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Russia Can Easily Defeat NATO

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The video is a look at various officials and data that state why Russia could easily defeat NATO.

It begins by showing US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley, who says about Russia, “We don’t like it, we don’t want it, but yes, technically (we’re) outranged, outgunned on the ground.”

A clip follows on RAND Corporation, a US think tank at rand.org with David A. Shlapak, Senior International Research Analyst; Co-director, Center for Gaming, saying that, “Moscow’s forces could roll to the outskirts of the Estonian capital of Tallin and the Latvian capital of Riga in 36 to 60 hours. In such a scenario, the United States and its allies would not only be outranged and outgunned, but also outnumbered.”

Clipped text reads: As presently postured, NATO cannot successfully defend the territory of its most exposed members. Across multiple games using a wide range of expert participants in and out of uniform playing both sides, the longest it has taken Russian forced ot reach the outskirts of the Estonian and Latvia capital is 60 hours. Such a rapid defeat would leave NATO with a limited number of options, all bad.

Next was a clip from a television show saying that a US official has warned that Russia can defeat NATO in just 30-60 hours. Michael Carpenter, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defence for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia has told A Senate committee that NATO is not prepared and could not adequately defend members, but that the US would be better prepared by 2017.

Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, Commander of the United States Army, Europe, is shown in a sit-down interview saying that the Russians are able to move large volumes of their personnel very quickly. He says they conduct snap exercises, which surprises even him, and so the speed and scale they show can be quite scary. They have freedom of movement on interior lands, so in order for political leaders to have option, NATO has to meet that speed, which they currently don’t have. He says their own convoys should be able to the same freedom of movement – that would make all the difference in deterrence.

Marine General Joseph Dunford, a Joints Chiefs of Staff Chairman Nominee, is shown saying that the greatest threat to national security is Russia. The question came up on how NATO expanded to Russia’s doorstep, making it seem like a threat. Dunford argued that NATO is a defensive force, and that it expansion is not a threat, but members of the committee are pointing out that NATO’s actions can be perceived as a threat.

Retired NATO General Breedlove is shown as saying that an there is an increased number of Russian soldiers in Ukraine, but in US-backed Kiev, Ukraine generals saw no Russian troops. According to the video, US general ignored their data. It goes on to say that the US overthrew the government of Ukraine and blamed Russia. Then the truth came out when the Chief of Staff of Ukraine’s entire Armed Forces, General Viktor Muzhenko, said that the Ukrainian army is not engaged in combat operations against the regular Russian army. Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Colonel General Vasyl Hrytsak, said that since the start of military action, they have documented the participation of 56 Russian citizens who fought against them. Ukrainian Major, military expert Oleksander Taran said that in many cases, his government and security services act like terrorists. But certain forces don’t want that which, at the given moment, are simply dividing Ukraine or making money off of the war.

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