Russian Military Advances Pose ‘Greatest Array’ of Threats to US Interests
Despite the economic and demographic challenges facing Russia, it has made a significant investment in military capabilities and demonstrated ability to project power in multiple regions simultaneously, according to General Dunford.
The advancements made by the Russian military present the United States with the most diverse threats to its interests, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said on Tuesday.
“First, the Russian military presents the greatest array of threats to US interests,” Dunford said in a speech to the Center for Strategic International Studies.
The general added that despite the economic and demographic challenges facing Russia, it has made a “significant investment in military capabilities.”
The United States is “closely tracking” Russian activities in space, cyberspace, and has carefully noted Russia’s demonstrated ability to project power in multiple regions simultaneously, Dunford stated.
Nevertheless, the general insisted, the US and Russia should continue military talks, despite the challenging political relationship.
“I believe we should maintain military to military communication and relationships in the worst of times. We did it throughout the Cold War, we should do it now,” Gen. Dunford said in a speech at the Center for Strategic International Studies.
He also added that US combatant commanders will meet next week in a quarterly session to address the challenge of adversarial military action registering below the threshold of overt conflict, or hybrid warfare.
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