U.S. Army In Europe Seeks Upgrade To Take On Russia

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There is a reason Russia has intensified its nuclear rhetoric. Moscow knows that the U.S. forces haven’t been exposed to high-intensity tactics like jamming, hybrid warfare, and guerrilla warfare in years.  It was apparent when the American 173rd Airborne Brigade went to train the Ukrainian National Guard.

Russian BMP-3 outguns the Stryker

Ironically, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges said American forces were actually learning from Ukrainian troops what it would take to fight Russia. And now the Stryker-equipped 2nd Cavalry Regiment, a crucial U.S. Army unit in Europe, was outgunned by their Russian counterpart, reports Defense News.

Brent Scowcroft Center resident senior fellow for defense, Jim Hasik said Russia’s BMP-3 tracked transport vehicle and several Russian BTR-80/82 have outgunned the Stryker. The Russian BMP-3 has either a 30mm auto-cannon or a 100mm low-velocity gun. The unit’s commander Col. John Meyer has sought a fast-track upgrade to meed the operational requirements amid rising tensions with Russia.

America’s European allies concerned about Russia

Earlier this year, the 2nd Cavalry conducted a 2,200 km long convoy operation called Dragoon Ride. The unit maneuvered 120 vehicles across Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia to reassure NATO members. The Strykers provide operation mobility to maneuver across the NATO, something an infantry or armored brigade team cannot do.

The U.S. forces in Europe are preparing for another journey called Brave Warrior from Germany to Hungary in an attempt to bolster the U.S.-Hungary alliance. The 30mm cannon requested for the Stryker won’t turn it into a tank or let it take on the Russian armored vehicles. But it can take on Russia’s motorized rifle battalions and harass the T-72 tanks, said Col. John Meyer.

Though the U.S. officials said the journey was not designed to send a message to Russia amid escalating tensions, Mayer said European countries were concerned about Russia’s recent activities. The U.S. National Military Strategy last month cited Russia as the biggest threat to the U.S. national security.

 

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251 Comments on "U.S. Army In Europe Seeks Upgrade To Take On Russia"

  1. What are the sources for your claims. I have searched the web and have not found any credible news source for what your saying. I also did not say they annexed Georgia just that they invaded… which happened in 2008. Since then they have annexed a chunk of Georgian territory.

  2. If your angry then be angry at the politicians that sent them. I’ll be the first one to state Iraq was a bad call. However Afghanistan was because of an attack on the United States, and ANY country has the right to defend itself against an aggressor. Be it hitting a terrorist with a drone or with combat troops. Shame our post shows who little who know about how the US military works, and the attitude of it’s personal.

  3. I understand. Active Warfare interferes with getting all those GI benefits paid in full and from being repeatedly stroked by America’s herds of sheeple war mongering cheerleaders who will thank the GIs for their ‘services’ with a loving smile. That’s the reason that you, Andrew, must just love those drones that can kill The Others by remote like one can do with a game boy. It allows our American GIs to be better dads and moms for their own little adorable USA tots. No need for bayonets these days. We live in a much more progressive era.

    God Bless, too. And God Bless especially the stupidity of faux liberals that support our government’s militarism in such humanitarian manner as you do, Andrew. It makes our country STRONG through more killing of The Others!

  4. The last people who want a war are the solders, after all they’re the ones who bleed and die, and they’re the ones whose families become widows, and orphans.

  5. As you said, I am right.

  6. You just need to ask any solder, sailor, or anyone in uniform what they think. No they don’t want a conflict… why? Because they’re the ones who pay the cost of one just ask them. Ask their families. Nuff said.

  7. By US law for sexual minority you can perform sex with goats, and even marry them, with wedding ceremony, and family members presence from both sides.
    Enjoy your US freedom. In Russia sex with goats is forbiden.

  8. Andy, you truly are a clown man, Buddy. Yes, the Pentagon is for no war anywhere, but only in your thick skull. Good try in your efforts to befuddle others by making grossly stupid and dishonest statements pretending them to be fact. Tell us more and make us laugh!

  9. Problem is my source of opinion is biased on Pravda, and releases by Russian officials. Everything I’m seeing is Russian officials threatening nuclear alienation, while NATO’s message has been on on defense.

  10. Well, the ‘mirror’ is in what US based Right Wingers like to think is Russian society, and not really in what it actually is, Andrew. So in actuality you are getting a mirror image of an idiot USA based moron and not a Russian one.

  11. Russia has a lot to be proud of. The history… the literature, the music… Now the actions of the leadership is dangerous sure but they as a culture they have given much to the world.

  12. This is a good story about the dangers of opposing the Russians in the Crimea. http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2015/03/30/one-year-later-in-crimea-polls-dont-tell-the-whole-story/.

    The OSCE has mentioned over 30 cases of suspect Russian convoys crossing into Ukrainian territory and has consistently complained that the Russians are limiting their work. IF your truly interested in ALL sources OSCE.org has all of these reports. UNHRC is a refugee baised organization that avoided making the assessment if I am wrong about that please provide a UNHCR source. The ONLY sources saying that German intelligence says NATO is making it all up… was Russian. GERMAN sources report that they only disagree to the size of Russian incursions. If you have any facts that disagree with this please share the sources. Mine were the OSCE and UNHCR websites, and Der Spiegel.

  13. If she didn’t mirror what the Russian media and government are saying to their own people. Maybe I should be taking a different tact with these people and I’m easily rallied I get that. Thanks for being polite from the get go it makes it a lot easier for me to be as well. I actually enjoy debates with folks with opposing view points who likewise keep things cool. You can learn so much!

  14. Mixa comes on way too strong and in an idiotic manner and in that I agree with you. But Andrew, did it ever occur to you that he might be not a paid Russian government agent but merely a Right Wing troll from somewhere else in Europe or from the US pretending to be what you think he is? I’ve seen lots of Israelis and US Zionists also, for example, who like to come on and pretend they are Arabs and Muslims while being annoying and obnoxious, Right Wing trolls are not real nice people and this is one of their favorite tactics in their propaganda warring tactics.

  15. Charles Llapitan | Jul 31, 2015, 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm |

    @ Inesa Katkov Russian Troll really bring it on and I will show you what I learn at the combat zone Idiot!!

  16. Charles Llapitan | Jul 31, 2015, 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm |

    you just describe your self you Russian troll hahahah you have carrots IQ dumbo

  17. Enjoy your habits and practices by yourself, in Russia they are not applicable. You are happy that you can merry goat, under your law of sexual minority rights.

  18. lol, please, you don’t know s##t about me. you’re an armchair general yourself, and the fact that you’re resorting to personal attacks in such a petty and insignificant discussion leads me to believe that you have far greater problems in your life.

  19. The stryker vehicles were introduced in Iraq.

    And by all accounts they were effective.

    Not sure you understand what happened in the other countries–
    The USA has not been in Lebanon accept under the UN in the 1980s.

    Nato bombed Libya but no ground forces were used in the overthrow of Khaddafi

    IsIs did not exist when the USA was in IRAQ.

    Somalia-The US was in Somalia in the 1990s.

    And Vietnam was in the 1960s and 1970s.
    The Americans used M113 Personnel Carriers.
    (those are a piece of junk) but still used around the world today.

  20. I made that accusation based on patterns and syntax. If you look through these there are multiple people I’ve disagreed with whom I didn’t claim were Russians. You being one of them. It has been known that Putin’s government has hired people (some claim thousands but I doubt that when two dozen would do the job just fine) and they tend to stand out in making multiple posts in response to different people that are carbon copies. Mixa is a good example of the pattern in question. Folks like you are just an honest disagreement and I treat it as such (although only my wife calls me Andy but I don’t mind) I consider the rational debate of disagreements not only the joys of living in a democracy but the very basis of how we make it work.

  21. Unfortunately all of your complaints about the referendum die before the single fact that every responsible poll by well known pollsters shows the referendum accurately reflected the opinions of the Crimeans. Since that is the only standard of success for a referendum all your complaints and moaning are totally irrelevant, as are most of your other complaints.

    If you still think that Russia has invaded Eastern Ukraine after the OSCE, the UNHRC, German Intelligence AND the chief of staff of the Ukrainian army all say that it is a NATO fiction, there is no point in discussing it with you. Stubborn ignorance of that magnitude is impossible to overcome.
    Same for the fictional annexation of Georgia. The facts are clear and your blind rebellion against them doesn’t change reality.
    Please feel free, however, to babble to the choir.

  22. Good for you, Andy. I congratulate you in being able FINALLY to write here without screaming ‘You’re a Russian! You’re a Russian!’ at somebody just because he is an American who sees things differently than you do.

  23. What I am is a World War 2 historian that is seeing history repeat itself… or at least trying to. As for Donald Trump… he’s not going anywhere and good riddance. Politically I’m a moderate, I believe that the United States and benefited strongly from immigration no matter were from so Trump lost chances of me even considering him 5 mins into his kick off speech. I’m not a warmonger anything but.. just making the point that rolling over for Hitler just made things worse and that being able and willing to fight Putin makes it a heck of alot less likely NATO will have to. As for Presidential candidates my home state is one of the last to primary/caucus and I” take a look at who’s left from the early season blood letting from either party. I’ve voted both Democrat and GOP depending on who I like where.

  24. Andy, seems like you would be perfect for being hired on as a Donald Trump campaign manager. Have you applied yet?

  25. Your comments go online at VICE as you call others goat fuggers, but my answers to it now repeatedly get held up for ‘moderation’??? VICE really takes the cake these days! How do you spell CENSORSHIP, VICE?

