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originally posted by: Vasa Croe
Well that is a bit unsettling. The article seems to state that it is not unusual for practice runs like this but that getting that close to CA was unusual. Guess I will have to defer to the experts on ATS as to what is and isn't unusual in this circumstance though.
Says they have nuclear cruise missile capabilities.....any way to tell if they were equipped with them on these test runs and just how far could a nuclear cruise missile travel if fired 50 miles from the CA coast?
originally posted by: MrSpad
Well pretty much none of that is true but, in particular the miltary being weakened? We have the highest degree of military domination in our history and of any military in world history. It is just staggering that your view is out of touch with the rest of the worlds who see a US more dominate than ever, that between it and its allies are resposible for 90% of the worlds military spending, that has a navy more powerful than the rest of the worlds combined and that does whatever it wants whenever it wants. A world where nations like Russia, China and Iran are isolated and surrounded by US backed friends and allies. Stange times indeed.
originally posted by: jrod
Bombers are easy to see. It's those submarines that can go undetected. Russia and Chinese both have been able to make it to the GoM unnoticed.
It does seem like Russia has stepped up air patrols.