The Pentagon considers nuclear weapons to Russia, the main threat to USA
The primary threat to US security emanates from the nuclear weapons of Russia, said the Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis during a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.
“If you look at the external threats, the first on which I need to pay attention to is the nuclear threat from Russia and less from China, and, of course, with North Korea,” said Mr. Mattis. He said, North Korea is the most urgent problem for the country, Russia is the most difficult challenge militarily, and China — long-term “political risk”.
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“About the nuclear threat not so much to say. But it is absolutely a real threat, and we have to take measures to deal with this”, — said the head of the Pentagon.
Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that “Russia is behaving aggressively”, but “in the long term” greater threat to the country is China.
The US administration may abandon the prolongation of the start-3 and the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range. The basis for this step can be tested in the Russia new weapons.
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