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In a series of wargames conducted between summer2014 and spring 2015, the RAND Corporation examined
the shape and probable outcome of a near-term Russian invasion of the Baltic states. The games’ findings
are unambiguous: As currently postured, NATO cannotsuccessfully defend the territory of its most exposed members.
Across multiple games using a wide range of expertparticipants in and out of uniform playing both sides, the
longest it has taken Russian forces to reach the outskirtsof the Estonian and/or Latvian capitals of Tallinn and
Riga, respectively, is 60 hours.
Moreover, the RAND wargamers playing the “Blue” NATO side found that they had no good options:
“Such a rapid defeat would leave NATO with a limited number of options, all bad: a bloody counteroffensive, fraught with escalatory risk, to liberate the Baltics; to escalate itself, as it threatened to do to avert defeat during the Cold War; or to concede at least temporary defeat, with uncertain but predictably disastrous consequences for the Alliance and, not incidentally, the people of the Baltics.”
No.... Russia can not defeat NATO.. period.
If they use nukes , then that's another story.
Beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war
It’s referring to NATO’s weak links that Russia could easily beat
NATO’s got a bad record.
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originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: Annunak1
Some are in it to change the world in a positive way though.
and i very much doubt the US would be left to handle them alone,its never going to get to that stage cause russia and china know they,ll never win the war,if they did then no one wins cause no one will be left to declare victory.
originally posted by: lostbook
a reply to: Willtell
You're correct....we don't want a repeat of the Cold War. This time around it would be Russia and China and I don't think the US is equipped to handle them both.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: visitedbythem
The current issues with Russia stem from the fact that Putin is running a corrupt, sinking, ship. He needs a scapegoat so his people won't turn on him. Isn't it funny that Russia's relations with the West were fine until Putin got land grabby and their economy tanked?