“Our goal is to effectively neutralize any military threats to Russia’s security, including those of the [NATO] strategic anti-ballistic missile defense system, the prompt global strike concept and information warfare,” Putin told the Russian military.
“We will continue to do everything needed to preserve the strategic balance of power,” he said, adding that the balance was what had prevented a major military conflict between the opposing camps during the Cold War.
Putin was speaking to Russian generals and defense industry captains in Sochi on Friday, concluding a series of defense-related meetings. He said Russia will continue to develop advanced military technology to protect itself.
“Leading world powers are currently using the most advanced scientific knowledge for weapons development. It includes laser technologies, hypersound technologies, and robotics. Russia is conducting such research too,” the president said.
“As we create advanced weapons systems we strictly follow the international obligations that Russia has taken upon itself. But some other nations, as we all know, cancel previous agreements. As was the case with anti-ballistic missile defense,” Putin added, referring to the withdrawal from the ABM Treaty in 2002 by the administration of then US President George W Bush.
Moscow accuses the US and its NATO partners of compromising Russian national security by developing means to counter Russia’s nuclear deterrence, expanding the alliance towards Russian borders and developing advanced conventional strike technology that may be used for a large attack.
Putin’s statement is also in response to the latest Donald Trump pronouncements of building “12 Carriers and 350 Ships,” to generate local employment, revitalize the US military, and make the military industrial complex happy, in one stroke.
12 Carriers and 350 Ships: A Strategic Path Forward from President Elect Donald Trump
President Elect Donald Trump, correctly understanding the current strategic environment, is committed to building a 350 ship Navy.
President Elect Donald Trump, correctly understanding the current strategic environment, is committed to building a 350 ship Navy. This will set aside thirty years of steady declines in the size of the Navy and put those who would make themselves the United States’ enemy on notice that the “irreplaceable nation” has picked up the mantle of leadership that it so recently cast off in an attempt to become more “normal” and less “dangerous.” However, while 350 ships may seem huge in comparison to the battle force of 272 ships we have today; it actually represents the bare minimum that is actually required to maintain presence in the 18 maritime regions where the United States has critical national interests.
Trump says he wants to rebuild the military. What will that look like?
Trump has said he wants to increase the size of the Army and the Marine Corps, build new ships for the Navy and add jets to the Air Force’s arsenal and modernize the nuclear arsenal. Defense stocks jumped Wednesday morning with news of his election. BAE System and Raytheon saw their stock prices go up more than 6 percent by 11 a.m. Wednesday. Lockheed Martin was up more than 5 percent.
“Trump’s win is good news for the defense industry, especially when coupled with Republican majorities in the House and Senate,” said Loren Thompson, a defense consultant who advises many of the nation’s top tier contractors.
Increasing the size of the military will favor BAE Systems and General Dynamics, plus helicopter makers Boeing and Lockheed Martin, in particular, he said. Northrop Grumman, which is building the Air Force’s new bomber, could be a winner, he said, as could General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls, companies that make submarines.
Trump would most likely focus on weapons systems already in development or production, instead of starting new ones, Eaglen said, which would be good news for programs such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the Littoral Combat Ship as well as building new aircraft carriers.
All of that sounds costly. Where does he get the money?
Eaglen has calculated that his promises could add up to an additional $55 billion in defense spending—“and that’s conservative,” she said.
… In a note to investors, Byron Callan, an analyst with Capital Alpha Partners, “A populist president may be less tolerant of cost overruns on major weapons systems and greater use of fixed-price contracts might entail more risk for the sector.”
Eaglen acknowledged that “the major defense contractors are part of the establishment he’s railing against.” But she said Trump doesn’t really have a choice but to stick with them. “If he wants to show results, he’s got to live with the contractors he has,” she said. “You have to go with the production lines you have open.”
We would like to believe that these were not in the minds of those who voted Trump into the White House. We were expecting that “Making America Great Again” is an economic re-invigoration without the unnecessary deaths of American soldiers overseas. We really thought that Trump really cares for the US veterans, but now he is poised to add more to the physically and psychologically maimed population.
