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The Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff U.S. Department of defense John Khayten said that Washington fears competition from Russia and China. His statement published on the official website of the Pentagon.
“We need to make sure that we are moving as fast or faster than potential opponents in the face of China and Russia”, — he said.
As noted Khayten, the Pentagon understand that the Agency needs to “move faster”. In particular, he stressed the importance of leadership in cyberspace.
Previously the Director of the intelligence Department of the Ministry of defense, Lieutenant General Robert Ashley said that Russia is a threat to the United States in the short term, China in the long term. The head of the intelligence Agency agreed that if the country is to “go public”, it can react in unpredictable ways. According to him, it is quite applicable to Russia. “Existential threat” to America are also “several thousand nuclear warheads”, which is in Moscow, said Ashley.
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