In the war with Russia, the United States intends to do with "little blood"

An alarming statement by the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Valery Gerasimov, about preparing the NATO military bloc for a large-scale armed conflict, in which our country appears to be the most likely enemy, some in the foreign media have already hurried to call exaggeration and "thickening of colors." Unfortunately, this is hardly the case. All the actions of the member countries of the North Atlantic Alliance, and, above all, its “governing and guiding" - the United States, just show that the head of our General Staff does not exaggerate anything, but simply states absolutely obvious facts.

Contrary to his own peace-loving statements, and along with common sense, the “collective West” has more than ever in recent decades come close to the line of using military force against Russia. However, how exactly do the local strategists and tactics see this scenario?

Total war ?! No, thank you ...

The only truly positive moment against a rather gloomy general background is that Washington is quite clearly aware: in the event of a global collision using all available arsenals, including the potential of the “nuclear triad” of world powers, the chances are not only of winning a landslide victory, but just to survive, the US has no. No matter how much in the West they mock about Putin’s cartoonish rockets, the names Avangard, Dagger, Zircon have long been on the pages of the local media. And today, these names of the latest types of Russian weapons are not mentioned in a humorous way ... And the frank confessions of senior officials from the Pentagon, including its head Mark Esper, that the US military at the moment have not only nothing comparable with the Russian hypersonic weapons, but also effective means that can withstand it, indicate that the real balance of power there is soberly evaluated. Naturally, there are attempts to "keep the mark" similar to the statement of the head of the US Air Force Logistics Command, General Arnold Bunch, who assured reporters that the "American hypersound" will be ready for battle in some couple of years. The bold assumptions of his colleague, General John Rafferty, regarding the fact that the "Precision Strike Missile, PrSM" being tested by Lockheed Martin Corporation "will probably be able to overcome the Russian missile defense system" can also be attributed to the same genre. It can ... It can not ... It would be better if you did not try!

Moreover, the idea of ​​not only a large-scale nuclear confrontation, but even a full-fledged preparation for it does not at all inspire Washington politicians... For all that terry Russophobia that has recently taken root in the main legislative body of power there, there are those among its members who are very actively opposed to such a prospect. So, more recently, three senators - Chris Wang, Todd Young and Robert Menendez (certainly not a friend of our country!), Turned to the Acting Director of US National Intelligence Joseph Maguire with an extremely delicate assignment. Lawmakers are asking him to "assess the consequences of the reaction from Russia and China" to the United States' withdrawal from the latest international treaty limiting the development of strategic offensive weapons (START-3), which is inexorably coming to an end. In their opinion, this “both in the short and long term” will not bring anything good to the United States. Russia's nuclear arsenal, which already poses a mortal threat to any of its adversaries, "will not be limited by anything," a new arms race will begin, in which the Americans today have to play the role of catch-up. Who will she ruin? It is far from the fact that the Russians. On this occasion, by the way, another parliamentarian spoke very frankly - the chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and Environment of the US House of Representatives, Democrat William Keating. Also reaffirming his commitment to the extension of START-3 and repeating the duty: "Russia cannot continue to invest so much money in weapons if there are problems that need to be resolved within the country," he found the strength to honestly admit: "By the way, this is absolutely true for us also..."

Moreover, the capabilities of our Armed Forces, which have changed in a completely cardinal way, can be said to destroy the doctrines of warfare customary for the United States - from local to world. It so happened that, thanks to their own geographical position, the Americans have always relied on one thing: “We will retire!” I must say that this approach worked not only for decades, but for centuries. The planet survived two world wars, killing hundreds of millions and destroying entire countries, and not a single bomb fell on US territory. Yes, this alignment eventually forced the Pentagon to aggressively uphold "American vital interests" to maintain a huge network of military bases around the world, but it was still strategically more profitable than exposing its own country under attack. But now all this is more, excuse me, it won’t work ... A very significant one in this respect is the recent publication in the American publication Foreign Policy, the author of which, political analyst Michael Beckley draws conclusions very disappointing for the Pentagon. The main one is that, accustomed to absolute security both “on its own land” and in places of deployment on the territory of NATO allies, the US army is completely unprepared for a war in which “secluded places” will not exist in principle. Modern military Technology allow extremely efficient and, incidentally, not so expensive to “get” the enemy anywhere: even across the ocean, even from the opposite hemisphere of the Earth. You can forget about the "security zones", of which American warriors are accustomed to deliver their strikes with impunity to the world, "bringing peace to the world" - airfields, navy parking lots, transport "corridors", warehouses and bases ...

