RT: Russia poses ‘existential threat’ to US national security, Air Force secretary says
The US Air Force views Russia as the greatest challenge to US national security, even when compared to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
“I think the number one threat is Russia. [Russia] is one of the handful of [countries] that could actually present an existential threat to the US,” US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told Fox News' 'America's News HQ' program.
“They have nuclear weapons. They have been acting [in] very aggressive manners in recent years. And they are also investing and are testing military capabilities...that is very worrisome for the United States and to our allies,” she elaborated.
Claiming that the US Air Force is “now globally engaged to deter and to counter” a number of threats, James went on to list them.
“We are facing resurging Russia in Europe and in other parts of the world. We now have a fight against this group called ISIL that did not exist a few short years ago.”
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WNU Editor: At this rate .... everyone is going to be a threat.