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Tactical advantage: Russian military
shows off impressive new gear

Washington Times, by Rowan Scarborough

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/20/2014 10:06:40 PM

Elite Russian troops are displaying a new arsenal of body armor, individual weapons, armor-piercing ammunition and collar radios — a menu of essential gear that gives them a big tactical advantage against a lesser-equipped Ukrainian army. If President Vladimir Putin orders an invasion, the new-generation body armor, in particular, would provide exceptional protection against small arms if Russian troops go street by street to capture Kiev and other cities. “What we saw and what was dangled in front of the West was a clear indication that Putin is on a roll,” retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Scales said. “It just seems to me from watching

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For those of you who don´t grasp ever why a strong military and R&D (spending) must go hand-in-hand, the Russians are giving a lesson to our Pentagon. With all our new sissified commanders and troops, we´re sure to be a threat in the near future to Putin. Thank the dRATS and 0bama for this "diversity" that will kill US on the battlefield. Unsaid is that Russia controls the oil & fuel the Ukraine gets currently.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 4/20/2014 10:27:34 PM     (No. 9818213)

I have to say that Putin, for all of his faults, is twice the man that 0bama is.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 4/20/2014 11:22:50 PM     (No. 9818258)

"new-generation body armor"..
cool, do they have enough for the local commie politicians?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FunOne, 4/21/2014 12:10:59 AM     (No. 9818277)

All of that great military gear is of value only if the enemy thinks you will use it.

That´s the advantage Putin holds over Obama.

The last time the US had a President that was willing to fully use our military advantage was in 1945 when Harry Truman insisted on the Unconditional surrender of our foes. Since then, victory was not part of the process when we went to war--exit strategy was substituted for victory.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 4/21/2014 12:50:35 AM     (No. 9818290)

The Russian army may be better prepared tactically, but is it diverse? Are women and homosexuals given opportunities to serve? Is it environmentally friendly?

Perhaps Mr. Obama´s new, metrosexual military commanders could give them some pointers...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 4/21/2014 3:28:28 AM     (No. 9818317)

It´s OK. We have President Mom-Jeans.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/21/2014 7:02:20 AM     (No. 9818399)

Now you know where the Butcher of Benghazi´s accountable $6 billion went.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bugboy, 4/21/2014 9:04:55 AM     (No. 9818560)

The military should never have adopted the 5.56 and stuck with the 7.62 for a variety of reasons, least of which is it far more lethal then the 5.56.

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