Keeping such large and powerful navies as that of Russia and China out turns RIMPAC into an event organized to bolster US foreign policy goals and challenge its rivals.
Spending much less, Russia gets a lot more than the US due to greater efficiency of its defense programs.
Nothing can change the fact that Russia is the world leader in producing the best weapons and the temptation to cooperate with it may happen to be too strong to be stopped by political pressure.
The hue and cry raised by NATO about Russia, just one country scaring to death the 29 nations protected by the United States, the military giant, sounds more like a joke than serious talk.
The Sea Breeze-2018 is a demonstration of strong will. It also demonstrates that the region remains a dangerous flashpoint with tensions running high
No pole in the multi-polar world can do without adequate sea power. Putting the Bulava to sea allows Russia to preserve strategic parity with the US within the limits of the New START treaty and remain a global leader.
NATO membership may look to be very close and never become real with obligations to shoulder and no commitments on the part of the alliance in return.
Thank you, NATO. Libya, a country that you wrecked will take decades to recover from the use of what you called “limited force,” and the amount of human suffering you caused is incalculable.