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The US Air Force Minister also considers Russia the main threat

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US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James at the National Defense Forum. Reagan called Russia the main threat to his country.


The US Air Force Minister also considers Russia the main threat


“We have a lot of threats that we deal with, but Russia, due to the nuclear aspect, can be a real threat to the US,” said James.

However, she noted that if earlier US policy "was aimed at fending off threats in the Asia-Pacific region and in the Middle East, now it is more focused on Russia."

“Because of their behavior, we had to ... re-examine the balance of opportunities that we would need,” the minister explained.

In turn, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, Joseph Dunford, said that Moscow’s goal is to "confront NATO and undermine its reputation", as well as "limit the ability of the American army to carry out military presence" in different regions of the world.

“They often operate where we have not seen them for decades,” said Dunford.

Earlier, American politicians noted that Russian developments in the field of space, nuclear potential, air defense and missile defense, as well as in cyber security would require changes to the draft military budget for 2018 after taking office with Donald Trump.
Photos used:
lickr / US Air Force photo / Samuel King Jr.
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  1. mig29mks
    mig29mks 20 December 2016 10: 50
    +1
    Well, at least someone should be afraid !!!
    1. vovanpain
      vovanpain 20 December 2016 11: 15
      +10
      Quote: mig29mks
      as well as "limiting the ability of the American army to carry out a military presence" in different regions of the world.

      And you are invited or something, not an invited guest worse than the Tatar. negative
      1. meshorer
        meshorer 20 December 2016 11: 18
        +1
        And in the background is the handsome F-35 ...
        1. cniza
          cniza 20 December 2016 11: 27
          +3
          Quote: mig29mks
          Well, at least someone should be afraid !!!


          Otherwise, they will cut back their finances, so they will moan and cry.
          1. Titsen
            Titsen 20 December 2016 13: 25
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            Quote: cniza
            Otherwise, they will cut back their finances, so they will moan and cry.


            We also have ministers in the region ...

            And they cry too ...

            But they don’t climb to the international level!
            1. _Vladislav_
              _Vladislav_ 20 December 2016 16: 51
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              Quote: meshorer
              And in the background is the handsome F-35 ...

              F-35 is normal. The only one is not so heavily armed. But if there is money, but in principle, why not. For the United States, it’s quite normal, for Israel .... well, there is F-16 there, it’s quite enough for itself, but it makes much sense to take the F-35, I really don’t have such a need.
        2. WKS
          WKS 20 December 2016 11: 34
          +1
          “We have a lot of threats that we deal with, but Russia, due to the nuclear aspect, can be a real threat to the US,” said James.

          And the lady is right. If the United States continues its insolent intrigues around Russia, it will fall into a direct conflict. And in order not to shake at night from the Russian threat, one must behave politely and decently, and not meddle in Russian affairs and in the zone of its interests. Even a wild bear will skin anyone who encroaches on its territorial resources. What can we say about a state that can “strip the skin” of the world hegemon and superpower. So far Russia alone has such a potential.
        3. neri73-r
          neri73-r 20 December 2016 11: 45
          +1
          Quote: meshorer
          And in the background is the handsome F-35 ...

          I wonder what is handsome? According to the spent dough, then yes, definitely - first place! yes
        4. GSH-18
          GSH-18 20 December 2016 13: 04
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          Quote: meshorer
          And in the background is the handsome F-35 ...

          laughing laughing laughing
          Amerikozy cheated on you, right?
          Vparali unfinished at the price of an aircraft carrier! good
          Someone in Israel was warming his hands on this. And the people are playing cartoons from Hollywood about the invulnerable wunderwaffle, which even in the United States is not accepted for service!
          Crassava! I respect the Americans for their exceptional sales art good
          The Chinese are nervously smoking on the sidelines. lol
          1. meshorer
            meshorer 20 December 2016 13: 17
            +3
            They cheated very much. A week ago, the first 2 "wunderwales" flew to us. And our pilots have already conducted a series of training air battles with 4 ++ generation aircraft. Wunderwaffle won "dry" with a score of 32: 0. As the commander of the new squadron said: "It's just not interesting to conduct air battles with 4th generation aircraft. So we continue to laugh at the" wunderwolf, flying iron and sawing the dough. "We smile and wave)))
            1. GSH-18
              GSH-18 20 December 2016 13: 37
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              Quote: meshorer
              And our pilots have already conducted a series of training air battles with 4 ++ generation aircraft. Wunderwaffle won "dry" with a score of 32: 0.

