the weapons of the American population can also kill, destroy ... Although it does not show such intentions.
  34. dsm100
    dsm100 24 June 2016 07: 41
    +4
    "Russia can destroy an entire country," but maybe 10-15 minutes ... And in an hour or two ...
  35. Taygerus
    Taygerus 24 June 2016 07: 55
    +2
    "Lieutenant General Ben Hodges:" Russia can destroy an entire country ""

    and how many countries you pedal rats ravaged and destroyed? And if it will be necessary to the very edge and not one country can
  36. sergo1914
    sergo1914 24 June 2016 08: 28
    +1
    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    People, are there any problems with the work of Sait?


    There is. Inadequate a lot.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 24 June 2016 08: 40
      0
      Quote: sergo1914
      There is. Inadequate a lot.

      laughing
  37. vadimtt
    vadimtt 24 June 2016 08: 38
    +1
    Something small floats General, Russia can destroy your entire "civilized" world, and more than once fool
  38. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 24 June 2016 09: 01
    0
    Another "old soldier who does not know the words of love" laughing
    As already noted tolmachiev51 in the comments, Hodges admitted that Anaconda was a provocation. I hope he doesn't get fired.
    We learned a lot by observing how Russians used electronic methods in Ukraine.
    If there is any evidence of anyone using electronic warfare against the APU?
    Each time the Ukrainians wanted to do something, the Russians fixed it in a timely manner and quickly opened fire.
    Have you forgotten about traditional intelligence methods?
  39. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 24 June 2016 09: 49
    0
    Interview on the global military threat with an ordinary economic platoon! In another way, it is simply impossible to classify this nonsense.
  40. atamankko
    atamankko 24 June 2016 09: 50
    0
    The "exceptional" are used to thinking of themselves as the smartest,
    but almost all patients in a psychiatric hospital think so.
  41. Enoch
    Enoch 24 June 2016 10: 01
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    “Russia can destroy an entire country”


    Well, maybe why. This is a provocative statement of the question. They, too, can and have already done so.
  42. Ros 56
    Ros 56 24 June 2016 10: 44
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    Hodges you are a fool, Russia can destroy not a country, but your whole crazy and degrading Western world.
  43. _my opinion
    _my opinion 24 June 2016 11: 02
    +1
    Commander of US Ground Forces in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges: "Russia can destroy an entire country" (Bild, Germany)

    and NATO (USA) has already destroyed, take at least Yugoslavia ...
  44. Naum
    Naum 24 June 2016 11: 36
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    Quote: Denis Obukhov
    Russia is the only threat that can destroy an entire country,

    And not just one. And not only in Europe. And not so much in Europe. It is symbolic - as soon as 2-3 generations change, the historical experience of the "blitzkriegs" against Russia is somehow forgotten and revanchist itch reappears in our eternal "partners". Let them scratch - in another place!
  45. erik cartman
    erik cartman 24 June 2016 12: 15
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    And what country can Russia (and wants to) destroy? Hodges is not at the level to be vague. Let a specific state choose as a "victim", and we will think whether to go to war or not. We have problems up to our throats inside, and this is itching to do everything. Didn't play enough of the war as a child? They got used to fighting in comfortable conditions against states unable to withstand massive air strikes, where the main weapon is Kalash. Vietnam has been forgotten. Interestingly, Hodges himself has real combat experience - or is he also a successful manager in military uniform? A talking head and nothing more.
  46. Flinky
    Flinky 24 June 2016 12: 58
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    Maybe, maybe. And not one, but even two. Especially exceptional which. And in which case the whole ball.
    Remember this, the horse in the coat.
  47. Sergey Onoprienko
    Sergey Onoprienko 24 June 2016 17: 03
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    Ridiculously said: "NATO is necessary not only because of the Russian threat, but also to fight ISIS and migration." ISIS was created by the Americans, the migration of Muslims to Europe was arranged by the Americans. And the Russian threat is a myth, again created by the amers. That is, all three goals are false. What else do they have - the Iranian threat, North Korea, drug trafficking. Iran and North Korea have exclusively defensive military doctrines, and drug trafficking from Afghanistan is entirely carried out by the US military. It turns out that NATO declares defense only against those threats that the Americans either create themselves (ISIS, migrants, drug trafficking), or come up with (Russian, Iranian, North Korean threats). Thus, it follows that the NATO concept is not at all defensive, but offensive. This is purely logical