  26. You Right Winger trolls are obsessed with accusing others of having sex with animals. Some local Right Winger shit head morons out here In the Rockies were accusing me recently of supposedly having sex with my dog, and this theme seems to come up a lot among your asinine crowd, DumbAss. It makes me wonder a lot about you folk….

  27. Wow… all your doing is repeating yourself? Am I touching area’s not covered by the script?

  28. Really? OSCE observers were turned back by point of Gunfire in some cases. Russian journalists have stated that they were allowed to vote despite the fact the made it very clear they were not Crimeans. Officials from non-Russian ethnic groups have solid numbers that only 34.2% of the population took part, they also had evidence of people being brought in to cast ballots. Also evidence of pre-marked ballots and of a rather strong Russian military presence, and what your saying about the CRIMEANS themselves canceling the lease? If they had the authority to do so then that’s makes the Russian move all the more heinous. Now the ongoing situation at GITMO is a sore spot sure however we’re till sending the checks to Havana, and we didn’t seize the area making it part of the United States. Russia took the entire Crimean peninsula. Back in 2008 the only thing Georgia was doing was the exact same thing the Russians were in Chechnya. I find the double standard amusing. Putin said he had no interest in making South Ossetia part of Russia. He annexed it a few months back. Then he broke the Budapest Referendum in which Russia guaranteeid Ukrainian territorial integrity, and now dipite the ongoing denials that Russian forces are in eastern Ukraine we have pictures posted BY RUSSIAN SOLDERS onto social media sites that were taken inside Ukrainian territory. He’s trying to carve up Ukraine like Hitler carved up Czechoslovakia. Heck even one of the leaders of the separatists refereed to the Crimea as a special autonomous region of Ukraine. Then again Moscow was always good at rigging votes. It’s how they kept eastern Europe enslaved for 50 years.

  29. The fact your still trying to argue your point against someone who has first hand knowledge just shows how dumb we have become as an armchair internet society.

  30. Good Lord, how old are you IQofONE, 12? We’re trying to hold an intelligent conversation here. Go back to the playground.

  31. It’s amazing you can write so many sentences without getting anything right, except that Russia did intervene in Georgia’s civil war and stopped people from slaughtering each other.. South Ossetia and Georgia are occupied by two ethnically different groups who hate each other and have no business being in the same country. The South Ossetians did what we encouraged the people of Kosovo to do, they seceded. The fact that the UN, the US, the Vatican or the EU didn’t like it was, and is, irrelevant. If we actually believed in Democracy and Self Determination, we would be on their side. (We don’t actually give either concept more than lip service, so we are on the wrong side, again.) They voted. They determined their future and they got attacked.
    The only facts that are relevant is that South Ossetia seceded in 1990, they and the Georgians fought two wars and were staring on a third one, and the Russians, with nothing to gain for themselves, sent in peacekeepers and stopped the killing. They didn’t “rip Ossettia” away from Georgia. It had been gone from Georgia for years and the people had proven they would rather die, or kill, rather than be recaptured by Georgia. No matter how the UN voted, they weren’t going to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
    Russia, by the way, didn’t re-absorb Chechnya because they didn’t’ respect the people. The Islamists in Chechnya established an extreme Islamist Caliphate and started exporting terrorists to other counties. Exporting terrorists and killing civilians is where your right to self determination ends. I guess you missed that part of the news.
    There was no sham election in Crimea. Every responsible polling company, including several from countries that hate Russia, agree that the referendum was fair and accurate. We are back to the question of respect for Democracy and Self Determination. After we helped Kosovo secede from Serbia (without their permission), we insisted that the UN courts recognize the right of people to secede by referendum. Of course, we only intended for it to apply to our friends. The people of Crimea refused to knuckle under to the illegal government that we established in Kiev, and that was their right. Odd, isn’t it, that we can claim that leading a coup against the legally elected government of Ukraine, complete with Molotov cocktails, burning cars, dead policemen, and burning buildings was legal but we claim that a peaceful vote to change government in Crimea was dastardly and illegal. It just don’t make sense.
    It was not widely reported in US media, but the parliament of Crimea was debating the topic of canceling the Russian lease on Crimea and handing it over to NATO when Russia put a stop to the nonsense. When it was obvious Russia wasn’t going to sit by and let it happen, the tune changed in a New York minute. Don’t matter. Only relevant fact is the people of Crimea wouldn’t accept our stooge and freely and democratically asked Russia for annexation – as was their right to do.
    And, by the way, we left France, but we are still occupying Guantanamo years after the Cubans demanded we leave. Write your congressman and demand he prove American morality by giving up the base.

  32. Dumb is your middle name.

  33. Go home, Crazy.

  34. What was it? Where are you from, stupid?

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  43. i hope i dont get bombed having sexual relations with my goats

  44. Sham vote? How do you explain that fact the every responsible polling company has found that the vote in Crimea was both fair and accurate? How do you explain that polling companies from countries that don’t like Russia report that 80% of the population of Crimea is still happy with the decision to secede from Ukraine? Before you start babbling about “vote under the barrels of fictitious guns”, Google “opinion polls Crimea” and get a few facts.
    Of course there are Russian volunteers in Ukraine. No one denies it. Why should they? There are plenty of Americans, French, Poles, Hungarians and Chechens on the Ukrainian side, and mostly Russians and Chechens volunteering on the rebel side. So?
    America had NOTHING to do with Putin’s decision not to conquer Georgia. We couldn’t have even slowed him down if he decided to continue marching to the sea.

  45. You were in the military… thanks for your service, guess what, it doesn’t make you a source on this information. Fact is, TOW missiles were used to great effect against T-72s in Iraq. If you were there you should know that.

  46. Thank you professor. A valid source…are you writing a term paper for high school? I served with people who were there.

  47. Lemme guess you wanted to join the Army but you had flat feet, asthma, and a huge know it all complex. I dont need to GO to Ft Knox or Ft Benning. Ive BEEN there.

  48. So you have never been in a Bradley, let along fired the gun, or been trained on its capabilities. Your an armchair wikipedia discovery channel know it all

  49. The Crimean were NOT asking for it…. not till a shame vote.. very Sudetenland don’t you think? Also by your logic Russia should get the heck out of Chechnya… after all they fought to wars… not of the same ethnic group and didn’t like each other…. and yet they’re still there. Reason he didn’t take Georgia was a very stern warning and a lot of military equipment heading to Georgia from the United States. As for the Ukraine now Russian solders need to stop posting pictures from the combat zone to social media sites. Several journalists were able to perfectly recreate their pictures….. and the sights were in eastern Ukraine.

  50. They interfered in a Georgian civil war. South Ossetia was not it’s own country, and was never recognized as such by any nation in the world except for maybe Russia. Georgia moved to take it back just as Russia took back Chechnya and the Russians stopped them. Kind of a double standard you think? SO now the ripped South Ossieta away from Georgia just like they ripped the Crimea off and incorporated it into Russia. As for the Ukraine? Yeah they did…. Crimea was Ukrainian territory in taking it the took a part of another sovereign nation. There was no “request” on the part of it’s citizens until afterwords. When the Russian occupiers staged a fraud “election” that they didn’t allow any of the normal international monitoring groups and very few journalists to cover. The same kind of sham Hitler used in the Sudetenland. And the Soviets used throughout Eastern Europe. But hey… if it works it works right? Lastly as far as the Russian Naval Base goes. The Ukrainian government at the time of the invasion was saying loud and clear that they were going to honor the Russian lease, and even if they said to get out the the Russians SHOULD OF LEFT. The United States was told to leave France in the 60’s, and we left. When the Philippians told use to clear out of Subic and Clark… we left.

  51. Just go and watch “Greatest Tank Battles” – “The Battle of Easting”, where 25 minutes into documentary there is a Bradley vs T-72 encounter described by 1LT Paul Hais, you can count how many time they fired M242, but five T-72s was only killed by a TOW missiles, and not M242, that gun is very useless against T-72.

  52. WRONG, they were using a special DU sabo round, and it did, in fact, penetrate the T-72’s armor.

  53. Nevertheless, a BFV did, in fact, kill 3 T-72 tanks in ODS. Explosive, reactive armor is only effective against non-kinetic warheads. Russian Thunderously Ignorant.

  54. I love the old one about “the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the 20th century”. Have any of you actually listened to or read that speech? Putin was referring to the massive economic dislocations that happened when the Soviet Union was dissolved. The GDP of several countries dropped as much as 50%, unemployment and inflation were rampant. Businesses couldn’t operate because there were no business laws or regulation for a free market and no one knew what to do. Millions of people weren’t even certain about which country they were a citizen of. Store shelves were empty and in many places people were starving because of the economic collapse. That was the disaster Putin was referring to, not a nostalgia for the Soviet Union that he had helped to dismantle. Of course people like Mathew are so wound up in emotion that they never bother to check the facts before they start bleating.
    The problem for us is that it is not a “disinformation campaign” that is costing us support. NATO and Ukraine have been caught lying so many times about invisible Russian tanks and nonexistent Russian armies that they have both lost credibility in Europe and fewer and fewer people now support the American stooges in Ukraine. We haven’t been able to hide from the Europeans that we have installed a corrupt old Mafia mobster as president of Ukraine and supported battalions of extremist N@@zi fanatics. We bin caught. Both the EU and the US have panicked and are now paying friendly bloggers to keep the propaganda going. They are losing because the Europeans are far less gullible than the average American.
    The Baltic countries certainly have reason to be mad about what the Soviet Union did to them, but the Soviet Union died 25 years ago and the leader who caused all the havoc died 65 years ago. Blaming modern Russia for the ills of the far past is just as valid as blaming the current government of the US for the genocide carried out against Native Americans.

