The Pentagon reminded Russia that NATO has 1,9 million soldiers

In the past few months, the media have been actively discussing the topic of a possible war between the NATO bloc and Russia. On this occasion, on May 11, hearings were held in the House of Representatives of the US Congress, at which the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, spoke.

The head of the US Department of Defense noted that Russia does not seek to enter into an armed conflict with the alliance. He recalled that NATO has a total armed forces of 1,9 million troops. Therefore, from his point of view, Moscow does not want to fight the Western bloc. The functionary added that the attack of the Russian Federation on one of the members of the alliance can be considered exclusively in a theoretical plane, but if this happens, it will radically change the current state of affairs in geopolitics.

This would be a factor that radically changes the situation. With respect to Article 5 obligations, of course, NATO would most likely respond in some way and in some form as a coalition

- explained the US Secretary of Defense.

We remind you that as of December 31, 2018, the total area of ​​NATO countries was 24 km2, or 17% of the world, and the population was equal to 926 people, or 797% of the world.

At the same time, as of 2021, the strength of the US Armed Forces was 1,35 million military personnel. In addition, 860 thousand people were in reserve, and 14 million were registered. Therefore, it seems that the US Secretary of Defense is clearly being modest, because the number of Turkish Armed Forces alone as of 2022 was 550 thousand military personnel. Thus, the United States and Turkey are already 1,9 million, and the alliance includes many more countries.

Note that in the near future Finland and Sweden may file formal applications for NATO membership. Moscow believes that their entry into the alliance will disrupt the existing stability in northern Europe.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 12 May 2022 09: 42
    The Pentagon reminded Russia that NATO has 1,9 million soldiers

    Come on, scare you with your soldiers. Who cares if thousands of nuclear warheads fly in different directions ..
    1. krot Offline krot
      krot (Paul) 12 May 2022 10: 38
      Does NATO remember how many soldiers Hitler had?
      1. skeptic Offline skeptic
        skeptic 12 May 2022 22: 09
        Quote: krot
        Does NATO remember how many soldiers Hitler had?

        The same as Hitler's + impudent Saks and Turks. (Damn... who will bury them then?)
        But seriously, whoever starts first will write post-war history ... or there will be no one to write. Again, civilizations will begin to recover from Africa, South America.
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 12 May 2022 09: 47
    Forrestal in memory of them. They scare themselves. Or calm down.
    But it's worth considering. The fact that Russia is not going to attack European countries is known in Russia. But what happens if Europe decides to attack Russia?
    1. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
      Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 12 May 2022 11: 40
      There will definitely be a return from our side ...
  3. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 12 May 2022 09: 57
    Most of them are unmotivated Hispanics and transgender/gay/pink rabble. This herd will never fight for the US / NATO in serious military conflicts.
    1. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
      Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 12 May 2022 11: 42
      Well, yes ..., I can imagine how this blue herd will go on the attack, taking off their trousers and moving backwards, then another sight !!!
  4. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 12 May 2022 10: 19
    As the ancient commander Allarikh said. The thicker the grass, the easier it is to mow. A German, by the way ... stop
  5. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 12 May 2022 10: 27
    So NATO is already at war with the Russian Federation ... by the forces of the "sovereign" Ukrainian Armed Forces.
    The question is not a possible Russian attack on the Alliance, but whether a further escalation of armed confrontation will follow on the initiative of one of the parties.
    This is fraught with the death of the planet Earth!
    There is something to fear...
  6. wasp Offline wasp
    wasp 12 May 2022 10: 28
    In the presence of nuclear weapons, the number of soldiers does not play a decisive role.
  7. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 12 May 2022 10: 33
    could they finally count their soldiers?
    1. Mickey Mouse Offline Mickey Mouse
      Mickey Mouse (Ignat Barabulkin) 12 May 2022 17: 01
      could you write such nonsense?
  8. Monax Offline Monax
    Monax (Hermann) 12 May 2022 10: 36
    And let them fight to the last American.
  9. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 12 May 2022 10: 37
    One of us stopped a column of big-nosed dolbokluev, and you !?
    1. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) 13 May 2022 00: 42
      How it was...

    FGJCNJK (Nikolai) 12 May 2022 10: 38
    The Pentagon will still wait for the SARMAT to fly into the very middle of its main building. If the Kremlin, of course, has the courage to fulfill its promise - to hit the decision-making centers.
  11. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 12 May 2022 11: 39
    Russia has so many nuclear weapons that there will be enough of them. in order to destroy the entire NATO bloc several times, no matter how many millions of soldiers they have there ..., for the nuclear warhead there is no difference - a million more, a million less ...
  12. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 12 May 2022 17: 06
    When these soldiers' families are burning in a nuclear fire, you try to bring them together. They obviously won't be up to it.
  13. guest Offline guest
    guest 12 May 2022 17: 21
    NATO has a combined military force of 1,9 million troops.

    Yes, this is a real problem, where are we going to bury them all.
    1. faiver Offline faiver
      faiver (Andrei) 12 May 2022 17: 44
      when did you hear about cremation?
    2. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) 13 May 2022 00: 30
      Withdrew from the language ... laughing
  14. vo2022smysl Offline vo2022smysl
    vo2022smysl (Common sense) 12 May 2022 21: 17
    Note that in the near future Finland and Sweden may file formal applications for NATO membership. Moscow believes that their entry into the alliance will disrupt the existing stability in northern Europe.

