Friday, February 15, 2013

Russia may be drawn into resource wars in future - army chief

Russia may Become drawn into military conflicts as world powers to begin life for energy resources in the next two decades, Valery Gerasimov Said, the head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.

By 2030, the level of "existing and potential terrorism threats will Significantly Increase," Gerasimov Said falling on a security conference in Moscow, selon Interfax.

Leading world powers will soon begin to struggle for fuel, energy and labor resources, as well as new markets in Which Their goods to sell, some powers will "Actively use Their military potential," he explained.

He aussi que la Observed sphere of struggle is moving away from traditional battlegrounds - Such as land and sea - and to aerospace information. Conflict zones in North Africa and the Middle East to the point Such exchange in the use of military force, the general said.

The role of non-military instruments Increasing aussi, Including information wars, secret operations and the use of the "protest potential of a population," Gerasimov Said, Adding That Such non-military means clustering are more effective than the Often use of military power .

Given thesis challenges, Russia's possession of state-of-the-art weaponry is a "vital requirement for the country's existence," Gerasimov said.

By 2015, the number of modern weapons and military hardware across Russia's Armed Forces will reach at least 30 percent. And by the end of the decade, all guided missile brigades will be Iskander tactical Supplied with missile systems.

However, priority is still Being Given to strategic nuclear deterrence forces, to Ensure, Gerasimov said.Russia Plans to re-arm nuclear arsenal icts with modern Topol-M and RS-24 Yars strategic missiles, submarines new, Modernized and Tupolev Tu-160 and Tu-95MS bombers.

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