Little blood on foreign territory

The most interesting thing is that the resume from all this, a respected author (seemingly a peaceful university assistant professor, by the way!) Does quite unexpected. In connection with the changes that have taken place, should the US moderate its “civilizational” ardor and somewhat reduce its claim to the role of “world gendarme”? Nothing like that! It turns out that for the effective conduct of hostilities, the Pentagon needs to transfer its maximum strength to the territory as close as possible to the borders of a potential enemy! In the case of a hypothetical conflict with Russia - to Eastern and Southeast Europe, if there is an outbreak of trouble with China - to Southeast Asia. Cram there more missile systems and UAVs armed to the teeth - here they are, used “as minefields” and will shorten the enemies! At the same time, Mr. Beckley for some reason proceeds from the fact that our country will certainly rush to “seize the Baltic States”, and the Celestial Empire - Taiwan. He bashfully keeps silent about what to do if the stakes are much higher (for example, to smash the United States itself in half). But the most interesting thing is that the Pentagon, it seems, just intends to adhere to approximately the same strategy that was outlined on the pages of Foreign Policy! As evidence of this assumption, for example, it is quite possible to consider such a fact as the statement made recently by General Charles Brown, commander of the US Air Force in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, that the deployment of American medium and shorter range missiles in this region would be "Certainly good for the US." Somewhat similar thoughts were expressed by the head of the Pentagon, Mike Esper ...

There are other signs - perhaps not so large-scale, but not becoming less significant from this. For scouts all over the world, it has long been an axiom of the postulate that the definitive evidence as to which war this or that army is preparing for is the answer to the question: what exactly is it armed with? The United States military budget for 2020 is huge. The appropriation of the year this year it exceeds $ 22 billion. The priority, according to statements made by senior officials, will be the creation of the Space Forces, modern missile defense and air defense, as well as other projects for "decisive modernization and re-equipment of the army." At the same time, more than 700 million are clearly planned to be allocated to “contain Russia”. Most of these funds are likely to be utilized as part of the EDI program, the so-called European Security Initiative. That is, for the most part they will be spent on creating in the Old World the very "outposts" of the Pentagon, from which, obviously, his leadership plans to attack Russia if necessary, exposing the territory of the Allies, but not their own. It is very likely that the US army is nevertheless preparing for a "small victorious war" in Europe, in the process of which our country should be "indicated its place", paying for it more with the lives of Europeans than Americans. In any case, some data concerning the new weapons and equipment that began to arrive in the US Army and Marine Corps testify to this. For example - the new M320A1 grenade launchers, pistols and sniper rifles Mk13 Mod 7 for Marines, the improved night vision devices ENVG-B, reinforced body armor and protective helmets for the "hunters".

However, all this, perhaps, trifles. But the massive deliveries to the troops of the deeply modernized Abrams M1A2C tanks are unlikely. The main armored vehicle of the US Army was "stuffed" to fame: here you are brought to almost the equivalent of 800-900 mm the latest armor protection, and the "smart" Vehicle Health Management System, which monitors the condition of components and assemblies, and the active protection complex "Trophy- HV ”, and a damn breakthrough of similar expensive and high-tech“ toys ”that turn this already weak tank into a serious enemy. Another point, much more characteristic: the US military has invested considerable amounts in sharply doubling the production of guided air-to-ground missiles of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). They should replace themselves pretty obsolete from the moment they were adopted by the AGM-114 Hellfire. The point here is that the new missiles are fundamentally no different from the "hellfire" that drove terrorists through deserts for many years. The parameters, of course, are higher, but, according to military experts, for conducting combat operations against an enemy with a more or less modern air defense system, they are completely useless. About the "Shell", "Torah" and other similar complexes, and we are not talking. Why then such investments? Is Washington planning to “bring the light of democracy” to some other underdeveloped country, which unfortunately turned out to be the owner of oil fields? Or does he hope that the plans developed by some clever men in the Pentagon for “hacking” the so-pissing Americans of the Russian “closed A2AD protected zones” will still be possible to realize, and then everything will come to hand? It may very well be.

