“It would take everything we had”
The Pentagon has been running a series of exercises throughout the summer based on a hypothetical ground war with Russia which reveal that the U.S. would struggle to defeat Moscow.
Two defense officials who refused to be named told the Daily Beast that Washington is not ready for a sustained conflict.
“Could we probably beat the Russians today [in a sustained battle]? Sure, but it would take everything we had,” one defense official said. “What we are saying is that we are not as ready as we want to be.”
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have depleted the U.S. Army’s ability to maintain a significant troop presence, the exercises revealed. There would also be little time to sufficiently train airmen for the conflict.
“Against an adversary like Russia, we can’t take the kind of air dominance we’ve had in conflicts since 9/11 for granted,” a second defense official explained. “Any conflict of significant magnitude against an adversary like Russia means we’d need to commit airmen and resources that are now operating in other parts of the world at a rate that minimizes their ability to train for that kind of fight.”
The revelation of the exercises follows a warning by a prominent think tank that the scale of wargame exercises currently being conducted by both NATO and Russia clearly suggests that conflict is on the horizon.
“Russia is preparing for a conflict with NATO, and NATO is preparing for a possible confrontation with Russia,” said Ian Kearns, director of the London-based European Leadership Network.
The fact that the Pentagon is even thinking about a hypothetical war with another superpower is concerning enough, but the revelation that such a conflict would potentially be unwinnable makes it more likely that the U.S. and NATO would choose a different option for toppling Putin – contriving a color revolution in Moscow.
Last month, Russian Parliament member Yevgeny Fedorov went public to reveal a plot on behalf of the US State Department to contrive a staged Kiev-style revolution that would force Putin to step down and lead to the collapse of the Russian Federation within two years.
Fedorov asserts that Russian oligarchs have been paid off to facilitate this coup, which will involve hundreds of thousands of people flooding the streets of Moscow to start a violent rebellion against Putin after a further collapse in the Russian economy causes food prices to soar.
Watch the video below for further information on how this color revolution could unfold.
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