  55. What a bunch of Bull….

    I love the old one about “the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the 20th century”. Have any of you mental midgets actually listened to or read that speech? Putin was referring to the massive economic dislocations
    that happened when the Soviet Union was dissolved. The GDP of several countries dropped as much as 50%, unemployment and inflation were rampant. Businesses couldn’t operate because there were no business laws or regulation for a free market and no one knew what to do. Millions of eople weren’t even certain about which country they were a citizen of. Store shelves were empty and in many places people were starving because of the economic collapse. That was the disaster Putin was referring to, not a nostalgia for the Soviet Union that he had helped to dismantle. Of course people like Mathew are so wound up in emotion that they never bother to check the facts before they start bleating.

    The problem for us is that it is not a “disinformation campaign” that is costing us support. NATO and Ukraine have been caught lying so many times about invisible Russian tanks and nonexistent Russian armies that they have both lost credibility in Europe and fewer and fewer people now support the American stooges in Ukraine. We haven’t been able to hide from the Europeans that we have installed a corrupt old Mafia mobster as president of Ukraine and supported battalions of extremist Nazi fanatics. We bin caught. Both the EU and the US have panicked and are now paying friendly bloggers to keep the propaganda going. They are losing because the Europeans are far less gullible than the average American.

    The Baltic countries certainly have reason to be mad about what the Soviet Union did to them, but the Soviet Union died 25 years ago and the leader who caused all the havoc died 65 years ago. Blaming modern Russia for the ills of the far past is just as valid as blaming the current government of the US for the genocide carried out against Native Americans.

    Mathew sorta misstated the bit about “invasions of foreign air space.” There have NO invasions of foreign air space. Russians are flying over international waters. However, NATO has a problem with the concept of “International Air Space”. They think it is reserved for NATO military maneuvers and American spy planes. Any Russian flight near anyone’s border is hassled by NATO planes and complained about to the media. They don’t of course complain about the daily flights of American spy planes that crawl the Russian borders picking up phone calls and electronic communications. Those don’t count.

    Since Russia has never threatened any Baltic nation or any EU country or any NATO country, NATO and the US have invented the fiction of the “hybrid warfare” so they can accuse Russia of something, anything. They claim that every time Russia makes a friend, supports a friendly organization, supports an NGO or broadcasts any news but a confession of horrible sin, they are conducting “warfare”. Now this is particularly odd, since the US funded almost half of the NGO’s operating in Russia and a bigger percentage of the NGO’s in Ukraine and we certainly haven’t shut down Radio free Europe’s propaganda and our foreign aid to friendly faces adds up to billions every year. I guess we are accusing the Russians of acting like us, but when they try to make friends its “hybrid warfare” and when we do it, it’s free speech. Come to think of it, I doubt that the limited intellects here could understand the concept of “hypocrisy.”

  56. well, they didn’t invade Georgia. They set up a peacekeeping line between the Georgians and South Ossetians who were killing each other. When the Georgians attacked the peacekeepers, the Russians easily drove them back to within a few miles of Tbilisi and could have conquered the county in a few days. They refused to do so and moved their troops back to the border between South Ossetia and Georgia. If you can read big words, I suggest you look it up in Wikipedia.
    There is still no evidence that Russia has ever attacked Ukraine. They did take over Crimea at the request of the citizens, and they certainly had good reasons to do so. The first reason was that the population wouldn’t bow to the illegal government that we imposed after the coup and asked Russia to take them back into Russia.
    The second reason was that we were trying to get Ukraine to kick Russia out of its base in Crimea and put a NATO base there. The bill to cancel the Russian lease was being debated in the Ukrainian parliament the day Putin decided he had had enough and put an end to our manipulations.
    He has never been either unstable or irrational. The plans to cope with the eventuality that the US would create chaos in Ukraine had been drawn up years ago. Unlike us, Russia still has leaders that make contingency plans and look at future possibilities. We, of course, just stumble from one crisis to the next, arming terrorists and getting people killed.

  57. I have, in past years, slogged through several of Hitlers very boring speeches. Putin sounds nothing like Hitler. Hitler used racism as an excuse to annex country after country. Russia has refused to annex anything but Crimea, and the citizens there asked for the annexation. Russia could easily have conquered Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, but in each case they have refused to occupy any more territory than was needed for peacekeeping. Hitler would have just taken everything in sight.

    Russia’s actions in Georgia alone prove that they are not land grabbers or conquerors. South Osettia had declared independence from Georgia as early as 1990 and had fought at least two wars with them trying to establish the independence. Ossetians and Georgians are not from the same ethnic group and they hate each other.

    Russian peacekeepers set up a line on the border of South Ossetia and separated the two factions. When Georgia attacked the peacekeepers, the Russians easily drove them back to within a few miles of Tbilisi and they could have conquered the entire country within a few days., They didn’t do it. They pulled back to the border of South Ossetia and reinforced the line separating the two sides – which is where they still are.

    If they were set on conquest, Tbilisi would now be the capital of a Russian oblast instead of the capital of an independent nation. The Hitler analogy just doesn’t hold up to any kind of scrutiny.

  58. It would take an army to supply an army … Interesting … V-e-r-y interesting!

  59. 1. Svoboda has seems to of drasticly moved itself towards the center over the last few years and they resigned in November. People have a right to protest and he started shooting them. Instead of allowing peaceful protests he’s now in exile with a murder warrant. Why shouldn’t the Ukrainians have one official language. After all Russia only has one Russian. Everything I can find on Nuland and Pyatt were simply discussing who the thought the best choice would be no evidence they had a hand in it. As for the impeachment. If I said it I was wrong… however considering by that point he had already fled the country he wasn’t able to lead. HE also didn’t seem to have a VP (if he did please name him). So yeah an interim was called for while new elections were handled. As for the Crimea… NO international agency’s were allowed in to monitor the vote, and the few non Russian journalists still found massive acts of intimidation and rigging. This was of course AFTER Russian solders invaded the sovereign territory of another nation. The exact same tactics Hitler used in the Sudetenland, and Moscow used in Eastern Europe after World War 2. You want to prove that’s what they want PULL OUT allow accredited international vote mentoring agency’s in and re do it for the whole world to see. Course this will never happen because the last time Moscow tried an open vote it was Austria…and they lost. As for the last point your talking about appeasement. Sorry the west tried to “work” with Hitler… we learned our lesson. If Putin wants a lasting solution then he needs to stop acting like Adolf. All he needs to do is back off restore Ukrainian and Georgian territory and NEGOTIATE.

  60. Well, this conversation could not get any more kindergardenish… Why are you asking me dumb questions? Go to Fort Knox or Fort Benning, and ask any tanker of Abrams tank – Sir, would you trade your M256 cannon with a newest variant of M829 DU round that was specifically designed to take on T-72 and T-80 for something more modest like M68 cannon? Oh, on a second thought why do you even need canon with over 100mm bore? I’ve heard for a fact that M242 will do that job just fine… at just a fraction of that caliber. BTW do we really need Abrams? Bradley without TOW is IT!!!

  61. All this criticism of Putin and Russia sounds like losers crying that the war they started is not going well for them. Here are a few points to consider:
    1) The democratically elected Ukrainian President was driven out by mobs whose muscle was provided by the Neo-Nazi Svoboda and whose symbol was a modified Swastika. Svoboda were rewarded with Ministerial berths in the new Ukrainian government. Kiev was in chaos, a chaos created by Nazi thugs.Neo-Nazi thugs
    burn down buildings, creating chaos and forcing lawmakers to flee. Instead of waiting for the next elections, a change in government is effected by mobs. The officials of a foreign government (Nuland and Pyatt) are taped discussing who should replace a democratically elected government.///
    2) One of the first things the new government did was to remove the Russian language as an official language. The parliament voted to remove Russian. The same Parliament that you believe “legally impeached” the President. Then the Russian reaction came and the thugs realized they had over-reached and the “interim President” (a position lacking legality) vetoed the bill. After all this it should be no surprise that the Russian ethnic majority province Crimea voted to secede.
    3) Those in the West who created this conflict and now criticize Putin do not understand how useless and destructive this hostility towards Russia is. While real problems sap the strength of West keeping it on the path of increasing weakness, this senseless hostility towards Russia only weakens the West even further. Wise Westerners
    would have found a way to work with Russia to solve common problems, instead the warmongers hold sway in the

  62. All this criticism of Putin and Russia sounds like losers crying that the war they started is not going well for them. Here are a few points to consider:
    1) The democratically elected Ukrainian President was driven out by mobs whose muscle was provided by the Neo-Nazi Svoboda and whose symbol was a modified Swastika. Svoboda were rewarded with Ministerial berths in the new Ukrainian government. Kiev was in chaos, a chaos created by Nazi thugs.Neo-Nazi thugs
    burn down buildings, creating chaos and forcing lawmakers to flee. Instead of waiting for the next elections, a change in government is effected by mobs. The officials of a foreign government (Nuland and Pyatt) are taped discussing who should replace a democratically elected government.
    2) One of the first things the new government did was to remove the Russian language as an official language. The parliament voted to remove Russian. The same Parliament that you believe “legally impeached” the President. Then the Russian reaction came and the thugs realized they had over-reached and the “interim President” (a position lacking legality) vetoed the bill. After all this it should be no surprise that the Russian ethnic majority province Crimea voted to secede.
    3) Those in the West who created this conflict and now criticize Putin do not understand how useless and destructive this hostility towards Russia is. While real problems sap the strength of West keeping it on the path of increasing weakness, this senseless hostility towards Russia only weakens the West even further. Wise Westerners
    would have found a way to work with Russia to solve common problems, instead the warmongers hold sway in the

  63. You probably are a Russian, and those qualities are all reasons why I used to admire him. Then came Georgia in 2008, and Ukraine last year. Now he has also demonstrated a territorial ambition last seen in Europe with Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. He lost my respect… and showed that Eastern Europe was right to fear the Russian Bear. Little wonder that three former Soviet Republics are now NATO members?

