Russia is the most serious and "aggressive" the main danger to the vital interests of the United States, and at the same time, American power is waning, according to analysis by the research Institute Heritage Foundation.
the study reported that Moscow "its permanent presence in Ukraine, military intervention in the Syrian Arab Republic and the provocations of the USA's allies in NATO" is the most serious threat to the interests of U.S. capital throughout the world, informs The Washington Free Beacon. It is noted that the Russian Federation is one of the six threats, which have intensified in the world over time, in a time when US military power has decreased due to budget constraints. The other five threats - China, North Korea, Iran, terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan and terrorist groups in the middle East are evaluated as " high ", and at the same time, Moscow is the biggest threat.
"Russia seeks to expand its strategic position in the world at the expense of the United States. It Also seeks to undermine US influence, oppress the forces of the capital of the US and NATO, " - said in the report. It is noted that Russian air strikes in the Syrian Arab Republic "has allowed Bashar Assad to remain in power "that" has undermined American policy in the middle East." Also focuses on the economic and military problems faced by the member States of NATO in the European Union. Indicated that after the NATO partners agreed to boost its forces in Eastern Europe to deter Russian aggression, Moscow has carried out a planned build-up of forces and military equipment in the West of the country. Also highlighted Russia's nuclear potential, as if existing dangers from the capital of Russia in cyberspace, the possibility of a Russian imposition, and other forms of " non-traditional hostile behavior." Analysts Also stressed that the current U.S. military forces will not be able to handle 2 opponents at once, being able to " satisfy the requirements of only one major regional conflict ". Experts emphasize the lack of financial resources and reduction of military power in the last few years." Leading America's role remains in question, perhaps more than ever, the Field end of the cold war ", - reported in the survey. The analysis is done against the background of discussions about how the elected head of the Donald trump approach to relations with Russia. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said yesterday that North America to make a distinction between threats that, in their opinion, come from the "Islamic state" (IG*), Iran and North Korea, disagreements with China and Russia. According to his statement, regarding the "ISIS, threat of Iran and North Korea," the motto of the United States – to fight right now ". The Minister of defense said that this continues for decades." in the case of Russia and China, the situation is different, we all share a mixed relationship when we are trying to cooperate and achieve common goals, but also there are issues where we have disagreements ", - the said Carter. Last week, Carter Also gave advice to Donald Trump is not cooperating with Russia on the Syrian Arab Republic. Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that such a call to the Pentagon testifies to the contradictions in the U.S. capital.
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