And thanks to the chaos in Syria, Russia and a host of other nations such as China and Iran are able to test out their new toys. This is why Chechnya has never seen a full-scale Russian invasion although most of their Chechen rebel and islamic terror problems in the past have come from it. Although it’s been quiet lately, it serves as a playground for continuous testing.
Russian long-range aviation and highly accurate long-range cruise missiles present a new challenge for US strategic homeland defense, US Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Adm. William Gortney said.
“The challenge that is confronting us…is the Russian long-range aviation and the Russian cruise missile threat from submarine, subsurface platforms and surface platforms,” Gortney said in a Wednesday speech at the Atlantic Council. Continue reading