Russian and US military bases: how Moscow will respond to Washington’s buildup


The United States Government has announced that its armed forces have 514 military bases outside its borders. This figure is quite impressive, because not a single state in the world is even approaching this indicator.


But Nick Thurs, columnist for The Nation, said she was understated. His doubts are based on the fact that among the indicated military bases there is not one located in Iraq or Syria. But it is reliably known about the presence of significant US military contingents in these countries.

Official US Military Base Information


Among the 514 military facilities indicated by the US government located abroad, almost half (194) are in Germany. 121 and 83 bases are located in Japan and South Korea, respectively. If you recall, in these three countries after the Second World War there were American occupation zones, from which the US military has not yet been withdrawn. The remaining bases are scattered around the globe.

Nick Turs believes that a more accurate number of US bases abroad is about 800 units. This figure is also approximate, since the exact information is classified.

On the other hand, not all US military installations whose presence is not hidden are officially considered bases. For example, the US Black Castle facility located in Syria is not considered a military base, but a “mission support facility.” It is difficult to distinguish such facilities from military bases, but they are not included in the official list. At the same time, their number and places of deployment by the military were not disclosed for reasons of “operational security”.

US military bases: growth or reduction?


Donald Trump loudly announced the withdrawal of his troops from Syria. Indeed, various sources say the closure of several US military facilities in this country at once. According to some reports, the United States closed at least a dozen outposts.

Do these facts indicate a reduction in the United States military presence in Syria and its weakening in the Middle East? Probably not. American troops withdrawn from Syria, for the most part, did not return to the United States, but were transferred to other countries in the region, in particular to Iraq. And soon after the announcement of the withdrawal of troops from Syria, Trump announced that he intends to defend the Syrian oil fields, as he “likes oil”. And in this regard, the construction of two new bases has already begun in the oil province of Deir ez-Zor.

In addition, the United States plans to deploy a significant force grouping in Saudi Arabia. Given the relentless interest of the United States in the Middle East, it is likely that the US military presence in other countries of the region.

Washington is not only interested in the Middle East region. The American command also considers the contingent strengthening in Eastern Europe promising. The desire of the United States to gain a foothold in this part of the globe is actively supported by the authorities of the countries of the region. Poland, for example, is ready to allocate billions of dollars from its budget to ensure a permanent US military presence in its country. Ukraine and the Baltic countries also advocate more active cooperation with the US armed forces. Bulgaria and Romania already have American bases.

Foreign military bases of other countries


The United States ranks first in the world in terms of the number of military bases abroad, has the largest defense budget, and is among the top three armies with the largest number of troops. This fact can create a false idea that the size of the army and the number of military bases abroad are interdependent. But this is not at all true.

For example, China, which has the largest armed forces in the world (approximately 1,8 million troops), has one single foreign base in the African state of Djibouti, which is under construction. On the other hand, the United Kingdom, which has a relatively modest number of armed forces (just over 200 thousand people), has military bases in 12 countries, scattered around the globe.

Even the Indian armed forces are present in several countries of Asia and Africa, among which, for example, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. And Germany has a single base located in France, in the city of Strasbourg.

Does Russia have foreign military bases?


Russia has military bases outside the country an order of magnitude smaller than the United States. She even has fewer of them than the Soviet Union had. This is understandable, because almost simultaneously with the collapse of the USSR, the so-called socialist camp was also falling apart. The countries of Eastern Europe and some other regions that were in the Soviet orbit left it. Moreover, some of them not only renounced their socialist and pro-Soviet past, but also joined the former opponents of the USSR, becoming members of NATO.

Soviet garrisons were withdrawn from Eastern European countries. Partially their place was taken by military units from the USA and other NATO countries. Especially this process has intensified in recent years, making the Russian military and nervous political leadership because of their approach to our borders.

Many former Soviet military bases in Asia, Africa and Latin America were curtailed, since there was nothing to support them, that is, due to a banal lack of funds.

