General Joseph Dunford, head of the joint chiefs of staff, said he is alarmed by the behavior of Russia: the Russian attempt to undermine the unity of NATO, threatening Moldova and Georgia, as well as actively interfering in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
General Dunford, speaking before the students of the National defense University in Washington, said he is alarmed by the behavior of Russia: the annexation of Crimea and actions in Eastern Ukraine, threats to Georgia and Moldova assistance to the Assad regime in Syria.
Russia is trying to undermine the most successful Alliance in history — NATO Alliance” – are his words on the website of the Pentagon.
In addition, Russia entered the top five major threats to the United States, according to the General. In their number also included China, Iran, North Korea, and violent extremism. Four sources of threats — nation-States, which can cause varying degrees of anxiety, and the fifth is the threat of terrorism can flare up in any part of the world, he said.
Special attention in his speech to students at Dunford was paid to the development of the military power of Russia and China, stressing that these powers “modernize its nuclear sector, modernizing their submarine forces, modernizing their usual power.”
In early July, at a hearing of the U.S. Senate on the issue of approving it as the head of the Committee of nastasov, Dunford also mentioned Russia in the list of the major threats to the security of States, said.<url>. He also supported sending lethal weapons to Ukraine, adding that “without such support they will not be able to protect itself from Russian aggression.”