Due to the well-known events, related to UkraineRussian relations with many Western countries and the NATO bloc, where the leading role played by the United States deteriorated sharply. Of course, due to the presence of potential opponents of huge arsenals of thermonuclear weapons to ensure the destruction of the other hand, even in case of a successful first strike, the probability of war is negligible.
However, reality forces to take the potential threat very seriously.
Whose army is stronger - the Russian or American?
From a formal point of view, stronger than the US Army. The strength of the army depends on many parameters, among which, of course, an important role is played by its total number of equipment and modern military equipment. By the number of members of the armed forces of the USA are significantly ahead of Russia. In the US Army, Air and naval forces currently serve approximately 1.43 million people, and in Russian - about 0.77 million. That is, the advantage of the Americans "in people" is almost double.
More than 4-fold superiority of a potential enemy in the air. The Americans are about 13,700 aircraft and helicopters, while in Russia - only about 3100.
Significantly stronger US and naval forces. Although the total number of warships (about 470), only about one-third higher than Russia (about 350), the US absolute dominance in the class of aircraft carriers.
Even if Russia will be able in the nextseveral years to build several aircraft carriers (and it is extremely difficult and costly affair), the US advantage in these floating airfields still be overwhelming.
But in tanks and self-propelled artillery systems almost double superiority in Russia. Against about 8300 American tanks and self-propelled guns Russia can put about 15,500 of its units.
As far as Russian armed forces are ready for war
The Russian armed forces are able to reliably ensure the safety of its citizens. Why, because the Americans have more troops, aircraft, ships?
Although the Russian army in many respectsinferior to the American and Russian military budget is much smaller than that of the United States, the Russian armed forces can deliver a crushing retaliatory strike on the territory of any aggressor.
Protective system "Perimeter" or "Dead Hand"as it is called in the West, with 100% makes it possible retaliatory thermonuclear weapons, even with a surprise attack and the destruction of command posts and communication centers.
So the question "Whose army is stronger?"In these conditions it is simply meaningless. In addition, the entire history of the world shows that in addition to the number of troops and their equipment, plays an important role the morale of soldiers and officers, and their confidence in the rightness of their cause, patriotism and willingness to defend their homeland to the end.