Originally posted by ape
what ' hypocrisy ' ? I never overstate US capabilities I only defend them.
You 'defend' and they 'exaggerate'?
That's what I meant by hypocracy..
Everyone's defends, and obviously everyone does not see eye-to-eye..
The US is the strongest nation on earth, I have provided accurate links to russians current nuclear capability and how they do not keep up the triad.
I have also posted up US nuke capbilites from the same source.
They didn't keep up the triad in the early nineties(esp the air and sea).
That has changed now. The number of Russian SSBN patrols has exponentially multiplied in the last 3-4 years.. still growing..
A quick look at the advances made in development and servicibility of Russian submarine and bomber forces will show a drastic change from 2001
Failures in Russian SLBM launchesare not something to be complacent about. The very fac that they're not sitting on their bottoms doind nothing,
means that the west needs to keep an eye there.
I don't know much about future weaponry, but again just have a look at the aces Russia recently held/holds in various fields:
The 90s was a total dominance on the A2A missile scene.
Operational TVC capability was unparalled as well. All this just a few years after the CCCP had crumbled. The only problem was the lack of funding,
and now they're getting it from their own govt and outside.
I don't say that the Russians can defeat the US/west 10 times over with super weapons et all. Though I believe the US will not be able to defeat
Russia even 1 time over as of today.
ever watch future weapons? its a show where the US and the brits and israel show off cool new weapons. something I dont see coming out of russia.
No I don't.. And thats just my point.. I don't watch so I may not know what the US/Brits/Israelis may be upto..
Similarly you don't watch any Russian teenage-TRP driven super weapons show and so you don't know much about what they're boasting about..
I suggest you do a search for some Russian tele clips on youtube and get a sense of this..say the MiG 29..
There are some good documentaries on its development and upgrades since..
And its better to keep a watch on what your foes are upto..
something for starters..