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With Russia's $650 billion rearmament plan, the bear sharpens its teeth

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If NATO needed to fight, they'd have a hard time getting fighters there because they'd need to deconflict the their air show schedules first.

Make no mistake. If the US didn't stop it, Putin could roll into Europe no problem.

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8 hours ago, guineapigfury said:

The Russians are shrinking in both population and economic power.  If they want to exhaust themselves with military ventures they cannot afford, I suggest we don't interrupt them while they're making mistakes.

Maybe but it could be a longer road to get to that place than we think, hence my argument for immediate feedback to negative activity. 

2 hours ago, di1630 said:

If NATO needed to fight, they'd have a hard time getting fighters there because they'd need to deconflict the their air show schedules first.

Make no mistake. If the US didn't stop it, Putin could roll into Europe no problem.

No way, our allies are the tip of the spear ready to go at a moment's notice...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/nato-runs-short-on-some-munitions-in-libya/2011/04/15/AF3O7ElD_story.html

http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/06/nato-members-defense-spending-two-charts/116008/

NATO is a well balanced defense organization, sharing the burden amongst members pulling their weight and not overly dependent on the US...

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Revival.  I'm a bit surprised I haven't seen more discussion here about the mounting Russian threat.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-targets-soldier-smartphones-western-officials-say-1507109402

I'm not shocked that the average American doesn't care, it's all too far away and the media isn't selling it.  I can attest that Eastern Europe and the Baltics are justly concerned however.  If Russia advances, NATO won't even be a speed bump.  US, UK, and German airpower will be the only immediate response that's even remotely effective.

These guys are evolving modern combat employment faster than anyone on the planet.

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7 hours ago, FourFans130 said:

Revival.  I'm a bit surprised I haven't seen more discussion here about the mounting Russian threat.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-targets-soldier-smartphones-western-officials-say-1507109402

I'm not shocked that the average American doesn't care, it's all too far away and the media isn't selling it.  I can attest that Eastern Europe and the Baltics are justly concerned however.  If Russia advances, NATO won't even be a speed bump.  US, UK, and German airpower will be the only immediate response that's even remotely effective.

These guys are evolving modern combat employment faster than anyone on the planet.

For those not WSJ subscribers, how do we view it?

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