Russia Does What We Thought It Would Do December 28, 2015Posted by geoff in News.
Nine years ago, when I started my own (now defunct) blog, I spent considerable time discussing the machinations of Russia and China to dislodge the US as the world’s sole superpower. I talked about their economic and military collaboration, their global movements, and their efforts to modernize and expand their military forces.
Nearly a decade later, as Instapundit would say, “All is proceeding as I have foreseen.”
For the first time in 24 years, the U.S. Navy’s intelligence branch has published an unclassified report warning against a rapidly rearming and increasingly aggressive Russian fleet.
And while the report—which the Navy intends for public consumption—has been years in the making, recent events have underscored just how serious its findings are. It’s becoming clearer by the day that, with the strong backing of President Vladimir Putin, the Russian navy is making a serious effort to challenge the world’s preeminent maritime power—the United States.
Unfortunately, foreknowledge doesn’t equal effective action, so all my prognostication has been pointless.