The head of the General staff of great Britain considered Russia more dangerous than ISIS
The head of the General staff of the British Armed forces mark Carleton-Smith is sure that Russia is to the national security of great Britain and her allies a greater threat than “al Qaeda” and “Islamic state” (banned in Russia).
In an interview with The Telegraph he said that Russia “has demonstrated a willingness to use military force to protect and advance their national interests.”
According to him, Moscow is making “a systematic effort” in the pressure on the vulnerable part of the West.
In particular, we are talking about “non-traditional areas” such as cyberspace and space.
“The Russians seek to exploit vulnerabilities and weaknesses, wherever they may found. The most important Russia’s response with respect to conventional weapons is to continue strengthening the capacity and coherence of NATO”, — said Mr. Carleton-Smith.
Also, the General skeptical concerns expressed by French President Emmanuel Macron, the idea of creating a single European armed forces.
In his view, this could weaken the effectiveness of the Alliance, which is a pillar of European security.
Previously, Mr. macron announced the idea of creating a European army. In his opinion, this will reduce Europe’s dependence on the United States. The idea was supported by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, she advocated the creation of a European army in 2015.