In truth, it would have been better if American political observer William Connolly turned out to be the one who put forward the version that the Pentagon’s feverish activity was caused not by a real desire to fight, but by an attempt to “save its image”, which was “pretty shaky” after the US Army suffered a number "Technical defeats" in the Middle East. Now they are trying to at least impress the Europeans with teachings of unprecedented proportions, until they began to strengthen their own armies to the detriment of the "North Atlantic Brotherhood." It would be good if that was how it was ...
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 December 2019 09: 33
    And who is the author, everything is clear ...
    Others write - the United States is not ready for anything, the carriers are funny, the tomahawks sucks, the F-35 rubbish, the tanks are about to fall apart ...
    And only here - everyone is getting ready and getting ready !!! Well done, however! Vigilance is our everything!
    1. Tatyana Offline Tatyana
      Tatyana 20 December 2019 12: 12
      I completely agree with the author! The article is analytically, as a guide to action, absolutely correct.

      I, too, am confident that the Pentagon, under whose leadership NATO exists, as well as the Nazis, practically no sanity in its aggressive plans to unleash its PROXY WAR with Russia will not stop.

      Russians should be prepared not only technically, but also morally for the war imposed on us by the crazy West / USA.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 December 2019 15: 37
        Tse, although I do not cut it, but here I also agree.
        IMHO, since the GDP helped his agent Trump, he announces endlessly about% of new weapons, armor, hypersound, etc., then not to rearm on new things for USA is a loss of face.
        China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey are not asleep, everyone is also rearming. Even Nigeria orders a new BDK.

        One must be vigilant.
      2. commbatant Offline commbatant
        commbatant (Sergei) 22 December 2019 23: 32
        Quote: Tatiana
        Russians should be prepared not only technically, but also morally for the war imposed on us by the crazy West / USA.

        How can you be ready for a nuclear war ("high-intensity military operations" American term.), Educate?
  2. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 19 December 2019 10: 26
    Alexander, with all due respect to your articles, I want to note:
    1. The embezzlement in the US Army has not been canceled.
    2. In Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, they fight the same way - they enclose the bases with concrete blocks and wait for the "Indians", preferably with bows, to attack them.
    3. The war in Vietnam ended as soon as the coffins went - their famous:

    Further resistance is NOT FAVORABLE!

    Comrade Kim clearly demonstrated the price of their warlike cries.
    1. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 20 December 2019 21: 25
      Quote: Vladimir_Voronov
      Comrade Kim clearly demonstrated the price of their warlike cries.

      Comrade Kim is like the Elusive Joe, who was elusive not because no one could catch him, but because no one needed him ... and he didn’t need him. If the United States decided to omit North Korea, then it would be done quickly and efficiently.
      1. commbatant Offline commbatant
        commbatant (Sergei) 23 December 2019 00: 09
        Quote: Bindyuzhnik
        If the United States decided to omit North Korea, then it would be done quickly and efficiently.

        About quickly, quite possibly, at the expense of quality - no ...
        To begin with, google how many people live in the Seoul conglomeration and how many operating NPPs there are in RK, comrades from the L / C PD and the 8th PA of the United States Army located in the same place, as well as residents of Tokyo and US WB officers on Fr. Okinawa suicide bombers ...
        In addition, the KPA has been preparing for more than 60 years for a war with the imperialists, the physiographic description of the DPRK shows us the mountainous character of the DPRK and the large number of rocky roads near the DPRK on the border with the Republic of Kazakhstan and along its coast ...
        Most enterprises of the military-industrial complex, power plants, arsenals and storage bases of fuels and lubricants / MTO / V and VT, etc. hidden in the rocks ...
        No one disputes that the KPA general-purpose forces are less modern than those of the RK, well, so the KPA does not focus on them at all, but on its own strategic missile forces.

