Pentagon not ready for Cold War

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Unread post21 Mar 2014, 03:38

Interesting read:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... d-war.html

There’s an old saying in the military that we’re always training for the last war, so fixated on the lessons of our most recent conflict that we’re blind to the emerging threat.

For years, that last war was the Cold War, and the emerging threat was the insurgents of Iraq and Afghanistan. Slowly, painfully, eventually, the military reoriented itself. The result? After more than two decades of post Cold War re-alignment, the military is less prepared than it has been in generations for a confrontation with Russia.

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Unread post22 Mar 2014, 15:35

Hello, And do you think the Russians are ready? After 5 days all their airplanes wil be grounded.

- Overstressed
- Broken
- No spare parts any more
- Shot down
- Crashed
- Bombed

And 5 days in the "game" their CCC would have been taken out.
And without their CCC, Russians are lost.

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