As a result, today Russia has 21 foreign military bases, most of which are located in post-Soviet countries. Among them are motorized rifle divisions in Armenia and Tajikistan, naval bases in Vietnam and Syria, radars in Kazakhstan and Belarus, air bases in Syria, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. The Russian military is also located in the states of Abkhazia and the PMR (Transnistria) that are not recognized by many countries.

Until 2014, the then-Ukrainian Crimea was the naval base of the Russian Federation in Sevastopol. After the annexation of Crimea to Russia, it ceased to be considered foreign, and on the peninsula the number of military facilities increased significantly.

How will Russia respond to the growth in the number of US military bases


Despite the numerous mutual attacks of the United States and Russia, these countries are not opposed to each other. I think the word rivals is more appropriate here. Despite this, the expansion of the US military presence in different regions of the world, including near our borders, cannot be ignored. Such carelessness is sometimes very expensive.

The first thing that may come to mind as a response to the actions of the Americans is to try to “catch up and overtake America” in terms of the number of foreign military bases. But is it worth it?

Evelyn Farkas, who previously held the post of deputy assistant to the head of the American military department for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia (no matter how strange her position may sound), does not believe that such actions on the part of Russia will be productive:

The Kremlin under Putin, on the whole, works very well in terms of saving power, and, as a rule, it uses the minimum amount of resources necessary to achieve its goals ... If they had the capabilities and resources, then, in my opinion, they wanted to to have the same conditions and the same opportunities that we have, and which are ensured by the presence of more traditional military bases. However, at present they are doing what they can, and make good use of the opportunities that they have.


In other words, she says: "You are going the right way, comrades!" Russia, spending on military needs 10 times less than the United States and having at its disposal about 40 times less military bases, manages to maintain parity and is able to repel any aggression from the United States.

After the introduction of a relatively small number of its armed forces into Syria, thanks to their effective and competent use, Russia at minimal cost has become an influential force with which all the major players in this region reckon today. The cooperation of the Syrian government forces and the Russian air force made it possible to clear most of the country's territory from the Islamists.

It is also worth mentioning the actions of Russian military instructors in Latin America, the Middle East and other regions, which train local military personnel to effectively use the supplied Russian machinery. Such an approach is often more effective and cheaper than creating full-fledged military bases in these countries.

In addition, the creation of new high-tech weapons capable of solving a wide range of defensive tasks has made many of the American offensive weapons deployed around our borders useless.

And although the US military presence in the world is constantly and steadily expanding, Russia is ready to give a decent response to any aggressive actions, without being drawn into the arms race.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline
    Observer2014 24 November 2019 09: 56
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    In addition, the creation of new high-tech weapons capable of solving a wide range of defensive tasks has made many of the American offensive weapons deployed around our borders useless.

    yes Yes. Everything else from the “dinosaurs” with sabers in budenyoks and the howl “Let's go back to Cuba” will not be economically fun. Only the improvement of nuclear weapons delivery to anywhere in the world. And overcoming any protection. There is a key to Russia's security. hi
    1. tom44 Offline
      tom44 (tom44) 28 November 2019 14: 14
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      Quote: Observer2014
      Only the improvement of nuclear weapons delivery to anywhere in the world. And overcoming any protection. There is a key to Russia's security.

      The key to Russia's security is the CREATION of its economy. Shipment of hydrocarbons and metal ingots (raw materials) abroad is not an economy.
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 28 November 2019 15: 18
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        The key to Russia's security is the CREATION of its economy. Shipment of hydrocarbons and metal ingots (raw materials) abroad is not an economy.

        For safety, the ability to ship metal in warheads is more important.
        1. tom44 Offline
          tom44 (tom44) 28 November 2019 15: 39
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          Quote: 123
          For safety, the ability to ship metal in warheads is more important.

          This is important for those who want to get a war on their territory.
          War, this is not at all what is shown in modern films.
          1. 123 Offline
            123 (123) 28 November 2019 17: 14
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            War, this is not at all what is shown in modern films.

