The American General called Russia the most significant threat to the United States

© AP Photo / Nati Nigel John Khayten. Archival photoThe American General called Russia the most significant threat to the United States© AP Photo / Nati Harnik

USA consider Russia as the most significant threat, and North Korea is the most unpredictable, said the head of Strategic command VS the USA General John Khayten.

«I think that Russia is the most significant threat, simply because they are the only threat to the existence of our country at the moment,» said Khayten, speaking at a conference in Virginia. Etmo he stressed that in the short term, the strong threat North Korea poses threat because of its unpredictability.

According to him, the States develop different approaches to enemies, which he took, and China.

«Against (North) Korea, we use the defense against Russia and China the elements of space, cyber defense,» said Khayten.

«Prevent domination»

Earlier that same day, the head of the U.S. Central command General Joseph Votel, the report to the house Committee on the Armed forces, said that Russia prevents the US to dominate the air in the middle East. The biggest threats to the United States he named Iran, Russia and China, the latter, according to the General, could undermine the leading position of Washington.

In mid-January, the Pentagon released an unclassified provisions of the new «National defense strategy» — the first such document prepared in nine years. The main threats to American security in it named China, Russia, North Korea and Iran. It is noted that the most significant threat to us — Russian nuclear weapons. Washington also accused Moscow of financing the «destabilization of cyberspace».

 

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