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Capt_Nemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-28-05 08:15 AM
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29. If it happens like in the USSR then you are absolutely right
Edited on Mon Feb-28-05 08:21 AM by Capt_Nemo
14 years after the collapse of the USSR, Russia still has a strategic
deterrent and a space infrastructure that only the US can match.

More than that, the russians are now transforming their strategic bomber
forces to have a limited conventional power projection capability
with global reach.
Again no other power besides the US has such a capability.

Gone are the days when they could command massive effective armies, but still
building upon what they inherited from the USSR they are trying
to get the capability to make symbolic shows of force on any other
corner of the world. Not that it will do them much good...

So you are most probably right: the economic collapse of the US will come before
any "downsizing" of its military happens.
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