            In which boiler did you deign to serve?
          2. 321 Offline
            321 (321) 28 November 2019 17: 55
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            You tell this to the Yugoslavs how much you learn about yourself ...
            1. tom44 Offline
              tom44 (tom44) 28 November 2019 20: 56
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              Quote: 321
              tell the Yugoslavs

              Learn the story not from the Pravda newspapers.
              Yugoslavia and Yugoslavs already FIG knows how much in wildlife there.
              1. 321 Offline
                321 (321) 28 November 2019 22: 06
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                You still did not understand that they were gone and because of this including) but these are your difficulties)
    2. commbatant Offline
      commbatant (Sergei) 1 December 2019 00: 27
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      Quote: Observer2014
      Only the improvement of nuclear weapons delivery to anywhere in the world. And overcoming any protection. There is a key to Russia's security. hi

      How have ICBMs helped us in the ATS?
      1. 321 Offline
        321 (321) 1 December 2019 07: 56
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        Unless, indirectly, as they should do it - by the very fact of their existence, WOULD not be them - they could easily do what they already had - at least in Yugoslavia, even in Iraq, but a very long time ago, when the reactor was rolled out ...
        But not even ICBMs, but simply nuclear weapons, albeit almost without delivery vehicles - the DPRK, and a completely different conversation ...
        1. commbatant Offline
          commbatant (Sergei) 1 December 2019 13: 48
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          Quote: 321
          Unless, indirectly, as they should do it - by the very fact of their existence, WOULD not be them - they could easily do what already happened - even in Yugoslavia, even in Iraq,

          Well, the ICBMs of the USSR were not saved from interethnic conflicts on its territory, and the hostilities in some republics of the former Union were more active than in the same Yugoslavia ...
          Yes, ICBMs have not saved the Russian Federation from the First Chechen Company ...
          1. 321 Offline
            321 (321) 1 December 2019 16: 52
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            I agree that they are NOT a panacea, but without them it is also not very good, and they have not yet come up with a universal remedy ...
            1. commbatant Offline
              commbatant (Sergei) 1 December 2019 17: 00
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              and a universal remedy has not yet been invented ...

              Not at all. The United States, for example, has. "Little Fire Brigade" - 173rd Airborne Brigade., "Big Fire Brigade" - 18th Airborne Forces, Naval Forces and expeditionary forces of the Navy ....
              The PLA has VDK and the MP units deployed now (according to plan - 100 thousand people), the amphibious forces of the PLA Navy, and other countries, there is something similar, though smaller in number, as in the UK ... and t .d.
              1. 321 Offline
                321 (321) 1 December 2019 17: 07
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                So the "fire brigade" and we seem to have, the Airborne Forces, and rise quite easily, as they are now called, didn’t particularly remember, but they still can’t solve all the problems, but this is only my opinion ...
                And so the presence of both ICBMs and the fire brigade) - as you wrote, this is something similar that provides balance.
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                  commbatant (Sergei) 1 December 2019 17: 51
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                  so the "fire brigade" and we, it seems, have the Airborne Forces

                  Compare the 18th Airborne Forces of the United States Air Force and ALL of our Airborne Forces, we are inferior to them in terms of numbers, firepower and tasks to be solved .... I’m not talking about the presence of AA in the US Airborne Forces and a larger number of BTA aircraft in the US Air Force and the US Air Force ...
  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 24 November 2019 11: 01
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    You do not know how to fight in a strange land, you have nothing to do on your own!

    Remember these words from the movie? Therefore, the United States lives 200 years without war, and the USSR 45 years. The more bases we have, the more money will be in the country and the army will remain. The more they will cause the same US anxiety, and our government will invest less money in American papers! And the more we will have, if not friends, but countries loyal to Russia. And those who believe that we do not need bases help to plunder the country! After the collapse of the USSR and the closure of our military bases, have we become richer? Or has it become safer in the world? Therefore, do not indulge all traitors!
    1. Kuzmitsky Offline
      Kuzmitsky (Sergei) 24 November 2019 11: 49
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      Bases are needed. They are and new ones are being created. But to increase their number, trying to catch up with the United States, is the way to nowhere. As well as free support for "friendly" modes around the ball. You need to understand that the difference between Russian and American GDP is tenfold. Therefore, it is necessary to solve defense problems as efficiently as possible with minimal means. What they are trying to do now.
      1. tom44 Offline
        tom44 (tom44) 28 November 2019 14: 21
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        Quote: Kuzmitsky
        Bases are needed.

