Russia Would ‘Annihilate’ US Army In A Direct Confrontation

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Russia Would ‘Annihilate’ US Army In A Direct Confrontation
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Russia and the U.S. have not indulged in a direct confrontation in decades. While NATO is conducting its biggest military drills in decades in Europe as a show of strength, Russia aims to hold 4,000 exercises this year. What if a direct war breaks out between Russia and the United States? The possibility is very high given the escalating tensions in Europe and Syria.

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US Army is not as strong as many think

In a direct confrontation, Russians would “annihilate” the US Army, says retired US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor. Pentagon may have the world’s largest defense budget, but the US Army is not as strong as many think, Macgregor told the Politico magazine. He said the deployment of the US Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment from Bavaria to Hungary was intended to assure NATO members that the US military was fully prepared to respond quickly to any threat from Russia.

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But the movement of troops wouldn’t help in real-life fighting. Macgregor believes the Stryker parade “won’t fool anyone in Moscow.” The Russians may not do many things well, but they have been actively destabilizing, subverting, and invading their neighbors for decades. Vladimir Putin’s aggressively military moves in Syria and Ukraine have stunned the Western world.

US forces can’t face an equally strong army like that of Russia

Macgregor holds a Ph.D. in international relations. He is recognized for destroying an entire Iraqi Armored Brigade, including 70 armored vehicles, in just 23 minutes while suffering only one American casualty in 1991. However, he calculated that if his unit came in a direct confrontation with a better trained and armed enemy like the Russians, his army would have lost it.

Macgregor is a vocal advocate for reform of the US Army. He described the US defense spending as “wasteful,” US Army weapons as “obsolescent,” and its top leaders as “self-interested.” He said the US Army was poorly organized, and if it had to face another equally strong army like that of Russia or China on a conventional battlefield, the US forces would be “annihilated.”

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  1. Yanks do not like the truth. Considering Russia track record in war making over centuries and that of Yanks it has never been a secret that Soviet or Russian army after the mess was cleared would be far stronger than US military in all respects especially in real Art of war and moral.
    Let’s see one small fact. In 1944-1945 while Soviet army was advancing at average 20-25 kms a day against the bulk of the best German forces, Yanks and Brits were managing to produce pathetic 2 kms a day against 30% of German forces and not the best one.

    During Vietnam war yanks had to be constantly drugged just to be able to go and fight. Make no mistake, US army is not Wehrmacht circa 1941. It is PR superpower which created image of invincibility by attacking weak and still never being able to win a single conflict after 1945.

  2. ivan
    Russia has 3,455 combat aircraft. The majority being obsolete junk
    The USA has 9,735 all are up to date with the latest military aviation technology.
    Russia has 50 ships that can float with out dated military technology,more than 1/2 are support ships.
    The USA has 450 ships all with the latest military technology.
    Russia has 845,000 military personnel, 750,000 of them poorly trained and armed draftees.
    The USA has 2,400,000 highly trained and highly motivated well armed military personnel.
    Russia has 2,243 tanks in service. The majority T 72s
    The USA has 6,500 modern Abrams tanks.
    The list goes on and on.
    Russia is out gunned and out manned in all military catagorys.
    How is that boris ? :o)

  3. ukraine is adying piece if shyte country everyone wants to leave. the only ukrainian exports are cheap prostitutes like your mom)))) i bet she likes licking german or american boots like you khuilo)))

  4. hahaha one day you will actually convince yourself of that. We all know how much superior American forces are over Russia forces. on our worst day you scumbags couldn`t beat us. we are better trained, better weapons, our soldiers are in way better shape then some inbreed Russian soldier

  5. Once again the village idiot shows us his stupidly and once again he tries to pass it off as knowledge. Not really sure what the worst thing is about you because there are so many or them. Unintelligent, uninformative, and unoriginal. Stop projecting your own bad habits on the rest of us and acting like you somehow “get it” while the rest of us dummies set around waiting for the mother ship to return and enlighten the rest of us to your advanced level of dingle dope.

    You know what you remind me of, that useless little turd that just wont go down because it doesn’t understand it is the worthless discarded waste, not the portion that actually serves a purpose and has a value.

    Boy

  6. The Russians who stopped the Germans certainly are in better shape then donut eating can’t pass the pathetic army physical diabetic dumbed down video game playing American idiot. You’re a perfect example. ‘Merika!

  7. Do you still play with GI Joes? Who would win superman or the hulk? What a complete f idiot. Let’s just nuke the world so people like you don’t reproduce.

  8. Son I live in the wonderful generation when men were men and sheep were scared. We pretend to be smart but we gave you a corrupted waistful lying gov because we were a bunch of cows following the herd. We paid 5x as much as things were worth we live in a bubble of superiority we imagine we are better then the generations we raised while handing over to them massive debts a growing police state and a foreign policy of pure evil. And you have something to teach me? LMAO I know your type. You’re a dime a dozen son.

  9. Russia can’t defeat Ukraine in the east. You Russian fools have lost 4,000 men killed and twice that many permanently disabled. Those are Russia’s finest which aren’t a pimple on a pigs butt Ivan.

  10. Your crude language gives you away as a typical Ukie loser. It’s no wonder it’s a failed state. Sooner or later it will be annexed by Russia.

  11. And again, as i predicted, no proof that a U.S Army retired Colonel has, as you say, altzheimer.

    This clearly proves you are the troll.

  12. bob
    You only wish they were so it would give you a wider man date base to try to hustle.
    After looking up your Russian birth certificate your mamochka listed your father as the Russian army. She couldn’t remember which one it was. :o)

  13. Most American men have become feminized, e.g. Caitlyn Jenner. The Russian military would have no problem defeating such ladyboys. America would only stand a chance if it let its overt-tatted females, e.g. your mama, do the fighting.

  14. mikki
    You are the St. Petersburg Russia troll.
    The man has a right to his opinion whether he said it or not. I have the right to strongly disagree with him if he really said that, which I seriously doubt.
    If he did I also have the right to question his competency.
    You, on the other hand, do not have the right to question anyone in Russia.

    This link explains you St. Petersburg Russian trolls and you motives. :o)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/29/russia-kremlin-trolls_n_7468036.html

  15. Only a Russian troll would attack brave U.S servicemen and say they suffer from alzheimer.

    Once again you change the topic to your own agenda. Something only trolls would do.

    Still no proof of any alzheimer …

    Je bent gewoon een sukkeltje dus, ;-)

  16. You are funny Ivan. :o)
    There is no debate here.
    The US has Russia out gunned and out manned in all catagories especially in the quality of military personnel with absolutely no chance of victory in any category.
    Your attempt to sound intellectual is a real joke. :o)
    Stand by for Russia’s butt kicking in Syria.
    It will be much worse than it is getting in Ukraine. 4,000 dead and twice that number permanently disabled. Those are Russia’s very best troops too. :o)

  17. I don`t need to talk about the piece of trash putin. but he sure seems important to you.i guess when hes your leader you can`t keep your mind off talking about him.dumbass Russian troll

  18. Yes if i point to the fact you don’t diss Putin you quickly can, lol.

    Still can’t find a decent shift key on that Russian keyboard can you?

  19. Yup that confirms your a troll. Thanks for that. No proof for the outragious claim of a highly decorated and well respected U.S Army Colonel suffering from Altheimer.

    A public account like yours is fun to read too. Lacks the intellect to form a good argument based on facts but copies most his babble and accuses everyone of being in St. Petersburg. Well I do not need proof that someone is wearing a alufoil hat, lol.

    Wat ben jij een balletje, ;-)

  20. well if it isn`t the empty headed Russian troll throwing insults the punk can`t back up.putin doesn`t rule my world like he does yours. putins a disgrace much like oduma is. looking forward to a republican in the white house again dumbocrats have proven once again they haven`t a clue how to run our government.but punks like you will back a dead horse.go back to Moscow you twirp

  21. Son don’t make stupid comments and don’t try to pass your lack of real intelligence as if you know
    your ass from your elbow. Not sure what
    a ‘Miley Cirus gen’ is but I doubt it pertains to me. Not sure you really know anything
    about the wars or war in general but we were fine considering we didn’t need to
    reenlist a draft. You are the silly type
    of little s hat hasn’t ever seen the t least of all been in the but
    you like to run around telling everyone else how dumb they are and how overly enlightened you are. If it makes you
    feel better about yourself great, but I’ve seen your type and I sure the f
    wouldn’t want your wannabe know it all ass next to me when it counts.

  22. Read this link about Russian trolls like you. :o)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/29/russia-kremlin-trolls-_n_7468036.html

    I know that the US military is many times stronger that Russia.

    I know that 85% of the Russian military are 1 year draftees. Poorly trained and poorly equipped.

    I know that the 2,400,000 US military personnel are all 6 year volunteer enlistments that are highly trained and equipped with the latest military technology and that Russia is 20 years behind the USA in military technology.

    Russia has had its best troops in east Ukraine and haven’t been able to defeat the Ukrainians and have suffered 4,000 plus dead and twice that many permanently disabled.
    That is why Putin had a law passed by the Duma making it illegal to talk about Russian casualties.

    I know that there hasn’t been any major news story about this retired Colonel.

    I know that you are a St. Petersburg Russian troll.
    You work for INTERNET RESEARCT at 55 SAVUSHKINA St. St. Petersburg Russia. The Picture in my avatar is of the building where you work.
    INTERNET RESEARCH is owned by a company called CONCORD.

    CONCORD is owned by EVGENY PRIGOZHIN a close friend and butt buddy of Vlad Putin.

    This is a great link to a story about St. Petersburg Russian trolls like you. :o)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/29/russia-kremlin-trolls_n_7468036.html

    That is not trolling dimwit. :o)

  23. Look at what you call the POTUS. Dissing on the American way of life and democracy. You don’t speak english. And not one bad word about Putin … Well isn’t that funny?

    You clearly hate America and everything it stands for. Cos that’s how your Russian mommy and daddy raised you.

  24. get a life loser.born and raised in Minnesota and proud of it. scumbags like you must be a paid Russian Troll. things you say prove that.

  25. Please read the report first. Then you would know the U.S Navy does not have a huge ability to launch nukes.

    Ofcourse you can have a personal opinion about things but I think the Pentagon, Dod and U.S Congress have a better view on those matters then you do. The studies, reviews and reports don’t mention any huge ability for the U.S Navy. Try the opposite of what you think.

    First a 100 warheads isn’t enough for MAD. 2053 nuclear tests and the world is still here. How could a 100 destroy the world where 2053 nuclear explosions did not destroy the world? Can you eleborate?

    Old school technology will be easily intercepted by the new Russian and Chinese anti missile capabilities. Both Russia and China have manouvering warheads which cannot be intercepted by anything the U.S has. The U.S RAND reports are very clear on it.

    Russia and China have gone hypersonic which also cannot be stopped by aging anti missile technology. It just wasn’t designed for it. U.S has tried hard to develop such technology but untill now all tests have failed. China and Russia not only did succesfull tests a decade ago but have all those new systems operational.

    China now has both hypersonic and manouvering warhead capabilities. Russia had the manouvering capability for over 20 decades. They will combine it just as China has with tests in 2017. The last won’t be operational for another 5 years but only if tests are succesfull for the Zirkon-S systems.

    Why do you think the U.S has tried to ban hypersonic nuclear capabilities?

    Sticking your head in the sand and say it ain’t so won’t do much to solve these problems.

  26. The American military is a lean mean fighting machine and can defeat Russia on land, sea or in the air Ivan. With the latest high tech arms, aircraft and war ships.
    You don’t know sh*t because you are a pencil necked, snot nosed, punk, 20 something, russian troll that doesn’t know anything about anything military.
    Russia is out manned by highly trained highly motivated American military personnel that serve 6 year enlistments while Russia’s army is 85% manned by poorly trained and equipped 1 year draftees. :o)
    You should stick to things you know about like hanging out in homosexual bars in St. Petersburg Russia Ivan. :o)

  27. The American military is bloated. The Russian soldier knows how to do more with less. One reason President Putin was drawn to the KGB was because one man could accomplish more than an entire army. He is a wise man indeed. America needs such a ruler.

  28. It seems odd that other National news services haven’t picked up the statements spoken by the Retired US Army Colonel.
    shulka works for The Russian troll factory called “Federal News Agency” located at 55 SAVUSHKINA St. in St. Petersburg Russia along with a company called INTERNET RESEARCH. Both companies are owned by a holding company called CONCORD.

    Concord is owned by EVGENY PRIGOZHIN a Billionaire crook that is a close friend and butt buddy of Vlidimir Putin.

    Value walk publishes every St Petersburg Russian troll story that FEDERAL NEWS AGENCY
    submits to them.
    Oh yea. The building pictured in my avatar is 55 SAVUSHKINA in North Central St. Petersburg Russia.

  29. You are right.
    In 2014 Russia lost over 2,000 killed and almost 4,000 permanently disabled.
    You can bet your butt that number has doubled and they are still fighting with more casualties to come.

  30. And all our problems are just as common for our adversary too. I serious doubt that the Russian and Chinese arsenals are much better shape than ours. May China’s cause it newer and hasn’t fallen into disuse, but it a tiny arsenal vs Russia’s and the US.

    And a 100 nukes more than enough to do the job of MAD. Let not also forget the massive nuclear arsenal on board subs and surface ships. So even the US land nuke are all kinds of F. The Navy still has a huge ability to launch nukes.

  31. come on, give us a break. Afganistan – they went there (stupid move) legaly by invitation of legit govermant. Georgia – Georgians attacked first, even NATO agree to it. Moldova – this is something new. There is no trrops in Moldova. Ukraine – there absolutely no Russian army in Ukraine, none!

  32. voter id should be a national law that proves your a citizen and that you have the right to vote.no voter id law lets illegals vote, dead people vote. and that’s a fact to bad your to brain dead to see that dumbass dumocrat

  33. Dumocrats?

    Trying to sell that the U.S.A, land of the Free and Brave is a illegal dictatorship. Like I said. Anti American. Thank you so much for proving me right.

  34. Yet we’re overstretched by Iraq and Afghanistan and our equipment is old, overpriced, and under-delivers because our pentagon is run my contractors trying to make a buck and our population couldn’t think themselves out of a wet paper bag. You’re living in the Miley Cirus generation and you’re too stupid to see it.

  35. You a sick POS huh? That war was nothing but a money maker and you have no problem wiping out a whole population so a few assholes can make some cash. You certainly are a complete f ackass. You think u r a normal human? You a f human. We didn’t win that war and the ONLY way we would have was to nuke them. Isn’t that an awesome answer from a dumb POS. No wonder this country is bunch of fucking low brow idiots like you vote.

  36. Michael, you are a lying POS and you never were, have been, or ever
    will be a United States Marine. I will not tell you what you said that
    gave it away because I don’t want to help you correct your lie but
    anyone that has served or even knows a person that has an uncle who’s
    son’s best friends cousin went to school with a guy who had a lawn guy
    that meet a guy that served will read this and know you are full of
    shit!!!!!

    Wannabe Jarhead!!!!!!

  37. Michael, you are a lying POS and you never were, have been, or ever will be a United States Marine. I will not tell you what you said that gave it away because I don’t want to help you correct your lie but anyone that has served or even knows a person that has an uncle who’s son’s best friends cousin went to school with a guy who had a lawn guy that meet a guy that served will read this and know you are full of shit!!!!!

    Wannabe Jarhead!!!!!!

  38. get a life. the proof is how hard the dumocrats fight the voter id law. There is reason for that. dumocrats don`t stand a chance at winning an election any legal way.if the voter id law passes which it will once we get new leadership. the fall of the dumocrats in every election will happen

  39. NOT the wrench please! Only one wrench. Get’s used in a drill and some guy drops it. Falls down 80 meters rupturing the first stage flooding the silo. Renders the entire nuclear missile base inoperable, lol.

