Wednesday, July 8, 2020

NATO Is Seriously Outnumbered in Europe

Russia could outmatch and outgun American and other NATO military forces on the ground if war broke out in Eastern Europe, said Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, the head of U.S. European Command and the supreme allied commander of the alliance.

Scaparrotti said the 29-nation alliance would prevail in a wider regional conflict with the Russians, but on Thursday warned the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. does not have enough forces in Europe.Cuban Doll Breaks Down “Bankrupt”

The testimony comes after the release of a Rand Corp. study that found Russian troops greatly outnumber NATO forces by 78,000 to nearly 32,000 stationed in the Baltic border countries of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.

Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., the senior Republican chairing the hearing, said Rand found that Moscow could push into those countries’ capitals within 60 hours of fighting and that the U.S. would be “outranged, outgunned, and outmatched” by Russian ground forces.

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