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    Russia says biggest war games since Cold War are 'justified'

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45330161

    Russia says biggest war games since Cold War are 'justified'

    Russia plans to hold massive war games involving 300,000 personnel next month - its biggest military manoeuvres since the Cold War.

    Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said units from China and Mongolia would take part in the exercise, at military ranges in central and eastern Russia.

    He compared the "Vostok-2018" war games to Soviet manoeuvres in 1981, which involved a pretend attack on Nato.

    The exercises come at a time of rising tension between Nato and Russia.
    Pete (reminds y'all what "justified" means)

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    Mongolia has a military?!?
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    So if mongolia is involved, does that mean its in western Russia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plezercruz View Post
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45330161



    Pete (reminds y'all what "justified" means)
    What does it mean?

    I forget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared View Post
    What does it mean?

    I forget.
    The word "justified" means "something that is wrong, but for which there is a good excuse." If you're not doing something wrong, you don't need to justify it. Thus, assuming no translation errors, Russia knows they are in the wrong, but are claiming an exemption.

    Pete (adds that words like "justified" are rarely used when they are unnecessary)
    Last edited by Plezercruz; 08-30-2018 at 01:36 PM.

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