  40. In what aspects
    ivan?
    Russia’s army is less than half of the size of the USA. Poorly trained and equipped. 80% are 1 year draftees. 845,000.
    The USA has 2,400,000 highly trained and motivated military personnel.
    Russia has 3,455 combat aircraft
    The USA has 9735 combat aircraft
    Russia has 250 naval ships with only 50 that are sea worthy but obsolete and no way to build any more. More than 2/3s are supply ships.
    The USA has 450 ships 1/3 being supply ships.
    The USA has 11 super carriers.
    Russia has 1 small carrier that can’t get out of port.
    The USA has 11 nuclear powered nuclear armed submarines.
    Russia has 1 nuclear powered sub. It had more but they keep burning up because of poor technology.
    Russia has 528 deployed nuclear weapons.
    The USA has 795 deployed nuclear war heads.
    Russia has 2243 Tanks the majority the old T72s
    The USA has 6500 modern Abrams tanks.
    Russia has 46,812,550 available man power fit for service.
    The USA has 120,100,000 fit for military service.
    Russia is 20 years behind the USA in military technology.
    Russia doesn’t have a snowballs chance in hell against the USA. :o)
    Dasvidaniya Khuilo.

  41. Very unfortunate but he’s right. Tens of thousands defective aging rusty nuclear ‘weapons’ won’t do you any good. And the IAEA threw a fit. Right now the U.S has around 100 combat ready nukes.

    Needs a massive overhaul of 30 billion. Obama gave them 10. (1.1 trillion needed in the next 30 years)

    U.S technology? That would be 60+ year old nuclear missile silo’s with doors that don’t open. Would you launch? U.S technology means one wrench per 450 nuclear warheads that need to be mounted. List goes on.

    U.S skill? U.S nuclear crews asleep on the job. Over 98 crewmembers cheating on their academic tests and drills. Several top nuclear officers dismissed for misbehavior. List goes on.

    Lack of resources? Try a lack of nukes. Oops our nukes went missing. I oppose capital punishment but if i’d catch one of those guys asleep on the job i’d make sure he’d never wake up.

  42. oduma was elected with illegals voting and and dead people since nobody needs an id to vote for the most important office in America.punks like you give America a bad name.don`t spend your welfare check in one place,

  43. Whoa dude hold your horses. It’s not what I think at all. Where did you get that idea?

    Gen. Larry D. Welch of the Air Force and Adm. John C. Harvey Jr. of the Navy did the study for the Pentagon. A horrified U.S Congress ordered a complete review which brought to light even more problems. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is a very unhappy man.

    Everyone wants to believe it’s not so but reality sucks I guess. Please don’t blame me for it.

    I just know they are FUBAR cos thats what it said in the report. FUBAR is originally a military term but it’s the first i’ve ever seen it mentioned in a official Pentagon report.

    Russia has been upgrading it’s arsenal the last 10 years so I know they’re good to go. China is now way beyond both the U.S and Russia in technology and skill.

    My hope is that you read those studies and reports before passing judgement. Don’t think … know.

  44. Haha cub scouts? Sorry but lying won’t help you. What is your proof?

    You Russians have no respect for democracy. No need to remind everyone here. Ofcourse you have no respect for a democratically elected leader of the free world.

    If you had any idea about the U.S military then you would know your kinda talk would land you in the brig asap. U.S military code of conduct baby, lol.

    I’ve seen your kinda plenty in combat. Big mouth right before they run for the hills.

  45. I know a scumbag when I see one and I speak my mind. when a piece of trash comes on the internet just to insult your writing skills.you know hes a scumbag that does it because it makes his life seem better by putting others down.and I bet I make double what you make in a year.so don`t spend your welfare check in one place

  46. what an asshole you are.the only service you were in was the cub scouts of America. America is the most well trained well supplied armed forces on the face of the planet.once in awhile you might get a scumbag like you that brings down our active military. but that’s ok there are plenty of good soldiers that make up for scum like you.oduma is a piece of shit.worst president we ever had and I do not respect him.allot of our military do not respect him.even retired military personal do not respect him

  47. Really? I kind of doubt it. Even if a large percentage of the nukes are ineffective. There still a enough to accomplish the job of wiping out Russia and the rest of the world. Same with the Russian arsenal. During the cold war tens of thousand of nuclear weapons where made and stored. The combined Russian and US nuclear arsenals can overkill the world not once, not twice, not even a dozen times. More like 40 times. In fact if you think The US weapons are fubar, than China and Russian arsenals are even more fubar due to lack of resources, technology and skill.

  48. Did you mean alot? Allot must be some Russian word?

    Personal insults don’t bother me sorry. You can go ‘ad hominem’ all you like. Won’t do you any good. I’ve served my country and respected my Commander in Chief at all times in and out of uniform. You really think you Russians can taunt the most well trained armed forces on the planet? Think again!

  49. 1. Namecalling, indicating your a mere child not 54.
    2. Various insults and attacks to the President of the United States of America and Commander in Chief.
    3. Unable to write english beyond the level of kindergarten.
    4. Projects personal issues onto others. Has no job because he has no form of education.
    5. Does not use capitals because Russian keyboards are different then U.S standard keyboard layouts.

    Think I have good points there. And I did all that without acting out like a little child throwing insults and stomping it’s feet.

  50. im allot older than you scumbag. Trash like you enjoys talking down to people. it makes you feel better about your pathetic life. don`t spend your welfare check in one place.

  51. once again scumbag like I care what you think. born in usa. lived here for 54 years trash.you sound like a paid Russian troll. that can`t find a real job because your to stupid to do anything else

  52. Every comment you have made here wouldn’t pass any educational system anywhere in the world. No way you we’re born in the U.S.A!

  53. U.S nuclear arsenal is FUBAR. Using it would turn America into a nuclear wasteland before any Russian nukes could reach it.

  54. Sorry Timm(ah) but your grammar says one thing only: Russian paid troll. Learn english quickly before your master Putin sends you to a reeducation camp! lol.

    Real Americans don’t fear namecalling. Your sound like some frustrated Russian kid.

  55. Yes I’m smarter then your average elementary schoolkid, lol.

    What does: ‘know room’ mean?

    Your elementary teachers will also work on that foul mouth of yours. Namecalling Timmm? Really? How many fingers old are you?

  56. when Russia went to war in Afaganistan and and war with Finland 1939 -1940 Russia lost fighting finns on skis and ww1 weapons When the USSR had som of the most advanced weapons of the day

    www . en. wikipedia .org/wiki/Winter_War

  57. first of all we have the most pathetic commander and chief America has ever had. which is why we are spread so thin. he can`t seem to realize what is our business and what is not. Russia has not even half of the military personal as America does. only way he would even stand a chance is with nuclear weapons. our conflict with Russia was brought on by oduma. he had no business trying to change the leadership of Ukraine.he had no business helping the muslims over throw the government of Egypt. He had no business over throwing the Libyan government. he has no business helping muslims in Syria. we have a very corrupt president.only reason Europe is flooded with a muslim crises is because of ODUMA.and now the scumbag is bring this muslim crises to America very soon. we are in record dept and that son of a bitch thinks adding more dept to bring these scumbags to America is right. where is the public vote on this subject.that should never be up to our dumbass president to make a decision like that.public votes should be on allot of issues that our scumbag commander and chief makes.

  58. While first off you are not a ‘prior marine’ because I never met a marine in my life that used the words ‘prior’ so right off the bat I know you are full of shit.

    Second, there was nothing loud about what I said. I simply stated facts as there are, I didn’t say the U.S would beat the world with one hand behind our backs. If you ready would have served then you would know that the Russians have military that is old, outdated, and in some cases only half way running. You would know that the only real reason the Russians bark as loud as they do is because they have a nuclear deterrent and not much more. Why do you think they are trying to buy ships from France genius?!

    Have a nice day, wannabe jarhead.

  59. last I recall Russia walked out of Afghanistan with there tail between there legs. couldn’t`even take Ukraine, they go crawling to china for help because they know one on one Russia would be nothing but bunch of punks.

  60. What I have said sense this nonsense started, but you really spelled it out Best article I have ever read on the subject

  61. LOL We are so far more advanced then Russia, they have no chance against us in a real direct confrontation. I mean ZERO

  62. While I think that this article is complete garbage and reads like an assignment a High School Freshman wrote the night prior to its due date, there is some truth to it… although its comparing apples to oranges. There is no doubt in my mind that the 2D Cavalry Regiment would be completely annihilated if conflict erupted between the United States and Russia. You are talking about the entire Russian Army, all 766,000 Soldiers, going toe to toe with a US Cavalry Regiment of approximately 5,000 Soldiers in lightly armored vehicles… Mr. Shukla does not appear to understand that, while the regiment (a very, very small group of Soldiers in the grand scheme of things) may be destroyed, they won’t go quietly, and will delay the Russian advance as much as possible until reinforcements arrive.

  63. U.S is very easy to overwhelm. Ask the Native Americans. Or 30+ million Mexican’s who simply … walked across the border.

  64. America is a language now? And they don’t use capitals at the beginning of a sentence?

    Don’t you mean ‘might have been’? Go back to elementary school Timm. Finish it this time will you?

  65. Correct. Combat experience always beats rookies with 6 weeks of basic training. Long list of historical proof for that:

    WWII saw well trained troops with years of combat experience go up against those Russian rookies. 9 out 10 of Russia’s top officers we’re executed just before the war. That’s why Russia is now part of the 3rd Reich.

    Remember those silly American’s on D-day? Over 150.000 troops landed with barely anything more then 6 weeks or even less of basic training. Versus Hitler’s hardened veterans. Well the U.S and it’s allies got slaughtered ofcourse and now Adolphs portret hangs in the White House.

  66. Hahaha! Sure ‘Chad’. Or should I say Vlad??

    Stop trying to pass your third rate country ‘english’ to be that of a well educated U.S citizen. You wouldn’t pass U.S elementary school.

  67. They improved on the German Design, enough that the AK 47 to consider it superior and it has a track record to back it. Russia gets full cred for the AK 47.

  68. No, I never assumed violent criminals would win wars. My thought was depopulating the prison and the world of violent criminals

  69. LOL. You people are warping your brains by reading and buying into this garbage they post everyday. Without dumb people like you they wouldn’t make any money and would go out of business.

  70. That would be the ONLY advantage the U.S. has is combat experienced soldiers. For the rest of it neither can we maintain our equipment or support a deployment for very long. You over estimate our capacity.

  71. I don’t know what this writer is smoking, but one thing we can thank Pres Bush for is that we have a well seasoned military with tried and true weapon platforms. Rocky Mountain High!

  72. Not too sure what Obama has to do with anything. I don’t like Obama, but I don’t think the Russians would annihilate our forces.

  73. The Chechnya and Georgia terrains are very mountainous, very difficult to maneuver, very easy to ambush. On the contrary, the Iraq terrain was level and it greatly benefited the US.

    Nevertheless, I agree with you that the US will “win” a war with the current Russia, as it has more firepower. The problem would of course be the US public stomaching major casualties – the Russians will tolerate many casualties.

  74. YOU ARE TOTALY CORECT lets look at some of the BS Russia comes with regarding this war going on in Ukraine..

    1st Myth: “The West has meddled in Ukraine’s internal affairs, organized and orchestrated the Euromaidan protests with the help of fascist groups.”

    The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of disappointment and indignation by large parts of the Ukrainian population to the Yanukovych government’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. For years the Ukrainianpopulation has largely supported rapprochement with the EU because the reform process associated with this promises an improvement in the rule of law and an increase in democracy,economic growth and social protection.

    The peaceful demonstrations first evolved because of repeated brutal attacks by the security forces during mass protests that became increasingly directed against the Yanukovych government and which led to the fall of the regime just three months later. With the continuation of the protests and in the face of violence from security forces and hired thugs against demonstrators, radical groups of different backgrounds (right, left, veterans of war, hooligans, etc.) even began joining the peaceful crowds. Of these groups, the “Right Sector” quickly came to prominence. However, reliable local sources repeatedly pointed out that the total number´of radical groups never amounted to more than a few hundred to a maximum of a thousand people. The majority of the protesters (up to two million at one time nationwide), however, consisted of peaceful Ukrainian citizens.

    2nd Myth: “The transitional government in Kiev came to power through a coup and therefore has no legitimacy.”

    A clear majority of Ukrainians support the political developments that have occurred over the last few months, especially Yanukovych’s removal. The question of whether the overthrow of Yanukovych’s government was legal or not is moot; a government does not solely derive its democratic legitimacy through elections. The Yanukovych government lost its legitimacy most recently through their brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters, notwithstanding the actions it took in previous years that violated the democratic process and the rule of law. After the government was overthrown, the democratically elected parliament of Ukraine confirmed the new transitional government with an overwhelming majority (371 out of 417 votes). Even former

    President Yanukovych’s Party of Regions went along with this. Of course it was now necessary to hold elections as quickly as possible to strengthen and rebuild the legitimacy of the political leadership. The results of the presidential elections on May 25 clearly demonstrated that the democratic and pro-European policies in recent months are supported by the majority of people in all parts of the country. Parliamentary elections will be sought later this year to form a new government. The destabilisation of southern and eastern Ukraine by armed separatists has threatened this process massively.

    3rd Myth:

    “The transitional government in Kiev and fascist groups discriminate and threaten ethnic Russians
    who mostly live in southern and eastern Ukraine.”

    Right-wing and nationalist forces in Ukraine should be reduced to what they are according to their relevance: socially marginalised factions and parties that have no chance of electoral success, according to recent public opinion polls. Though the Svoboda Party was able to win over ten per cent of the vote in the 2012 parliamentary elections as a result of the protests against the Yanukovych government, in opinion polls the party is polling a just 3.5 per cent, a level that is comparable to the years before 2012. Their party leader, Oleh Tyahnybok, one of the most visible opposition leaders during the Euromaidan protests along with Vitali Klitschko and Arseniy Yatsenyuk, won only about one per cent of the vote in the May 25 presidential elections.

    The aforementioned Right Sector, also registered as a party, is even more politically insignificant, with their candidate winning less than one per cent of the vote in the elections on May 25. Outside of the Russian media there have been no credible reports of threats to the Russian-descent or Russian-speaking population. The tragic events in Odessa on 2 May resulting in more than 40 dead was a tragic but isolated case preceded by mutual provocations by both pro-Russian and proUkrainian groups. The Russian side’s claims of a mass exodus of ethnic Russian Ukrainians are unfounded according to reports by international organisations and independent

    journalists on the ground. Images of the alleged refugees on Russian television were exposed as false. They show Ukrainian guest workers on the Polish border. Even now, the aggravated situation in the disputed territories is not the “humanitarian disaster” the Russian media describes it as.

    On the contrary: recent UN and OSCE reports even state that human rights violations, intimidation and violence, primarily perpetrated by pro-Russian forces, are mainly emanating from Crimea and the contested areas in eastern Ukraine. The law granting relevant minority languages an official status in Ukraine has also ultimately remained in force. Furthermore, the transitional government is considering federalizing the country in order to fairly represent the quite varied interests of the different regions in Ukraine.

    4th Myth: “The armed separatists in the south and east of Ukraine are self-defence forces of the Russian-descent population in that region, the majority on-whom hope to become a part of the Russian Federation.”

    When tens, sometimes even hundreds of thousands of unarmed people demonstrated in Kiev this past winter, Moscow demanded the former Ukrainian government to decisively and violently disperse the protests. It was an expression of cynicism, when Foreign Minister Lavrov described the groups who occupied entire cities in eastern Ukraine, some of which were heavily armed, as “residents of the South-East driven into despair”. But the current scenario in the eastern part of the country bears a striking number of similarities to the events in Crimea, with Moscow in fact admitting its active military intervention. In mid-April, the German Federal Government expressed the following statements regarding the operations in eastern Ukraine with unusual clarity: “There are strong indications that the armed groups active in eastern Ukraine are receiving support from Russia,” said the Deputy Government Spokesperson, Christiane Wirtz. “If you look at the occurrence, uniformity and the arming of some of these groups, it is hard to interpret the situation as one of self-defence forces spontaneously formed by civilians.”

