MOSCOW - 21 Aug, Fins news . The Secretary of defense Ashton Carter at a press conference, U.S. defense Department called the Russian Federation " very, very significant threat, informs magazine.
From the position of the crankcase, Russia threatens the existence of the US " simply because of their size and because of the nuclear Arsenal, which it possesses."
He Also criticized the prosecution of the "Putin of the Russian Federation" in that it behaves as an enemy of the USA, and at the same time, the Washington end of the cold war changed to Moscow.
Carter Also told by the Pentagon's strategy " to counter Russia ", which He called " a powerful and balanced ". For example, He said of the U.S. effort to increase their strength in terms of their qualitative characteristics and speed the deployment of troops. He also mentioned about the establishment of NATO's new plan of action for the containment of Russia, aimed at strengthening the bordering countries of Eastern Europe.
However, He said the preparedness of the US to continue cooperating With Russia in the areas where the desires of both countries coincide.
The Hill emphasizes that during the last period of time Authorized us military officials about the so-called Russian threat to declare a standstill. One of the first was General corps Joseph Dunford, recently appointed head of the Committee of chiefs of staff of U.S. forces." Russia poses the greatest danger to our national security, " He said at the hearings in the Senate in July.
before NATO allies amid disagreements With Russia on Ukraine adopted a number of measures to increase military activities in the European Union, including the strengthening of rapid response forces, the growth of U.S. troops on the continent, the dramatic expansion of the program of exercises and patrols, as well as the growth of military spending. The chief of the General staff of the Russian armed forces Valery Gerasimov, for his part, said that the allegations in the Russian aggressive politics have become the pretext for the North Atlantic Commonwealth, so that he could strengthen their activities.