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The Americans are not responsible for their own words. It is no secret that in recent years, the U.S. created a buffer zone around Russia, involving in this process not only the countries of Central Europe, but also the Baltic states, Ukraine and the Caucasus. The only response to this could be an asymmetric expansion of the Russian military presence abroad, particularly in Cuba. In Cuba, there are convenient bays for our reconnaissance and warships, a network of the so-called "jump airfields." With the full consent of the Cuban leadership, on May 11 of this year, our country has not only resumed work in the electronic center of Lourdes, but also placed the latest mobile strategic nuclear missiles "Oak" on the island. They did not want to do it the amicable way, now let them deal with this," Putin said.
Whether the quotes attributed to Putin are accurate or not remains to be seen. They appear nowhere outside of the original Pravda piece.
Once the primary mouthpiece of the Soviet Communist Party, Pravda’s influence has now declined rapidly. The online version is managed by former journalists who worked for the original newspaper but other than that the two versions are separate entities.
Originally posted by Signals
reply to post by SLAYER69
Point taken on subs....
But land-based is solid, permanent, different.
I wonder how many minutes it would take for one to reach American soil? Not very many, not much reaction time from us, but I could be wrong.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by Signals
If I'm not mistaken it was estimated back then from as little as 8 to 12 minutes. Only enough time to pop off a few of our own land based in their direction and later for our sub fleet to deliver an equally devastating counter blow
Russia is talking to Cuba, Vietnam and the Seychelles about housing Russian navy ships, its naval chief has said. Vice-admiral Viktor Chirkov told the RIA Novosti state news agency Russia was in talks with the three countries about setting up maintenance and supply facilities but would not give further details. Russia's only existing naval base outside the former Soviet Union is located in the Syrian port of Tartus.
A squadron of Russian navy ships, including several assault ships carrying marines, is heading to Tartus in a show of support for a longtime ally that Moscow has protected from international sanctions and continues to supply with weapons.
Chirkov's statement marked a sharp about-face for Russia, which closed a Soviet-era naval base at Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay and a spy base in Lourdes in Cuba in the early 2000s during President Vladimir Putin's first term. Along with financial reasons, that move was part of Putin's bid to improve ties with the US.
But relations with Washington deteriorated and Putin, who was re-elected to a third term in March, has grown increasingly eager to challenge Washington. During his election campaign, he accused the US of encouraging protest against his 12-year rule in order to weaken Russia and pledged to strengthen the nation's military might
Originally posted by mwood
Cuban Missile crisis 2.0
Originally posted by thecrippler
But this time, several others smaller conflicts are being fought by the US and things can go out of control in a snap