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Russian missiles' global reach: does Moscow need military bases abroad?

OWON: Interesting, likely similar to Chinese thinking, based on actions. Keep the real money for Jobs and Welfare. Blast trouble from a distance with drones, satellites and missiles if needed. No one needs 990+ bases costing vast Billions and achieving nothing as Middle East losses now show. Which are the real Pariah States now? Israel and ?




Russian missiles' global reach: does Moscow need military bases abroad?


Sputnik
30 April 2016

Throughout the 20th century, military analysts have considered military bases abroad to be an indicator of a state's power and influence, demonstrating whether or not a country has the right to call itself a great power. Recently, with advances in military technology, Russian politicians and the military have begun questioning this logic.

In its own analysis on the issue, Russian news and analysis website Zvezda.ru ponders whether today's Russia has a need for military bases in the 'near abroad' (i.e. the former Soviet Union) and elsewhere around the world.

"Recently," Zvezda recalled, "President Vladimir Putin expressed his position on this issue." Speaking at the traditional year-end press conference on December 17, 2015, Putin "questioned the need for the permanent deployment of Russian troops in Syria. According to the Russian leader, thanks to modern weapons, our country can 'reach' anyone, anywhere."

Specifically, Putin referred to the capabilities of the 1,500 km-range Kalibr-class sea-based cruise missile and the 4,500 km-range air-dropped Kh-101 cruise missile, which had recently been demonstrated targeting jihadi terrorists in Syria. "Why should we need a base there [in Syria]? Should we need to reach somebody, we can do so without a base," the president said, responding to a question about whether Russia would be deploying troops in the Middle Eastern country permanently.

"Why then, is the United States, which has in its arsenal weapons that are just as advanced, in no hurry to reduce its military presence in the world?" Zvezda asks. The answer, the news site suggests, is that most of the US's 730 military bases worldwide are tasked not with defense, but with serving as "a unique form of colonization via the projection of power and military might on foreign territory."

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3 comments :

  1. If we go to war with China and Russia...its to depopulate America while they hide in the underground.

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  2. WE THE PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE A SAY IN ALL DECISION CONCERNING A WAR......TIRED OF THIS BULLSHIT LIES SO THEY CAN KILL OF OUR SOLDIERS OR MAKE MONEY OR DEPOPULATE CITIZENS....THIS STOPS HERE...ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

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  3. Samantha we fight for you all tirelessly. Mass self indifference and lying media creates this. If we can bring a highly complex Elders group on side we can change so much. People need to make it all happen.Good people working together. The Elders are aware, be assured we show all with no holds barred, but as many are devout Buddhists, it needs time to enable them to understand the key moves needed. Intervention is a big step for them. They think a kind hand is enough. We explain, after we have used the iron crow bar first. The Cabal wont just clean up or give up. They have to be broken up.

    In Russia 20 m plus died during WW11. 30M allied nations innocents died. 6M Jews died. All we hear from the Jewish media are the Jews. To them the 50m others don't matter.
    Right now the same dumb indifference of self interest is leading up to a conflict which will be in billions. In the US if war comes probably at least 200M will go. The rest will just die slowly.
    If the Public had a clue, it would end. Faced with hard truth, the wake up call would come. All life matters. Animal and human.
    Samantha it wont just be to depopulate America but at least 5 billion more.
    And Yes, they will hide in many locations.
    They believe a Global population now of only 500M is enough. The rest, expendable.

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