  64. No one in their right mind would, but yes we do need to be ready in case Putin does try to cross the NATO frontier. Showing that we’ll be ready to fight and demonstrating a willingness to makes it far less likely we’ll have to.

  65. Take a look back into our history, read Hitler’s speeches about the Sudetenland and the Anschulss and compare them to Putin’s today. Better show that we won’t back down to him now rather then wait. We learned that mistake already.

  66. I hope the media thing was being sarcastic, because I heard all of modern points from CNN. Reuters and the BBC so it’s obviously being reported.

  67. Junk yard? We have 28 ships under construction or just commissioned including several carriers. More tanks then the army knows what to do with… most in storage because we never had the crews to put in them and several new weapons systems online that are a generation up from what we had 7 years ago. Doesn’t sound like a junk yard to me.

  68. They didn’t have a reason to invade Ukraine last year or the Republic of Georgia in 2008. They did anyway. Those actions are what precipitated the current mess, and the Pentigon would be very happy to have Putin back off. Instead his actions and apparent instability is what has our commanders concerned

  69. Well a good chunk of Russia is in Europe.. and i fear no one will be “peeing” on Putin…. things are not that easy when the two sides have a functioning nuclear arsenal aimed at each other.

  70. Yeah and that’s why NATO European NATO members are moving large amounts of equipment eastward and conducting training operations with it’s fellow members bordering Russia. Hitler was European after all and they can see his territorial ambitions being repeated. I also did some research. Not a single European media source that I could find uses the Republic of Khazaria label. Not the BBC, Reuters, UPI, or anyone. What’s als funny is that you haven’t denied the multiple suggestions that your one of the people paid by the Russian Government to monitor stories like these.

  71. Putin is the kind of man other men want as a buddy. He’s real. He has a clear mind. He has a sense of humor. He’s not full of himself. He knows where he’s going. He loves his people. He’s a standup guy. He can’t be bullied. He’s a rugged individual. He loves animals
    and abhors criminals. He’s been a good father. He’s a patriot. He’s a fast thinker. He’s a good communicator. He says what he means. He means what he says. He’s generous. He’s polite. He’s responsible.
    Those attributes used to be what Americans cherished as ideal qualities. The representatives of America are anathema to me. I envy the Russian people.!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. THAT was not an order from the President but from the service chiefs themselves. Please don’t blame the President for something that he didn’t weigh in on. Loaded weapons were not allowed on bases since the 1980’s at least….

  73. Putin is the kind of man other men want as a buddy. He’s real. He has a clear mind. He has a sense of humor. He’s not full of himself. He knows where he’s going. He loves his people. He’s a standup guy. He can’t be bullied. He’s a rugged individual. He loves animals and abhors criminals. He’s been a good father. He’s a patriot. He’s a fast thinker. He’s a good communicator. He says what he means. He means what he says. He’s generous. He’s polite. He’s responsible.
    Those attributes used to be what Americans cherished as ideal qualities. The representatives of America are anathema to me. I envy the Russian people.

  74. There is another part of the calculations here, and that is Russia’s nuclear arsenal. Nukes are easy and cheap to maintain and you don’t need to bulls eye your targets. Also remember that our ABM shield was designed to take care of a few missiles from nations like North Korea and would be numerically overwhelmed by an all out attack from Russia or mainland China. That being said the only way to stand up to the bully that Putin has become is to show that we’re ready to face him on the ground, and hope that his commanders won’t allow him to push it that far.

  75. I’m betting that your actually a Russian and Vladimir Hitler is directly responsible for your paycheck. Just do some thinking of your own…. and compare Putin now to Hitler in the 1930’s. I’m noticing that a lot in the west are waking up and finding that the comparison is eerie. As for Obama… not a fan, in fact as a president he rates just an “okay”, however I am saddened that a man I once respected (Vladimir Putin) appears to of gone off the deep end.

  76. I’m very impressed by Putin. He should be our leader and not this psychopath Obama.

  77. Problem is we also can’t back down to Nuclear Blackmail. Our only hope is that either Putin himself realizes that he can’t win and backs off, or his military commanders don’t allow him to push that final step. Believe me when I say that I’m not thrilled living back under the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction. My hometown is a target for at least a half dozen warheads.

  78. Vladmir Putin’s replay of the Sudetenland from the 1930’s can only end badly for Russia. Even listening to Putin’s speeches on the Crimea he is using many of the same phrases as Adolf Hitler did. When speaking of the Sudetenland and the Anschluss. Putin can easily end this all. He just needs to recognize that there will be no appeasement and he WILL NOT get a Munich here and back off. He started this and he can very easily end it.

  79. AHHHHH okay so the Russian flag isn’t flying over Crimea after all? And all the coverage of Russian Tanks moving through Georgia in August of 2008 is a complete fabrication? As for our operations…. being invited into a nation BY it’s government to conduct training and humanitarian operations doesn’t count. COMBAT operations are limited to DESH in the Middle East and Afghanistan vs the Taliban. I am also not including legitimate Russian counter insurgency operations inside her own borders (NOT including Crimea which you folks took from a neighboring country!)

  80. Viktor Tatarenko | Jul 27, 2015, 11:23 am at 11:23 am |

    The Kremlin’s network of professional propaganda-spewing internet trolls is large. There are thousands of Russians who work full-time jobs, publishing social media updates, internet comments and blog posts specifically designed to form abhorrence for the USA, EU, NATO, CIA and Ukraine. And their trolling may not be limited to the web. Please take a look this interesting infographics about the similar features of the Russian Internet propaganda trolls http://bit.ly/1eg2Onm

  81. Yes, Russia has not repeat not invaded the Ukraine.
    Throughout the Caucasus Russia is having to counter a wide ranging destabilization campaign orchestrated by the neocons that control US foreign policy.
    The US is hardly qualified to lecture Russia on pushing in to territory that belongs to other countries as the US has military operations ongoing in over 100 countries worldwide.
    DOT=.
    globalresearchDOTca/destabilization-caucasus-geopolitics-threatens-russia-s-security/17843

    paulcraigrobertsDOTorg/2014/02/14/russia-attack-paul-craig-roberts/

  82. How many rounds have you sent downrange and against what targets?

  83. What I asked you was how much time you have in the turret of a Bradley, not how much you read on Wikipedia.

  84. And how many deaths of US Military due to Obama Yo Mama and his gang from Chicago, policy of not allowing US Military to carry loaded firearms on base?
    Dumb stuff like this gets our people killed.

  85. Of course YOU don’t want us there… I’ll bet your Russian, probably on Government payroll to troll these stories. However NON Russian Europeans are looking in your direction with a concerned eye. How about you suggest to your bosses.. or if not an employee then your government to STOP giving them reasons to be concerned.

  86. I had pointed out that Putin wasn’t Genocidal. I am also not advocating a first strike at all. Just stating that we need to be ready encase he crosses the line into NATO. Being ready to engage him makes it far less likely we’ll have to.

  87. Being ready for that fight (on the West’s part) helps make the chances of it actually taking place far less likely.

  88. What you say doesn’t match facts on the ground… so it’s laughable. The former Warsaw Pact is very happy to have us around. Just have a question… who’s using Putin? I hear it’s a bunch of right wing nationalists who’d love the territory of the Soviet Union back. Little wonder that within 10 years of the USSR falling apart most of your former client states jumped right into NATO? It must really smart when 3 former Soviet Republics joined.

  89. Ahhh so then Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and Georgia is nonsense and fearmongering? I’d say President Vladimir Hitler has given the west a few reasons to be concerned. All it takes is for him to stop pushing into territory belonging to other countries and all this stops.

  90. Don’t understand unless your comment was meant for Harland. I’m not advocating appeasement here. Or a return to 1930’s style isolationism. In fact I’m stating that the only way to stand up to a bully even on a national scale is to show that your ready to go toe to toe that your not afraid of them. That course of action takes a heck of a lot of courage. So yeah I am showing a set, and I’m glad that NATO seems to be doing the same thing.

  91. And then the US adapted
    and were extremely successful at countering and defeating their guerrilla
    tactics. Over 14 years in Afghanistan and only 1700 casualties testifies
    to the US militaries ability to adapt to guerrilla tactics…..

  92. Nelsondash Rogers Dawtcom | Jul 27, 2015, 3:19 am at 3:19 am |

    HEY YOU! OFF MY PLANET! GET OFF THE PLANTED EARTH. YES AMERICA OWNS THE PLANET! GET OVER IT OR FIND A NEW ONE! NOW GET OFF OUR PLANET NOW!

  93. Nelsondash Rogers Dawtcom | Jul 27, 2015, 3:15 am at 3:15 am |

    Thank you Mathew for sharing the truth with those that are blind like,—> ie; roderolsen. Putin’s media war will never work on true Americans who not only know cold war history and stay updated by real current Russian aggression all the while Putin tries to paint it over with more Russian lies and propaganda.

  94. Nelsondash Rogers Dawtcom | Jul 27, 2015, 3:02 am at 3:02 am |

    Dude I know this may be a challenge to you, but if you are an American try to show some balls…..Geeeez

  95. Nelsondash Rogers Dawtcom | Jul 27, 2015, 2:56 am at 2:56 am |

    America is the strongest and most capable military mankind has ever seen. And that takes Billion upon Billions of dollars. America spend more in it military than all other countries combined.

    Russia is broke. Really Really broke. Their economy is on the verge of collapse.

    They simply cannot afford to possess the military capabilities they fantasize of having.
    We all know this fact.