Nevertheless, the Russian propaganda outlet, SputnikNews, disclosed that Russia is “developing lethal warhead based on new physical principles.”
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia is developing lethal warheads based on so-called new physical principles, chief of the Land Force’s missile and artillery troops Maj. Gen. Mikhail Matveevsky said Friday.
“In terms of improving missile systems, we are working on… the development of advanced combat units, including multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles as well as with lethality based on new physical principles,” Matveevsky said. Work is also underway to equip missile systems with state-of-the-art onboard control systems, as well as automation equipment for the preparation and launch of missiles, he added.
We have no reason to doubt that Russia is indeed in possession of exotic military technologies that could surpass, or equal that of the US. But the key to winning the modern war is in the way these attacks are delivered.
This new “lethal warhead” will be used in “a swarm of 100 drones against a single F-35 or five Reaper drones with lethal results.” We also have seen how the Iranian swarm of armed fastcrafts harassed a US Navy ship Firebolt in the Gulf last September of this year…
Iranian fast boats have once again harassed an American ship in the Persian Gulf, forcing a U.S. Navy patrol boat to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision with one of the Iranian boats.
American officials have labeled the Iranian actions in Sunday’s encounter involving the USS Firebolt as “unsafe and unprofessional.” It is the latest in a string of such incidents over the past two weeks in which small craft from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) have harassed U.S. Navy ships in the Gulf.
“The USS Firebolt, a patrol craft, was operating in international waters in the central Arabian Gulf, was approached by seven fast-attack craft from Iran,” Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters today.
… and provided coordinated lethal attacks on a mockup US Carrier during a naval exercise in February 2015.
Certainly, the 12 brand new yet slow moving US aircraft carriers would still be sitting ducks against the these swarm of armed speedboats, and drones.
We are not still factoring in the sheer size of the Chinese military, and the modern warfare it also is capable of introducing into the game, because at present, it is content in waging a financial war against the Khazarian Criminal Bankers, together with “WTC 9/11 bill” offended Saudi Arabia, instead.
Saudis, China Dump $375 Billion Treasuries, Increasing Fed Worthless Paper to $2.805 trillion
The total US dollar dump in the last 12 months reached $375 Billion between China and Saudi Arabia alone.
In response, the US is planning to ban Chinese firms from acquiring stakes on US companies. Obviously, these US legislators want China to just stick on the US bonds that are not worth beyond the paper and ink they are printed on.
But China is moving ahead with its global “One Belt, One Road” economic programs offering the least interest rates only comparable to that of Japan, and much lower than the usurious IMF and World Bank of the West.
Even Peru, where the ongoing APEC Summit 2016 is held, prefers China to finance its infrastructure requirements, just like most in the ASEAN countries.
Both Russia and China’s defiance to Western threats, and their immeasurable willingness to help others in concrete terms, are inspiring militarily weaker countries to stand up for what is good for their peoples.
What we are trying to say here is that, war is obsolete and stupid to even be entertained by the incoming Trump government. In fact, it would be much better to close down all 1,000 US military bases spread around the globe, and start saving billions for the economy back at home. That should be the ultimate goal of a genuinely reformed United States, or by any country on the planet, for that matter.
A true United Nations organization must spearhead the redirection of all military science and technology towards a progressive economic advancement for all.
We would rather have competitions in sports, arts and music, than in the art of destruction of the human spirit, and anatomy.
Obviously, these Khazarian bankers behind the US war industry will never allow a Trump to have his “better economic plans” to dominate the US landscape. He doesn’t own the Secret Service, the same SS organization which assassinated the last true president of the last US Republic.
The Trump presidency is not yet the Second American Revolution, as some are passionately claiming. The newly elected US president will cooperate with Putin in Syria for as long as it is convenient, i.e. when there’s no other option left as is the case in the present.
Please prove us wrong.