    In fact, recent polls, such as that of the Kiev International Institute for Sociology, show that only a minority of the population wants their region to secede from the Ukrainian State. While there are major concerns about social injustice, distrust and dissatisfaction with the transitional government, only a small section of the population supports a violent separation.

    According to polls, approximately two-thirds of the respondents are opposed to secession in southern and eastern Ukraine. Even in the separatist strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk more than half of people reject secession. So there is no question of their being a uniform pro-Russian bloc in eastern and southern Ukraine. On the contrary, it all comes down to targeted pro-Russian propaganda that the situation has deteriorated to violent confrontations between pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces, for example in Odessa.

    5th Myth: “The government in Kiev is waging a war against its own people by deploying the military in the east of the country and is repressing peaceful protests.”

    Given the violent occupation of important public buildings, dozens of people taken hostage, including a group of OSCE observers, and the pronouncements by self-appointed “representatives” that they would pursue secession for the region, the Ukrainian army initially began their mission in the East quite hesitantly. President Putin’s demand during the Euromaidan protests that the military be deployed against mostly peaceful protesters stands in direct contrast to this. But while the vast majority protested peacefully during Euromaidan, the separatists in the East were armed from the start.

    6th Myth: “Due to their common history and ethno-cultural ties, Ukraine is under Russia’s natural sphere of influence and therefore has limited sovereignty.”

    The historical links between Russia and the Ukraine overall and Crimea in particular do not change the illegality of secession and accession of Crimea and possibly other areas. Historical arguments have no relevance in international law and the post-war order in Europe for good reason. A peaceful coexistence of European states would be hard to imagine if territorial claims and border issues were discussed on the basis of history. With the fall of the Soviet Union, the former Soviet republics agreed to formally and mutually respect their borders and territorial integrity and to recognise former internal borders as international borders. And even if the referendum in Crimea had not occurred under violent, unfree circumstances, territorial changes must be consensually administered by international treaties, as is also clear from the UN Charter – and as President Putin himself has repeatedly emphasised in view of Kosovo or Chechnya. The impact the Crimean crisis will have on border issues in Central Asia, the Caucasus or in the Western Balkans is not yet clear. Russian President Putin has compared the annexation of Crimea with German reunification. But German reunification was implemented with the approval of the Four Powers who won the Second World War, as they are referred to in the Two Plus Four Treaty, and in agreement with all its neighbouring countries. It thus had the full support of the international community.

    7th Myth: “The self-determination of the people and the referenda held legitimise the secession and accession of Crimea and other regions in the Russian Federation.”

    According to experts, the Crimean referendum, as well as the referenda in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine are incompatible with international and national Ukrainian law: the Ukrainian Constitution does allow referenda on policy issues in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Territorial changes, however, are subject to national referenda, as Stefan Talmon,Professor of International Law at the University of Bonn, explained. According to Talmon, the referendum violates the law because the peninsula was under a de facto military occupation by Russia at the time of the vote. Because of this, in late March 100 Member States of the UN General Assembly voted for a resolution declaring Russia’s annexation of Crimea invalid and emphasising Ukraine’s territorial integrity. 58 States abstained and 11 voted against the General Assembly resolution, including Syria, North Korea, Belarus, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Venezuela and Cuba. Such company should not be taken as approval for Russia’s policy towards Ukraine.

    The referendum’s violation of international law notwithstanding, it is also doubtful that the result actually embodies the will of the people in Crimea. After all, the votes were not cast entirely freely. The one-sided questions on the ballot did not allow for the status quo to be voted on. Moreover, according to reports by correspondents, military units were near and sometimes even present in the polling stations and their sympathy for Crimean secession was evident. In contrast to this independent election observers – the OSCE, for example – were not admitted. Allegedly around 97 per cent of referendum participants voted in favour of accession to Russia, with a voter turnout of 83 per cent. But even the Russian Presidential Council for Human Rights described the referendum in a recently published report as highly unrepresentative. According to that report, it is much more realistic to suppose that 50 to 60 per cent of the participants voted in favour of accession to the Russian Federation with a voter turnout of 30 to 50 per cent. They also state that it can be assumed that many yes votes primarily expressed a rejection of claims of despotism and corruption by the old Yanukovych government.

    8th Myth: “The West is using double standards with the secession of Crimea because of what it did in the case of Kosovo’s independence.”

    The comparison with Kosovo which Russia always falls back on, is severely lacking.

    After the international community, which seemed virtually powerlessly, for years had to witness Milosevic’s so-called ethnic cleansing wars in the territory of the former Yugoslavia and after no solution could be found through sanctions and negotiations, NATO sent in military forces without a UN mandate. Then, it was Russia who blocked the UN Security Council’s decision for a UN mandate.´The NATO mission was followed by the KFOR mission to stabilise Kosovo. The latter was based on UN Security Council Resolution 1244. Kosovo’s independence was only ultimately declared in 2008 and was deemed not to be contrary to international law by the International Court of Justice in The Hague in 2010. However, in the process the court also explicitly indicated that its ruling should not create a precedent. Especially in instances where the human rights of large populations are not massively threatened or violated, i.e. there is no threat of humanitarian catastrophe, there is, according to Georg Nolte, an expert on international law, no legal basis for outside military intervention. Despite this, Russia used the concept of “humanitarian catastrophe” in connection with Crimea. The referendum was implemented in an incredibly short amount of time without negotiating with the United Nations and Ukraine. Unlike in the case of Kosovo, Crimea did not remain independent but rather acceded´to another state. Ironically, although Russia still does not recognise the Republic of Kosovo, it is exactly this case Moscow is now using to justify Crimea’s independence.

    9th Myth: “The West has pursued a systematic policy of exclusion and weakening of Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.”

    Russia is a member of various relevant international institutions, such as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe. The fact that Russia is however apparently unwilling to cooperate constructively with these bodies and seek balances of interests cannot be interpreted as the fault of other European actors. A further example of integration is Russia’s inclusion in the G8 even though it originally did not meet the economic criteria. Germany has been working especially hard for Russian political, economic and social integration.

    10th Myth: “Despite previous assurances, NATO has expanded into the former Soviet region, seeks the inclusion of Ukraine and, in doing so, affects Russian security interests.”

    The West was instrumental in Russia maintaining its world power status by urging former Soviet republics, including Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan to turn over their nuclear weapons to Moscow. As a clear sign of Moscow’s involvement in security policy structures, Russia received a permanent seat in the Balkan Contact Group in 1994, although Moscow has participated in any manner but constructively, instead choosing to stick with its blockade policy. Putin’s assertion that NATO, despite earlier assurances, has expanded to the East is wrong. No such agreements or even written obligations exist. The Baltic States, Poland and other former Warsaw Pact states have all sovereignly applied to join NATO. Russia does not want to concede such sovereignty to countries like Ukraine, rather it demands neutrality where no decision would have to be made between rival blocs. Russia’s fear of being surrounded by NATO countries is primarily a problem of Russian perception. In the minds of leading Russian politicians and academics, the image of NATO that obviously still dominates, is that of the Cold War era, in which the Western alliance was directed against Moscow.

    But those days have been over for two decades. In fact, NATO would welcome closer coordination with Russia in security matters. Thus Russia is perceiving competition and opposition where there really is none. It is only Russia’s actions in Crimea that have now prompted NATO to turn its attention to Eastern Europe because the logic Russia is employing in justifying its actions in Crimea would also translate to NATO member states with Russian minority populations, such as Estonia or Latvia.

    RuSSian myth about Ukraine and Crimea

    take a look at link´www . youtube . com/watch?v=bMgjYetl4pQ

  75. IF Putin hurts one hair on the head of any NATO nation or the USA then all of NATO will respond

    And her is a bombshell….that Putin must also know as Putin is crazy but he is NOT stupid ..

    When it comes to firepower USA is uptoo in some cases 10 times the size of Russia … Just take f. exs.

    Aircraft carries USA has 20 Russia has 1

    Fighter aircraft USA has 2207 Russia 769

    Fix wing aircraft USA has 13892 Russia has 3842

    Helicopters USA 6196 Russia 1120

    And lets not forget that all the USA weapons are tip top and high tec,. Russia for the most part has old soviet leftovers not so much new stuff some new stuff but not something worth worrying about ..

    The truth is Russia is a analog watch in a digital age …When it comes to the USA …

    ooo YES AND manpower

    NATO has over 2,6 mill more soldiers under arms then Russia has

    USA alone has 145,212,012 backup manpower available for military service and they are all professional soldiers ..

    Russia only has 69,117,271 backup manpower available for military service For they most-part farm boys doing their national service

    USA has today active serving military personnel

    1,400,000 The USA are battle harden professional soldiers ..

    Russia has only active military personnel

    766,055 Most of them are farm boys doing their national service

    AND IF WE PUT NATO INTO this mix we are talking fire power advantage up-too 19 times of Russia

    SEE LINK www . globalfirepower . com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form&country1=united-states-of-america&country2=russia&Submit=COMPARE.

    Above is conventional weapons

    Lets take also take into account nuclear weapons…

    United Kingdom 225 warheads (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    France 300 warheads

    (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    United States 7,315 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    Russia 8,000 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems old mostly from the soviet union times NOT up to date systems )

    SEE LINK www . icanw . org/the-facts/nuclear-arsenals/

    Base on this facts Russia does not stand a chance as most of NATO warheads are on Subs. and NOT in silos like Russia that makes it easy to take out with NATOs defiance systems …

    All NATO must do is take out Moscow and 5 -6 other city’s to take out all of Russia…. But Russia must take out city’s all over the planet from USA , CANADA ,FRANCE UK. ALL OF EUROPE and as fare away as , AUSTRALIA and so on and so on …

    PS. lets not forget the the Submarine KURSK was part of Russia’s nuclear weapons platform and it was falling apart to such an degree that its systems torpedo systems on the Sub. malfunctions and blow up under water and sank the sub and .. killed all of its crew ….

    Now if that is what Russia’s nuclear delivery platform and weapons platform is like all I can say is hahahahahaha and lest us not forget that Kursk was the pride and joy of Russia’s navy… What does the rest of the Russian nuclear weapons program look like if Kursk is anything to go by ?

    I mean…… If you can not hold your submarines floating in

    pace time what hope do you really have for holding your submarines floating in war time ?

    SEE LINK www . en . wikipedia . org/wiki/Russian_submarine_Kursk_%28K-141%29

    Kursk was an Oscar-class submarine, twice the length of a 747 jumbo jet, and one of the largest submarines in the Russian Navy.

    An official investigation after most of the wreck was raised along with analysis of pieces of debris concluded that a faulty weld in the casing of the practice torpedo caused high-test peroxide (HTP) to leak, which caused the kerosene fuel to explode. The initial explosion destroyed the torpedo room, severely damaged the control room, incapacitated or killed the control room crew, and caused the submarine to sink with all of its nuks not much of a nuclear weapons platform now was it hahaha

    List of countries by military expenditures

    SEE LINK www . en . wikipedia . org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures

  76. Russia would annihilate nobody! They won over tiny Georgia only just with no margin! The Ukrainian army that was in a very weak state both materially and professionally has swept the floor with Russian special forces equipped with the best that Russia has.
    And attacking the USA would mean attacking NATO. There are about 900 million citizens in NATO countries, six times more than in Russia.
    No, China would not rush to help Russia. The only thing China would do is rush to help itself to Siberia!”

  77. Russia can’t annihilate the Ukrainians let alone the US military. Russia is no way equal to the US military in equipment, men, aircraft, ships, etc..
    Russia is bogged down in eastern Ukraine and has started a war with ISIS that will cost it dearly.
    Russian military personnel are poorly trained and I doubt that Macgregor said anything f the kind.
    Russian trolls are known for their lies.
    vikas shukla Is a paid St. Petersburg Russian troll. You don’t earn degrees in Russia you buy them.
    Here is a link to a story about dorks like him.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/29/russia-kremin-trolls_n_7468036.html

  78. we are the most technologically advanced military in the world????? ya as long as we are not comparing our selves to the MOST technologically advanced military in the world right now witch is Russia. So far in Syria they have even deployed a few things that the us the military has not only NEVER seen before they also have zero defenses for right now and no known way to beat these newly seen systems. Such as there new only seen for the first time recently radar systems that We have said we have not been able to jam or even locate there sources. So there is no way to fly in Russian controlled air space with out being seen. and them being able to target our planes with no way right now to counter it.. and to top it off they have also been able to jam every single frequency used by the US or any of the other nato country’s for a 600km circle around just one base in Syria were they are using the jamming. So they got us beat there to being that nothing that relys on any sort of communications to work. Work any were inside the area were they have every thing jammed except there own communications. and they also have a few weapons systems that have 100% hit rates. We dont have any thing in our entire arsenal that has a 100% success ratio of always hitting its mark.. even our gps guided bombs are accurate up to about 20 meters from bulls eye compared to Russian gps guided bombs and missiles which have about up to 2 meter margin of error on hitting bulls eye. The problem is the US keeps spending money one more old and obsolete stuff and also replacing stuff that does work well with some thing that dont work as well and are just to make some one money on contracts. were as the Russians have actually been spending there time and money over the last 20 years to improve there military and to have advanced weapons systems that are cutting edge technology.

  79. It is Russia who has not met its match.

    Look at Chechnya and Georgia after the failed Afghan invasion. Russia is only beating on small states yet bleeds so easily. And with this unfinished war in East Ukraine? Russia can’t handle a much greater opponent than Georgia, while US on the other hand had faced greater number of enemy forces. A half a million Iraqis that lasted only a month long war? Compare that to Russia’s 10,000 Georgians in a small scale battle! Who are we kidding here people! Russia piled up 2,000 body-bags from East Ukraine alone in a matter of less than a year of battle. US lost 5,000 troop in Iraq’s 10 year tour and 2,000 over Afghanistan’s 14 years. You tell me, whos armies are more survivable and effective in a conventional conflict? I can easily tell who’d win.

  80. Putin is losing his rhetorics bombing Syria while being BOMBED by terrorist’s himself,so he has to unleashed these paid trolls…to save himself.Polina is taking recess.

  81. Finally good rhetorics from you!Polina is gone now this….Putin is asking FBI to help the probed while cancelling all Russian flights!Ha,ha,ha,loser and weak Putin bombed by ISIS!

  82. C’MON!I agree,another paid troll from Russia..or a republican military putting down America same story!Patriotic idiot…

  83. Another republican military! talking..putting down his own country!Shame on you.let Russia starts,we are 28 country members at NATO!!!!!We’ll see,if Russia attacks America?then Canada,Australia,the entire EUnion,will support America as NATO.One attack to one NATO member is an attack to all…Russia is now encircled!from the Baltics to the Red sea…Nato will destroy Russia,…..Finland&Sweden to the West on our side against loser Russia.Russia has lost to ISIS!…Russian plane was BOMBED!

  84. we are the most technologically advanced military in the world every infantry company has there own drones we would see them first and strike hard this author is an idiot

  85. No, it’s protecting you and your family from possible suicide bombers or future terrorist attacks. You should try live in Iraq, Yemen or Syria where security has deteriorated so badly you can’t live longer than 15 minutes out on the streets alone.

  86. Ye, Russia’s little 700k troops will annihilate US 1.5 million military… This is like a child talking to a grown man “I can beat you” while lollipoping his finger.

    In a conventional warfare, arsenal and every available firepower holds the driving force of winning or losing! US aerial superiority is one big gain in a battle against Russia. US also edges on stealth and technology. And to compare Russia’s poor handling of Chechnya, Georgian conflict and even East Ukraine I don’t see this superior military might this article is spewing about! and of course, Russian trolls are paid to boost their nazigod Putin’s ego! NO, RUSSIA CAN’T WIN A CONVENTIONAL BATTLE WITH US!

