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On February 28, Russian military expert Viktor Baranetz, a retired colonel and former defense ministry spokesman, published an article in the Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda titled "Trump-Pump-Pump And Our Big Bang." In the article, Baranetz asserted that Russia has asymmetrical responses to the increase in the U.S. military budget. According to Baranetz, Russia is "quietly 'seeding' the U.S. shoreline with nuclear 'mole' missiles" that "dig themselves in and 'sleep' until they are given the command" to detonate.
"Our Asymmetrical Response Is Nuclear Warheads"
"The U.S. is the permanent 'world champion' in the size of its military budget – almost $600 billion, which is 10 times more than Russias. Even if we add together the military budgets of the top ten countries in the world, they would not reach the American budget! Now it turns out that even that is not enough for Donald Trump. He intends to increase defense expenditure by $54 billion. This money would be enough to maintain five Polish armies. Or 10 Ukrainian ones.
originally posted by: Snarl
Placing/smuggling a weapon of mass destruction anywhere within the borders of a country is considered (internationally) to be an act of war.
Think about it ... it some kid dug one up while building a sandcastle ... just LOL ...
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: rickymouse
Russian and Chinese equipment has also had major production and reliability issues we don't see. They get more equipment because their philosophy has always been quantity over quality, and it shows in reliability and accident rates.
originally posted by: JDeLattre89
If you truly wanted to decrease our defense budget, then stop hiring contractors to do the jobs of soldiers. In every aspect of the military from cooks to police to intelligence to infantry, you have soldiers sitting on their butts getting paid crap while a contractor is getting paid 3-5 X more to do the job of the soldier. But too much money slips between the palms of Contractor company owners and politicians in order to stop overspending there. This is a big part of the reason I left the Army.