Saturday, September 10, 2016
Russia is a Pacific ocean power!
Without doubt this item from Sputnik somewhat alarmist AND IS SO IN A DELIBERATE MANNER?
"Symmetrical Response: Russia Will Get Division of Troops 85 KM Off US Border"
"Last week, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed that the Russian military plans to establish a coastal defense division in Chukotka, eastern Russia by 2018."
TO ME THIS IS ALL PREPOSTEROUS! A "SYMMETRICAL" RESPONSE TO A THREAT MORE OR LESS PERCEIVED BUT NOT EXISTING IN REALITY?
"The only similar force is based in Crimea – consisting of the 126th Separate Coastal Defense Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet"
A "division" of coastal Defense forces to consist of that combination of:
* Coastal artillery of the tube variety.
* Anti-ship missiles ground launched.
* Naval infantry. [marines]
* Some sort of air defense?
Exact size and composition of such a "division" not stated.
Russian troops ready to defend that Russian border [with Alaska] only fifty miles from American soil where the threat is about a ZERO!
The photo accompanying this blog entry showing Soviet era Marines. Known for their battle prowess during the Second World War.