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The resolution gives the green light (paragraph 45) to Ukrainian President Poroshenko to re-start his military assault on the independence-seeking eastern provinces, urging the “disarming of separatist and paramilitary forces in eastern Ukraine.” Such a move will mean many more thousands of dead civilians.
To that end, the resolution directly involves the US government in the conflict by calling on the US president to “provide the government of Ukraine with lethal and non-lethal defense articles, services, and training required to effectively defend its territory and sovereignty.” This means US weapons in the hands of US-trained military forces engaged in a hot war on the border with Russia. Does that sound at all like a good idea?
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: victor7
Aegis BMD has been tested in very realistic conditions, including dummy targets being released by the incoming missile.
Once the SM-6 completes testing it will be even more capable.
originally posted by: victor7
a reply to: Zaphod58
With the trends going so far, the only chance for RuAF to be able to decently defend their territory would be to launch a "very efficient very effective" pre-emptive strike on certain assets of US. Otherwise, they might have to threat with nukes within 3 days itself i.e. last resort to fend off the aggressor. If US goes into pre-emptive on the VeVe mode, then major chips down for Russian defense establishment.