In a war between the US and Russia, the US would prevail.
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For now I'll just stick to factual stuff, other, less factual things, can be brought up later.
The US has a gargantuan military, budget included, that has a presence in every continent (excluding Antarctica) while Russia's presence is mostly limited to Eastern Europe and the Arctic, with some foreign bases in the Middle East and the Far East. This is not to suggest that Russia isn't powerful, it kept most of the USSR's massive arsenal, and continues to develop new tech, as does the US. The US would prevail, but not without millions of lives lost and one hell of a fight.
I apologize if some of the numbers are outdated or off.
Active Military Reserves:
Number of Bases Abroad:
Russia: Around 10, with some under construction
Total Plane Strength:
Total Helicopter Strength:
Total Naval Strength:
Aircraft Carrier Strength:
Submarine Fleet Strength:
Mine Warfare Craft Strength:
Patrol Boat Strength:
Now, I would like to note that my opponent conveniently left out information about basic ground forces such as tanks. I will provide this data.
AFV (Armored Fighting Vehicle)
SPG (Self Propelled Gun)
Towed Artillery pieces
MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System)
From the above, it is evident that Russian ground forces are far superior to that of the US. This will be crucial and would lead to Russian victory. US forces would shatter under the pounding of the enormous amount of SPGs, MLRSs and regular towed artillery. They would be outmaneuvered, outflanked and out-gunned by the Russian tanks. In more or less open areas (esp. Russian plains), tanks would be a very important element of combat and Russia would not fail to use her advantage. Although the US definitely has the upper hand with air-force, but the US air force would fall victim to Russian anti-air systems such as the S-400. The S-400 can shoot down targets at a range of up to 400 km and altitude of up to 60 km, meaning it can hunt down targets even in space as well. A full division of these can simultaneously track 36 targets and guide 72 missiles.
Using Russia's mine warfare force, she would mine the sea around Russia and choke points (such as the Bering Strait). This would make it much more difficult for the US to use its advantage at sea. The lack of American anti-mine ships would make it so that the only way to find the mines would be to go straight into them with a ship.
My opponent mentions bases abroad. The US definitely has bases all over the place, but many are no where near Russia and do not have significant forces.
The US would also have to supply its forces at very long distances while Russia would not have to because she is massive and shipping on your own territory is not difficult.
The US consumes about 19 bbl of oil per day while only producing 8.5 bbl per day. Russia, on the other hand, produces 11 bbl per day and consumes 2.2 bbl of oil per day. This means that in a war of attrition, the US would simply run out of fuel much faster. Without oil, the US war machine would be dead.
I would like to note that my opponent has not provided any sources. (By the way, sorry for being aggressive.)
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