  96. FYI, during Iran-Iraq war in 1980’s, Iranian’s Chieftans and Patton tanks that armed with 105mm canons, was wiped out by T-72 with out any losses to T-72, and that is why Abrams tank was up gunned from 105mm canon to 125mm! It is hard for you to imagine size of the canons that we talking about, you should go to any tank museum and see it for yourself.

  97. Russia is not Zimbabwe, Iraq, or Yemen. It’s not Grenada or Haiti.

    Russia is not going to be intimidated by a chest-beating schoolyard bully.

    This can only end badly for the U.S., its allies, and the rest of the world.

  98. This hilarious question you should ask yourself. How many main battle tanks that armed with M242 do you know? T-72 armor is up to a foot thick, its also combination of composite of active armor that farther increase effectiveness of that armor compared to conventional steel armor. M242 design to take on a light armor, it won’t even put a dent in T-72, that is why Bradley have TOW mussels.

  99. That is correct. All one needs to do is look at the 110,000 civil employees that got canned last week. Russian is starting to feel the heat from sanctions.
    The United States Military is be put in the junk yard by Obama Yo Mama and his Gang, from Chicago. The inner circle who the cabinet heads report to instead of directly to the Pres.
    This is part of Obama Yo Mama’s plans for the destruction of the United States of America. Why? Because B.H.Obama was instructed by his step-father and mother, her parents, all practicing COMMUNISTS, to destroy the U.S.A. for being colonialists. Raping all other foreign nation’s of their wealth, leaving them worthless.
    As for the comparison of the Stryker, BMT and other armoured personnel carriers, the Stryker is a brain child of Dummy Rummyfeild, Bush’s Sec. Of Defense. Dummy Tummy is in the same class of idiots as MacNamer, Johnson’s Sec.of Defense. No knowledge of military equipment and people, or how to use them.
    As for.possible nuclear war between the U.S. & Russia, only a dream! Neither side will go that far with Obama Yo Mama in the White House. H. Clinton, is a greater possibility, for she is dummer than B.H.Obama. They bother desire to spend money on socialists stuff, not military strength.

  100. Don’re forget Iraq and the guerrilla warfare used by the Iraqis. They were successful in the beginning.

  101. I know how they sound. I grew up in a military family and am very familiar with how the military speaks. preparing for the possibility of a war MEANS thinking in terms of the execution. The right weapons, right units etc. Do you think your solders, sailors, Marines and Airmen want to go into a shooting war with a nuclear power? Growing up in the Cod War I can tell you they don’t. However prudence dictates that they still have the proper equipment do deal with it. It doesn’t mean that they’re going to act on it. Just that everything will be set INCLUDING plans on executing that conflict IF it happens. The reality is that what happens next is up to Putin. IF he backs down and stops threatening everyone around him we’ll all breath a sigh of relief. If he keeps playing Adolph Hitler (at least he doesn’t seem to have a Genocidal streak thank God) from the 30’s then being set and ready to face him in the battlefield is the only thing to make him pause… and maybe not cross the line into a NATO member country.

  102. Christopher Robles | Jul 26, 2015, 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm |

    Hungary invited us…

  103. How much experience with the Bradley do you have? Not including video games.

  104. We won’t be in Europe when were Peeing in Putin eyeless sockets, We’ll be in russia! : )

  105. It depends. If a popular revolution put out the current government, and threatened the formation of the North American union, then yes.

  106. Of course all this blabbering will lead the world and so too, the USA, into the oblivion relegated only to the explosive era of the Atomic/Hydrogen Apocalyps … I am so sorry for the rest of the world because Less than 1% of the population will be responsible for such a horrible toll of the death and destruction of the mobile world … It is unthinkable … How civilization can be reversed to isolated pockets of tribal rule in a cosmic blink of an eye … When it starts raining “S***” … It will belong to all of us …

  107. Check that! …

  108. Christopher Lundgren | Jul 26, 2015, 1:04 pm at 1:04 pm |

    Most likely one of Putin’s cyber responders. he has had literally paid teams of paid trolls on the internet. They act like concerned citezins. But are fake accounts.

  109. You are right but so what? It is like when people call US citizens Americans or say ‘the Ukraine’ instead of just Ukraine…. None of that changes what I said in the least since it simply shows I wrote it out online a tad bit fast, Paul.

    ‘Where are you from?’

    I am from Jijiga in Gobolka Soomaalida. How ‘about you, Mr. PC? And I meant that to be both proper and insulting to you.

  110. American.

  111. Your economy is falling apart. Your people live in poverty. You couldnt afford to sustain a war for more than a couple months. Putin spends money on weapons while his people starve and hospitals looks like landfills. Russia is not innovative in any way. Russia produces nothing but oil and misery. Send us all of your women so we can take care of them and put some freedom inside of them. Russian men are weak and simple minded drunks. They cant take care of their women. Get rid of Putin and we will help Russia become great for the first time. At least you are white skinned.

  112. It depends are you American or Russian? If you’re the former, then yes I suspect they could. The later, no…

  113. I guess since RT and CNN don’t report Russian nefarious activities they must be completly innocent. Since you think Russia is a peace-loving nation I’ll provide some information which those “news outlets don’t publish. Firstly RUSSIA IS Already conducting unconventional or hybrid warfare against the three Baltic countries which are NATO countries since 2004. There have been numerous cyber attacks by Russia and or its proxies against both governmental organizations and key industries. Secondly Russia is conducting a misinformation campaign targeting the Russian speaking population in the Baltic states accusing the elected government of facist policies and discrimination against Russian speakers. All lies of course made up to create conditions where Russia as in Eastern Ukraine and in 2008 in Georgia can protect Russian speaking people’s.( borrowed from Hitler in his justification to attack Poland) Add to this large numbers of NGO’s leveraging the same B.S. in order to plant the seeds for future conflict. On top of this hundreds of GRU and other agents paying Russian speakers to protest and claim discrimination. Oh and what about no less than 50 violations of sovereign airspace by Russian jets who have turned off their transponders and on several occasions nearly collided with civilian aircraft. Are these the actions of an innocent country? A peace-loving country? Wait your right it’s NATO’s fault for moving into Russias near abroad. Well ask the 3 Baltic countries how they liked being occupied by Russia for 47 years. Ask them how much they loved all their private property and businesses stolen. Ask them how they liked a million people sent to Siberian forced labor camps. How they like being murdered and tortured by KGB agents. How their woman enjoyed being Raped and terrorized by Russian soldiers. Ask them! Come here and ask them and you’ll see why they Hate Russia and chose NATO so they won’t become like Georgia and now Ukraine . Terrorized murdered and occupied by Russia all to satisfy the fears of one man and restore ” the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the 20th century” go fuck yourself! These people will die before they seed on inch of territory back to mother f Russia and that small minded maniacle dictator for life who leads them.

  114. We share no common borders with Ukraine, have no mutual defense pacts with them and share no cultural ties. The only reason we are there is to expand American power and threaten Russia. We should never have interfered in the first place. Whether it is, as I believe, Ukrainian separatists or, as you believe, an evil Russian plot, the only real fact is that it is no threat to us and none of our business.
    We are almost $19 billion in debt, half of it due to military expenditures. Aside from small groups of ISIS terrorists, no one is threatening our shores. There is zero chance that Russia will try to roll tanks into Berlin and Central Park is safe for the next several generations. It’s time for us to pack up our enormous egos and stop proving that we are “the world’s only superpower”. It’s an expensive hobby and we are annoying most of the world with it.
    The only thing keeping the fictional cold war going is our ego.

  115. They only want to have the necessary amounts of money.

  116. Dmitri is rusko-mongolskoe bidlo ruSSian fascist troll to be exact.
    GO suk putlers dik sovok vonuchiy.
    Smotri ne zaxlebnis!

  117. And when was the last time Russia faced “high-intensity tactics like jamming, hybrid warfare”? TheUS has done nothing but fought enemies conducting “guerrilla warfare” since Vietnam, and even in Vietnam faced a lot of it. If anything the US has mastered defending against guerrilla warfare……….

  118. Ye,then put on a uniform and go and challenge those drunk soldiers with rusty weapons on battlefield…I would love to see that

  119. If this would be the case, and M242 is so effective, then all Tanks would be armed with 30mm auto canons with DU rounds, just think about for a second before you post…

  120. The biggest threat to US national interests comes not from Russia, but from WH and Pentagon. There desisions are made by unqualified, and unresponsible people. When desisions and actions prove to be catastrophic for US, nobody is called for responsability.

  121. I have heard that as a rumor or some sort of vague statement but if you actually look at post engagement reports from Desert Storm nearly all T-72’s that were destroyed by Bradleys were done so via tow missile. If you can find a valid source to back up your claim id be interested.

  122. Amazing isn’t it? I suppose you’re a linguist, an American linguist?

  123. Just stay away. You destroy things. Cause chaos. Can’t help it. Cowboys never created Venice, Paris, Prague, St Petersburg, Florence, Dresden, Kiev…

    Please stay away . Do your rapping, knockouting, celeb-watching… in your country. Leave Europe alone.

  124. Just stay in your beautiful turf. Chicago, Detroit, Newark, Buffalo, Birmingham, Pittsburgh etc. Europe is European land. Nothing to do with you. Stay away . We don’t want you.

  125. Precisely.

  126. Oh No. We know how mighty America is. We used to watch American news of Vietnamese numbers who died, Iraq being whipped, F-35 doing God Knows what.

    But we also saw Vietnamese peasant soldiers in the American Embassy in Saigon, the IS and black flags in Iraq, the American Embassy in Libya used as a latrine…..

    Just grow up. Leave Europe alone. We don’t want you.

  127. There are American bases f****** up the world for your Chosen Few. Keep away from Europe please.

  128. There are tens of millions of Obama look-alikes in America. Please stay away from Europe. We have a superior culture here. We don’t want you.

