According to a senior U.S. military official, Russia is currently far ahead of the United States in modern weapons, including nuclear deterrent forces.
As Ukraine.ru reports quoting RIA Novosti, Deputy Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces, General John Hyten pointed to the fact that over the past few years Russia has managed to completely modernize its nuclear potential, while the United States is bogged down in endless plans and approvals.
Moreover, according to Hyten, the gap between the U.S. and Russia and even China is so large that it already poses a threat to U.S. national security.
“You have such rivals as Russia and China, and we are still moving too slowly”, – he noted, urging those in charge of this issue in the Pentagon, Congress and the White House to speed up the modernization of the U.S. military if possible.
The general stressed that in the current circumstances, without having enough power to repel potential attacks, the American authorities should pay more attention to diplomacy and launch an open dialogue with Moscow and Beijing.Kedmi: all past and future of Belarus is linked to Russia