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Warmonger Medvedev Announces plans for a massive buildup of Russia's military

 
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Warmonger Medvedev Announces plans for a massive buildup of Russia's military
As the world economy collapses around us and people are going hungry what does Russia do? Spend their money on the military!! What else?

Medvedev Pushes Plan to Remake Russian Military

MOSCOW, March 17 -- President Dmitry Medvedev vowed Tuesday to press ahead with an ambitious overhaul of Russia's armed forces despite the nation's economic problems and vocal opposition from within the military. Medvedev promised weapons upgrades but also endorsed organizational changes that will cut the officer corps by more than half, or as many as 200,000 positions.

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]

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Yeah, heard about this on Russia Today. Apparently it's in response to the threat of NATO expansion.
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Naughty Russia! It's a good job no other fine, upstanding countries are doing it - like if one were to spend billions on 747-mounted lasers to kill missiles, for example...
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Re: Warmonger Medvedev Announces plans for a massive buildup of Russia's military
Medvedev isn't a "warmonger" and there is no "buildup." Russia is reorganizing their military, converting from a reserve/draft based force to a professional force as the US did after Vietnam. You can expect to see an extreme reduction in personnel, facilities and other assets and taking the money saved and generated from that to upgrade their antiquated hardware and insufficient training.

In other words...they'd prefer to have 1,000 T-95s and SU-37 Terminators than 10,000 T-72s and MiG-29s. What's the purpose of putting 3 million lightly armed civilians in uniform to only have them killed due to poor training or flee due to poor discipline when you could have 500,000 heavily armed, extremely well trained soldiers who will cause your enemies to be the ones to be paralyzed by fear?

Better luck with your propaganda next time, OP.





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