I meant the Russian build up with Bio/Chems back in the day and not now. Shelf Life and MAD.
You seem to have a very good knowledge of military worldwide.
I always wondered how many Russian Generals sold Nuclear Technology/Nuclear Weaponry,(Loose Nukes) in the black market after the fall in 1989?
General Krulak said years ago that the Dragon and not the Bear will be the next generation of military might and the USA will need a heavy presence in Asia.
The United States owes plenty of funds to China and Japan since the Bush wars in 2003 to Present.
I hope we do not need to start learning to speak Mandarin and Japanese because we cannot pay them back. LOL
Look to the Arctic my friend because that is the next hot spot for the imperialists around the world, because of the ice melt.
It is doubtful that Russia would sell nuclear weapons to any countries in the past, even from former Russian military officials in the Black market. As a fact, Russia also sticks with Bush view that Iran might best not have nukes as well, despite it is interested in a relationship with Iran, besides Egypt and Syria in the ME region.
North Korea nukes have been its work a long time ago, with some help for Russia and China possibly, as it does possess some nuke bombs now.
But Russia and China both advocate against North Korea having the nukes at this time, and it is too late, for there is nothing they can do.
as far it shows, Russia stresses the unification of the two Koreas.
If JAPAN WOULD BE ALLOWED TO HAVE MORE MILITARY,IT WOULD HAVE BUILT THE SUPER EQUIPMENT AND MILITARY a long time ago, INSTEAD OF GOING ALONG with US to invest in China, by helping China gaining manufacturing aspects and in the high technology, including US.
The Chinese do not have much creativity and invention but are able to copy and tackle problems and willing to work hard.
Russia has helped China in many areas, from space, military and sports programs. Now the Chinese do not count on Russia any more, but are able to challenge others.
In spite of the fact US owes China lots of debts, US is still the largest buyer of Chinese things and wants Chinese market, China might not show the pressing of debts at these times.
India has produced the second largest number of Ph. Ds after China on the planet and is able to fire rockets to Mars while China could land its men on the moon but not to Mars, there is not much in the difference in the level of their scientists.
Except India has its many scientists working in Usa and as programmers as well, it does not have its educated professionals to come to basic with FUNDAMENTAL PRODUCTION, therefore, ITS ECONOMICS MIGHT NOT PROPEL THAT FAST, like China's so far. However, India still has the potentials.
Since Japan plays a stronger role in facing China, China might not be able to move aggressively as it might like in the region.
Europe sees how Russia can pull its Asian card in the linkage road connecting to Europe. The ones which are closer to Usa are western European countries. Germany is increasingly flexible and playing in between Usa and others. Nordic (like NORWAY,ICELAND, and FINLAND) and some few ones play more as independent role in Europe
The future of how world evolvement AND balance are like, is uncertain and not visible to note at this time.
Wait until the Chinese and Russians get angry if they could resolve other ones in ASIA if they want to shuffle against anyone,including US.
I am not here to discuss these things.
It just by CHANCE indicates how things could possibly be by the sense of simple logic.
People should do their own job and things from their reasoning and rational minds.
I do not know all things, what people like and don't like.
That is it--all these are just opinions.