Russian Military Power: US report reveals key threats

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Russia Military Power report reveals what US is really worried about

July 5, 2017 1:09am

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RUSSIA’S military “kill chain”, nuclear arsenal and a network of secret tunnels beneath Moscow are among the military assets exposed in a US assessment of Russian power, ahead of a key meeting between presidents Putin and Trump.

The US Defence Intelligence Agency’s recently published Russia Military Power is the first of five reports into what the US regards as “no fail” issues including China, Iran, North Korean and transnational terrorism.

Defence Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart said the US “cannot afford to misunderstand” Russian intentions given recent activity in Crimea, Ukraine and Syria.

“Russia continues to modernise its extensive nuclear forces and is developing long range precision-guided conventional weapons systems,” he said. “Its ultimate deterrent is a robust nuclear force capable of conducting a massed nuclear strike on targets in the United States within minutes.

“Within the next decade, an even more confident and capable Russia could emerge. The United States needs to anticipate, rather than react, to Russian actions and pursue a greater awareness of Russian goals and capabilities to prevent potential conflicts.”

http://www.themercury.com.au/russia-military-power-report-reveals-what-us-is-really-worried-about/news-story/22e9bcafe14498db3e4f8a400bc4b645

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