The Russian Embassy in the United States responded to the appearance of a Pentagon textbook on fighting Russian military forces.
Earlier in the network, an online version of the handbook entitled “The Russian New Generation War” was published, which describes Russia’s military strategy with a list of the strengths and weaknesses of the Russian army, and also provides tactical and technical characteristics of military equipment. The textbook was prepared by one of the US research centers for the Pentagon.
“Replicating horror stories”
Russian diplomats considered “extremely disturbing” the appearance of such a textbook.
“Specific measures are proposed for training personnel to act specifically against the Russian Armed Forces, and this kind of evidence of training the US military for a direct conflict with Russia is extremely troubling, especially in the current and already difficult situation in the sphere of European security,” the statement said. Secretary of the Russian Embassy in the United States Nikolai Lakhonin.
He also noted that the content of the instruction on conducting military operations against the Russian army is “in clear contradiction with the constructive character” of the meetings of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held last week.
“We need pragmatic cooperation on the key security challenges of our two countries, rather than replicating horror stories,” the spokesman said in a statement.
“This can only be imagined in a terrible delirium”
The Russian embassy also expressed concern that the US military tolerates the possibility of a conflict between Russia and the United States. As stated in the statement of the spokesman of the Russian embassy in the US Nikolai Lakhonin, a military clash between the American and Russian armies “can only be imagined in a terrible delirium!”.
The “Benefit” of the Pentagon also includes tactics and military means allegedly used by Russian military forces on the territory of Ukraine.
However, the Russian embassy again reminded that Russia is not a party to the Ukrainian conflict. In addition, diplomats noted that there are no Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine, and it is possible to overcome the current crisis, as noted in the embassy, only through the implementation of Minsk agreements.”The problem with their slip is due to the lack of political will in the authorities in Kiev,” the spokesman said in a statement.
The main idea of the “manual” is a description of the so-called hybrid war strategy. It was prepared by the “Group for the Study of Asymmetric Combat Operations” with the US Army. As the representative of the US Department of Defense, Marine Corps Major Adrian Rankin-Galloway, told RIA Novosti, this “allowance” does not reflect the official policy of the Pentagon, but is an expert opinion.