Friday, June 30, 2017

Is The Russian Military Dangerous?

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu provided details of Russia's latest snap exercise at the National Defence Control Centre in Moscow on 16 March Source: Russian MoD

Dave Majumdar, National Interest: Just How Dangerous Is Russia's Military?

The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency has released a new assessment of Russian military power—reviving a Cold War-era practice. The agency concludes that the modern Russian military builds upon its Soviet heritage but has modernized its capabilities and doctrine for the present day.

“The Russian military has built on the military doctrine, structure, and capabilities of the former Soviet Union, and although still dependent on many of the older Soviet platforms, the Russians have modernized their military strategy, doctrine, and tactics to include use of asymmetric weapons like cyber and indirect action such as was observed in Ukraine,” the DIA report states.

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WNU Editor: Russia is spending the money to field a modern conventional military .... but it is still far away from matching what the U.S. and many of its allies can field.

Update: Is Putin's Russia the Critical Threat Americans Believe It to Be? (Ronald Suny, RCD).


jimbrown said...

John McCain thinks Russian soldiers have grown from 12 feet to 14 feet tall now.

TWN said...

Russian want to control their resources, they don't want big western corporations to have the level of control they have say in a place like Canada. They also don't want to have their society ruined by neo-liberalism as it is the west, thru promotion of perverts, legalizing drugs, gambling, mass migration, dumbed down education system and insane economic policies, cant blame them.

fred said...

If I were not so old, I would move from Canada, USA, etc to make it sound grand.