  129. American troops were sent to Ukraine to help train them, but instead US troops are learning a lot from Ukraine on tactics for defeating the Russians.

  130. As a European can i say that if you want to fight whoever, do it in the ugly urbanisation of America’s cities not in Europe. NATO or not, we don’t want you here.

  131. Were these weapons used in the glorious victories in Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Lebanon etc? Were these weapons the reasons why IS has been removed??!!

  132. “Thank God the Ukrainians know what they’re doing.” Is this a joke? The President, vice-President, Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Health Minister, Speaker, Governors of the Eastern Regions are not even ethnic Ukrainians!!!! They probably think Ukrainians are stupid or untrustworthy. In Europe they are calling Ukraine “The Republic of Khazaria” The people who removed the President of Ukraine , the Right Sector , organized a demonstration of 5,000 right there .

  133. Keep out of Europe Yanks . We know the media-owners are using you. Nevertheless you are not wanted.

  134. Americans don’t seem to realize that Europeans think of Russians as fellow Europeans. Unlike the US which is ghettos and barrios and whatever.

    And now they are calling Ukraine, the Republic of Khazaria not because of the Ukrainians who are very good-looking Europeans, but because of its rulers

  135. People from Somalia are called Somalis. You wrote “Somalians.” That is both improper and insulting. Where are you from?

  136. Andrew Rynearson | Jul 26, 2015, 2:32 am at 2:32 am |

    The Army has plans for Mexico invading. Do you really think that’s likely?

  137. Except there is no genocide. There is only the Russians involving themselves in a civil war happening on their OWN border. But if you wanna go get em, I can respect that I guess. As long as you are leading the charge in there warrior. Mind you I WON’T be with you, and I won’t even be rooting for you, but if you put your ass where your rhetoric is I can at least respect it. Beyond that, talk to the hand.

  138. Problem is “Daniel” that a lot of us are not idiots. Because of that we see a startling parallel between Putin now and Adolph Hitler in the mid 1930’s. President Putin will not get a Munich here, there will be no appeasement. We learned our lesson.

  139. Like I said the important things to notice is in the language that is used. Just look at almost anything coming out of the pentagon rags. and the implication is clear. They are not preparing for the possibility of war. They are thinking in terms of execution.

  140. Why is Russia invading it’s neighbors? It isn’t the United States doing any provoking, just getting ready for whatever Putin decides to do next.

  141. Exactly PLANS… as in “Getting ready to” the military plans EVERYTHING, and better to have those plans and not need them!

  142. 0311Oorahsemperfi | Jul 26, 2015, 1:49 am at 1:49 am |

    Japan was beaten back to its doorstep of its main island. Mainly thanks to the Marines. We only dropped the bombs to spare the massive amount of casualties we would have incurred in a land invasion of mainland Japan.

  143. No… that is not it at all. The military higher ups are seeing a world leader who’s reenacting Adolph Hitler (minus the Genocide) from the late 1930’s and feel the need to be prepared to face down that threat. Nothing more nothing less. Ironically being ready to fight the Russians means we’re going to be far less likely to have to do it.

  144. The ‘bully’ is actually you and the US government you back, Moron.

  145. Idiot.

    ‘American emphasis has been maintaining the peace (you know, the most peaceful period in human history you have unknowingly been living through) and not letting dictator jerkoffs disturb that peace.’

    Tell that to Somalians, Congolese, Afghans, Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians, Yemenites, Palestinians, Vietnamese, and so on… . Can Americans like you be any stupider, Mr Awesomely Stupid?

  146. Just like they did in Europe when Adolph Hitler started playing these games? Learn your history… Isolationism has been tried before, and the rest of NATO sure didn’t “let us take care of ourselves” when 9/11 took place. Instead they sent tens thousand of there young men and women to fight for US. A ittle over a thousand of them never went home.

  147. Does the country you have just described stand a chance in hell of conquering the earth in a world war? That’s what our government seems to think.

  148. Perhaps. But pay attention to the language they use. Words matter, the word that constantly pops up in these articles is plan or plans

  149. What’s happened to the ‘It’s time to take care of ourselves ” then this Russian President starts crap over The Ukraine and now our Generals are calling for up-grades which everyone knows will eventually be a call for OUR youth to fight again in a foreign country … Call the fools for whom they be and end the insanity …

  150. Putin threatens the United States many times, is better to be ready for battle in front of its doors.

  151. can you name them, idiot? 60 to 70 wars? There haven’t been that many.

  152. Who exactly is running operations at the Pentagon? How can they allow American expertise to deteriorate so much, so that we have to learn things we should already know and train for, from the Ukrainians? Thank God the Ukrainians know what they’re doing.

  153. and wimpy liberals are idiots. They only way to beat a bully is to kick his butt, not kiss it. Maybe if you kiss Putins butt real good, he won’t attack us. try it, it might work.

  154. probably some Russian troll. Yeah, Russia drunk soldiers with their rusty weapons could whip America’s finest. Yeah, in your dreams ivan. And guess what, Ivan, the U S has enough nukes to obliterate Russia as well. want to test that? If you do, the last thing you will see is a bright flash of light before you are incinerated. Try it Ivan, I dare you. Be sure and drink lots of vodka, because there won’t be a tomorrow once the nukes start flying..

  155. Uh, perhaps, they think Russia has superior weapons and want to improve their capability just in case they actually have to fight the Russians. And, O-blame-o isn’t going to start anything. Nope, that would cost democrats votes if we got into a war while Obama is president. The army is simply saying, hey we might get our butts kicked using what we got against Russia. We need something more powerful. Contrary to what YOU believe, the military doesn’t want a war. They only want to have the necessary weapons should they be ordered to fight.

  156. I imagine that many people probably thought the same thing about Ukraine. Probably including YOU. And of course, YOU probably believe that Russia isn’t involved in ukraine. That it is only Ukrainian separatists. Well, it is better to be prepared and NOT need it, than to be unprepared.

  157. BMP -3 can outgun a stryker–This is not news.
    The BMP-3 has been fielded for a while and the Strykers capabilities are well known too.
    The stryker are being upgraded because they can’t fight a BMP-3.
    I would suggest 30 MM cannons and some fire and forget missiles.
    The stryker was designed for low intensity conflicts not taking on a Russian heavy armor unit.
    Its’ speed is it best defense against anything bigger than an RPG.

  158. the us is a dictator ship & worse

  159. Mr Aw… U ARE A MORON

  160. Russia gave up in WW1, and exchanged one totalitarian government for another, thinking it would be different, and then made the same mistake two more times in the same century..that’s 4 for those counting(in less then 90 years). Although its probably for the best they have a Dicktator like Poopin. A Democracy is for more advanced civilizations/people, Russian’s need someone to tell them what to do, wrong from, well, more wrong. Like a child with behavior problems, and an abusive Father.
    and they didn’t win WW2, Germany lost it..There is a difference.

  161. DMITRIY YOU ARE RIGHT …. the US ARMY HAS ALWAYS RUN AWAY FROM “MANOTO MANO “FIGHT( MEN TO MEN look at Vietnam ,Korea. They had to drop an Atom Bombs on Japan or the would have lost that one also.

  162. CHARLI BOY THE US SOLDIERS ARE POT SMOKING ZUMBE

  163. Hope They “THE US SEND YOU TO WAR AGAINST THE RUSSIANS “YOU WILL NEVER COME BACK” MANO TO MANO YOU LOOSE”

  164. THE NOOSE ,You are wrong the US stared 70 Wars in 70 years .WARMONGERS TO THE MAX…. Civilant Killers like the NAZ ionist J… .white long nose T….

  165. Did you sleep through the invasion and occupation of Crimea?

  166. They might as well upgrade to repel an attack by the tooth fairy. An attack by Russia is no more likely than the idea of an attack by the mythical character. NATO and the US military desperately need to convince everyone that Russian tanks are going to roll into Berlin by Christmas or they could lose their jobs. Problem is that Russia has never shown any intent to attack any NATO country and has absolutely no reason to.

  167. Don’t feed the Trolls…

  168. Whats the difference? If a Government thinks its all powerful, and has the ability to make what it thinks a reality? What would “we” be able to do to stop it before the damage was done? if at all?..and who is “we”? in a country divided* by such political bitterness as America(where you cant read a comment section about anything, even non-political articles.. without hateful political comments)?
    *perhaps that was the the idea from the beginning.

  169. The US has no business going in other people countries .stay home “then we will have less wars. The us started 60 to 70 wars in the last 70 years look it up morons.

  170. YOU ARE RIGHT THE US Arm force has never won A War Men To Men” MANO TO MANO” THEY RUN AWAY FROM THE VIETNAMESE LIKE CHICKEN & from THE NO.Korean & Chinese. THEY ONLY KNOW HOW TO DESTROY OTHER PEOPLES CITIES & KILL CIVILIANTS JUST LIKE THE “NAZ IONIST” Yes ,I made this new Word A while Back that describe the J… Well ! Think About it IF THE PALESTINIANS HAD THE SAME ARMS AS THE NAZ IONIST “THE J… WOULD NO LONGER BE ON THAT STOLEN LAND THEY CALL ISRAEL . “

  171. Most? Name one. And the compare to number of neighbors. Most means over 50%. Can count much?

  172. What a Joke….
    There are Idiots, and there are IDIOTS.
    I present ONE of them here…….Kotlov

  173. You feel like giving an example Mr US education?

  174. No I dont. Noone does. Never happenned. How many wars have you seen without any evidence of an invasion? After a year???

