Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by KGB_resident, Feb 24, 2011.
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Russian military to purchase 600 planes, 100 ships - Yahoo! News
SO Russia is moving to a smaller, professional armed forces with modern equipment capable of defending herself and projecting limited power when needed? What exactly is wrong with that?
Seems to me Russia is doing the smart thing, in replacing masses of useless obsolete kit with a newer more effective force. It's us that are moronic for scrapping effective, working kit before the newer better stuff is in service.
Are you criticizing him for promising to spend so much (which if half the horror stories I hear about some parts of Russia are true should be spent elsewhere to improve quality of life) or for cutting the size of the Russian military?
Who is Russia looking at as genuine threats to national security, bar the Checens and co?
We will have a couple of aircraft carriers going spare so we could sell them to the ruskies and make a few quid for ourselves
Perhaps we could swap one for a carrier air group from Sukhoi?
In that case wouldn't they be best served by dropping the whole moody teenager foreign policy and look to get some allies on board, as at current rates isn't total Chinese miltary spending going to have dwarfed $650 Billion by 2020?
Exactly, some spendings are useless. And I suspect that about a half would be cynically stolen by corrupted officals.
Why waste the money? All societies are self regulating. Those with something to offer will elevate themselves, those without.......well, let them eat cake/cabbage.
Are you one of the 200,000 officers recently fired from the military? Feeling a little bitter, perhaps?
Putin is many things, but a moron? I doubt that man has made a stupid decision in his life.
He could outthink(and no doubt outfight)Obama or Cameron, that's for damn sure.
Nice move I'd say, if the red Army were to regain some credibility perhaps we could get another cold war stoked up!
I suspect of lot of this is going to be focused in the Pacific and in southern Siberia staring through the chinks in the bamboo curtain. No Cold War for us
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