        Missile weapons of the Strategic Missile Forces of the DPRK:
        Short-range ballistic tactical missile “Hwason-11”, or “Toksa” (“Hwasong-11”, “Toksa”, KN-02 according to the NATO code). A single-stage solid-fuel rocket, in service since 2007. DPRK mastered the production of an analogue of the Tochka-U missile system in 2005, range 100-120 km. It is located on a mobile SPU based on the chassis of a three-axle off-road vehicle.
        Hwason-5 short-range ballistic tactical missile (Hwasong-5, KN-03, NATO code). Range 320 km, in service since 1985, North Korea’s own development. It is located on a mobile four-axis SPU.
        Hwason-6 short-range ballistic tactical missile (Hwasong-6, KN-04, NATO code). Range 700 km, DPRK's own development adopted in service in 1990, 300-600 items in service. It is located on a mobile four-axis SPU.
        The Hwason-7 medium-range ballistic missile (Hwasong-7, No-dong-A, or Rodong-1, KN-06, NATO code). In service since 1997, range 1000-1300 km. Placed on a mobile 5-axis SPU.
        Medium-range ballistic missile No-Dong-2 (No-dong-B, KN-07 according to NATO code). In service since 2004, range to 2000 km. Placed on a mobile 6-axis SPU.
        Hwason-10 medium-range ballistic missile (BM-25 Musudan, KN-09 according to NATO code). Range 2500-4000 km, in service since 2009, presumably up to 200 missiles. Located on a mobile six-axis SPU.
        Hwason-13 intercontinental ballistic missile (Hwasong-13, KN-08 according to NATO code). Was shown at the military parade in Pyongyang on May 15, 2012 in the amount of 6 units. Range 5500-7500 km. Placed on a mobile eight-axis SPU

        In addition, in terms of the number of cannon and rocket artillery, the KPA ranks first in the world and most of it is located near the border of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which will provide a "sea of ​​fire" to comrades from the South if necessary ...
        The combined command of the United States and the Republic of Kazakhstan, of course, can drive the Korean working people into the Stone Age, only to occupy the DPRK with the forces of this command is not enough, because then they will have to clash with the PLA and the RF Armed Forces at separate defense lines, and living in the South of the Korean Peninsula will be called into question (giant fires, loss of infrastructure, industry, partial radioactive, bacteriological infection of densely populated (once) areas, flows refugees from the North of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the South ...
      2. Makar.M Offline Makar.M
        Makar.M (Makar.M) 25 December 2019 22: 45
        It is very doubtful that the United States would have had enough coffins; they cannot afford it.
  3. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 19 December 2019 10: 31
    If we want peace, then we must always be ready for war, we should no longer be taken by surprise, as it was once, 75 years ago.
    1. Valentine Offline Valentine
      Valentine (Valentin) 19 December 2019 17: 58
      And to take us by surprise is our national trait, because we do not always have diarrhea, so scrofula - "Vanka is at home, Grishka is not, Grishka is at home, Mishka is not", it is not sad, but this is not only here. The only advantage is the one who unexpectedly strikes the first, but the answer will be, although not adequate, but it will not seem a little, this is what the Yankees are afraid of, and will never poke their attention to us, but to urge their moseks - Ukraine, Georgia, and three Baltic toilets - they are easy, and there they will look.
  4. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 19 December 2019 14: 20
    What weapons are being purchased - are they preparing for such a war ...

    The thought is literate. By the way, ISIS threatens us, if it is damned three times, from the territory of northern Afghanistan. And there is nothing more effective against obscurantism than the smart mines of the new generation. I recommend to deploy them for testing in conditions as close to combat as possible at our bases of 201 divisions and on Kant.
  5. Dzafdet Offline Dzafdet
    Dzafdet (Sergei) 19 December 2019 17: 16
    The author, in any attempt to attack from NATO, we will use tactical nuclear weapons. Then neither tanks nor US missiles will help. 100 kilotons and amigos will arrive, tormented!
    1. AICO Offline AICO
      AICO (Vyacheslav) 20 December 2019 09: 48
      Why do you deny that if any zechar bends Pearl Harbor first, or Guam, for example, and is warned - one more leap and a big apple with the San Andreas fault will go after it, or you will choose a target and let us know !!!
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 20 December 2019 16: 37
        Quote: AICO
        bend the first Pearl Harbor, or Guam for example

        Why do these resorts if bombs fall on Russia?
        It is necessary to destroy the electronic infrastructure of the USA - California, Silicon Valley, power plants of the East Coast.
        Without electricity, the United States will become Irish Papuan for many years. Without credit cards and financial trillions in computers.
        1. AICO Offline AICO
          AICO (Vyacheslav) 20 December 2019 21: 02
          Power plants are destroyed without bombs - instead of uranium supplies, show a sticking out figure and hello - 43 units operate on our fuel, according to Ostretsov, only for this you must first outweigh all their Chaldeans, who have dug in Russia !!!
          1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
            Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 20 December 2019 22: 35
            70% of US energy is coal. Yes, and the suspension of uranium supplies will affect only after 5 years.
    2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 20 December 2019 14: 43
      Sergey, you are not quite right -

      ... the blow will be dealt to decision centers.

