Is United Kingdom a Superpower? - Page 10




 
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June 10th, 2012  
Der Alte
 
Russia can't afford to equip its soldiers. Only a tiny fraction of Russian materiel is equal to modern Western equipment. Russia lacks up-to-date communications, computers, and precision munitions. Much hardware remains from the Soviet buildup, but most of it doesn't work. Soldiers cannibalize spare parts to keep a few vehicles working. Pilots lack the fuel and equipment to fly training missions. Russian arms plants still produce excellent weapons for export (anti-ship missiles, for example), but the Russian military can't afford to buy any of them. The Russian army is no longer the great Russian bear but a "rather vicious ferret,"
June 10th, 2012  
Der Alte
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
Hehe A Friedrich von Schiller fan I take it?
I am

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"Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor."

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
June 11th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Der Alte
I am

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"Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor."


Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
I always liked...

“The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.”
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