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Road to 350: What Does the US Navy Do Anyway?

Discussion in 'Main Forum' started by Randy Daytona, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Flash

    Flash SEVAL/ECMO Super Moderator None Contributor

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    Short term, Russia. Long term, China. Russia's long-term prospects remain pretty weak for a whole host of reasons, China's remain much better but they are also encumbered by significant issues as well. Neither one of them wants an open conflict with us though, it would be way too costly for them, but they will constantly try and test what our boundaries are especially with a President who is such an unknown still in the foreign policy arena.
     
  2. robav8r

    robav8r I have a use for you . . . . . . None Contributor

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    As of 13 Feb, it is now, officially, ISIS.
     
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  3. Randy Daytona

    Randy Daytona I want rock n roll - yes I do. Super Moderator None

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    If you are thinking about ISIS terrorist attacks in the US, I would say it is overblown. If you are pondering the political destabilization of the European Union from historical levels of uncontrolled refugees, well, that is a possibility. What is the biggest threat to the European Union?
     
  4. armada1651

    armada1651 Hey intern, get me a Campari! None

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    That has far more to do with Russia then it does ISIS.
     
  5. Randy Daytona

    Randy Daytona I want rock n roll - yes I do. Super Moderator None

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    Both Russia and China have demographic and economic issues - Russia seems to be in worse shape but a significant rise in the price of oil would be of immeasurable help to their economy which would have a positive effect on their demographics. As you alluded to, China's population and economy are 10 x greater than Russia.

    To a large extent, it does. The open door policy of Merkel and from Sweden made it worse. Add in the massive population increases in the region and one wonders if the only way a lot if these countries can survive is via population flows to Europe. Syria has quadrupled its population over the last couple of generations.
     
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    BigRed389 Registered User None

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    In any case, we shouldn't be handling Russia like the Soviet Union, which is how many in the DoD seem to view them. Whenever a few units in Russia move around, the DoD has a panic attack. If we take a step into understanding how the Russians are using coercive warfare and how they interact economically with the rest of the world, I think we'd be better of.
     

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