      - this is not tactical ...
      1. Dzafdet Offline Dzafdet
        Dzafdet (Sergei) 21 December 2019 16: 57
        I meant that when NATO moves with a swift attack by tanks to Moscow, then it will fly to them. At one time, while studying at the military department, I knew the surroundings of a West German city better than the area where I still live ..
    3. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 20 December 2019 21: 27
      And what, you hope that the answer will not arrive? A naive Chukchi boy ... lol
      1. plabu Offline plabu
        plabu 21 December 2019 00: 11
        And those robots are counting on what? That the answer will not arrive to them?
        Figures - attacked - get to the fullest, that's enough for you to pretend to be hedgehogs, like, but with it, with all this, we were standing next to you, that's all ...
        1. Binder Offline Binder
          Binder (Miron) 21 December 2019 07: 14
          Quote: 321
          And those robots are counting on what?

          And "those robyats" are not going to fight with Russia. Why, if the Russian Federation itself is doing everything in order to cease to exist as a single state.
          1. plabu Offline plabu
            plabu 21 December 2019 09: 20
            They are going, they are not going to - they also really do NOT really know, there were precedents, they’ll think again - it’s also useful for them to think. laughing
  6. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 December 2019 18: 18
    The United States is a master at provocation, especially by the wrong hands. And Russia has always only made excuses and so have not learned to think and work ahead of the curve. The United States cannot live without war, and war does not work, although the Americans deliberately create these conflict situations everywhere. Therefore, the author and the General Staff are right - they are planning to be big or small, but "naughty".
  7. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 20 December 2019 09: 42
    And then it turns out that the donor is not enough !!!
    1. Come on Offline Come on
      Come on 20 December 2019 11: 04
      Yes, I remember at least two who wanted to barbaross with little blood)). Both sucked in, but they were formidable - don't wake up mom.
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 20 December 2019 21: 30
        Are you talking about Mercedes Pasha, who was going to pacify Chechnya in a week by forces of one Airborne Regiment? And the second one? winked
        1. Boris Chernikov Offline Boris Chernikov
          Boris Chernikov (Boris Chern) 21 December 2019 22: 18
          Despite the weakness of the Republic of Armenia at that time, the politician did not give the militants a squeeze in the 96th, Pulikovsky was then determined.
          1. Binder Offline Binder
            Binder (Miron) 22 December 2019 06: 18
            Politicians then undoubtedly played a decisive role, but this circumstance does not abolish the complete incompetence of P. Grachev.
            1. Boris Chernikov Offline Boris Chernikov
              Boris Chernikov (Boris Chern) 23 December 2019 13: 16
              And there’s no question about his incompetence .. the fact remains that the army was not ready for the assault and operation as a whole, there was profanity in preparation, I read the memoirs of officers of one of the units .. The only plus was that when they were withdrawn from Germany, and then thrown into the field .. then, as a result, the generals handed out the apartments before being sent to Chechnya .. the personnel were not trained, they asked them to send crews for equipment, according to the documents, high-class specialists, and in fact the BMP-2 crew does not know what hatches they crawl because BMPs are first seen .. all the equipment of the part is one about the pitcher loaded on the composition .. Therefore, such heavy losses .. the army was not there, there was a crowd with weapons.
  8. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 20 December 2019 23: 14
    The military doctrine of the Russian Federation clearly states -

    In the event of the outbreak of war against the Russian Federation of two or more countries, the Russian Federation unambiguously uses nuclear weapons ... So the United States with its Russophobia pulls death for a mustache ... The war with the Russian Federation will completely destroy the United States with a 100% probability.
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  10. Boris Chernikov Offline Boris Chernikov
    Boris Chernikov (Boris Chern) 21 December 2019 22: 12
    What can I say .. the author is right at 147%, the US is used to fighting somewhere there, believing that if they bomb someone, then they should not fly over .. because, well, they are far away ..
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  13. They themselves will not climb, they will send ukrov.
  14. Tramp Offline Tramp
    Tramp (Neo) 6 January 2020 20: 03
    Naturally, the Americans get off with little blood .. everything will depend on how quickly they give up))))