Tensions across the globe are running high as Russia, China and the United States particularly have been butting heads in different regions. As a number of global powers continually put Russia as the “aggressor,” it appears that the country is also not watching by idly as new reports suggest that Moscow is ready for war. Will things turn for the worse?
NATO to Wage War Against Russia?
NATO members met at a summit in Brussels and while concern about Afghanistan and Iraq is the main agenda, the icing on the cake is Russia. NATO discussed “measures against Russia” which emphasizes the rising tensions between the world powers and Russia.
“We have already decided to enhance our forward presence in the eastern part of our alliance. Our military planners have put forward proposals of several battalions in different countries in the region. No decision has been taken on the numbers and locations,” RT quoted NATO figurehead secretary Jens Stoltenberg. Given the Aegis Ashore system deployment in Romania and other one in Poland, things are changing.
Russia Prepares for War
According to RT, Russia knows that Aegis is not just a defensive move; rather, it is a serious game changer. It will de-localize US nuclear power to Eastern Europe. As some analysts predicted, Cold War is about to break loose and Russia is prepared
Russian military are gearing up the test of the first prototypes of the S-500 Prometey air and missile defense system otherwise called55R6M Triumfator M. The system can annihilate ICBMs, hypersonic cruise missiles and planes even at Mach 5 speeds. It can also detect and attack simultaneously against ten ballistic missile warheads at a range of 1300 km. In essence, Russia’s S-500 could destroy all NATO air power station across the Baltic States.
This is not the only thing that will be bugging the rest of the world as experts believe that global powers could have a go at each other in space. There has been an aggressive space race to which countries like Russia, United States and China are reportedly looking into militarizing technologies as well. Writing for global intelligence agency Statfor, senior military analyst Omar Lamrani claimed that global powers have been meaning to create and deploy anti-satellite weapons known as ASATs.
“The technology, which began to be developed during the Cold War, has become an area of intense competition for the world’s most capable militaries over the past decade,” he wrote.