"Russia is Now the US's #1 Threat"

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  1. Atilla

    Atilla Major

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    The US military now sees Russia as its biggest threat
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    "Russia is the No. 1 threat to the United States. We have a number of threats that we're dealing with, but Russia could be, because of the nuclear aspect, an existential threat to the United States," Deborah James, the secretary of the Air Force, told Reuters in an interview at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum.

    James, the chief of naval operations, Adm. John Richardson, and the Pentagon's chief arms buyer, Frank Kendall, all voiced growing concern in interviews late on Saturday about Russia's increasingly aggressive behavior.

    Their comments come as the Pentagon finalizes a classified security assessment for President-elect Donald Trump, who has promised to both pump up US defense spending and build closer ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    European diplomats fear Moscow could use the time before Trump's inauguration to launch more offensives in Ukraine and Syria, betting that President Barack Obama will be loath to respond forcefully so soon before he hands off power on January 20.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/r-us-reshaping-budget-to-account-for-russian-military-threat-2016-12
     
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    YarS Lieutenant Colonel

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    Sorry for my English. Why "biggest" and not "greatest", or even "Menace Supreme"?
     
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    YarS Lieutenant Colonel

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    Nuces are good things, but, first of all we have a better human quality.

    You know - "enemy could not push the button, if you disable his hand".
     
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    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

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    I think our planners are worried about the capabilities of your airborne forces and whatever units you guys used in Crimea. The fear is that you guys could win a war before we even get a chance to react. The best example would be if you overrun a country like Estonia. Thats why we are increasing our forward deployments.
     
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    Without good intelligence work your "forward deployments" will be blocked or annihilated before getting chance to react. And you tradicionally have no real "intelligence". Only useless wasters of money.
     
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