U.S. Air Force leader sees Russia as ‘biggest threat’
“I do consider Russia to be the biggest threat,” James told Reuters in an interview after a series of visits and meetings with U.S. allies across Europe, including Poland.
Russia is the biggest threat to U.S. national security and America must boost its military presence throughout Europe even as NATO allies face budget challenges and scale back spending, U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Wednesday [July 8].
James said Washington was responding to Russia’s recent “worrisome” actions by boosting its presence across Europe, and would continue rotational assignments of F-16 fighter squadrons.
“This is no time to in any way signal a lack of resolve in the face of these Russian actions,” she said…
Then consider this just in via twitter:
Anyone think our Chief of the Defence Staff would be so frank? And will our media report what’s being said by such senior Americans? Just kidding.
Meanwhile the US military are putting their dollars…
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