  87. Hasn’t any one caught unto the idea of how valuewalk has been using all the pro Russian reporters lately to writer such ANTI AMERICAN propaganda articles .. Pay attn to value walks reporters … They are probably KGB agents.. They write pure crap

  88. Lol funny part he has forgot we have tested battle strategy and we “CAN” make it happen in an gloves off war, iraq and afghan was not an gloves off war, and what experience does russia have, none thats why they got their ass handed to them in Ukraine, I agree we spend too much but do not discount that WE WHERE THE BOOTS ON THE GROUND MAKING IT HAPPEN WITH YOU ORDERS, Macgregor…… HAVE CONFIDENCE IN WHAT YOU KNOW WE ARE CAPABLE OF AND NOT IN OTHERS THAT HAVE NOT PROVED ANYTHING..semper fi

  89. Of course, the point of this bit of unsubstantiated opinion (as all right wingers know) is to gut programs aimed at making life better for our own citizens here at home, and pumping all that money into military spending to support perpetual war.

  90. The goal of this article is to make us aware that the US army can not always be the best in the world if we don’t keep improving instead of bragging about what we have now; it is a hard and perpetual work if you face countries like Russia and China ruled by dictators. This article is just an alarm to the US political and military leadership that they need to focus, and work hard to keep us safe. Among everything, he was right about one thing: There is so much waste in the military budget, and this needs to be fixed; the fastest and simplest way to become a millionaire is to get a contract with the pentagon !!!!!

  91. Russia “invaded” other countries?! Is their any country invaded others like US did????? Is there any country coursed more death and suffering like US did? Western media and it’s lucky think that we are blind and stupid not to see that? Just for the passed decades: Panama, Iraq, Afganistan Yugoslavia, Lybia, Syria and on and on.

  92. Colin Powell did not plan or direct the Gulf War; that was the responsibility of the combatant commander. Powell was a TV presence.

  93. He has a point. NATO has severely reduced military spending and are short on vital parts; units actually have to borrow equipment to go to the field. We have no large stocks of ready equipment in Europe which means it would take weeks to move tanks, artillery, etc. to the point of conflict – a problem the Russians don’t have. We have not practiced Brigade size maneuvers in a decade; everything has been squad level. The force is not trained for conventional combat. The Air Force has not flown in hostile skies in 40 years against any opponent much less a well equipped one or practiced in a hostile air defense environment. The Russian Navy has many, many standoff anti-ship missiles and would swarm the carriers. Basically our equipment has grown so expensive and we have reduced our industrial base to a point where we could not surge to replace combat losses.

  94. What a non-article. This was written to get you on this page and see all of the advertising. This article has no substance. In reality, there is plenty of data and information available that proves that the US still has a definitive advantage over Russia militarily. Most of the Russian military hardware is old and nowhere near as technically advanced as the US. Russia is 20 years behind the US technologically. If you take nuclear weapons out of the equation the US would win a direct conventional war against Russia.

  95. Hey dude relax,..believe me the American people do not want to make provocations towards Russia. Actually most of thought we were/are on the same page against Isis/Terrorist,..etc. Hell we share an Apartment together in space. The international space station.

  96. What this stupid Colonel meant to say is, we’d have to fight dirty like the Russians do. And that we would!! How did that man ever become Colonel. A PFC has more sense than he has.

  97. It would be like a race between a Mustang and a Toyota,..maybe the Toyota could hang in the first few minutes,.but in the long run,..the Toyota is toast!! In the first few days Russia would give us a fight,..but in the long run,..we would disseminate them from all sides,..and thats not even counting our allies. Too many Aircraft,.too much technology,..much better training. All we need is to go find Colon Powell and let him design our strategy,..game over

  98. It really would come down to who can control the skies,..because if you can’t stop bombs from reigning down on you,..you really can’t come outside

  99. You have to understand also that a conflict wouldn’t be like the old days hand to hand combat with all the technology. Strategy would make a big difference on who had the upper hand

  100. That would be typical, and a perfect conclusion of the criminality of U.S. military history. However to assume that the pure lust for blood and the desire to kill, wins battles is foolish. The Germans in the first half of the twentieth century had a military comprised around the principle of honor and duty. Made up of men of high social rank and self respect, it took a great alliance between states to defeat the German Imperial forces in 1916 and then the Wehrmacht in 1945.

  101. Ha Ha,..any more good jokes,..that Vodka must be good that your drinking. There’s no such thing as a “Conventional” war anymore, with all the technology. Proper strategy has always given adversaries the upper hand in conflicts.

  102. No reason to use capital letters for troll. And in the very same comment you don’t use a capital for trolls? Is it not trolls who call other people stupid by lack or argument? ;-)

    Oh and dear Chad? It is U.S citizens.

    Another helpfull pointer for you: themselfs? or themselves?

    And is it ‘We are American’ or ‘We are Americans’?

  103. the US army has been at war for the last 10 years what are you taking about not prepared THE US ARMY IS BATTLE HARDENED AND READY DUDE stop taking BS.

  104. If you read the comments here, many are still holding on to collapsed ideals, and a vision of the U.S. which has ceased to exist. They are your “team America” types, all insisting on the superiority of U.S. might merely because they still believe that technology alone is the decider of wars. In comparison to other states, the U.S. has a mercenary military, the only thing holding it up is the fact its highest ranks are dominated primarily by a Northern European race of men. How long that will remain so is yet to be seen..

  105. IF Putin hurts one hair on the head of any NATO nation or the USA then all of NATO will respond

    And her is a bombshell….that Putin must also know as Putin is crazy but he is NOT stupid ..

    When it comes to firepower USA is uptoo in some cases 10 times the size of Russia … Just take f. exs.

    Aircraft carries USA has 20 Russia has 1

    Fighter aircraft USA has 2207 Russia 769

    Fix wing aircraft USA has 13892 Russia has 3842

    Helicopters USA 6196 Russia 1120

    And lets not forget that all the USA weapons are tip top and high tec,. Russia for the most part has old soviet leftovers not so much new stuff some new stuff but not something worth worrying about ..

    The truth is Russia is a analog watch in a digital age …When it comes to the USA …

    ooo YES AND manpower

    NATO has over 2,6 mill more soldiers under arms then Russia has

    USA alone has 145,212,012 backup manpower available for military service and they are all professional soldiers ..

    Russia only has 69,117,271 backup manpower available for military service For they most-part farm boys doing their national service

    USA has today active serving military personnel

    1,400,000 The USA are battle harden professional soldiers ..

    Russia has only active military personnel

    766,055 Most of them are farm boys doing their national service

    AND IF WE PUT NATO INTO this mix we are talking fire power advantage up-too 19 times of Russia

    SEE LINK www . globalfirepower . com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form&country1=united-states-of-america&country2=russia&Submit=COMPARE.

    Above is conventional weapons

    Lets take also take into account nuclear weapons…

    United Kingdom 225 warheads (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    France 300 warheads

    (submarine delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    United States 7,315 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems new and up to date systems )

    Russia 8,000 warheads

    (Mixed delivery systems old mostly from the soviet union times NOT up to date systems )

    SEE LINK www . icanw . org/the-facts/nuclear-arsenals/

    Base on this facts Russia does not stand a chance as most of NATO warheads are on Subs. and NOT in silos like Russia that makes it easy to take out with NATOs defiance systems …

    All NATO must do is take out Moscow and 5 -6 other city’s to take out all of Russia…. But Russia must take out city’s all over the planet from USA , CANADA ,FRANCE UK. ALL OF EUROPE and as fare away as , AUSTRALIA and so on and so on …

    PS. lets not forget the the Submarine KURSK was part of Russia’s nuclear weapons platform and it was falling apart to such an degree that its systems torpedo systems on the Sub. malfunctions and blow up under water and sank the sub and .. killed all of its crew ….

    Now if that is what Russia’s nuclear delivery platform and weapons platform is like all I can say is hahahahahaha and lest us not forget that Kursk was the pride and joy of Russia’s navy… What does the rest of the Russian nuclear weapons program look like if Kursk is anything to go by ?

    I mean…… If you can not hold your submarines floating in

    pace time what hope do you really have for holding your submarines floating in war time ?

    SEE LINK www . en . wikipedia . org/wiki/Russian_submarine_Kursk_%28K-141%29

    Kursk was an Oscar-class submarine, twice the length of a 747 jumbo jet, and one of the largest submarines in the Russian Navy.

    An official investigation after most of the wreck was raised along with analysis of pieces of debris concluded that a faulty weld in the casing of the practice torpedo caused high-test peroxide (HTP) to leak, which caused the kerosene fuel to explode. The initial explosion destroyed the torpedo room, severely damaged the control room, incapacitated or killed the control room crew, and caused the submarine to sink with all of its nuks not much of a nuclear weapons platform now was it hahaha

    List of countries by military expenditures

    SEE LINK www . en . wikipedia . org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures

  106. Mr.Macgregor is poorly and completely misinformed and Mr Shukla is also very misinformed and have no idea of the power the USA has over Russia.

  107. Bitch slap them darn Russians and scratch their eyes ,till they cry and say uncle
    Sam ! America may go up in smoke but we have the biggest military cut backs and we got diversity and the government has total control of the non allowed gun carrying public so when China and Russia decide to invade the public won’t be able to fight back ! PLEASE PASS MY COMPACT ,MY MAKE UP SMUDGED ! YES SIR ? MADAM !

  108. Sadly, i have to agree with this statement for the most part. The U.S. Army is some type of social experiment. However, this is going to be an across the board problem. Lets face it; our armed forces are nothing more than a representation of the society in which we live. Does anyone see change a comin?

  109. complete nonsense meant to hide the fact that the US armed forces are far STRONGER than people think. Its not even close. Varsity vs JV.

  110. This senario has been looked at before. I do believe it would work in Infantry and Special Ops units. However, the best move would be to reinstate the military draft.

  111. Macgregor is correct. Our army isn’t prepared and ready to fight a war. The truth is, we have too much time off and there’s no sense of urgency. The all volunteer force was a mistake. Sure, we have excellent Special Ops and Marines, but outside of that, we’re just not ready. We need to double the size of our Marines and Special Ops.

  112. Russia is weak. They barely pushed out a 5% Germany when Germany at the time was overextended, under supplied, and fighting on several fronts. When Germany betrayed Russia, pit stains wolf milk drinker Stalin went into a deep depression. I hear he didn’t shower, and stayed in his room like a good peasant. People claim winter stopped Germany, no the amount of supplies that were being poured into Russia stopped Germany.

    If the supplies weren’t the case. Germany waits out the winter, and resumes their steamrolling of Russia. Face it, you Russians barely managed to push Germany out and you lost the most amount of men. Germans slap Russians any day. They hate the Russians. Russians had to steal the model of the STG-44 for their AK-47 because the Russians crave being as good as the Germans. I know what will happen, like before. Russia will start something, start losing, and they will beg and plead to join the good guys. They do this every single time. This time let’s finish them off. These pathetic fools couldn’t stop Germany without the help of everyone + with tons and tons of supplies being poured in to help them.

  113. It’s funny. When they went to war in Vietnam, Korea etc they weren’t using their military 100% like they did on Germany and Japan. Trust me, if USA used 100% of their military during Vietnam/Korea, it would be a different story. Just look at how Vietnam ships get bullied by the Chinese, and they are even weaker.

  114. Never fear, the Russkies would have to face the prospect of having to deal with brigades of fighting gays and transgenders. Enough to strike fear in the hearts of the most battle hardened troops.

  115. It’s clear that you’re a moron. Your Stalin went into a deep depression after Germany betrayed him. Germany was steamrolling through Russia until Stalin begged to join the Allied. Once he was teamed up with the Allied Forces, he started receiving massive amount of supplies compared to Germany having none. Bare in mind, Germany at the time was overextended, under supplied, and fighting on several fronts and Russia still had trouble. The winter did not stop Germany, the massive amount of supplies stopped Germany. If it was 1vs1, Germany would have annihilated the barbaric Russians.

    Think about it like this. Russia is not receiving supplies. Germany waits out the winter, and resumes their attack, steamrolling through rest of Russia. It’s common sense, a no brainer who truly would have won the battle in Russia if it wasn’t pit stains Stalin crying and begging for supplies. That’s why even your loveable AK-47 is modeled after the STG-44. Sorry to tell you, but Russia vs Germany, Russia loses each and every single time. They barely pushed out Germany when they were at 5%.

  116. It is not Russian propaganda! It is yours western propaganda. The west is making provocations towards our country (NATO and war-mongering)
    Russia is not going to have war with any country. Russia is going to cooperate with everyone (economically)
    Please stop spreading your stupid propaganda and lies against Russia.

  117. If they went to war, it would be WW3, pretty much every country in the northern hemisphere would be dragged in, and we would all be annihilated, so who cares who would win?

  118. The lesson? Never be too sure of yourself!

    Honestly, I thought of something today. It would be interesting if the US Government ask all violent prisoners to enlist in the Army and tell them, “If you don’t get killed, you get to go home after the war”. Since violence is in their blood, any war would be a perfect arena to display their talent…

  119. This is a foolish article, and a foolish discussion, unless one specifies the field of battle. I think this author is assuming that any fighting would take place somewhere in Russia or in countries along the Russian border. In that case it SHOULD be true that Russia would be quite formidable because their supply and support would come from adjacent to the fighting, from within their own borders, while the U.S. would have to supply/support itself from bases in foreign territory and rely on sea and air support from further away.

    Now, move the hostilities to the United States or along its borders, and assess the situation. Does anyone in their right mind believe that Russia could even attempt to support such activity in our hemisphere?

    The reality is as some have said it: The overwhelming likelihood is that if the U.S. and Russia engaged in significant warfare, it would be using weapons that would make conventional force assessments largely if not totally irrelevant.

  120. Not quite the same thing.
    The U.S. has allies right there. The U.S. also has a huge naval advantage. So supply for the U.S. is challenging, but doable.
    Russia has neither of these things, so trying to invade the U.S. would end up giving the U.S. a lot of free hardware.

  121. A Russian tank rush would be probably unstoppable…at first. Russia will have a huge supply line problem. Those nice tanks are going to be sitting ducks when they can’t get gassed up , spare parts, or ammunition. Hit and Run tactics by native forces throughout Europe will gum everything up, and American air superiority will do the rest.
    It won’t be over quick, but the end game will see Russia in an unsustainable position. Europe will be toast, but Russia will be too.

  122. You might have a point about the rocket technology (which both Russia and the U.S. stole). The nuclear technology, however, was developed in the U.S. and stolen by Russia. You don’t know this?

  123. Probably. He might be right about the army needing reform. And it’s no secret that the Russian armor has the superiority in numbers. However, the navy and airforce comparisons get really ugly for Russia. So all those Russian tanks become target practice. In a full-on conventional match-up, it’s clear that the U.S. would win. That said, we don’t need to tie one hand behind our backs to make it interesting.

  124. Don’t want to bust *your* bubble alan, but Russia only survived through a combination of strong military and financial support (from the U.S. and GB, German bumbling, and a huge stroke of luck.
    Without the entrance of the U.S. in the war, Germany might have yet recovered and thrown the Russians back. Germany truly had superweapons at its disposal, but did not have the time to put them into production. The plans were there and the facilities were being built, but D-Day put an end to it. Had the Germans had even 6 more months, the Russians would have found themselves fighting jets and missiles.
    At the very least, without a credible threat coming from the west, Germany would have had more than twice the firepower to face the Russians coming from the east. Considering that the Russians were not liked any better than the Germans in most of the countries between them, the Russians would have faced severe supply line problems of their own.

  125. Russian paid propaganda ….. Russia could not even win the Chechnya War without blowing up apartment buildings and using terrorism against their own people. Putin is a dictator who has failed his people and set them back 30 years.

