The media has accused the Pentagon of deliberately understating the capabilities of Russian air defense
The Pentagon deliberately casts doubt on the effectiveness of air defense systems of Russian production, thus, perhaps, trying to protect Turkey from the purchase of Russian s-400, writes the National Interest.
The newspaper reminds the statement of the official representative of the Pentagon, The white that all issued by the United States, Britain and France on the night of 14 April through Syria missiles has achieved its objectives. Thus, American defense Ministry denied the statements of Russia that the Syrian air defense able to shoot down most of the missiles. White also noted that Russia-manufactured air defense system was ineffective.
Her statement was supported by the representative of the joint chiefs of staff U.S. army Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, noting that the Russian air defense was active at the time of the missile strike, but was not involved in its reflection.
The publication notes that the statements of the Pentagon raise questions, if the air defense system of the Russian production is so inefficient, why did the United States and its allies are investing hundreds of billions of dollars in stealth technology.
The newspaper also reports that following hearings in the relevant committees of the house of representatives or the U.S. Senate, we can expect that the Pentagon will be talking about the threat posed by s-300 and s-400 systems and other air defense systems of Russian production in order to justify their programs and expenditures.
The night of April 14, forces of the United States, Britain and France launched a missile attack on civilian and military infrastructure of Syria in connection with the alleged use by the Syrian authorities of chemical weapons in the city Duma. Damascus and Moscow called the allegation about the use of the army of Syria chemical weapons provocation.
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