    Yes, Finland and Sweden are highly likely to enter in NATO. Yes this some disrupt the existing stability in northern Europe. The problem is rather different: what did they expect as a result of the SVO?
    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 12 May 2022 21: 44
      What does it have to do with SVO again? All these anti-Russian attacks from Sweden and Finland began after Russia showed weakness in Istanbul.
  15. weddu Offline weddu
    weddu (Kolya) 12 May 2022 21: 43
    The able-bodied population of Russia is 80 mln people, half of the man. At least half of the male working-age population served in the army, many in the Soviet army, many have combat experience. If we take the minimum, the reserve of Russia, both mobilization and territorial defense, is at least 10 million people.
  16. Dingo Offline Dingo
    Dingo (Victor) 13 May 2022 00: 28
    1,9 million, you say... Bliiin... Yes, where are we going to bury you all?
  17. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 13 May 2022 01: 27
    1,9 million soldiers and 1,7 billion budget is precisely NATO's weakness in relation to Russia, because such an overwhelming military superiority lowers the threshold for deciding on the use of extreme measures. In an unwinnable war, tactical nuclear weapons become the only way to quickly end the conflict (escalation for the sake of de-escalation). Also, the technological superiority and superiority of the Air Force and other strike capabilities (especially in relation to Russian SSBNs) creates too much risk for Russia to lose control, lose control, lose the ability to launch missiles and lose the missiles themselves, which greatly increases the likelihood of a decision on. ..

    But even within conventional warfare, NATO is not united in its desire to fight. The United States, without the logistics of the old world, without the airfields of the old world, can only fight against Russia to a limited extent. Yes, the US has a large number of well-trained, highly experienced soldiers, special forces and marines. The enemy is extremely dangerous. But as for the other members of the alliance, there are questions. The RF Armed Forces are gaining experience now, every day. Problems are being solved, tactical issues, the Russian army is no longer the same as it was 70 days ago. And it will be even more professional, especially air defense, videoconferencing, electronic warfare.

    In addition, even in a pre-nuclear conflict, there are still a lot of very sensitive military measures that for the West (Europe) can become critical for future existence. These are high-tech enterprises (there are those where the loss of an enterprise kills almost all chip production in the world (Holland)). Cyber ​​environment, tin can also begin there. War with Russia for what? Mutual self-destruction of Europe and Russia, so that in the end Asia and the USA would remain? To what extent does the United States itself want to fight Russia?
  18. Roma Phil Offline Roma Phil
    Roma Phil (Roma) 13 May 2022 13: 22
    In a nuclear war, the number of soldiers does not matter. But the territory of Russia is very important. Of course, most of the Russians live in the middle zone of the European part of Russia, but in Siberia there is not a small number of people
    A dozen missiles with nuclear warheads will probably be enough for the whole of Western Europe, well, 20 missiles for the USA. Although they say self-propelled torpedoes "Doomsday" - "Poseidon" lurk off the coast of the United States, which can create a wave of 500 meters and wash away most of America, and the Yellowstone volcano, it is enough to blow it up with a nuclear missile.
    But in Russia there will remain a part of the population in Siberia and in the northern latitudes.
    Although we, who live in the European part of Russia, will no longer know this.
  19. Angry Warrior Offline Angry Warrior
    Angry Warrior (Angry Warrior) 13 May 2022 13: 37
    And there are 3 million of us with the Chinese army!
  20. Angry Warrior Offline Angry Warrior
    Angry Warrior (Angry Warrior) 13 May 2022 13: 39
    And if the Russian army inflicts a preventive nuclear strike on NATO countries, then less than half of their troops will remain !!
  21. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) 13 May 2022 15: 46
    Russia also needs to warn the United States that Russia possesses such weapons that they can turn not only the Pentagon, but the entire United States into dust.
  22. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 13 May 2022 20: 49
    NATO troops...
    I remember a joke about a Georgian commando in American uniforms

    - Givi, why did you miss the formation? - I saw myself in the mirror and messed up ...
  23. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
    Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) 14 May 2022 03: 23
    they believe that the nuclear will not come.
    but no one checked. hopefully they won't
  24. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 15 May 2022 17: 59
    I’ll tell you a secret that nuclear weapons don’t care how many soldiers you have, 100 people or 100 million ... And I’ll look at the enthusiasm of these 1,9 million, when, for example, Berlin, London or Warsaw evaporate to zero .. .... Putin told you that we do not need a world without Russia.
  25. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 15 May 2022 18: 25
    First, deal with the Afghan shepherds, then inflate your chest. 6000 nuclear charges will reset all your Wishlist to the cave level. What is Europe and how many nuclear charges are needed on this peninsula? For reference. Only one Sarmat missile is capable of completely destroying Britain. The number of troops plays practically no role in a nuclear war.
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 16 May 2022 14: 35
      Well, yes, Vanga also said that by the middle of the 21st century Western Europe could become deserted due to the fact that it would be impossible to live there.