  126. Let me guess: your education about the Vietnam War comes from RT and Oliver Stone movies, right? Because if you knew even the first thing about Vietnam, you would know that the U.S. was kicking the snot out of North Vietnam, even with all the help they were getting.
    The loss of South Vietnam did not come on the battlefield, but came later, when oddly enough the party that got the U.S. involved in Vietnam refused to honor the treaty that ended that war, leaving the South vulnerable and sending the signal that the U.S. was not going to step in.

  127. History of the world has had proven in the past that there is absolutely no any single empire on earth, regardless how strong, great or large an empire is, for instance especially the U.S., that will stand tall all the times till to the end of the world( doomsday ). Never!

    The one and only power that will ultimately stand tall forever is none other the Creator Himself. Who else. If there is any, name it?

  128. History of the world has had proven in the past that there is absolutely no any single empire on earth, regardless how strong, great or large an empire is, for instance especially the U.S. that will stand tall all the times till to the end of the world( doomsday ). Never!

    The one and only power that will ultimately stand tall forever is none other the Creator Himself. Who else. If there is any, name it?

  129. Yeah. We could have pummeled them for several years and both sides would have suffered many times the number of casualties before we reached the same outcome. I can see how that would be better. :/

  130. It’s also worth noting that we forced the North Vietnamese into negotiations and actually got a pretty good deal. For whatever reason the Congress did not keep our end of the bargain to South Vietnam to keep them supplied.
    And how the world turns: it’s looking like the U.S. and Vietnam are warming up to each other.

  131. LOL. Third world-ruSSia is a joke as is Vikas. Took them 242 days to remove the Ukrainian cyborgs out of Donetsk Airport. Read ‘Putin’s Russia’ to understand the true shape of the muscovite military. Hint: This book is banned in ruSSia and the author murdered by Putler.

  132. What are you talking about? Even with the Obama’s cleansing the US Military leadership with a bunch of political hacks the US could hold any sizable territory in Russia and all the while play a football game and have beer in the middle of it. The US Army would still continue on while the Russian would “CEASE” to exist.

  133. In Vietnam the US Military won every single major engagement. They did exactly what that idiot MacNamara wanted them to do, fight for a STALEMATE. After the ’68 Tet when the NVA and Viet Cong attacked with everything. They were basically repulsed on every front and were shitting bricks that the US was going to counter attack and sweep them under the rug. Leave it to inept leadership from both political parties to lose the war and waste thousands of American lives.

  134. Whether one likes it or not, here, I would try to be as honest as I can be which comes direct through my personal point of view.

    It’s indeed that the so-called world’s warmonger of the shrinking U.S., without any hesitation and waiting any longer, could simply take on any militarily; weak, hapless and defenseless adversary, anytime and anywhere, on this planet just like it did in the past against the likes of Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Serbia, Afghanistan and Iraq. In all of these examples, the U.S. military defeated an adversary incapable of competing( fighting back ) with the superiority of the United States’ land, naval and air forces.

    Instead for instance; when it comes to taking on or messing with the other world’s major powers( or possibly the world’s superpowers ) such as the global rising power of CHINA and/or the big bear of RUSSIA, a much softer different way of approach has to be used against the nation which is almost as powerful( if not as powerful ) as the U.S. itself.

    It’s all none other than as a pretext to avoid any tension or misunderstanding even at a very least of it which can simply lead into a confrontation between the U.S. and CHINA or RUSSIA. The U.S. knows the consequences( severe responses and retaliations from the opposite sides ) of messing with these two powerful nations of the east will be a very catastrophic one. Or even against a rogue nuclear-armed state of NORTH KOREA.

    The U.S., in the shadows of CHINA and RUSSIA, is no longer considered as the world’s leading superpower on earth as of now.

  135. This article is make believe. There will never be a battle between US forces and Russia. Why you say. Only the massive nuclear arsenals between the US and Russia. MAD (Mutual assured destruction) is still a real possibility. Why do you think Russia hasn’t push into the Baltics. They could take it fast and easy before NATO could respond. Because no fool wants to start WWIII and end civilization. No until their is a effective countermeasure to nuclear weapons you will never see a armed conflict between Russia and US.

  136. This article is make belive. There will never be a battle between US forces and Russia. Why you say. Only the massive nuclear arsenals between the US and Russia. MAD (Mutual assured destruction) is still a real possibility. Why do you think Russia hasn’t push into the Baltics. They could take it fast and easy before NATO could respond. Because no retard wants to start WWIII and end civilization. No until their is a effective countermeasure to nuclear weapons you will never see a armed conflict between Russia and US.

  137. This article is garbage. There will never be a battle between US forces and Russia. Why you say. Only the massive nuclear arsenals between the US and Russia. MAD (Mutual assured destruction) is still a real possibility. Why do you think Russia hasn’t push into the Baltics. They could take it fast and easy before NATO could respond. Because no retard wants to start WWIII and end civilization. No until their is a effective countermeasure to nuclear weapons you will never see a armed conflict between Russia and US.

  138. This article is crap. There will never be a battle between US forces and Russia. Why you say. Only the massive nuclear arsenals between the US and Russia. MAD (Mutual assured destruction) is still a real possibility. Why do you think Russia hasn’t push into the Baltics. They could take it fast and easy before NATO could respond. Because no retard wants to start WWIII and end civilization. No until their is a effective countermeasure to nuclear weapons you will never see a armed conflict between Russia and US.

  139. Whether one likes it or not, here, I would try to be as honest as I can be which comes direct through my personal point of view.

    It’s indeed that the so-called world’s warmonger of the shrinking U.S. could simply take on any militarily; weak, hapless and defenseless adversary, anytime and anywhere, on this planet just like it did in the past against the likes of Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Serbia, Afghanistan and Iraq. In all of these examples, the U.S. military defeated an adversary incapable of competing( fighting back ) with the superiority of the United States’ land, naval and air forces.

    Instead for instance; when it comes to taking on or messing with the other world’s major powers( or possibly the world’s superpowers ) such as the global rising power of CHINA and/or the big bear of RUSSIA, a much softer different way of approach has to be used against the nation which is almost as powerful( if not as powerful ) as the U.S. itself.

    It’s all none other than as a pretext to avoid any tension or misunderstanding even at a very least of it which can lead into a confrontation between the U.S. and CHINA. The U.S. knows the consequences( severe responses and retaliations from the opposite sides ) of messing with these two powerful nations of the east will be a very catastrophic one. Or even against a rogue nuclear-armed state of NORTH KOREA.

    The U.S., in the shadows of CHINA and RUSSIA, is no longer considered as the world’s leading superpower on earth as of now.

  140. Agreed The Russian and Us will never fight a direct fight without nuke being thrown about. This article is stupid nonsense.

  141. We spent billionst in military, we been in combat recently than any other world power, most carriers, most helicopters, and plenty of abram tanks.

  142. You forget Russia’s military has very little real world combat experience, basically filled with conscripts, poorly trained and equipped. Can’t maintain their equipment, country is almost broke, can’t afford all of Putin’s new military shopping list, has never deployed and supported military operations in a battle theater. Just stay at home and cross the border to harass the neighbors. Lets also not forget how in Desert Storm Russian military equipment was blown up and turned into rusting hulks with ease.

  143. Looks like someone has been overindulging in with the vodka, hasn’t got a clue what is going on with the Russian military. So lets educate this rookie, dunsel, cub reporter in a few areas. I do not have the time to teach him more.

    1. Russian military has little to no current, real world combat experience. Other than cross border raids and harassment, the Russian military is filled with rookies. Even their top officer’s combat experience is dated as they are. Basically the Russian military is a paper tiger.

    2. The Russian air force is basically falling out of the skies. Short of money, parts, and qualified techs to maintain the dated planes, they just can’t make it. Russian planes fly close to our borders so they can ask for directions back to Russia.

    3. When President Reagan built up the US military, Russia could not compete. Their communist economy didn’t have the money, the expertise, anything like the west. They knew it.

    5. Russia has little to no experience with modern aircraft carriers and warships. Had to contract out the work to France. Same for maintaining their equipment. It is a fact when their only carrier goes to sea, so do ocean going tugboats to bring it back home. They can’t maintain their submarines, now rusting away in ship graveyards. Meantime the US Navy has a perfect record of operating ship board nuclear reactors.

    6. Someone never served in the military, could not meet the standards and job conditions. Writes about it from the outside, never knowing the real story. Standard for Cub Reporters. One would hope he would know his limitations and try to learn more……….

  144. just an other way to push for further overspending in military or at least to push for the correct investments in the uS ( not that stupid f35 , they shall keep the a10..etc…an surely work on much better electronic warfare defenses ..so far russian moves are more propaganda than victorious events. they stuck in ukraine, they are not able to stop isis or other muz in syria ,and before get quicked out from afghanistan ,,they surely intend to invade other territories like those f cocos did in poland shaking at the time hands w hitler. so same scenario.they are building ground for the next big move.but then they will face much stronger armies as well…we just need to be ready and prevent all traitors to interfere. we shall also wipe out all recent invaders pretending being refugees or migrants.

  145. It
    appears that the US politicians are creating the problem with Russia where
    there really was none to begin with, except Russia not accept their internal
    affairs to be dictated to them by US liberal politicians. I a US born citizen
    and veteran that almost did not come back, have a right to ask what has the US
    accomplish and gained with all of the several wars that the US has been
    in since the end of WWII in1945 to date? The US military, if given a goal
    to accomplish, could have been in and out; however the political denied
    that. The typical US citizen has no idea of the chaos that a war brings
    that is fought on their soil. The last war fought on US soil was the Civil War
    that ended 6/2/1865, ever since US wars have been over there somewhere OUT OF
    SIGHT and OUT OF MIND. Now a 150 years has pass by resulting for the main, for
    most US citizens to give little thought about US politicians getting the US
    into wars and the resulting devastation, IS THE ISSUE FOR THE WAR REALLY WORTH
    all of the injuries caused upon our soldiers for life, besides the death toll;
    PLUS the chaos brought to the average people in the foreign country the US went
    to war with and US too.

  146. they lost because of the stupid weak morons gouverning and all those drug addict love an dpeace shits pushing w journalist treators . that was political loss not military loss

  147. well it looks like an other idiot here. russia was begging for the american to come and withotu the huge amount of material even bombers, they wld hve been wiped out by germans as they were till winter helped them. without the west front .russia wld nto longer exist.

  148. It appears that the US politicians are creating the problem
    with Russia where there really was none to begin with, except Russia
    not accepting their internal affairs to be dictated to them by US liberal politicians.
    I a US born citizen and veteran that almost did not come back, have a right
    to ask what has the US accomplish and gained with all of the several wars that
    the US has been in since the end of WWII in1945 to date? The US military, if given a goal to accomplish, could have been in and out;
    however the political denied that. The typical US citizen has no idea of the chaos that a war brings that is fought
    on their soil. The last war fought on US soil was the Civil War that ended 6/2/1865, ever since US wars have been over there somewhere OUT OF SIGHT and OUT OF MIND. Now a 150 years has pass by resulting for the main, for most US citizens to give little thought about US politicians
    getting the US into wars and the resulting devastation, IS THE ISSUE FOR THE WAR REALLY WORTH all of the
    injuries caused upon our soldiers for life, besides the death toll; PLUS the
    chaos brought to the average people in the foreign country the US went to war with and US too.

  149. Given Russia’s strength right now and the U.S. down sizing, there is a probability that Russia could defeat the U.S. . . But the cost to Russia would be very heavy and likely would make Russia vulnerable in their national security. Russia would likely see this and choose no direct action against the U.S.

  150. Russian’s & Americans should work together because they have same issues & threat. How ever, US & NATO generals always like to show Russia as a Enemy’s country & in same time tray to protect Muslim’s lead countries, but in reality Russians are not are Enemy. We don’t have any single case when some Russian to kill American or other EU citizen ,because is American etc, but we have many case’s when Muslim’s kill American’s because there are American’s.
    https://www.facebook.com/DomtheConservative/photos/a.310791525728347.1073741826.310736799067153/626337604173736/?type=3

  151. We never really fought anyone at par with our military capabilities in the last the last 3 or 4 decades, so we’ll never know till we clash with one.

  152. Yes the US has the best army in the World. I hope our Politicians do not screw it up. Our military should be used wisely in a conflict that is necessary and not for the supid ego of Politicians.

  153. Anytime a lib leads this country it makes the military weaker. Every lib after Truman or even FDR has weakened Americas military.

  154. US couldn’t even beat tiny little Vietnam, lost in Iraq, Korea etc etc…
    All US can do is to bully and bomb helpless little countries. that’s all!

  155. Folks, did you even look at who the author of this article is??? “Vikas is a reporter and value investor. He has an MBA in finance and a deep interest in tech, science and politics.” In other words Vikas know didily squat. He just shooting out of his @rs with this article. It’s just his own personal opinion. He has ZERO experience in military.

  156. Almost entirely a victory of the US Navy and Marines Corps. They drove the Japanese back through the central Pacific only get about 15% of the war material. IS South Korea still free? Yep so one claim debunked. We just left Vietnam. Without the US Merchant Marine the Soviets would’ve fallen to the Germans. Not to mention the US 8th AF and RAF Bomber Command destroying Hitler’s ability to produce the superior German weapons. Such as the ME 262 Swallow, and King tiger

  157. This general is clearly b–ting. He wants to scare our public. Another b–t: Russia has been invading, subverting other countries for years! Russia only recently made moves, as a result of direct meddling of USA and NATO into Ukraine and spreading NATO toward Russia’s boarders. And Syria is a result of extremely ineffective handling of ISIS by USA – after all, it’s been almost 4 years as ISIS was born and getting bigger and bigger. And now, after Russia decided to move in Syria USA is doing everything to put various obstructions to Russia activities against ISIS, blaming that Russia isn’t against ISIS, but against anti-Assad groups. Typical b–t on the part of Washington. Assad can’t be saved without destruction of ISIS as well.

  158. All I hear here is “We need to spend more money on defense ” to defend ourselves from the evil boogeyman. Typical military industrial complex ploy to rape the American taxpayers of more of our hard earned money to fight wars that only benefit them and make things more dangerous for us.

  159. The defeat of the Japanese Empire was almost entirely a US victory. Russia only entered the war against Japan after Japan’s army and navy was destroyed.

  160. American army relies on airpower without that they are basically like any other army…vulnerable…..every ground force except for guerilla fighters are vulnerable no matter how tough they might be……that is why air power is a smart use of force…..makes you look good without having to sweat on the ground…..

  161. Smells of counterintelligence.

    “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”
    ? Sun Tzu, The Art of War

  162. Fact of the matter is Russia won WWII and the US took credit for it, Korea was a lost war, Vietnam, we got kicked to the curb. Iran? Whoopie we managed to kill a guy who was keeping the country together looking for imaginary weapons of mass deception, displaced millions, killed hundreds of thousands and we are doing the same thing in Syria. So the 1%ers can profit and the government can have more people on the VA roles that it can not take care of.

  163. Of course the US would lose, have you seen the typical millennial these days? They are a generation of wimps that would make the generation from WW II roll in their graves in disappointment. This is the American generation that embraces homosexuality and transgender behavior as something to strive for and it’s evident with young men wearing women’s pants (capris aka tight jeans). Would anyone expect these girly men to fight against Russians that reject all this b.s. and can fight in freezing temperatures?

    Yeah right, America is only good at wars where it has overwhelming advantage like against rag tag groups in the middle east. China and Russia would be giving our armed forces a real a$$ whooping and our leaders know it, that’s why we’ve tip toed around the issue of ukraine, crimea and now syria.

  164. Of course the US would lose, have you seen the typical millennial these days? They are a generation of wimps that would make the generation from WW II roll in their graves in disappointment. This is the American generation that embraces homosexuality and transgender behavior as something to strive for and it’s evident with young men wearing women’s pants (capris aka tight jeans). Would anyone expect these girly men to fight against Russians that reject all this b.s. and can fight in freezing temperatures?