  175. HAHAHAHHA. Sure you have “freedom”. You don’t have a dictator at all.

  176. Remember when Russia invaded Ukraine?

    Has Putin seriously confused you guys enough that you think you were invited in?

    Holy crap the Russian school system seems pathetic.

  177. Hahaha. Are you one of those Russians that think it’s “scary” when your propeller bomber (which is so effing loud that our underwater microphones can track them flying over head) visits the Gulf? Are you going to brag that your best fighter is “faster” and ignore the fact that you don’t have stealth and that it’s only “faster” if going on afterburners (which it can do for about 10 minutes)?

    Come visit America and learn how awful Russia is by comparison.

  178. They are a great deterrent. Because if Russia attacks and kills US troops in a sovereign allied country then everyone one Earth knows that the US would be going to war with Russia in a more serious sense.

  179. Trying the “fast” approach could be very dangerous against insurgents equipped with big EFP’s with thermal triggers. Iran provided plenty of those during Iraq and no HUMVEE is going to outrun an electronically triggered copper penetrator travelling at seven miles per second.

  180. Why is Russia invading sovereign nations?

    Why are people like you advocating the same garbage Chamberlain did with Hitler when Hitler invade Czech etcetera?

  181. I don’t think that we live in a world with an ‘all powerful goivernment’. But i do think we live in a world with a government that THINKS it all powerful.

  182. Harass was a poor term. I think the meaning was that a Stryker (with troops armed with Javelins) or firing a missile itself wouldn’t be the first choice for knocking out a Russian tank from the 70’s, but that they would be capable of destroying one and then retreating if they say, ran into a group of tanks.

  183. You should stop thinking you are living in a fictional World run by an all powerful government.

  184. Has anyone else noticed a subtle shift in the war rhetoric lately? They are no longer trying very hard to paint the Russians as villains but simply stating that they feel the need and desire to conquer Russia on the battlefield. In other words they are saying(probably bluffing) they will charge into this war with public support..or not.

    .

  185. You’re a piece of work.

    “”US emphasis has been almost entirely on winning wars and destroying other peoples’ ‘homelands’.””

    Not even true. American emphasis has been maintaining the peace (you know, the most peaceful period in human history you have unknowingly been living through) and not letting dictator jerkoffs disturb that peace.

    “”Instead of trying to find a way to win a war with Russia and China””

    Because why plan? Chamberlain didn’t plan what should happen if that Hitler guy ever broke his treaty promises. Totally worth not planning for war against him, nothing bad happened from that.

    “”spend money on Peace making, and not War making””

    That’s exactly what it’s called when you spend money on the things that make a war against America a stupid idea and all the US has to do is move Aircraft Carriers into the region etcetera.

    You are very lucky that smarter people than you have your safety in mind.

    Bye, bye.

  186. You’re a piece of work.

    “”US emphasis has been almost entirely on winning wars and destroying other peoples’ ‘homelands’.””

    Not even true. American emphasis has been maintaining the peace (you know, the most peaceful period in human history you have unknowingly been living through) and not letting dictator assholes disturb that peace.

    “”Instead of trying to find a way to win a war with Russia and China””

    Because why plan? Chamberlain didn’t plan what should happen if that Hitler guy ever broke his treaty promises. Totally worth not planning for war against him, nothing bad happened from that.

    “”spend money on Peace making, and not War making””

    That’s exactly what it’s called when you spend money on the things that make a war against America a stupid idea and all the US has to do is move Aircraft Carriers into the region etcetera.

    You are very lucky that smarter people than you have your safety in mind.

    Bye, bye.

  187. Honestly it’s pretty impressive how smart you think you are.

  188. You understand how moving troops within your own country is a little teeny bit different from moving your troops to the complete opposite end of the Earth and how China kinda didn’t take 1,000 tanks, bombers, fighter planes, heavy weapons, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera with them when they did that?

  189. If only everyone was as smart as you.

  190. It’s almost comical to look at the silly American comments. Can you imaging dragging some limpdicked weakling out of his air conditioned office and slapping a gun in his tiny hands ?
    America had a greatest generation on earth.
    But, so did Canada, France, Russia, England, and others.
    That’s all now in the history books. The modern American army has not been able to fight it’s way out of a wet paper bag since 1954.
    But America has the greatest talkers on earth.
    Having no idea how Russia can have thousands of old women today; with war medals on their chests.
    America’s tiny 7,000 military is not enough people to put fuel in Russian army tanks.
    America took all the army out of Europe to make bush happy defending the japan oil supplies in Kuwait. Carried all of America’s military and reserves to Saudi Arabia. Talked 37 more nations to bring their military to whip Saddamn Hussian.
    Took America 14 long and hard working months to move 225,000 troops to Saudi.
    China had a big earth quake 3 years ago.
    China moved 225,000 troops to the area over night.
    Americans would be best smoking their dope and staying out of business that might see nukes falling all over America.
    But; most American’s think Russia’s 3,800 nuclear warheads on missiles are just words from a fairy tale. Surely could not hurt anyone.

  191. Instead of trying to find a way to win a war with Russia and China, too, the American population which I am a part of needs to demand that our misguided governments spend money on Peace making, and not War making as is now the case ever since WW2. That’s the majority of a century where the US emphasis has been almost entirely on winning wars and destroying other peoples’ ‘homelands’. The Planet has had way too much of that.

  192. well said.

  193. Good thing were gonna retire the A-10, yeah we dont need those anymore.

  194. Most of those kills were with the M242, the DU rounds killed more T-72`s than the TOW.

  195. There is an upgrade for the undergunned stryker…its called the Bradley and we’ve had them for 30 years.

  196. Christopher Robles | Jul 25, 2015, 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |

    Why is Russia making Hungary feel uneasy so that we have to go all the way over there with a battalion to make our ally hungary feel better?

  197. Lol “harass” the T-72 tanks. I think we know what would happen if you attack an enemy tank and don’t expect to destroy it.

  198. Well I hit an old AMX30 at 4000 yards with that missile in Graf back in ’79. If you knew how to use your 18″ screwdriver to dial in that missile tracker you could hit any target at any distance as long as you kept your reticle on the target. They weren’t as bad as people think. Sure that gunsight gave me a black eye cuz the gun kicked like a mule, but it also knocked the living crap out of whatever it hit. There WAS no second round needed…ever.

  199. with happiness and freedom, and you can’t do that.

  200. All you can fight is diarrhea on your unitaz.

  201. The Sheridan had a lot of issues though. If you were a driver in it, you would agree that the main gun was extremely inaccurate and the ATGM’s it carried suffered from a severe minimum aiming distance that coupled with the low max range of the 152mm main gun, gave it a very large zone where it could not attack enemies.

    But that does bring up a good point. Why don’t any American tanks use ATGM’s? Even as a secondary weapon? Nearly every Russian high-end tank carries ATGM’s that coupled with their larger main gun (125mm vs 120mm) make them very deadly. Sure the M1 has some of the best armor on the planet, but if it’s getting outranged by those pesky heavy ATGM’s that armor will not help much.

    And this article is right by saying the BMP-3 outguns the Stryker. It carries that 100mm main gun that is deadly to infantry and light vehicles, a 30mm accurate and stabilized autocannon with the option of the BMP3 having it’s own ATGM launcher and/or the Russian version of the Mk34 grenade launcher, all while being amphibious and decently armored.

  202. Your brain is rusty.

  203. RussianThunderrr | Jul 25, 2015, 8:16 pm at 8:16 pm |

    20mm projectile is the size of the “big man’s” thumb(too small). Bradley have 25mm chain gun. Anyhow, even 37mm anti tank gun could not penetrate 3 inches of T-34 armor. T-72 have armor up to a foot thick, it is also active and composite that increases the effectiveness when compared to conventional armor, so Bradley’s chain gun won’t even put dent on T-72 armor. M242 was designed to defeat light armored vehicles and self propelled artillery, and not the main battle tanks like T-72.

  204. Why is the USA provoking unrest right on Russia’s doorstep?

  205. Adrian Hernandez-Gutierrez | Jul 25, 2015, 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm |

    The Stryker was supposed to provide more armor than the humvees the unit used in Iraq(which had none). In Iraq the 2nd ACR( as it was then known) was forced to strip there humvees of excess weight and modify the internal governors to increase vehicle speed. These modifications allowed the humvees to reach speeds of excess of 90 mph, this increased speed and maneuverability made up for a lack of armor, the humvees could actually pack a big punch as they could be outfitted with .50 cal machine gun, MK-19 automatic grenade launcher, a 240b medium machine gun and tow missiles. ROE restrictions forced the unit to use only the .50cal and 240b machine guns due to the urban environment. Despite a lack of armor, ROE restrictions and a lack of supplies such as water and parts for the aging fleet, the 2nd ACR preformed over 200 missions with minimal casualties and was presented with a presidential unit citation for its fight against insurgent forces. This success led the Army to try to create a hybrid between light and heavy armor vehicles, as humvees when stationary or traveling at slow speeds are susceptible to IED’s, RPG’s and small arms fire. With a few modifications the Stryker could provide the necessary fire power to take out larger vehicles and possibly have ant-tank capabilities. Regardless of circumstances, the men of the 2nd Cav have shown a unique ability to carry out the mission with limited resources available.

  206. The Bradleys that took out T-72s in Iraq did so with their tow missiles, not the 20mm cannon. A cannon of that caliber is completely useless against any sort of modern tank armor.

  207. a 30m autocannon is effectively useless against T-72 armor, they should do what they did with the Bradleys and install a side mounted tow-missile launcher to deal with heavily armored threats. Our Bradleys were scoring kills on T-72’s left and right during Operation Desert Storm, thanks entirely to the tow missiles.

