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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well until they can prove they can play like Charles Barclay and become civilized.....they got no room to mouth off.

    But I notice you don't say much about others predatory language.....Only the US, eh Monte.
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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Obama has proposed I believe 595 billion for defence spending...

    Russia spends between 70-80 billion.... Are they really the threat you think they are?

    Russia has 10-18 foreign bases in the world.

    You guys have over 500...
    Yup, they sure are.
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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
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    U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat - CNN.com

    It should be noted that this is but one geopolitical development albeit by one of the world's major powers. With various other countries increasing their military strength, it makes little sense for the U.S. to be on fiscal path that could reduce U.S. military power, including but not limited to combat manpower, in relative and perhaps even absolute terms. In the 21st century world, power matters, just as it has in earlier periods. The notion that hard power can be supplanted by rules or international institutions is little more than a hollow rationalization that makes little or no constructive national security contribution.
    The Russian offensive military capability is mostly old metal junk and lumbering monolithic planes with only half-working engines.

    The only thing stellar military thing Russia has fully deployed are its air defense capabilities, which is slightly ahead of US technology in that area.

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Right, Russia's the instigator, escalator and trouble maker, and we're just sitting over here minding our own business while Russia's doing provocative fly bys.
    Um, there's nothing provocative about flying metal junk.

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Um, there's nothing provocative about flying metal junk.
    Um, I'm paraphrasing the government and handwringing posters here! I'm not the one concerned about Russia. Presently, the US is waging economic war on Russia.
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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Um, I'm paraphrasing the government and handwringing posters here! I'm not the one concerned about Russia. Presently, the US is waging economic war on Russia.
    Sorry, my mistake

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yup, they sure are.
    Despite Russia's latest escapades I'd like to remind you it's no longer 1980.

    Russia's "power" is absolutely in no way comparable to the U.S. in any way, economically, militarily or politically as it was as the Soviet Union, I notice there's a trend among Cold War era fellas like yourself to severely overestimate Russia's power.

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    ... the United States is intentionally shrinking the amount of money that it spends on its military hardware to redirect to our global financial empire, our first line of attack and defense. That's why we are insisting that our allies start militarising.
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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    The Russian offensive military capability is mostly old metal junk and lumbering monolithic planes with only half-working engines.

    The only thing stellar military thing Russia has fully deployed are its air defense capabilities, which is slightly ahead of US technology in that area.
    Yes, but the USA has more flexibility. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsFR8DbSRQE

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    Re: U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Despite Russia's latest escapades I'd like to remind you it's no longer 1980.

    Russia's "power" is absolutely in no way comparable to the U.S. in any way, economically, militarily or politically as it was as the Soviet Union, I notice there's a trend among Cold War era fellas like yourself to severely overestimate Russia's power.
    Russia has stronger leadership. That is the difference.

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