    Yeah right, America is only good at wars where it has overwhelming advantage like against rag tag groups in the middle east. China and Russia would be giving our armed forces a real ass whooping and our leaders know it, that’s why we’ve tip toed around the issue of ukraine, crimea and now syria.

  165. Of course the US would lose, have you seen the typical millennial these days? They are a generation of pu_ssys that would make the generation from WW II roll in their graves in disappointment. This is the American generation that embraces homosexuality and transgender behavior as something to strive for and it’s evident with young men wearing women’s pants (capris aka tight jeans). Would anyone expect these girly men to fight against Russians that reject all this b.s. and can fight in freezing temperatures? Yeah right, America is only good at wars where it has overwhelming advantage like against rag tag groups in the middle east. China and Russia would be giving our armed forces a real ass whooping and our leaders know it, that’s why we’ve tip toed around the issue of ukraine, crimea and now syria.

  166. Of course the US would lose, have you seen the typical millennial these days? They are a generation of pus_sy’s that would make the generation from WW II roll in their graves in disappointment. This is the American generation that embraces homosexuality and transgender behavior as something to strive for and it’s evident with young men wearing women’s pants (capris aka tight jeans). Would anyone expect these girly men to fight against Russians that reject all this b.s. and can fight in freezing temperatures? Yeah right, America is only good at wars where it has overwhelming advantage like against rag tag groups in the middle east. China and Russia would be giving our armed forces a real ass whooping and our leaders know it, that’s why we’ve tip toed around the issue of ukraine, crimea and now syria.

  167. I can’t believe how so many people think the US would lose a conventional war with Russia. Their Navy is nothing like the US Navy. It is old and falling apart. The Air Force is old and is falling apart. They have planes and helicopters falling out of the sky all the time. The ground forces are compromised of conscripts who don’t even want to be in the military. Their new tank broke down in the middle of a parade. They don’t have the money to modernize their stuff while the US does. Our equipment has a proven track record while Russia’s doesn’t. When Russia invaded Georgia, a Russian General acknowledged that many of the professional soldiers did not have better training than the conscripts which caused them to rely on Special Forces and Airborne troops. That is just sad. It took Russia a week to defeat Georgia and it they lost 67 soldiers. On the other hand the US lost 139 soldiers during the invasion phase against the one of the largest militaries in the world.

  168. Mikeala, I have a question for you! Why don’t Russian Trolls knock on an Americans door? In case your to stupid to know the answer it is because we have the right to guns as citizens and Russian trolls would be piled up in graves with there penny checks they get from Putin to Troll Americans online.

  169. If America made an extremely poor choice to engage Russia somewhere not far away (let’s say within 100 miles) from the Russian border, then without a doubt US Army would seize to exist within few days. Elsewhere, USA would be very competitive.

  170. For too long has the world watched as Russian attacked iraq Afghanistan yemen samalia syria all in the name of terror. The us should invade this countries too stop those pesky Russians and their aggression.

  171. Yes the galaxy..intergalactic dictators watch out we are brining a democracy to a galaxy near you with our a4 rifles and standard issue med kits lol.

  172. Absolute crap. The US Army is the most capable in the galaxy. Regardless of political and fiscal challenges – the Army remains strong and capable. Our weapons and equipment are exceptional; but more importantly, our Soldiers are the finest in the world. We don’t want a fight, but if you want to be a fool… Bring it.

  173. “Vladimir Putin’s aggressively military moves in Syria and Ukraine have stunned the Western world.”

    Yea. It’s Vlad that is aggressive, not the U.S. Riiigght…….

  174. As a former soldier, hate to say it but I agree with Colonel Douglas Macgregor assessment. What i dont agree with is that the US would necessarily lose, and it is not ego. It’s that both Russia and China have not fought any major wars either if we are considering WW2 as the US last major war. I will say this, with the current administration it will not get better. Truth is the former administration was not much better either but at least it let the military do what it does best at the start( not so much later though). The problem is the same old problem, the US cant stomach wars. People may not like it, but wars are supposed to be bloody awful, if people in first world countries understand that, then we would be less likely to invade or go to war.

  175. I just wish that the US citizens were more informed on foreign matters. Sometimes I feel like maybe we are on the wrong side of history due to the countless invasions on Afghanistan, iraq, samalia, yemen, syria. And like stupid fucks we say why in the world is russia bombing in Syria???? You fuking idiots because that’s Russias Allie. What if russia bombed canada…I’ll tell you what would happen we would be over there in a heart beat. I want to be proud of my country, but it’s hard when we bomb the fuck out of the world and when the power in the redin says back the fuck up we call foul and say Russian aggression, well what the fuck have you been up too for the last ten years America, it sure was not humanitarian.

  176. The writer is not a decorated war veteran retired General? The writers name is Vikas Shukla with zero military experience whom used retired US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregors statement out of context (not a General tons of full birds floating around). He was referring to the puny force we sent to Europe being wiped out not the entire American military.

    Anyone that thinks we lost Vietnam in the sense we couldn’t win is a fool. The Vietnamese as a hole took civilian and military deaths at 882,000 (combatants hard to distinguish from civilians) and the US & allies had 64,000 deaths combined. The NVA was on the brink of collapse when we decided to pull out and we won all large scale major engagements in Vietnam fact.

    We would have to respect Russia a lot more compared to any other opponent we have faced simply because they have the big ones. As far as actual combat goes we have them in both technology and troop quality wise. Sure there is plenty of dirt bags in the US Army but most of those are in support units. You visit any Russian support unit and it will probably be equal or worse situation. You travel through the experienced combat arms units in the US and not even Obama has been able to degrade them to the level Russia would walk over them.

  177. The pinnacle of stupidity….another Hawkesh idiot with a loud bark who never served….typically garbage..Obama didn’t ruin America, America ruined America because America let America spend trillion in debt on foreign wars that America didn’t need to be in, and it wasn’t “russia or other axis of evil” that invaded or bombed 1. Afghanistan 2. Iraq 3. Yemen 4. Sema Lia 5. Syria within the last decade. All of this was done and approved by Americans. So don’t blame Obama for America’s mistakes because all Americans including Obama are equal and equally stupid for letting this campaign go on this long. But don’t worry my uniformed walmart shopping friend I’m sure if only Obama hadn’t gone all al gore on us maybe America would be soaring like the eagle we are portrayed from.

  178. Not top of the line, just hordes of them, enough for us to waste all our Anti-Tank Munitions on their older ones that we don’t have any left for their APCs, SPAAGs, Artillery, and Modern Tanks.

    That was the reason NATO commanders knew, and feared that any soviet armored rush would only be stopped by escalation to tactical nuclear warheads.

    They (Russians) can get their moth-balled tanks (with SPAAGs) going and use those for the first waves, forcing NATO to use up all their Munitions on the older tanks that would probably bite the dust on their own 100 miles later or so, but NATO can’t afford to lose the ground needed for that.
    They then send in their Mi-24 Hinds, Modern Tanks and APCs, along with their amphibious Tanks (Technically snorkel) and APCs (Truly amphibious), and their modern SPAAGs that would shoot any aircraft the crew can see with the naked eye out of the sky (They manually guide their guns via controls such as joy-sticks when they get jammed, which denies NATO CAS).

  179. Hey there dumbass! America could have nuked them and won that war, or just hit them with any number of other large-scale weapons (MOABS) until their entire country looked like the moon. We beat the crap out of their troops but the media in America kept showing dead women, children etc. that were casualties of war and the people were understandably disgusted but that’s always been the nature of war. We were made to scale back when we “ran up the score”. “It’s in bad taste. Poor little people…” Look at the death tolls you moron. Just because they were willing to fight to the last infant doesn’t mean we had to actually kill them all to win. We won. If we hadn’t, we damn sure could have at anytime. Thanks for trying.

  180. Another uniformed fool. As a prior marine with two tours I tend to see that the guys who never fought in war bark the loudest, and are the most Hawkes. When we go to war and I say, when because it’s not a matter of if any more due to the us interest in Baltic states closest to russia, the us has spent most it’s treasure and resources in the middle east and it equipment is worn and decades old we would not win in Russias back yard.

  181. I read this and all I hear is, “give my friends more money, they will make it worth my effort”.
    Russia is an equal to the US in military – right.
    US vs Russia is the same as Britain vs Native Americans. Guns vs swords.
    Russia’s weapons are hardly better then swords compared to us. The only threat Russia posses is their few nuclear subs – 8 of them. And of those 8, only 3 are in 100% working order; the other 5 have a decent chance of misfiring.
    So Russia could and probably would take out Seattle, parts of CA, New York, DC, and maybe another city or two. In exchange, Russia would be a burning pile of.
    We can throw all the money we want at our military, and the outcome would still be similar – because we have no concrete way to stop those subs. But we do already have a combined ICBM shield that has an effective rate over 99.8%.
    Besides, Russia wouldn’t just be fighting us – they would be fighting the US + Canada + most of Europe. If China jumped to Russia’s side, then you can add India and a few other countries to our side.

    Any way you slice it, it would be devastating for both sides but it would be an easy win for our side.

  182. Keep in mind the us has not won a war since ww2. It’s better and more productive to realistically see our flaws rather than pat our selves on the back and say we are special, thats what bad parents do to spoiled kids. My cradentials ” 8 years Marines, 2 combat tours iraq, and Afghanistan” so let me enlighten you on a few things. The us military is stretched thin and worn out, 15 years of war will do that to any piece of gear, the Russian forces are well rested and familiar with the eastern portion of the world that the us is so interested in. The Russians have laser focused leadership, while our leadership is diverse but confused on what direction to take the country. To some things up, in a fair fight we get crushed.

  183. We lost in Vietnam because we refused to bomb everything that moved because we are civilized. The Russians would not be held back with those restraints. Poison gas, you bet the Russians have it and would use it, but not the good old USA. We have not won a war since WWII, and that is because we won’t do what is necessary to win.

  184. I don’t know what he is thinking. Sure if he compares the Stryker brigade in Europe to the entire Russian armed corps next door, yes, they get annihilated in some clean and isolated war scenario. But US Army or US Armed Forces as a whole, hardly. I have personally met many of our warriors in uniform, and I would have complete confidence in sending (actually they would volunteer for it) those bad professional men to face whomever conscripts Putin can strong arm into vacationing in Poland for some combined arms RnR. And our weapons are not obsolete, they can slice through Russian armor just fine. Here is the real deal. In Europe, which is ground centric, Russia always has the advantage of geography and resources if it fights to defend the homeland. Even here it would probably have to use nukes, but nobody wants to invade Russia. Only some boogeyman in the mind of Russian dictator’s, least of them being Putin. Now, if Russia invades Europe, it loses that advantage of geography and resources because an invasion and occupation is much more difficult than a defensive fight for the motherland. Especially over a large area and population with decent military whom you have now galvanized into action. So Russia would have to use nukes in this situation too. Bad news, Russian leaders are actively thinking, plotting and actually engaged on invasions and occupations of three European countries as we speak. More could be next. A bunker is not a bad investment or foolish idea.

  185. Besides top of the line tanks, Russia has numerous highly advanced artillery-rocket system which can go scorched earth. US does not have anything like it and in such variety and numbers. If US wants to defend EU, US army urgently needs to modernize and kick out overpaid generals and bureaucrats along with overpriced inferior systems.

  186. Americans could outlast any pussy Russian in any climate jerk. our forces are way better trained way better outfitted what colors the sky in your world jerk

  187. This general has a point, Russian land forces in EU are stronger than American in every way. US army is run by self-serving, overpaid generals and bureaucrats and the Pentagon 600 Billion budget is the world’s biggest scam. The biggest question – would American soldiers want to fight, say in the Baltics? If the answer is no, small American force would surely lose and badly. But if Americans get killed in large numbers and the nation gets angry – watch out. Japanese learned it the hard way.

  188. You seem to be forgetting Stalin and Hitler dividing us Europe before Adolf decided to get rid of Stalin. Without the U.S. and its resupplying of the Soviet Union with armaments and supplies Russian would now be a dead language. Oh I forgot didn’t the West also keep the Axis a tad busy also? Russia was not winning, the weather stopped Hitlers army in its tracks.

  189. haahahahaahahahahahahaha that will be the day Russia would even stand a chance at wining a ground conflict with America. the writer of this article is full of it.typical Russian troll

  190. shut up Mark Volker one of my best friends Grandfather was put to death in the Nazi gas Chamber deny the Holocaust You deny the Nazi Horrors that happend to the millions of innocent Jews in WW2

  191. Then the interesting question becomes what happens if we encounter them at a neutral ground like what was once Iraq and Syria.

  192. we didnt lose in Vietnam Daniel Ros. nor did we win out right so Andy91w is correct America does not know nor has ever been defeated in a War

  193. I think you have your lines crossed there cowboy, if not for America Russia might have ended up speaking German. Fact is Germany was within a mile of beating Russia when a lucky early fall rain set in and muddied the ground so the Germans were stuck for 3 weeks until the hard winter hit and then they were just dead.

    America could have easily kept on going straight to Moscow had they wanted to and had they followed their top Generals advise.

    Russia today would also lose a conventional war to the US if the US actually fought the war and didn’t tie a hand behind there back. The disparity in weaponry tech is just to overwhelming with the US having a major advantage on just about every turn.

  194. Assuming no air power, no nukes/WMD, no bombing the homelands, just troops and vehicles on some battlefield, it would be a bloody mess for sure, but I see no way Russia would win.

    The only known advantage Russia has right now is battlefield electronic warfare, that would disrupt our C4ISR. Every other metric, give the US a large advantage. This guy is just sad the US no longer trains for large scale armored warfare, and today’s hybrid warfare, but lesser opponents, and COIN.

    The percentage chance of armed conflict with Russia is also ZERO. Though, if they did not steal our nukes and build one in 1949, the US would have kicked them out of occupied lands in the 1950’s.

  195. You are a funny man. Stay a comedian because you can’t even analyze what they have accomplished in Ukraine against a less armed army. LOL.

  196. I believe that you are the one who does not know what are you talking about. I strongly believe what the article said because I was in the military and I have seen how weak the US Army is. However, if the US Army fought and think like the US Marines, that will be a totally different scenario.

  197. Ummmm…Vietnam. You dumbass. You think the average American could handle what the average Russian could? You would be begging for your TV sucking your thumb.

  198. You have got to be the dumbest person on the planet. Were it not for Russians we would all be speaking German. Russians are some of the hardiest people on the planet. You think the average American could even conceive of enduring the difficulties Russia endured during WWII? IDIOT

  199. I learned that a long time ago when we tied in Korea and utterly lost in vietnam… a bunch of battle hardened troupes made the USA cry Uncle. The problem is when we adhere to the rules of war…. The Geneva convention didn’t even work well when it was negotiated in the first place but, The USA wants to be able to say .” we played fair and still won” It’s a different game out there. There are no uniforms or mass prison camps. It’s beheadings and mass killings. That Idiot halfrican muslim in the WH wants to show the world that we can send coal over seas for China to burn and manufacture products we will buy…… That is just insane but we got that gay wedding planner obammah showing the world that the USA won’t pollute so that makes us better than the rest of the world….? Obammah is a big joke but, it’s not funny anymore when he shuts down American industry and goes on his al gore ideologies and hurts Americans that can least afford solar panels and windmills to sell electric back to the power companies. That only happens in gores and obammahs fairy tale world.

  200. Just like Hitler! That’s why they claim the gas chambers myth! General Patton spoke up about the BS going on but was killed for it!

  201. And Obama needs to stop slashing VA and military budgets, and kick out Obama’s minions who were embezzling VA money! They plead the 5th in the court hearing this week!