        Do you have extra money?

        Quote: Kuzmitsky
        They are and new ones are being created.

        This is a temporary phenomenon.

        Quote: Kuzmitsky
        You need to understand that the difference between Russian and American GDP is tenfold.

        And where does the GDP? Countries are not compared by GDP, countries are compared by their "cost." The United States is about 100 times richer than the Russian Federation (99,3).
      2. commbatant Offline
        commbatant (Sergei) 1 December 2019 17: 03
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        Bases are needed. They are and new ones are being created. But to increase their number, trying to catch up with the United States, is the way to nowhere.

        WB with capital buildings are needed, however, I think that the future lies with quickly deployed mobile bases and strong points, at the near approaches to them ....
    2. Observer2014 Offline
      Observer2014 24 November 2019 12: 15
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      Quote: steel maker
      You do not know how to fight in a strange land, you have nothing to do on your own!

      Remember these words from the movie? Therefore, the United States lives 200 years without war, and the USSR 45 years. The more bases we have, the more money will be in the country and the army will remain. The more they will cause the same US anxiety, and our government will invest less money in American papers! And the more we will have, if not friends, but countries loyal to Russia. And those who believe that we do not need bases help to plunder the country! After the collapse of the USSR and the closure of our military bases, have we become richer? Or has it become safer in the world? Therefore, do not indulge all traitors!

      Oh yeah. Here he is - a connoisseur and winner of everything and everything. So wildly loves the motherland, probably, that this beggarly pension civil warms his soul? No, doesn’t warm? Well, tell me more about “it pleases no one”: We need bases. But exclusively where it is very profitable. And not where no hitting. Therefore, in order not to go into verbiage, it should be noted that the Russian state should equally respect the civilian population of its country. And provide income. Otherwise there will be a class struggle. Remember how the cattle in the slaughterhouse were destroyed by the Reds after the seventeenth, all the alien classes? Want a repeat of the story?
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 24 November 2019 13: 47
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        Therefore, in order not to go into verbiage, it should be noted that the Russian state should equally respect the civilian population of its country. And provide income. Otherwise there will be a class struggle. Remember how the cattle in the slaughterhouse were destroyed by the Reds after the seventeenth, all the alien classes?

        Could you reveal your idea in more detail, explain what you mean by

        should equally respect the civilian population of their country.

        and what does it mean

        provide income.

        As for the "destroyed like cattle", the whites in this regard did not differ much from the reds.
        1. Observer2014 Offline
          Observer2014 24 November 2019 13: 49
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          That's all literally and understand. hi I repeat -

          Want a repeat of the story?
          1. 123 Offline
            123 (123) 24 November 2019 14: 04
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            Very detailed answer laughing Do not worry, the "repetition of history" on the horizon is not visible. Apparently, not everything in life suits you, this is normal, I mean your opinion, but it is not clear how the state should respect you, especially since it should provide you with income. request You have to bring the amount every month, what do you say, and hand over with a bow, or else you’ll go to the barricades? smile
        2. tom44 Offline
          tom44 (tom44) 28 November 2019 14: 45
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          Quote: 123
          As for the "destroyed like cattle", the whites in this regard did not differ much from the reds.

          For a start, not white, but Russian. The Reds fought with the Russian Volunteer Army, with the Russians. And the Red Russians defeated. But for disguise, they called the Russians white. And they called the armed peasant troops green.
          Soviet language, nothing can be done.
          As for "not very different," untruth, different. And very significantly, at times.
          1. 123 Offline
            123 (123) 28 November 2019 17: 12
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            Go already collect the dung, do not fool people. sad
      2. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 24 November 2019 13: 56
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        I didn’t want to fit in, your conversation, but I have to. hi

        We need the bases.

        Of course, we need it, it’s time to start defending our policy. And for this we need our military bases.

        And not where no hitting.

        And they were never put anywhere, only where necessary. yes

        beggarly pension of civilians

        What kind of pension do they have? The numbers can provide how much you or your loved ones receive?
        1. Observer2014 Offline
          Observer2014 24 November 2019 14: 03
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          Which one can you provide?

