Ходжа Н. (hojja_nusreddin) wrote,
Ходжа Н.
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Russia's sale of advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Iran is a game-changer

Russia’s decision to sell the S-300 to Iran is a big deal for 3 reasons:

1. a fundamental shift in military power for the region
2. a major acceleration in the proliferation of A2/AD systems
3. the return to an age of geopolitical competition

Western sanctions — implemented in response to Russian intervention in Ukraine
:
- have imposed significant costs on the Russian economy and
- ratcheted up the tension between Russia and the West.
- It now appears that tension has spilled over into the Iranian situation.
- With the upcoming sale of the S-300 to Iran,
- Russia has found a way to increase our costs dramatically
, should we deem it necessary to intervene there.
- One final observation: The training required to prepare against an S-300 threat is exactly the type,
- that has been so damaged by the sequester cuts of 2013 and the budget caps of 2014/2015

- Recently, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James stated that:
- 50% of Air Force combat units are not trained to the level necessary for the “high-end fight”

- In light of proliferation developments such as this Russian deal with Iran, that is not a reassuring statistic.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/us-air-force-colonel-russias-sale-of-advanced-anti-aircraft-missiles-to-iran-is-a-game-changer-2015-4
Tags: американа, деньги, иран, кризис, оружие, россия
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