  202. The person who wrote this is an an idiot and a stooge of Putin’s Kremlin. While Russia’s Army is no pushover, the United States Army is vastly superior and would quickly overcome the poorly trained and equipped Russian soldiers, any day, any battlefield. What gives the Russians any teeth at all, are their nuclear weapons. and China, the U.S. would huff and puff, and blow their house down. A better idea? How bout everyone tries to get along.

  203. Any and all ‘who would win’ questions are utterly pointless. Nationalistic pride aside, there are so many factors involved in assessing any conflict scenario that it becomes almost impossible to second guess the outcome before any conflict actually takes place unless you are clearly able to completely overwhelm your opponent.

    Terrain, tactics, supplies, moral, force numbers, material numbers, weather, support forces, popularity of the cause at home, political support, allies…. to name but a few.

    Germany in WW2 showed Europe what a well trained, moderately sized, moderately equipped military could do using superior tactics – that is take control of much of Europe within the space of a few months. They also showed what happens when you have a weak manufacturing sector, poor planning and foresight, over stretched supply lines, limited available resources and weak allies supporting you – that is too say they endured a crushing defeat within the space of a few years. People often think of WW2 as Germany conquering Europe alone, but the reality is that Germany actually captured very little of Europe – Poland, Northern France (Germany occupied Southern France later), Norway, Belgium, and Holland. Russia, Yugoslavia, Greece and North Africa were all attacked with the help of its allies. Italy was their main ally, with Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania all somewhat reluctant allies of Germany whom were pressured into joining the Axis forces via a series of threats and promises.

    Due to the size of its allied nations much of Europe fell to Germany’s defacto control, though as they began to lose control of the war and their defeat became inevitable many of their allies sided with the allies and turned against them forcing them to stretch their resources even further.

  204. Good points. And we will defeat against Russia or China or both. I served 6 years myself and got a first hand look at some of this “feared Russian might.” It doesn’t even compare to the advanced weaponry the US can bring to a battlefield. In the Iraq war, we deployed 500,000 ground troops, millions of tons of hardware and munitions, supplied the ground forces for months then, when the time came, won decisively on the battlefield. No other nation can do what we did. No way, no how.

  205. While lately it seems that Russia is now expanding their operations beyond their borders, in the Cold War days, the USSR practiced mother-land protection, and not expansion. America has never been an attacker, but only of late. And then it is with given good reasons. I find we have become the World Police Enforcement arm. The UN makes a ruling, and it becomes up to America to provide forces to enforce it. Yes I know there are other nations that also have sent troops, but the major numbers are American service men and women. And perhaps it is time to let the rest of the world live life as they wish, without our military, and without our foreign aid as well. Sort of like what the old John Birch Society pushed for. But with each brush fire war we fund and provide manpower to, our nation’s debt increases.

  206. Whomever wrote this article has not served a day in the US Army if they came to this conclusion. We have the upper hand in technology hands down no questions asked. Now when it comes to the troops we have never tasted defeat in the history of our nation and don’t even know the feeling. The guys I served with and all of the various units I served around both guys and gals wouldn’t even flinch at Russian troops. Sure they are brave and would fight harder but we have 15 years of combat hardened troops and Russia is just starting to get into the grove. Correct me if I’m wrong but this article sounds like it was written by Putin’s trolls? We have faced super powers around the world in the past and Americans always win

  207. The biggest determining factor is “home field advantage”. If the US fought in Russia’s front yard our long supply lines would make us vulnerable. Russia attacking the US would have the same difficulty.

  208. The U.S. military policy throughout the years has at least been consistent, always bringing about a greater evil while trying to avoid a lesser. For their lack of ceding the South to Davis, it cost nearly a million lives, for their refusal to cede the reunification of the German Empire it cost the world nearly 40 million lives. Again the same refusal was found at Danzig in 1939 and that time it cost 60 million lives. We saw the same stubborn resistance in the interventions of Korea and Vietnam, adding up to an additional 3 million lives lost.. Each time the result is the same, in order to avoid a lesser evil, in the name of freedom, justice and democracy, consequences follow which are more catastrophic than would have arose otherwise. Any one paying attention can see a pattern here. If the same bullish attitude in Washington prevails, which there is no reason to believe otherwise, we can expect the cost of interference in world affiars to be paid excessively in blood.

  209. CHRIS YOU HAVING ANOTHER BAD DAY…RUSSIA IS A LOOSER…RESEARCH ON NET ( RUSSIA EPIC FAILS ) IF I WAS A RUSSIAN I BE IN HIDING AND EMBARASED ANYONE KNEW

  210. Tokyo Rose,Mata Hari,now we can add Vikas Shukla, you know thing didn’t turn out so good for the first two names. Care to rephrase the statement?

  211. The article is disingenuous and ultimately irrelevant. That the US military MIGHT be defeated in combat with an equally strong military is open for debate, but it also doesn’t mean anything. The reason? Such an entity simply doesn’t exist. The Russian military is not our equal folks. They just simply aren’t. No if’s, ands, or buts. Neither is China. The most favorable estimates put both a full generation behind us and that’s very optimistic. Both are falling apart economically, and Russian military morale is reportedly crumbling. Obama destroyed Russia with a pen stroke simply by destroying their banking system a year ago, and it will take them a decade or more to recover. If it was that easy economically, does anyone honestly think it would be any different with their military? Their is no reality in which the Russian military defeats the US in a conventional war, plain and simple. They don’t have the money, nor the population (they have half the population of the US, much less in fighting men, and their army is small fraction in size). Let’s go ahead and stop the warmongering, no one wants Russia to be utterly crushed, but that is exactly what would happen, and it would take them a century to recover.

  212. what are they talking about we have some secret weapons in our arsenal female special forces,gays and tranny’s come on now were unstoppable

  213. I don’t believe one bit what he said. Regarding his annihilation of the Iraq army is nothing to boast about–anybody can do it: first stealth bombers came to destroy all air defense, then planes came to destroy all tanks and heavy weapons, then your tanks came to take out all scattering enemy soldiers. No brain. Fighting the enemies hide in jungles, mountains, among the civilians will tell who is a better tactician.

  214. Win one?? This wimp wouldn’t even fight back if we were attacked on our own soil. He would probably blame the Republicans for the whole damned thing….

  215. When has the U.S. actually lost in casualty count? Vietnam? Wrong. The Vietcong were devastated and destroyed and we only pulled out due to political shakeups. Korean war? Wrong. The U.S. crushed everyone in its way and controlled almost the entirety of Korea. We would own Korea right now if MacArthur wasn’t relieved of command. The U.S. has never lost a war to brute strength.

  216. “Cockroaches” ??? I thought we already were back to those creatures. Don’t they live in that place called the District of Corruption and Criminality?????

  217. America now breeds little metro sexual pansies and pot smoking low testosterone queers. America needs to man up and change this Obama PC p u s s y mentality!

  218. U.S air “superiority” and “Special Forces” as in Special Ed are good at destroying well known hospitals like the one the U.S. destroyed in Afghanistan recently. Read Gen. Smedley Butler’s “War Is A Racket”. He was a retired Maj. Gen. from the U.S. Marine Corps and he stated that virtually EVERY deployment that he and his Marines were on in his ENTIRE military career had nothing to do with protecting us here at home from REAL threats, but rather had everything to do with propping up puppet dictators who worked for Wall Street and taking down honest leaders who stood up to Wall Street.

  219. Lol what a joke. Clearly you are not who yiu say you are. Everything in your post is filled with anti american hyperbole.

  220. I’d like, you know, just bend over and get fudge packed by a hot Russian man drinking Vodka.
    I’d walk funny for days…being man handled on my male tities…..all sore! :-))

  221. LOL. You have literally nitpicked his argument down to a single letter, without addressing any actual fault, whatsoever. What a useless comment.

  222. I prophecy again,no war ever.The breath of life has not said so.The day any side pull the trigger you will see unseen hands fighting until there will be none remaining.I say it,and i mean it.

  223. US military always wins…only in the movies made by Americans. It will not be the military but a nuclear war that will destroy the US. US had bullied Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria by whim and caprice and killed millions and renditions in illegal prisons world wide. According to Buddhist Philosophy which state that all things are impermanant…

  224. The Germans were fighting on two fronts.The Russians were being supplied by the USA. The Soviet Union at that time was a much larger geographical area to invade and hold. Stalin was smarter than Hitler. And when push comes punch and one side dominates the threatened use of nuclear weapons will determine where the boundry lines will be drawn. Just my opinion.

  225. Sounds as if you should join the Russian army if you feel our army is so weak and would run.
    I am a Korean vet and know of no such incidents. Accidental dropping on our own troops has happened since the advent of air power. BTW, our Air Force shot down many more MIGS than we lost during that “police action”.

  226. When I was in the National Guard in the late 1980’s, I met an Army NCO that had served on active duty in Alaska. He told me that all U.S. forces there were under standing orders that if the Russians attacked Alaska to “fall back to the Yukon border of Canada and TRY to make a defensive line their with the Canadian forces.” For all you rough tough redneck bubbas who think that the U.S.A. is the greatest system that has ever existed and that the U.S. military is invincible, guess again. The above situation existed when the U.S. military was supposedly “strong” under Reagan and Bush, Sr. As far as U.S. air “superiority”, I’ve got news for you, in the Korean War, that my father was in, he said U.S. Army units HATED the Air Force and were ready to start shooting down U.S. Air Force planes because the pilots would get scared when the Russian manned MIG’s would jump them, and they would drop their ordinance on anyone below, even U.S. troops and duck and run back to base as fast as they could rather than fight the Russian pilots. Also, in Afghanistan and Iraq, when U.S. forces have come under small arms fire, rather than actually taking on the other forces in a head to head battle, they cowardly call in airstrikes, because the U.S. military is NOT capable of actually fighting a real pitched ground battle against another force.

  227. Forget the weapons, aircraft, tanks, ship whatever, no one unites, sticks together and works together better than Americans. I am a veteran and I lived this life and I’ll tell anyone, its the people of this military that make it so strong. We don’t run in the face of danger and even if the odds are against us we get the job done no matter what it takes and no man is ever left behind. Badabing baby! God bless my military bothers and sisters of all the armed forces.

  228. I am still LMAO bro the United States would steam roll Russia in a ground to air war the reason I say this is because we have the experience on the battlefield, and we are highly trained with the very best tech in the world!!! we have weapons in space that would wipe there asses so bad they would ware them for a hat lol. I guarantee if war breaks between Russia, and the us Putin will be threating the United States with there nuclear ICBM’s for the very simple fact that he knows they don’t stand a chance against us. the Russians don’t even have, but a tiny amount of real battlefield experience if that. my opinion on this is if Russia thinks they can win a war against the US then Putin better get a CAT SCAN asap. who ever wrote this is just trying to pass propaganda around good god I needed a good laugh.

  229. @rp8677:disqus 77
    Shiny armor us useless if there is no soldier’s brave heart to use it. Big example is David and Goliath. Goliath had long spear, shield, shiny sword, and big roar, but no brave heart. David had none of that shiny things, only a tiny sling shot on his belt and brave heart. You know theirs meeting result.

  230. What is your country, you world leader? LMFAO LMFAO This joke of a country invented the computer and web you are using, the planes, cars, washing machines, refrigerators, heaters, air conditioners, microwaves, cell phones, tv’s, radios, and telephone, AND ELECTRICITY! MAGGOT! Please list what your country has invented that we use today maggot. If you hate us so much, then give up all the stuff we invented and use only what you invented you wanna bee maggot! LMFAO LMFAO INVENT SOMETHING AND BECOME #1! Do not invent anything and be at the bottom! Innovators reign, copycats and cheaters never reach the top!

  231. That goes both ways. US learned a lot about Russian tactic’s & equipment training with the Ukes. Russia is learning the headaches US & Allies already know about, sand and & heat on equipment in ME. Lots of spare parts & maintenance.

  232. America drags its feet in WW 1, WW II, and if pushed into another it is ready! The Europeans were mad the USA took too long in ww I and ww II to get involved, but once it did things ended. And Russia in Afghanistan, and Syria is not the same? America has had political wars that inflate the economy! Russia is catching on. Which war had its bombers flying over the USA? NONE! NEVER WILL! You know why all the Americans and other teams hate the NY Yankees? They are #1 and always win. The USA is hated because weather you like them or not, they are #1. The weak ones always are liked by everyone. You hating on the USA proves you are jealous and wishing you were #1, really!

  233. Saddam wasn’t sitting on 15,000 nuclear warheads positioned on submarines, land and aircraft with 5th generation multirole fighter aircraft as is Russia. Trust me any incursion by America into the Rus’ and their weak Euro allies would prompt a quick and retaliatory response from a Russia-China led coalition. Suicide is what it is. Russia is not Iraq.

  234. so you think China is a small weak country??? because we just sailed right within there 12 mile claim, and what did china do NOTHING!!!! so how do you figure that??? I am still LMAO!!!

  235. What a joke. The Syrians are saying that “fighting the Russians is like fighting a bunch of drunks!” LMFAO The Russians have people that are serving for a year, they are inexperienced and have a revolving door! The Russian elite forces are few, but they are very good, but thats it!. Conscripts rule the day and are under trained. Russia has also not fought a war in a long time. I do not know who would write such garbage, but, I looked this writer up and she is Russian! LMFAO Nice try ruskie! This is the ONLY article that this point of view is written! LMFAO GET READY FOR A RE-TRACTION!

  236. We don’t need to invade POS Russia. We don’t need their oil, or 3rd world populous. We need to throw a wall of defensive missile batteries. Some how blowing up their nukes over their own land is appealing. NATO outguns & out mans Russia 4-1. Russia can dream but not overcome those odds. Russia down plays stealth as does China. They still haven’t mastered it, or got a equivalent in numbers & capability of F-22, F-35, & most important B-2. They are a zone power like China. One carrier isn’t a world sea power.

  237. Enjoyed reading your thread.Was wondering if your Mom is as stupid as you seem? Obviously the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  238. Who writes this manure? If this imbecile of a reporter chose to do some research, this chud would’ve known that Russia’s aircraft (in Syria) spend more time in the hangar than in the air.

    Typical Liberal media, always slighting the World’s greatest military bar-none…

    Semper Fi

  239. The arrival of Field Marshall, Sir Bernard Montgomery, together with sherman tanks, more fighter planes and bigger guns from the US, the north africa command (British, Americans & others) finally drove the Germans and Italians army out of africa to Sicily in 1943.

  240. We all know that U.S only pick fight with small armies and poor countries. America will never dare to go to war against Russia or China, I swear to myself.

  241. mcgregor say thats because of political reason. why would he says USA have enough fire power and experience now to face any threats . thats just like saying we dont need any reform and more budget

  242. I do feel, however, Russia might NOT be able to sustain a giant military for a long length of time. Stalling a Soviet advance has been in America’s plans since (apx) the end of WWII. My view is; I take their famous bravado seriously but, I also know the Russians love to gloat AND, DRINK! They also, bleed.

  243. Were & when did this fairy tale occur? Russian troll propaganda usually call WW3, nukes, the superior technology of Russian equipment. Ukes held Russia & surrogates to a stand off, & he abandoned them temporarily. His involvement in Syria hasn’t matched the prior billing. ISIS did a MH-17 on him for once.

  244. Ted ~ I hope you are right. ~ America had the 16th most powerful military in the world in 1941 (apxs). France was supposed to be ‘the most powerful’ in Europe when Germany came out of nowhere? The world was warned before the Blitzkreig.

  245. Article & author reek of vodka & borscht. Trolls have infested any forum having to do with Russia & China. They pay for lies by the ruble. Out of curiosity, I watched RT program. A pro Assad Muslim female, a pro Iranian, the RT host, against one smart American. Although out numbered, he held his own. The 3 stooges followed the same line as these trolls do on the internet.