          Lord .. Yes, for God's sake. 13 LLC rubles. And it was lucky that the official work in the 90s was. Plow all my life. And lucky not like me. I still need to live. Killing at work. Not receiving any premium for the harmfulness. There is no bet. Hourly transferred. Well, tell me, why should I love my homeland?
          1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 24 November 2019 14: 13
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            Lord ... Yes, for God's sake. 13 LLC rubles.

            Well this is normal, many get even less. How much do you need?

            And lucky not like me. I still need to live.

            Hourly transferred.

            yes Well, this is also normal, it’s good that you haven’t worked on the development yet, it’s lucky you can tell you.

            Well, tell me, why should I love my homeland?

            Well, this is your business, whether you like it or not. But to me personally, a lot of things gave. And in many countries there is not even a pension and medicine is completely paid, but we still have it.
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              Observer2014 24 November 2019 14: 21
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              Quote: SERGEY SERGEEVICS
              Lord ... Yes, for God's sake. 13 LLC rubles.

              Well this is normal, many get even less. How much do you need?

              And lucky not like me. I still need to live

              Hourly transferred.

              Well, this is also normal, it’s good that you are not working on the development yet, it’s lucky to tell you.

              Well, tell me, why should I love my homeland?

              Well, this is your business, whether you like it or not. But to me personally, a lot of things gave.

              Well hang out next. Whether in the trend. I am not trending. You get it, I'll take the pitchfork. And I do not envy you. crying
              1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 24 November 2019 15: 05
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                Well hang out next.

                And where exactly to hang out? winked (It often happens that I hang out at a club, and not only there. smile ) AAAAAAAA You are probably also a liberal belay from the category of people who, under the pretext of communism and poverty, write all sorts of bad words about our country, how are things bad and sad with us? YES!

                Whether in the trend.

                Why is that? sad This trend, nobody needs it, and I speak and express my opinion on the facts.

                I'm not trending

                Well done, then fellow and there is nothing for you to do there. yes

                Get to

                You have only one drawback, when you start to get nervous, you immediately start writing in your own language, thereby giving out yourself.

                I'll take the pitchfork

                What run into the barn, remove manure, or what? wink

                And I do not envy you.

                I don’t need to envy yes Envy is a very bad thing. yes
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                  1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 24 November 2019 16: 40
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                    Are you a normal person, or you forgot to drink a pill in the morning. You know how many such clowns were oooooooooo, only then they went and crying
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                      Observer2014 24 November 2019 16: 44
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                      only then did they go and

                      Where to? Where did they go? Nowhere. These clowns or a bunch of nicknames. Or likes for slag and from slag. All. hi
                      1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 24 November 2019 16: 47
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                        Where to? Where did they go?
                        crying
                        Nowhere.

                        Probably. crying And they disappeared without a trace.
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              2. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 24 November 2019 16: 11
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                Calm down, pack up and stop already. crying And do not be offended, everyone expresses his opinion and everyone has a different one. yes wink
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                  Observer2014 24 November 2019 16: 36
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                  Quote: SERGEY SERGEEVICS
                  Calm down, pack up and stop already crying and don’t be offended, everyone expresses his opinion and it is different for everyone. yes wink

                  Yeah. And you are telling me this. Nude Nude. repeat
                  1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 24 November 2019 16: 43
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                    And what is so close to the heart perceive? A! That everyone is so touchy.

                    Yeah. And you are telling me this. Nude nude

                    Yes to you and what of this?
    3. tom44 Offline
      tom44 (tom44) 28 November 2019 14: 19
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      Quote: steel maker
      Remember these words from the movie? Therefore, the United States lives 200 years without war, and the USSR 45 years.

      Willing to remember stupid movies? The USA fought in WW2. They participated in the Korean War. In the war in Vietnam.

      Quote: steel maker
      The more bases we have, the more money will be in the country and the army will remain.

      What nonsense.

      Quote: steel maker
      And the more we will have, if not friends, but countries loyal to Russia.

