The head of the Northern Command of the US Armed Forces, General Glenn Vanherk, has said that it is Russia that is the main military threat to Washington, it was reported
“Russia is the main military threat to the homeland today. It is not China, it is Russia. While China is a long-term existential threat to America, Russia today is a major threat to the US militarily – submarines, bombers, cruise missiles, those kinds of capabilities. They’re both things to be feared”, – the general told Air Force Magazine.
In his view, the Pentagon needs to increase American capabilities in the Arctic and invest as many resources as possible in the region. He also called ballistic missiles another form of deterrence along with nuclear weapons.
Earlier, the deputy head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General John Hyten, said a possible armed conflict between the US, Russia and China would “destroy the world and the world economyErdogan says Turkey will never recognize Crimea as part of Russia