Currently Washington is able to effectively act against Moscow or Beijing in only one major regional military conflict, but the ability of the U.S. leveled in the case of simultaneous warfare against Russia and China on two fronts. This is stated in the annual 500-page report, Index of U.S. Military Strength the us strategic research Institute Heritage Foundation.
In the report organization, Russia is rated as “aggressive” (one below the highest rating) in its “behavior” and “threatening” (maximum score) with its “increasing ability”. Similar conclusions are made in China. According to the Index of U.S. Military Strength, “the current US military power is likely to be able to meet the demands of one major regional conflict,” however, Washington will not be able to participate simultaneously in two geographically diverse conflict against Moscow and Beijing.
The document notes that anti-aircraft missile system (AAMS) s-500 Prometheus anti-satellite systems and means of electronic warfare (EW) is one of the basic directions of modernization of Russian weapons. In particular, the range of missiles s-500 “Prometheus” is close to 500 km that “could have significant consequences for European security, when the missile goes into service”, but the stated plans can prevent financial problems. According to the report, Russia is creating a land-based missile capable of destroying near-earth satellite, and also intensively working on directed energy weapons.
The report, consisting of several parts, Russia recognized the main threat to the United States in the present and near future, however, it is noted that in the future this position will move to China. Among other threats to the United States called Iran, North Korea and international terrorism.
In October, senior researcher of the Jamestown Foundation (USA) Dr. Richard hooker has published a report according to which a potential military conflict between Russia and NATO countries in the Baltic region will lead first to the loss of the Kaliningrad region.
In the previous report Index of U.S. Military Strength, published in October 2018, and also stated about the impossibility of the United States to war with Russia and China.
In October 2017, Yuri Borisov, occupying the post of Deputy Prime Minister, in an interview with “Military-industrial courier” stated that the main priorities in the draft state armaments program for 2018-2025 years are the development of strategic nuclear forces, “expanding the range” high-precision weapons and “intelligence-information support of combat operations”, which includes “space group, navigation, unmanned means.”
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