- Nov 2007
- NE Wisconsin
Joint Chiefs nominee: Russia greatest threat to U.S. - CNNPolitics.comWashington (CNN)Russia currently poses the greatest global threat to the United States, according to the man slated to be President Barack Obama's top military advisor."Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security," Gen. Joseph Dunford told the Senate Armed Services committee during his confirmation hearing to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
With its large nuclear arsenal, destabilizing role in Ukraine and threat to NATO nations on its borders, Russia presents a significant challenge to the U.S., even as it faces threats like that of ISIS.
"If you want to talk about a nation that could pose an existential threat to the United States, I would have to point to Russia," Dunford said. "And if you look at their behavior, it's nothing short of alarming,"
Frankly, I would have thought China with Russia a close second. Russia's navy can only field a small number of surface ships and submarines. It's ground forces are riddled with alcoholics and conscripts. China has a much more developed military and it has shown that it has technological expertise capable of hacking into our most sensitive systems.
What's your opinion?