  246. apart from the comments that (some) military spending is “wasteful” and the top leaders being “self-interested”, everything else is pretty wrong, but I guess let’s just give russia a false sense of superiority

  247. So Vince who are you and what third rate country you from? America has it’s faults no doubt about that, but our Military has American Pride and freedom to inspire them. Where Russians are headed back to bread lines if they don’t get Putin out. I would very much like to see Russia and it’s people as friends and not enemies but if war happens both sides will be mourning the dead for fighting a political war that the leaders themselfs are to big of cowards to sit down and talk about a future of peace for there people!

  248. Unbelievable, The Russians helping the Pro Russians in Ukraine can’t even advance even using high powered weaponry. In Afghanistan they lost the war to the Muhajeddin so they left with their tails tucked on their asses. To the US history bespeaks how they took iraq in a matter of months.. Shukla–idiot writer, Putin’s lackey

  249. Russian military is under paid, unmotivated. Hasn’t been involved in a major war since Afghanistan. Got a butt kicking that collapsed the USSR. The Navy is a rusted obsolete poorly maintained second rate force. Tank force is inferior & so is their WW2 tactics. The Armada is not superior to Abrams B model, only 14 built. Their air force has a only a few dozen newer type aircraft. Again no match for F-22, F-18 SH, F-15SE. T-50 is has been underwhelming in tests so far. No where near manufacturing stage. Russia is bleeding rubles in Ukraine & Crimea. Now they have bit off more than they can chew in Syria. Butt kissing Obama & US won’t undo the harm they have done in Europe.

  250. MacGregor is prediction might be possible, if a second-line US unit faced a front-line, elite Russian unit with the best equipment that Russia has to offer. The fact is, the vast majority of Russian military equipment in use today is no different from the equipment that countries like Iraq, Libya, and Syria used, all of which the US eliminated with ease. The Russian military might give the US more trouble, and cause more casualties because it is better trained, but the significant gap in technology is something that would be extremely difficult for Russia to overcome, as Russia has only a handful of units with modern equipment comparable to the average US unit.

  251. We may not be the center of the universe, but every time the Sh……tt hit the fan, every country start calling US for help.

  252. Yep we’re Rednecks alright…Southern Rednecks to be exact. We can shoot, fight and kick some commie a$$. And, by the way, the US IS the center of the universe. Get used to it!

  253. So, I wonder how many Americans think our military is really ready to fight a hot war with RUSSIA? I suggest we take full advantage of this warning. Soon! ~ Remember, Obama is shrinking our military and is not well respected by the troops. NOW, if you want us to use all of our power???

  254. Why would Americans be pissed off by the article? Is your country pissed because the Russian military is stronger? Then why would we be?

  255. This is great! Let’s hope Ol’ Vikas can convince the Russians that this article is correct. A false sense of superiority is a much better weapon than the element of surprise.

  256. We did well against the Germans because they had most of their forces in the Soviet Union getting their behinds kicked.

  257. What a load of Commie propaganda. When the author has a Russian sounding name like “Vikas Shukla.” A web site named Value Walk you aren’t familiar with. Its best to move on or take is for what it is, BS.

  258. I hope he leaves it up to someone else. Hitler handled the war for Germany and they lost. Generals are paid to fight the war.

  259. I can see a bunch of stupid hamburger eaters pissed off because the truth was said…americans aren’t the center of the world. In fact your country is a joke really. You cant act like the world xeriff, the world is NOT your backyard, rednecks.

  260. The Colonel may be wrong but not by much. The U.S. has such a huge military budget because we have so many military and civilian people on the payroll. That’s a lot of money. A lot of educated people believe that the Russians 5th generation fighter is at least as good as ours and most importantly, they don’t have to transport their spare parts and replacements across an ocean. Our main battle tank, although updated, is based on old tech and theirs is brand new. Most commenters here don’t know anything about what is involved in fighting a real war. I don’t know the current status of U.S. or Russian forces but I would not be confident of a smooth or easy victory. The Germans beat the Holy living brown out of the Soviets in WWII and then the Soviets came roaring back.

  261. I am a very proud and very patriotic American that served my country in Viet Nam. With sincerity, this is a good news article. This is an alert and, it’s almost election time. Maybe now is the time for all good politicians to arm and rebuild our great military. AGAIN!

  262. Very moronic headline considering that there would be no winner in any confrontation between NATO & Russia. The US & Russia have a combined total of over 16,000 nuclear warheads. When either side is pushed far enough over a barrel then all hell will break loose and the entire planet will be rendered uninhabitable to humans. Every nation on Earth will lose and Mars would end up being a far more hospitable place. How about we try to get along on our own planet as well as we do in the International Space Station? I guess that’s too much to hope for considering how stupid most politicians and military leaders are. Vikas Shukla is equally stupid apparently.

  263. Russians do not want to fight us as much as we don’t want a war with them each side would suffer terrible loses. We need to be mature and look to a future where we are a space fairing juggernaut conducting space mining and building our own Dyson Sphere around our sun creating a habitat which could house trillions of humans..

  264. While the article is probably BS, there are some points to pick up:
    #1 Logistics: The US armed forces performance in that department leave a lot to bee desired in the past 20 years. Russia has done a pretty good job addressing their shortfalls in that department. And when push comes to shove, that is the key to early advantages.
    #2 Public information: While almost every move of the US armed forces is trumpeted out the next day, Russia has the luxury of keeping tight wraps over everything.
    #3 Location: If the US gets the benefit of confronting Russia OUTSIDE of Russia, the US does have the edge on almost every aspect (except management), But if the US dares to try to get inside of Russia, they will share the fate of many before. In open battle, the US still holds the edge, provided, that the logistics work at least half- way.. However, if they do not, you may have a numeric puzzle with an undefined outcome.
    #4 The ‘nuclear option’: That one never had, and never will have a ‘winner’. Both sides are equally set on a path to destroy the entire planet (including the US of A), so at best, the planet will be back to cockroaches.

  265. The US military’s tech was actually behind the Germans during WW2. Today, the US tech is 1-2 generations ahead of Russian technology.

  266. Obama has destroyed the military, period.

    Former Defense Secretary Gates Describes Obama-Era Morale Problem in Military
    By Susan Jones | October 22, 2015 | 6:40 AM

  267. During the 1st battles of WWII involving the US army and German forces, the US forces WERE destroyed. It was in North Africa. Fortunately at that time, the US had an ocean separating them from the Germans, giving the US time to figure things out and become much more effective. The US may not have that luxury during the next major conflict.

  268. What the retired General is not counting is air superiority. We would take initial losses, but our superior aircraft and battle-hardened pilots would provide a one-two punch with our substantial armor that would (over time) wear down the enemy and cause serious damage to Russia’s limited re-supply and repair capabilities.

  269. By the looks of all the posts here, everyone calls BS on this article. I also thought it was BS when I read it. I spent a decade in the US Army. Nobody, and I mean nobody would have ever would have believed a general who said something like this. When I was in Germany we all were confident we would kick the crap out of Russia. In a conventional war Russia wouldn’t stand a chance.

  270. That’s because Obama would go to bed and leave it to someone else to handle. That’s what he did during the Benghazi incident.

  271. What is the point in publishing such nonsense? It is clearly a self-serving propaganda piece designed to get easily manipulated and fear sensitive Americans to spaz out. The author has zero interest in the truth and is only interested in winding people up who have no real understanding of the subject. No doubt it will work to an extent, but how does such garbage get published? I suppose there is no vetting process in a nod to free speech (something Russia loves to take advantage of), but on the other hand it is the responsibility of those reading to use some critical thinking skills and not fall for the obvious ploy.

  272. Of course, that is what Japan thought back in WW2. Germany figured we would fall easily also.
    Somehow, I doubt that we would be all that easy to overwhelm.

  273. Mr Vikas i guess is better for you to go face your area of specialization which is finance rather than writing bullshit on yahoo, how can Russian army defeat US army is it that US weapons are inferior or it doesn’t explode , the US. developed a stealth aircraft in 1981 which is the first stealth plane in the world and after about 25years Russia Russia is still trying to copy stealth technology which the US has been using getting closer to 30years , do you still want me to go on and on , US has more modern weapons than Russia so tell how Russia will defeat US

  274. CHINA AND RUSSIA.

    You preach about others talking about war, yet you have wasted your day away trolling and leaving comments that aid China. It’s clear that you’re a small sissy Chinese man. Don’t worry, your superior counterpart, Japanese laid waste throughout China until the glorious Hawk, United States stepped in. Do you remember the invasion of China? The Japanese raped, humiliated, and destroyed your people. You even claimed at one point USA stole. No. We took technology from Japan/Germany at one point, because they were defeated. Britain gave us what they knew so we could help them defeat Germany. You (Chinese) on the other hand, steal without permission. Your military is new, weak. You will be destroyed. Only thing you have is more people you can use for your army meaning a greater death rate.

    All we have to do is let the Japanese loose on you. They hate you, Vietnam hates you, Korea hates you, Philippines hate you. It seems all Asian countries hate China? USA is ranked number one in terms of military power. You don’t want to wake up a sleeping giant like Japan did. Don’t forget about NATO, and even the EU.

    Don’t even get me started on your Russian pals, they won’t be able to save you. They barely managed to defeat Germany during WWII when Russia was being supplied nonstop, and Germany at the time was overextended, under supplied, weak from fighting on several fronts and they couldn’t beat a 5% Germany. Germany at full power would have annihilated and made Russia cease to exist. Your Russian friends talk big, roar, but once they are about to lose, they quickly jump sides and try becoming good. You remember when pit stains Stalin went into deep depression after he was betrayed? He begged for the Allies to allow him on the team, and begged for supplies like a smelly low class savage. Russians are weak. Chinese are a joke, made in China haha. You don’t want war, so stop trying to preach about it.

    You will get your wish sooner or later. Everyone is acting up because we have a President that is spineless. They are going to take land, and do whatever as long as he is in the White House. Once elections come through, everyone is going to start playing nice. You really don’t want a true warmonger in the White House.

  275. “He is recognized for destroying an entire Iraqi Armored Brigade,
    including 70 armored vehicles, in just 23 minutes while suffering only
    one American casualty in 1991.”

    No he isn’t. The unit described in the quote above is 2nd Squadron, 2nd ACR of which he was NOT the commander, he was the operations officer, BIG difference.

  276. He found one ex-military who came to this conclusion. It would be somewhat more authoritative if there was a split within the US military. And while Russia might be able to invade their weakened non-NATO Warsaw Pact erstwhile underlings (Georgia, Ukraine) they hardly wanted to assert themselves fully into areas without heavy Russian ethnic support.

    They know that they’d have more of a Chechen or Afghanistan conflict on their hands, with many guerrilla attacks, as well as an air and naval response from NATO and potentially ground force response as well. Enter Western Ukraine, Poland, or the Baltic States and things won’t be very easy. They won’t be welcomed in as liberators from the N@2!’s but as destroyers of nations of patriots.

  277. This article is completely stupid… I just took a look at the article (the Politico one) cited in this one … and the author of this article is completely mischaracterizing the Politico article to simply make some click-bait here… From the Politico article:

    “In two of the scenarios, where the U.S. deploys its current basic formation, called brigade combat teams (BCTs), the U.S. is defeated. In two other scenarios, where Macgregor deploys what he calls Reconnaissance Strike Groups, the U.S. wins. And that’s the crux of Macgregor’s argument: Today the U.S. Army is comprised of BCTs rather than Reconnaissance Strike Groups, or RSGs, which is Macgregor’s innovation.”

    So Vikas Shukla pretty much misrepresents what Macgregor says… Macgregor is saying that his unit would have been “annihilated” IF they used brigade combat teams and not reconnaissance strike groups… Stupid stupid click-bait article…

  278. LOL! propaganda is hilarious! This is either written by a cowardly, America hating liberal or a Russian with a gun to her head!

  279. The article is sad at best. The two armies are not going to meet on the battle field. It is not a matter of conventional strength. It is a matter of Mutually Assured Destruction or MAD. Every military in the world knows this. Why you have the title ” Russia Would ‘Annihilate’ US Army In A Direct Confrontation” is just Russian Propaganda. I have not heard the United States or NATO issue a threat at Russia or the Federation.
    On the other hand if Russia were to Invade Europe you would find out that he will not move to far. if you have been watching the Russian war with Ukraine they have been unable to move very far. There are many facets to the military and war and to make a blanket statement like the title is a grave error. Any one outside the Regions of Russia and its federation already know that what this story Is.
    As an American all I can say is do your best. I am not worried about it because I know the state Russia is in at this time. Financially Russia would be unable to invade a large area. The United States and Europe are not going to Russia to invade it. That would be stupid. Hitler found that out and his army almost destroyed Russia. The winter is Russia Ace, but not all American live in Florida.
    If Russia or China were to invade the West they would face a well armed and deadly populace. With over 50 % of the population is military trained. There would be no push over.
    Good try but no cookie.

  280. You know Brian, I wish one day these Mutated Mongols put their behind where their mouth is to find out what we’ll do to them.

  281. This article starts off with BS in the very first sentence! And I quote>>>

    “Russia and the U.S. have not indulged in a direct confrontation in decades.

    Does anyone know when the USA and USSR ever had direct confrontation…at any time??? And it only gets more incredulous afterwards. Remember what happened to the Nippon Empire when they too thought the USA was soft and too into material goods to mount any kind of defense in 1941…

  282. lol at this article, yeah okay. im not saying the US army or military is unrivaled, but to say the strongest nation in the world’s army would be annihilated by Russians who have 105million citizens versus 330mil in the US give me a break. Besides, any war is not fought in the trenches, soldier to soldier any longer. Missiles and planes can wipe out 10,000 soldiers at a time nowadays. ridiculous article.

  283. First off I hate when fools like this Vikas Shukla speak as if his opinion is somehow fact. 2nd I have family…3 brothers in the Navy Seals and 1 cousin a captain in U.S. Army, and guess what? Our military are NOT poorly organized. In fact many of our troops are itching for some REAL action to try out all the new TOYS no one but our forces know about against a strong enemy that we did not have to use in Iraq. As far as US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor he is a single “EX-Colonel” seeking attention. Bottom like is let the enemies of the U.S. think what they want. With the few toys we have revealed to the world such as RAIL GUNS and LASERS that has been tested and working just guess the stuff we have not revealed. But go on with the wishful thinking. Lastly…Putin said last year that Russia would never win a conventional battle against the U.S. and that in such a battle he would come out with nukes right away. So this talk about Russia can annihilate the U.S. armed forces is B.S. at best and RETARDED on a cosmic level at worst.

  284. LOL! A five paragraph article sums up why the US would lose to Russian in a confrontation. Wow, that’s some serious research!

  285. Too much vodka will make some people as dumb as the a hole who wrote his fantasy. Why don’t you HUNS give it a shot, and find out what happens to people who eat America’s s..t.

  286. Uh huh. A few decades ago, a Soviet leader named Kruschev said something similar. A few decades after that, the Soviet Union was no more. But I’m sure it’ll be different this time…

  287. You mean the same Russia whose military comprise mainly of conscripts? The same Russia whose air force has had multiple air crashes in the recent year because their equipment isn’t really used to being pushed so hard while being from mainly the Soviet era? The same Russia that doesn’t even have the capacity to build their own large ships and had to contract it out to the French (but ended up not getting the ships because of the whole Ukraine thing…)? And the list can go on and on… Is this the same Russia we’re talking about here?

  288. You are making Russia look scared LOL and weak if you want to make Russia look better show us a post about something Russia has done good as in a good thing that helps someoe

  289. I don’t think this guy writing the post has ever seen war …I think he has only seen cash ll he just made my mind up I will sign up to fight Russia my self if they attack usa

  290. Would the Russian soldiers be drunk or just hung over during this mythical battle? They barely edged out Georgia a few years back and struggled with a depleted Ukrainian army but they would “annihilate” the US army? As Dr. Evil would say…….. “rrriiiiiigggghhhhttttt”.

    My guess is that the source of this argument isn’t an Obama fan.

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