Russian army practically invulnerable to US and NATO troops - expert
08/16/2015 - 18:56
Russia is able to keep fighting on its borders, to open several fronts in different directions and has the resources to conduct "hybrid warfare" that makes it virtually invulnerable to US army and NATO, says the founder of the blog war theme Foxtrot Alpha Tyler Rogouey.
"We (the US - approx. Ed.) Understand that faced with logistical difficulties in Eastern Europe.For example, Eastern European railways different gauge than in Western Europe, so the delivery of supplies is becoming more difficult to process ", - quotes the American columnist General Ray Odierno.
According to analysts, the country is the fact that the Pentagon learned about it just now, given that the various departments of the US military action in Europe for the past 75 years.
General Odierno also said that only 33% of the US Army combat brigades ready for confrontation with Russia, while for such an operation requires a minimum of 60% - the level of readiness, which the US military will be able to achieve in the best case to the end of the decade.
Thus, during the Cold War in Europe was 250 thousand US soldiers, now their number has decreased to only 31 thousand - contingent, equivalent volume deployment of US troops in South Korea.
Tyler Rogouey believes that "tabletop war games" - maneuvers where there is no direct confrontation, but decisions are made on the number of troops, their combat readiness and capability - could be the next Pentagon lobbying campaign to increase military spending.
Nevertheless, the results obtained in the course of such operations, indicate the possibility of the US military in a potential conflict with Russia.
"The sad truth is that America can spend $ 600 billion a year on defense, and thus there is no certainty that a conventional conflict with Russia will end in favor of the United States," - adds a browser.