  208. The problem is not one of equity in equipment, it is one of equity in manpower. At the present, the US Army in Europe has three fighting units; the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (Brigade equivalent), the 173rd Airborne Brigade an and Army Aviation brigade. Collectively, these forces to not add up to a division. They are little more than a tripwire force and certainly not much of a deterrent in terms of capability. It is the consequences of engaging them that we are relying on to hold the Russians in check. I’m not sure the Russians are all that intimidated right now by us or NATO collectively.

  209. The Army is just trying to get some cool new goodies. Whats the harm in that? The US has more than enough power on or near the front lines to punch Putin in the mouth. US would have instant air superiority and do nothing but dominate. The Russian military is “Fresh Paint on rusty equipment.” The US would never strike first, but they would answer Russian violence with ultra-violence.

  210. Valera Sceptical | Jul 25, 2015, 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm |

    Just checked a few comments by this “Charles LIapitan” – what a narrow-minded, single IQ chromosome devoid of any intelligence! Get your cheap beer and watch baseball instead, stop polluting this space, please.

  211. James A. Burgin | Jul 25, 2015, 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm |

    If it comes down to a battle between us and the Russians all I can say is that the U.S. Army would much prefer a conventional fight versus one in which the enemy hides in mosques and among the civilian population. Additionally, too many people confuse the Russian Army with that of the Soviets. They’re not the same thing and Putin knows it. Again, we would annihilate the Russian Army in no time flat.

  212. ‘Russia has not attacked anyone in any recent history…’

    Are you kidding or are you just terminally stupid?

  213. Then why are you here? I’m sure you can find numerous Russian propaganda sites more to your liking.

  214. PenguinPenguinPenguin | Jul 25, 2015, 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm |

    Then why are you here? RT.com isn’t that hard to find.

  215. Yea ,you are proof that russian vodka is contaminated with something.

  216. Charles Llapitan | Jul 25, 2015, 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm |

    @ Dimitriy dream on, and drinks more Vodka instead we will fight your ragtag Idiot Russian Soldiers!!!

  217. Russia has attacked most of its neighbors in recent years so your comments are complete bull
    If they are ever so foolish to provoke the United States they will lose much more than they could ever imagine. They are so far behind in technical skill and every other form of warfare it is a joke just like the country and its people. blind sheep all of them.

  218. Anyone dreaming of fighting Russia is a lunatic. Russia has not attacked anyone in any recent history, but by the same token has not been “won” since the Mongols by anyone despite multiple attacks by Germans, French and others. Keep in mind, that WWI and WW2 were fought over Russia and lost. One can not learn to fight Russia. Russian spirit is unmatched in warfare as it is in sports and arts. Any direct attack on Russia by any number of idiots from NATO, EU, UN, US, Ukraine, etc. will only mean immediate declaration of War by Russia and annihilation of such attacking country. As such, I would suggest to all military bureaucrats and all media to take a deep breath and stop reckless words and actions before it is too late. And by the way, there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING one can learn about fighting Russia from training a bunch of drugged-up drunken criminals, making up current Ukrainian army, who have been fighting against other Ukrainians. If Russia were envolved in that conflict for even 1 day, the conflict would be over immediately and the Ukrainian republic of Russia would be much better off than the they are now, just as Crimea is happy to be part of Russia and not the nationalist-fascist regime of psychiatric patients calling themselves Ukraine’s government.

  219. Unless there are articles detailing the vast misuse and waste of tens of billions of dollars or more annually by the Dept. of Defense all others are just propaganda. Iraq War cost $trillions and made us less safe. Yet, national press mute.

  220. I agree ,Obama only likes and dares to use financial weapons

  221. Felicien Perrinn | Jul 25, 2015, 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm |

    Yeah, the famous military/industrial complex. They have established a bureaucratic stranglehold on the US national budget to ‘funnel’ the funds to their shareholders. It’s surprising to think about the limited number of companies partaking in major US military tendering processes. A country like France which has a very constrained budget is able to draw out the best value from its industrial base, which often goes on to produce civilian products to produce even more value for the economy.

    How about : passing a law that a company cannot specialize only on military contracts and should generate value for the civil sector; expanding the tendering process to many more private companies; booting out the politics and political influence; and banning working in private companies partaking in government contracts to former government employees? And maybe expand competition for European suppliers, that way they learn how to compete for real?

    The age when military projects led technical innovation (civil and private) in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, is now becoming a distant memory.

  222. So, which retired General owns ” Value Walk” ? The US military in EU is ready to take on Russia because they have talked to the Ukraine Army. I talked to the Ukraine army as they were leaving Crimea – where I live and they had a different story ! Washington is pushing you American folks into a war with Russia and guess what – Russia doesn’t want a war with Americans – their people, their military or their generals – don’t wish a war — Americans and their bought out media — want a war – for ratings, for money – for the rights to see the last sunset — no Matter what ! You are Suckers in the NWO sector – Americas

  223. Hush child!!! Adults are talking.

  224. The biggest threat is a President who is internationally known to not have the sack to back up America’s commitments. Putin knows Obama is weak and can play him like a piano. No point spending all this money on weapons and armies when you don’t have the cojones to use them.

  225. I agree that comparing the Stryker to the BMP is not a fair comparison, but the BTR-82A is the correct vehicle to compare it too. The BTR is a similar vehicle with a similar role. The BTR-82A is amphibious and the Stryker is not. This is a huge tactical advantage. It also outguns and out ranges the Stryker. And it costs less. The BTR-82A is simply the better overall vehicle.

  226. Very valid points, the Stryker is getting old with its design based on the Swiss Pirahna 3 but it is still superior to the Russian equivalent. US looking at both German and Finnish designs for a replacement.

  227. Yes, it would be “The Mother of all Battles”. More Russian blow-hard BS. In Grozny, a city 1/7th the size of Baghdad, they got their aes kicked, while our Thunder Run took down Baghdad in 2 days.

    They’d get the shot out of them in a few hours and collapse as a military force, just like Saddam’s minions of conscripts turned into the “Surrender Army”.

  228. Mead. Probably not enough honey in the wine.

  229. Grow up. A Bradley Fighting Vehicle with it’s 20mm chain gun took out 3 T-72 tanks in ODS, so even ignoring the ROF, it’s ridiculous to look at the bigger bore of the Soviet BMPs and conclude Strykers are “outgunned”. That’s as ridiculous as saying a Cold .45 outguns a US SAW because it has a bigger bore.

  230. Russia is not the greatest threat to the US. The biggest threat to the US is our own military/industrial complex. Only two conclusions can be reasonably drawn from this article or any other similar article. Either our military/industrial complex, which out spends nearly the entire world combined, is totally incompetent or such articles (as this one) are intended to perpetuate blatant fear mongering for the sole purpose of increasing our already bloated defense budget.

  231. I wonder in which dumpster they find these “MBAs in finance” who sign their name, with photo, under this kind of pathological paranoia. Probably homeless working for food.

  232. “upgrade to meed” Was the editor drunk?

  233. ValueShit site keeps churning out russophobic garbage

  234. Just look at the Kremlin tower in Moscow.
    There is SWASTIKA on the top of that building.
    Thats how.

  235. Sure, let’s just keep feeding the “American” military industrial complex more money at Europe’s expense! Perpetual war for perpetual commerce!

  236. Utter nonsense and fearmongering.

  237. How so?

  238. says who?
    ruSSian fascist troll Stelios “rysko-fashsitkoe bidlo” Touch?

  239. ruSSian fascist dictator putler must be kept in check!
    ruSSia is a fascist state

  240. says who? ruSSian fascist sympathizer?

  241. Could just use existing hulls to create a weapon platform…like the Strkyer.

    While the transport version of the Stryker might be out-armed, the Mobile Gun System version comes with a 105mm cannon. My understanding is that the Stryker comes in quite a variety of setups for multiple roles.

  242. The Russians have a decent amount of anti-air systems. If there’s one things the Russian military industry focused on, it was figuring how to destroy American technology.

    A war against Russia wouldn’t be like fighting the Taliban. They’d have modern technology, modern weapons, and modern tactics. Even if the US won, it’d be a bloody and destructive victory. Not the usual case of a handful of soldiers getting wounded, two or three dead, when dealing with insurgents.

  243. Eric Joshua Oleju Benson | Jul 25, 2015, 1:00 pm at 1:00 pm |

    More anti-Russian propaganda, this is garbage site

  244. First of all, the units mentioned don’t have anywhere close to the firepower of an armored division. So while it may take time for an American heavy armored unit to get from point A to point B once it gets there it is decisive. Throw in an Air Force who lives for air superiority and the question of whether the Russians could win becomes a non-starter. Putin isn’t stupid and he knows the Americans would eat his lunch if he tried to attack. He’s just trying to stay in power and his words at this point are merely attempts to boost his approval ratings. Nothing more.

  245. superman is needed at this point. :-)

  246. “U.S. Army In Europe” sounds a bit strange to me.
    Is’t It suppose to sound like: “US army in US”
    And “to take on Russia” is even worse!
    Is there Russian army one the other side of the planet?

  247. What happened to our super ground weapons? Another govt. screw up.

  248. glag administrator | Jul 25, 2015, 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |

    True. This Value Walk site is all garbage.

  249. What they need is a modernized upgraded version of the M551 Sheridan. Mine was fast (about 45 MPH in 1978), maneuverable, and a HARD pipe hitter (152MM main gun equipped with Shillelagh missiles as well as conventional heat rounds). the track also featured a 50 Cal. Ma Deuce, and and a Belgian made 7.62 machine gun.

  250. What do our allies have? The last time I checked we were only one member of NATO.

  251. Stelios Touchtidis | Jul 25, 2015, 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |

    Only purpose of this lacking in information article is to repeat the anti-Russian disinformation propaganda.

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