      Beggar friends do not exist. And loyal too.

      Quote: steel maker
      help these plunder the country!

      Can you give some facts? Or more la la?

      Quote: steel maker
      After the collapse of the USSR and the closure of our military bases, have we become richer?

      Rich and significant. If we are talking about the Russian Federation.

      Quote: steel maker
      Or has it become safer in the world?

      What is your concern?
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        321 (321) 28 November 2019 17: 58
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        What's your business?
  3. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 24 November 2019 14: 27
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    While the "magic pot" is working in the United States, printing money as needed, these bases will not go anywhere. It is on this that everything rests and in this direction, and we must work to reduce the "halo of the habitat of the dollar." Work in this direction is underway, but quick results should not be expected, all the more rightly noted that Russia's economic opportunities are relatively small. But more than two hundred bases in Japan and Korea are not only our problem and, I believe, China understands this, and there are more economic opportunities there. Therefore, it is wrong to assume that we must tear the veins alone. In the meantime, everything will go, as it goes, asymmetric responses, containment.

    However, at present they are doing what they can, and make good use of the opportunities that they have.

    Evelyn Farkas appraised everything correctly and drew the appropriate conclusions.
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    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 24 November 2019 16: 07
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    I would answer this by improving the living standards of the Russian people. The most compelling argument.
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      123 (123) 24 November 2019 21: 49
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      I would answer this by improving the living standards of the Russian people. The most compelling argument.

      Gaddafi also thought so, but it did not work out somehow. They will come to rob you, but will you show them a passbook?
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    Evgeny Medem (Eugene Medem) 25 November 2019 20: 05
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    There is not in the world a figure like Gandhi or Mother Teresa who would publicly declare:

    People, are you crazy! Leave to rattle your weapons, refer to mutual understanding and agreement!
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    mivmim 28 November 2019 10: 19
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    Russia, spending on military needs 10 times less than the United States and having at its disposal about 40 times less military bases, manages to maintain parity and is able to repel any aggression from the United States.
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    Evgeny Medem (Eugene Medem) 28 November 2019 11: 57
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    One and a half million US Army personnel are located outside their country, such white and fluffy, solid peacekeepers, defenders and guarantors of security.
    One and a half million Russian army tossing and turning in maneuvers and exercises on its territory, and this is considered among Western politicians and the press as aggressive behavior.
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      tom44 (tom44) 28 November 2019 14: 48
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      Quote: Eugene Medem
      One and a half million US Army personnel are located outside their country, such white and fluffy, solid peacekeepers, defenders and guarantors of security.
      One and a half million Russian army tossing and turning in maneuvers and exercises on its territory, and this is considered by Western politicians and the press as aggressive behavior.

      And you do not compare the United States and the Russian Federation. These are incomparable values. USA is the owner of planet Earth. But the Russian Federation, even nearby, no.
      Therefore, everything is different and different.
      You are more oriented to Mexico. The Russian Federation is very similar to it in a number of key parameters.
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 28 November 2019 15: 00
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        And you do not compare the United States and the Russian Federation. These are incomparable values. USA is the owner of planet Earth. But the Russian Federation, even nearby, no. Therefore, everything is different and different.

        Owner? Do you consider yourself an American lackey? belay We saw such owners, a lot of them came, but somehow ended. Russia specializes in putting in place all "rulers of the world."

        You are more oriented to Mexico. The Russian Federation is very similar to it in a number of key parameters.

        I am embarrassed to ask, where do you come from and what country do you focus on by key parameters?
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          tom44 (tom44) 28 November 2019 15: 44
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          Quote: 123
          Owner?

          It is the owner. And for a long time, for about 80 years.

          Quote: 123
          Do you consider yourself an American lackey?

          And where does it? Or do you think that you need, like an ostrich, stick your head in the sand, waiting for you ... in the sticking ass?

          Quote: 123
          We saw such owners, a lot of them came, but somehow ended.

          You haven’t seen a damn thing in your life. You obviously did not live in the era of dominance of the former owner of the world, Britain. Age did not come out.

          Quote: 123
          Russia specializes in putting in place all "rulers of the world."

