Coming out of Townhall.com, Russia is planning Naval Bases in Cuba, Vietnam, and Seychelles in an article July 29, 2012.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Vice Admiral Chirkov said today that Moscow is involved in talks toward establishing naval bases in Cuba, Vietnam and the Seychelles.
This is the first public notice of any plan to build more bases.
These plans are serious as reported by Businessweek.
“We are working on establishing navy bases outside Russia… Cuba, the Seychelles and Vietnam” Vice-Admiral Viktor Chirkov, the navy’s commander-in- chief since May, said in an interview with RIA Novosti news service and confirmed by the navy.
Russia’s intentions for overseas military expansion threaten to further strain relations with the U.S. when the former superpower rivals are at loggerheads over American missile-shield plans and how to respond to the fighting in Syria. Putin’s government plans to spend 23 trillion rubles ($712 billion) this decade … an increase of 19 percent.
Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang said in an interview broadcast by Voice of Russia radio that his country is ready to let Russia set up a servicing facility in Cam Ranh Bay
Our national security is compromised if Obama gives away our missile defense technology but it will be even worse for the United States if they follow through with their plans.