How Does The US Military Power Compare To Other Countries?
Tensions between the United States Of America and Russia have peaked after Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine invasion. Our country has supplied Ukraine with rifles, Javelin anti-tank missiles, and night vision equipment.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has even told Fox News’ “Special Report” that the US has decided to send more defensive weapons to Ukraine. So this raises the question: Who has the better military technology, Russia or the US?
The answer is not as simple as we may think. Russia has been pouring funding into its military development in recent decades. NATO’s military commanders have been given the authority to deploy forces “wherever they are needed” following Russia’s latest activities.
The US Secretary of Defense has even assured the Baltic nations that they will not be on their own if faced with security threats from Russia.
But how do the US and Russia’s military compare? We looked at the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ yearly report, The Military Balance 2022, to get the latest. Recent data has identified the two countries’ militaries as the most powerful in the world.
Let’s break it down!
10 thoughts on “American vs Russian Military (Which One Is Stronger?)”
Nuclear weapons make these sorts of comparisons meaningless.
Well…kind of. If you’re going to take into account the threat of nuclear annihilation, you should also take into account the unwillingness of nuclear-armed nations to employ their arsenal because they know where the path will eventually end. Consider the ongoing example of Ukraine.
While Ukraine has no known nuclear or chemical arsenal of its own, both powers in the shadows (re: Russia and the United States) certainly do. And yet neither side has even hinted at using them to hasten the situation to their favor. The primary reason why the use of nuclear weapons sends a chill down the spine is not that world governments have them, but that someone unhinged and/or with no official responsibility for a large populace may somehow gain access to them. This is why all nations who have these weapons have in place numerous safeguards.
At the same time, yes. You’ve correctly pinpointed that, given an overwhelmingly superior military advantage in the field by one side, the other side can simply say “the hell with it” and release a few warheads. But let us draw out this scenario to what I believe is the most logical path. Let us suppose that the war in Ukraine degenerates into an all-out ground war, engulfing all of eastern Europe and eventually involving American troops. The war quickly turns against Russia, and Mr Putin flies into a mad rage, ordering a precision strike upon key US and NATO military positions.
What would inevitably follow would be a swift and utter condemnation of Russia’s action, followed by an equally swift precision strike against Russian military positions. It is at that point where governments have a last chance to take pause. In the best case, Russia military and other leaders would seize Putin and his most rabid followers, remove them from power, and sue for peace. In the worst case…well, you know the worst case. Game over.
Special operations seem usa strength
thank you for this information–GOD BLESS AMERICA
No one wins when war is used as a tool to rule over the population, only death over the one’s left to rule.
I pray to God that we never have to find out who is the strongest.
Wake up! China and Russia use strategy intelligence. Russia right now weaken US resources. Later China and others countries going to split US forces make us weak.
When your own president is using the Russians to help with the voting who do you think would have the strongest military The US military .have to make up for the mess that people do.It puts the military in a Hell hold when you don’t know who side The president is on.
When your former president is using the Russians to help with the voting who do you think would have the strongest military The US military .have to make up for the mess that people do.It puts the military in a Hell hold when you don’t know who side The former president is on.
146 million (in the US)?
Maybe, in 1960…