          Can you give examples of "putting in place"? Or more la la?
          1. 123 Offline
            123 (123) 28 November 2019 17: 16
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            It is the owner. And for a long time, for about 80 years.
            Quote: 123
            Do you consider yourself an American lackey?

            And where is it?
            Or do you think that you need, like an ostrich, stick your head in the sand, waiting for you ... in the sticking ass?

            You can not hide in the sand. So, still lackey, since you have an owner?

            You haven’t seen a damn thing in your life. You obviously did not live in the era of dominance of the former owner of the world, Britain. Age did not come out.

            Duncan McCloud?

            Can you give examples of "putting in place"? Or more la la?

            I can. Is it worth it? Why lackeys about Swedes, Ottomans, Germans, French?
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    tom44 (tom44) 28 November 2019 14: 13
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    Russian and US military bases: how Moscow will respond to Washington’s buildup

    Nothing. Russia has no money. The United States is richer than Russia by about 100 times (99,3).
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      123 (123) 28 November 2019 15: 03
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      Nothing. Russia has no money. The United States is richer than Russia by about 100 times (99,3).

      Not everything in this world is measured by money, it is simply stupid. The "formidable" Saudi Arabia has a larger military budget.
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        tom44 (tom44) 28 November 2019 15: 45
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        Not everything in this world is measured by money, it is simply stupid.

        Everything in this world is measured in money.

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        The "formidable" Saudi Arabia has a larger military budget.

        And if this is true, then who told you that it is less formidable than the Russian Federation?
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          123 (123) 28 November 2019 17: 22
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          And if this is true, then who told you that it is less formidable than the Russian Federation?

          Must the "host" have to say? I’m not lackey, I can independently analyze the information and have my own opinion.
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              123 (123) 28 November 2019 17: 52
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              How restless you are laughing Did you miss a pill? smile
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                321 (321) 28 November 2019 18: 04
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                And he stole the gadget, closed somewhere and holds a circular defense from the workers of this institution))))
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                  123 (123) 28 November 2019 19: 41
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                  and he stole the gadget, closed somewhere and holds a circular defense from the workers of this institution))))

                  Silent. Probably the orderlies broke the door.
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              321 (321) 28 November 2019 20: 12
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              ... Apparently, you can analyze. But not information, but food. Exclusively.
              ... And you can have your own opinion too.
              ... Who so deceived you?

              So far, all the operations you listed have been carried out and are being carried out with you, and more than once, as you told your own experience self-critically, why should it?))
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          321 (321) 28 November 2019 18: 02
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          And why did you decide that someone would prove something to you, or explain? You yourself and only yourself, take up self-education - here are more examples to give you) not small, you can handle it yourself.
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    commbatant (Sergei) 1 December 2019 00: 53
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    Among them are motorized rifle divisions in Armenia and Tajikistan.

    They were under the USSR and they were created on their basis as the 127th MSD and 201st MSD in Armenia and Tajikistan, respectively, now they are more similar in structure to the MSBr.

    naval bases in Vietnam and Syria

    In Vietnam, we don’t have a naval base, and when the Union had a missile defense system (as it is now in the SAR) in Kamran, it was eliminated with GDP, and in Vietnam now there is a permanent detachment of IL-78, which are fueling our “strategists” over the Pacific ...

    The Russian military is also located in the states of Abkhazia and the PMR that are unrecognized by many countries (Transnistria)

    In Abkhazia, a full-fledged WB (ISBR) + border guards of the FSB of the Russian Federation.
    I forgot to mention South Ossetia, there is also a WB (MSBr.) + Border guards of the FSB of the Russian Federation.
    It is more difficult with the PMR, one of the two MSBs has been performing peacekeeping functions in turn, since 2014, the VT and VT are not being updated because of Ukraine and Moldova, and local ones with Russian citizenship serve in the indicated Russian battalions ...

    Official military information bases USA
    Among the 514 military indicated by the US government objectslocated abroad, almost half (194) are in Germany.

    The author does not distinguish between the base and the objects included in this base .... respectively, and the U.S. Armed Forces are much smaller ... than objects ... laughing