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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well if he is going to do it.....he better do it before Biden gets there. Not while Biden is there. Otherwise we will be hearing from the War Hawks on the matter. Not to mention.....Obama gave Putin another warning. How many does this make so far?
    I dont know how many, but Im sure the 8th time wont be more effective than the first.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I dont know how many, but Im sure the 8th time wont be more effective than the first.
    Well,it would be a major slap in the face to invade on the Day our VP drops in for his 2 cents worth.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Does this mean that the U.S. Navy has solved the problem with the Aegis defense system ? It was discovered in the Persian Gulf that the Aegis weapons platform is a blue water weapons system and had problems when in the littorals.

    I'm sure there are some Russian Akula class attack submarines shadowing the USS Cook armed with it's 230 MPH Shkval torpedos.
    That's correct, 230 MPH.

    The Shkval is fired from the standard 533-mm torpedo tube at a depth of up to 328 ft (100 m). The torpedo exits the tube at 50 knots (93 kmh) and then ignites the rocket motor, propelling the weapon to speeds four to five times faster than other conventional torpedoes. The weapon reportedly has an 80 percent kill probability.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I hadn't envisioned a time in the near future when Russia might use it's nuclear forces but, this bold move by the US might make it come sooner than expected.

    Dangerous indeed.
    The idea that Russia will use its nuclear weapons is utterly preposterous.
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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well,it would be a major slap in the face to invade on the Day our VP drops in for his 2 cents worth.
    I get the distinct impression that Putin does not care.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    April 2014


    Within weeks, a shipyard in St. Petersburg is expected to float out the second of six diesel-electric submarines to be delivered to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet over the next two years. Meanwhile, NOVOROSSIYSK, the first of the class, is set to be commissioned in July. The class has advanced stealth technology, extended combat range and can strike land, surface and underwater targets.



    It's been years since that fleet has had a new sub. When these boats are active, they are going to be difficult to detect; the U.S. Navy calls such diesel-electric boats "black holes in the ocean." If necessary, these NOVOROSSIYSK-class submarines (at left) can go for a month and a half without the need to refuel. Each has six bow 533-mm torpedo tubes; the torpedoes can be launched as deep as 790 feet.

    https://www.militaryperiscope.com/whatsnew.html#1

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Showing the flag
    Ever since Russian armed forces invaded and annexed the Ukrainian province of Crimea last month, the U.S. government has struggled to find an appropriate response. Trade sanctions and visa freezes on Russian government officials could punish Russia for what it's done in Crimea. But what could the U.S. do to deter further aggression?

    This week, it appears the Obama administration hit upon its solution. It took the USS Donald Cook and sent it to Russia. Armed with new Standard Missile-3 IB weaponry from Raytheon (NYSE: RTN ) , the Cook boasts a robust version of Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT ) Aegis ballistic missile defense system capable of shooting down supersonic, high-trajectory missiles such as Russia uses to carry its nuclear warheads. The warship was modified for ballistic missile defense (BMD) duty as part of a $22 billion project to build shipborne and land-based missile defense stations to protect Europe from Iranian long-range missiles. But just as President Putin predicted, it appears to have use in countering Russian threats as well.



    Departing its new base in Spain, the Cook is now en route to the Black Sea, where it will "show the flag" off the Ukrainian and Russian coasts -- a concrete demonstration to President Putin of how aggression in Crimea could bring about the very thing he fears: U.S. ballistic missile defenses set up right next to the Russian border.

    What this move does show us, though, is that the $22 billion ballistic missile defense system has wider application than it was initially planned for. It can help to contain the threat of a future Iranian nuclear missile and it can help to disarm Russia's nuclear arsenal as well.....snip~

    America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters. President Putin Presumably Not Pleased.


    Our ship arrived there yesterday. Now it will sit off the Coast of the Ukraine. Think we have Putin's attention now? What say ye?
    Seems largely symbolic rather than meaningful. The more I observe Putin, the more I'm beginning to think he may be insane. This appears to be a man hell bent on creating a conflict on the doorstep of Europe. A man that is more concerned about the appearance of Russia (glory, pride, nationalism, etc.) than the actual welfare of his people and his neighbors. This loose cannon is extremely dangerous.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Another good reason to keep your head in the sand and ignore reality....amateurs in your beloved regime could well get us all killed.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The idea that Russia will use its nuclear weapons is utterly preposterous.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    Seems largely symbolic rather than meaningful. The more I observe Putin, the more I'm beginning to think he may be insane. This appears to be a man hell bent on creating a conflict on the doorstep of Europe. A man that is more concerned about the appearance of Russia (glory, pride, nationalism, etc.) than the actual welfare of his people and his neighbors. This loose cannon is extremely dangerous.
    Welcome to the world. Its always interesting to see people come to the realization. Nothings changed, including human nature.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Another good reason to keep your head in the sand and ignore reality....amateurs in your beloved regime could well get us all killed.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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