DON’T MESS WITH THE RUSSIANS: Pentagon expert says Russians would ‘annihilate’ the US army on the battlefield
Despite the size of its military budget, the US Army isn’t as strong as one might think it is and it would certainly lose to the Russian Army in a direct confrontation on a battlefield, retired US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor said, according to Politico Magazine.
The deployment of the US Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment from Germany to Hungary that was intended to scare Russia was a joke and it wouldn’t help in a real-life fighting scenario, said Macgregor, who also holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the US Military Academy at West Point.
“This Stryker parade [the line of US military vehicles that drove from Germany to Hungary] won’t fool anyone in Moscow,” Macgregor said, adding that perhaps the Russians may not know how to do certain things well, but when it comes to fighting wars they’re second to none.
Macgregor is a famous US war hero whose squadron destroyed an entire Iraqi Armored Brigade in 23 minutes, while suffering only one casualty, at the Battle of 73 Easting, a decisive tank fight during the Gulf War.Later, reflecting on his
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