US media: Russia will break NATO in less than three days

Donald Trump plans to reduce the US military contingent in Germany. Forbes experts believe that due to a decrease in the number of US troops in Europe, NATO will weaken so much that Russia will need less than three days if necessary to defeat the Alliance.

Within reach of the Baltic countries, the Russian Federation holds 25 battalions with approximately 760 tanks. NATO in this region has only 15 battalions with 130 tanks, 90 of which (US M-1 tanks) are in temporary rotation.

The analytical center from California, the RAND Corporation, in 2016 modeled the military operations of NATO countries against Russia. According to their findings, the military forces of the Russian Federation will quickly suppress the resistance of the lightly armed forces of the North Atlantic Alliance. In response, NATO may deploy airborne formations and helicopters, but the tanks of the western block are too slow and will not be able to arrive at the right time. Despite the advantages in aviation, it will be impossible to stop the Russian army.

In several maneuvers with a wide range of participants, the Russian military was able to reach Riga and Tallinn in a maximum of 60 hours

- noted in the RAND.

According to the California Center, to ensure the security of the Baltic states, NATO needs to increase the number of battalions from 15 to 30, as well as provide the army with heavy armored vehicles that could effectively withstand Russian troops. But instead of building up forces, the US president intends to reduce them. And the countries of Eastern Europe will become even weaker before the hypothetical aggression of Russia.
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  1. Valentine Online Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 8 June 2020 16: 48
    So again it is asked, and on what .... this Baltic has surrendered to us. We have enough sprats and ours, and cod liver, too, so we don’t need these three outhouses at all, and they need such horror stories to beg money for the next Russian threat from the US Congress ..... We would have to sort out our land , yes, apparently, we do not have a zealous owner for this. Our land rested only on peasants, villages and villages that fed the whole country, and now ...... So gentlemen, Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians, live in peace, and do not roll a barrel on us - everything that you now have , all this was built by the hands of the Soviet people, and not by you.
  2. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 8 June 2020 17: 36
    Hypothetically, everything is, of course, possible. The only question is: why ?! Such military entertainment walks will cost a pretty penny. It's not even a matter of winning. The occupied territories need to be fed and maintained. The Baltics are part of NATO. The rest will be harnessed, including the States ... World War III. With the destruction of everything and everyone on the planet. Therefore, I would consider media reports on this topic as some speculative conclusions. No more. Both Russia and Europe have no time for playing war games. In foreseeable future.
    1. Netyn Offline Netyn
      Netyn (Netyn) 10 June 2020 11: 26
      Quote: Rogue1812
      The rest will be harnessed, including the States ... The Third World War. With the destruction of everything and everything on the planet.

      Well, this is only in sprat fantasies.
      And so, they can cut a video clip to all NATOs to support "Shprotaniya", sprinkle them with sanctions. But no one will take more serious measures.
  3. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 8 June 2020 19: 14
    You flatter yourself a lot !!!
  4. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 8 June 2020 19: 16
    Yes, they will defeat themselves with a fright. While we get to them.
  5. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter 8 June 2020 21: 19
    ... to ensure the security of the Baltic states, NATO needs to increase the number of battalions ...

    Like "Battalions are asking for dough," the Americans offer to buy more tanks. What for? Who?
    In connection with the pandemic, both in Europe and in Russia, the situation does not in any way dispose to military adventures, since all economies continue to sneeze and cough. A sluggish attempt to distract Europeans from the intra-American pre-election feuds against the backdrop of pogroms by "dark-skinned" vandals.
  6. Dear sofa expert. 8 June 2020 21: 23
    ... it is absolutely impossible to defend the Baltic Sea because of its very small territory, lack of operational depth and partial isolation from the "main" Europe. Bringing relations with Russia to a tough confrontation, NATO now drove itself into this “Baltic trap”.

    At the moment, the total potential of all three armies of the Baltic countries and the contingents of other NATO countries deployed on their territories is categorically insufficient for their defense. Of course, NATO can create a group with enough potential to defend the Baltic states. But for this you will need to bare Europe, and even bring a lot of things from the United States. That is, a very noticeable share of NATO forces in this case will be concentrated in a small semi-insulated northeast corner of the alliance. This is about the same as if the Russian Federation had right now crammed half of its aircraft into Chukotka and Kamchatka.

    A similar option from a military point of view would be outright insanity. It would doubly become such because a group sufficient for the defense of the Baltic would create, in contrast to the current NATO group in this region, a very real threat to Russia. In this case, talking about flight time in half an hour to Moscow and ten minutes to St. Petersburg would no longer be empty speculative speculations. Thus, Russia would already have a reason for aggression. Its purpose would not be the capture of the unnecessary Baltic (more precisely, such a capture would become a means to an end), but a preventive strike with the goal of destroying most of NATO forces in Europe and eliminating an immediate threat to both their capitals.

    In this case, Russia would just take an example from Israel. In June 1967, he delivered such a preemptive strike against Egypt, Syria, and Jordan.

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    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 8 June 2020 22: 19
      Russia would just take an example from Israel.

      It won’t work out in any way, Russia goes its own way and it doesn’t look like an Israeli one.
      Europe-NATO, this is not Syria with Egypt and it’s not the 67th in the yard now. So, keep the balance, smile and wave. drinks
      1. Dear sofa expert. 8 June 2020 22: 46
        It won’t work out in any way, Russia goes its own way and it doesn’t look like an Israeli one.

        This is not me writing. There is a link. The article is long but interesting. Israel has nothing to do with it. Not about this article.
  7. Anatoly Yanaev Offline Anatoly Yanaev
    Anatoly Yanaev (Anatoly Yanaev) 9 June 2020 11: 32
    What tanks, what war? What is the author saying? What the hell are we going to attack the Balts, eh? Who is fighting with tanks now, ha..ha .. This is only in the movies. Well, yes, the city, territory must be cleaned with tanks, etc. cars, but mostly missile attacks, NATO has no protection against them!
  8. andrew42 Offline andrew42
    andrew42 (Andrei) 18 June 2020 14: 58
    Russia does not have any motives, tasks, preconditions to somehow deal with Europe by military means. Russia needs Europe as a politically neutral and high-tech trading partner. That's all and nothing else. If Europe gets on Russia because of NATO and American foolishness, it will get it in full. Will not climb - peace, friendship, chewing gum. The stupid ones can continue to be intensely frightened by the non-existent "Russian aggression", there are not enough horror films for people. It would be better to deal with migrants, to save Europe and its culture.