Washington. — In the opinion of the representative of the intelligence service of the Pentagon, the Kremlin leaders are convinced that America seeks regime change in Russia. They feel fear, which contributed to tension and increased military competition between the former adversaries during the cold war.
In not having confidential report of the intelligence Department of the Ministry of defense (DIA) of the USA, which will be published later on Wednesday, Russia is depicted as a country related to US with growing suspicion. The report says that Moscow is experiencing “deep and permanent distrust of the US efforts to promote democracy throughout the world and to the fact that she believes the campaign conducted by the United States to impose a unified system of global values”.
“The Kremlin is convinced that the US is preparing the ground for regime change in Russia, and his confidence is reinforced by the events in Ukraine”, — the report says. The authors of the report referring to statements by the government of President Vladimir Putin that the United States provoked a popular uprising, which in 2014, was ousted Pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. Russia retaliated by annexing the Ukrainian Peninsula of Crimea and supporting Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine.
“Moscow fears that US attempts to impose a system of acceptable international norms threatens the foundations of the Kremlin authorities, as they thus give foreign States the right to intervene in the internal Affairs of Russia,” write the authors of the report. A report entitled “the Military power of Russia” (Russia’s Military Power), is the first for more than two decades, analytical report unclassified.
Agency the Associated Press received a copy of the report before it is submitted to the attention of the public. The report brings to mind the days of the cold war, when the intelligence Agency has published a series of analytical reports under the heading “Military power of the Soviet Union”, which defined the character of the rivalry of the two superpowers. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the release of these reports ceased. Now they return, says the head of the DIA, Lieutenant General, U.S. marine corps Vincent Stuart (Vincent Stewart) taking into account the future of us-Russian relations.
“In the next decade, Russia could become more confident and effective,” wrote Stewart in the Preface to the report. According to the authors of the report, a new global ideological struggle like the cold war is not expected, however, the authors warn that Moscow “to ensure stability on its own terms, intends to use the army”.
Over eight years of Barack Obama as President of the USA Russian-the American relations deteriorated — and by “reset”, with which it all began, got to the point that Washington accuses Moscow of the fact that she intervened in the presidential election of 2016, to help Donald Trump win. Between these “extremes” characterized by serious disagreements over Ukraine and Syria, where Russia provides military assistance to the government of President Bashar al-Assad, and the United States support opposing Assad rebels.
Although the rhetoric trump the time of the presidential campaign, many believed an expression of sympathy for Russia, for the first six months of his presidency, relations between the two countries has not improved. In April, trump said that us-Russian relations “may be at the lowest level for all time”. As expected, the first trump meeting with Putin will take place during the international summit in Germany next week.
The report, prepared well before the election trump, reflects the changes in the eyes of the Pentagon, the General picture of global security. For nearly two decades, the United States has made a priority of combating terrorism and the relatively small wars in the middle East. Now comes to the fore Russia. It is the Central topic of national discussion in Congress on the security issues. These debates are exacerbated because of political disagreements about how to treat Putin as it affected whether the military buildup of Russia a threat to NATO and is estimated Moscow’s intervention in the presidential election the basis for development of Washington’s new approach.
Adam Smith (Adam Smith), the chief Democrat in the house of representatives Committee on armed forces, published on Wednesday, “the national security manifest” in Russia. In his article published in Time magazine, they are a group of MPs writing about the threat to “Putinism”, calling it “philosophy of the dictatorship.” According to them, this philosophy expresses the desire to destroy democratic ideals such as transparency of activities of public authorities by taking advantage of “the dissatisfaction of some aspects of democratic forms of government existing in the world.”
Speaking Wednesday at a hearing of the Senate intelligence Committee, the Senator from Virginia mark Warner (Mark Warner), top Democrat of the Committee, said that Russia is behaving more shamelessly and provocatively.
“Russia’s goal is to sow chaos and confusion — and, whenever possible, to provoke internal divisions and undermine democracy, as well as to question the democratic process, wherever it exists,” said Warner.
According to the press Secretary of DIA of Jim Kudla (Kudla Jim) prepared by his Department of the report is not associated with any recent events. He prepared by order of Congress.
In a 116-page report provides deep analysis of all aspects of the military power of Russia. In the document there is no new information about the military potential. But Russia is depicted in the document as a country that systematically and successfully upgrade weakened after the collapse of the Soviet Union army, Navy and air force.
“Today, Russian armed forces are on the rise — is not the same as the army of the USSR, opposing the West during the cold war and depended on large military units with heavy equipment,” — said in the report. Describing the modern Russian army, the authors of the report write that it is “more compact, more mobile, balanced army, rapidly acquiring the ability to perform the full range of modern military tasks.”
The report provides an example of military intervention of Moscow 2015 in Syria. The Kremlin launched a campaign to fight against militants of the “Islamic state” (an organization banned in Russia — approx. ed.) Washington was a witness to how Moscow is providing Assad essential assistance, providing support with air during the Syrian army offensive operations against opposition forces.
The report States that Russia’s intervention in Syria involves the destruction of jihadist immigrants from the former Soviet Union, so they returned to Russia and were not a threat to Russia.
Anyway, the report’s authors believe that as a result of this intervention “has changed the whole dynamics of the conflict, strengthened the Assad regime, and the conditions were created in which, without the consent of Moscow to settle the conflict will be impossible.”
“However, these actions also betray a deep-seated sense of insecurity to the United States, which, according to Moscow, persistently seek to undermine the position of Russia inside the country and abroad,” the report says.