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Originally posted by Muaddib
I think that "I told you so" doesn't quite cover it anymore.
A couple of members, including myself have been providing information which backs this up for well over two years now, yet this topic is hardly ever discussed.
Oh wait a sec, i just saw the link, Pravda is not exactly a reliable site. If you find another more reliable site with this information it would give more credence to this article.
[edit on 20-9-2006 by Muaddib]
Russia`s powerful Security Council yesterday approved a tough new military doctrine which reaffirms the country`s right to be the first to deliver a nuclear strike. The doctrine, according to the Kremlin, states that ''the Russian federation envisages ... the possibility of using all forces and means at its disposal, including nuclear weapons, where all other means to settle the crisis have been exhausted or have proven ineffective.``
President Islam Karimov announced a new forward defense military doctrine on February 3. It called for the formation of "…an integrated…highly mobile, self-sufficient and flexible military…to secure peace and calm in our country."
The doctrine, at least on paper, recognizes Uzbekistan’s geographical limitations in presenting the country’s armed forces with a practical blueprint to address threats to national security. However, several factors, especially the country’s economic difficulties, have limited the military’s ability to fully implement changes.
A meeting of the Security Council in April 1999 (the first chaired by Vladimir Putin as Secretary), which came on the heels of the NATO military operation in Kosovo, apparently directed the military to revisit nuclear doctrine and develop ways to deter a similar use of limited force against Russia. New approaches were developed in a very short time, suggesting that the military had been thinking along these lines for some time, and deterrence of a limited conventional attack was tested for the first time during the Zapad-99 (West-99) maneuvers in May-June 1999. A draft of the new Doctrine was published in the fall of 1999, but the ensuing discussion did not lead to significant changes, including in the parts pertaining to nuclear weapons.
Originally posted by grover
And the United States has mlitary plans to attack Russia, in fact it has military plans to attack every other country as well including Canada...just in case they threaten to cut off our maple syrup supply.
To have plans does not mean they have intent.
Originally posted by The Iconoclast
Seems like a direct response to the military doctrine the United States has evoked. What the heck do people expect other countries to do? When the United States says they will use pre-emptive strikes and nuclear weapons when they so desire, what response do people expect? Frankly I would expect nothing less than that response.