Is the US vastly superior?
Globalfirepower rank them about the same, though they include a lot of factors, but shouldn't all those be included?
Sure the US have twice as many people and earn more money (but it's much more unevenly spread and less end up in the government coffins) and spend more money on the military (then again I don't know whatever Russia pay them and if so I guess they pay less and that more production may be government owned or at least be bought for cheaper.)
US seem to have bigger navy and air force and Russia bigger army. Who got the best missile defence? Anti-air?
Even if US is better what are their odds at Russian soil? Because if we are speaking fear of the bully I guess that's where it would be thought?
Many of the US project seem to deliver so-so and cost way more than what was originally planned.
I know lots of people say Russia got old gear but how much truth is there in that? Even if they do how much is newer? How much is newer in the US?
Do F-35 really beat the better models from Russia? Is F-22 clearly superior? I assume the F-15, F-16 and F-18 maybe is more cost effective?
I don't know whatever the SM-2, SM-3 and the S-300, S-400 and S-500 gear/systems is of similar scale but how are they really performing against each others?
I don't really know the composition of either sides nuclear weapons.
How hard is it to sink a carrier? How efficient is the total anti-missile and possibly torpedo defence in a carrier group?
Who win on the ground?
I assume the US may rely on missiles from ships and air-force and sure air-plane vs artillery may be a battle with an advantage to the air-plane but this being Russia how many missiles will actually hit and how well would the planes do? Throw in a bunch of submarines in the equation too.