Pentagon: Russian army is developing at an incredible speed

If the US army does not develop at the same pace as the armies of Russia and China are developing today, sooner or later this will lead to the lag of the US Armed Forces.

In an interview posted on the U.S. defense website, Air Force General John Heiten, recently appointed deputy head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said:

We need to observe how fast Russia and China are developing, which are moving at an incredible speed. So we must be sure that we are developing at least at the same pace as potential opponents.

The general was convinced that the American army, which today is ahead in most respects, will lose its advantage if the enemy "moves faster."

It must be admitted that the fears of the American general are far from groundless.

On December 24, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during an extended meeting of the board of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, said that the world had a unique situation where the leading countries of the world were forced to catch up with Russia with hypersonic weapons.

According to some experts, the United States will need several more years to create hypersonic weapons. At the same time, Americans need to understand that Russian gunsmiths will not stand still.
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  1. xilia72 Offline xilia72
    xilia72 (xantos) 12 January 2020 15: 23
    60 calibers per year. Speed ​​turtle.
    1. Vasil K. Offline Vasil K.
      Vasil K. (Vasil K.) 12 January 2020 15: 36
      I just have to believe in this figure? .. As in a God who did not exist 2 years ago, and before?
      1. GRF Online GRF
        GRF 12 January 2020 15: 45
        Well, if you do not believe in yourself, but in what they say to you, even if it contradicts your gut, then how dare you doubt?
    2. GRF Online GRF
      GRF 12 January 2020 15: 48
      The need and sufficiency of ammunition is different for a machine gunner and a sniper ...
      How is it in Hollywood action movies - he killed the leader and that's it, the end of the film ...
      1. Vasil K. Offline Vasil K.
        Vasil K. (Vasil K.) 12 January 2020 17: 20
        Still, back to the figure: indicate a reliable source of information. I believe that it is impossible to hide the number of built nuclear submarines now, but not these "bullets" to them and other carriers.
    3. shinobi Offline shinobi
      shinobi (Yuri) 19 January 2020 14: 28
      Are we actively fighting a high-tech adversary?
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  3. Jar.serge Offline Jar.serge
    Jar.serge (Reznik) 14 January 2020 10: 44
    Another cry from the Pentagon - give me money, otherwise they are scary!