              And what is surprising here? There was enough money for miracle shushpantsery, but for a PR-company there is no problem at all. Do you think your warriors will immediately expose the setup? You are still naive. Hang your ears lol
              Nothing so that in America the F-35 has not been accepted into service until now! And when they will accept, it is not known. Jamb aircraft. And I am more than sure that on our modern radars it is as visible as an ordinary aircraft "4".
              Well, for you, the Mujahideen will go. For this money alone, it would be possible to force all of Israel with three layers of airplanes laughing
              And so, it's up to you, congratulations.
            2. GSH-18
              GSH-18 20 December 2016 13: 53
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              Quote: meshorer
              And our pilots have already conducted a series of training air battles with 4 ++ generation aircraft. Wunderwaffle won "dry" with a score of 32: 0.

              I do not know what you have there for "4 ++", but when conducting a corresponding simulation in Canada, the wunderwales flew Sukhoi (4+) to the fullest. The result was Canada's refusal to purchase this American "miracle".
              Now correlate this incident with what you have on TV. You are smart guys, you can make a conclusion yourself? wink
      2. Papapg
        Papapg 20 December 2016 11: 33
        0
        This "mad monkey" must be given a dog leash, at the end with a "German shepherd". Then the picture will be more real.
      3. GSH-18
        GSH-18 20 December 2016 13: 01
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        Earlier, American politicians noted that Russian developments in the field of space, nuclear potential, air defense and missile defense, as well as in the field of cybersecurity will require amending the draft military budget for 2018.

        This is the main reason why all this verbal flow. I drank forever! wassat
        Nothing, Trump is coming, order is coming! hi
    2. vkl.47
      vkl.47 20 December 2016 11: 33
      +1
      Again, MAYBE. Or POSSIBLE, WE SO SUGGEST.
    3. GSH-18
      GSH-18 20 December 2016 12: 53
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      US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James at the National Defense Forum. Reagan called Russia the main threat to her country.

      What aunt? Not pulling your vaunted stealths on superplanes?
      And the Jews sacredly believe in them and are proud! laughing
      Be careful with the statements of Deborah, otherwise the wards in Israel will start to suspect something! wassat
  2. Kunica
    Kunica 20 December 2016 10: 51
    +1
    Money is no longer allocated for "terrorism", they are now begging from the budget for "Russia".
    1. afrikanez
      afrikanez 20 December 2016 11: 00
      0
      Apparently, terrorists have become irrelevant to them (since they themselves gave rise to and supported them) Why fight them - they are "tame"
  3. Victor-M
    Victor-M 20 December 2016 10: 55
    +2
    US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James at the National Defense Forum Reagan called Russia the main threat to his country

    A patient in a psychiatric clinic also considers his attending physician his main threat.
  4. 1536
    1536 20 December 2016 10: 55
    0
    What kind of minister is the BBC? I see Obama also recruited artists and singers with an economic education.
  5. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 20 December 2016 10: 59
    +1
    Joseph Dunford stated that Moscow’s goal is to “confront NATO and undermine its reputation,” as well as “limit the ability of the US army to have a military presence” in different regions of the world.
    Yeah ..... very impolite of us, dangerous, aggressive, unprofessional! repeat
    But where to go, dear Yankees, to sit and watch you crush Ukraine for yourself, are you messing around in the zone of our Middle Eastern interests? No, you can certainly not notice this, continue peaceful cooperation, but when you plug in the base near Smolensk, for example, it will turn out that it’s like we’re to blame ourselves for being so close to the zone of your interests. So why should we cross the Urals so as not to endanger your safety? Look for a sucker, friends hi
    1. VSZMK
      VSZMK 20 December 2016 11: 22
      +1
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      So what should we do then, for the Urals, to cross ourselves so as not to threaten your safety?

      That they do not want. They have long laid eyes on Siberia!
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 20 December 2016 11: 42
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        Why is there our mother Siberia! The zone of their interests is the whole world (I suspect that with the entire solar system, and indeed all the places where radio waves propagate).
        These gentlemen have nothing sacred bully
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 20 December 2016 13: 15
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        Quote: VSZMK
        They have long laid eyes on Siberia!

        And we will pierce it there.
  6. iConst
    iConst 20 December 2016 10: 59
    +1
    “Because of their behavior, we had to ... re-examine the balance of opportunities that we would need,” the minister explained.

    In general, practice shows that women in power posts are always more aggressive than men. And it was considered the opposite. Well, how can you not recall the old adage where all the problems come from ...

    PS: lovely ladies, I'm not a sexist, but ... do not go into politics. Go to theaters, hairdressers, and fashion stores in the end! And you will always be cute ... wink
    1. V.ic
      V.ic 20 December 2016 11: 01
      0
      Quote: iConst
      do not go into politics. Go to theaters, hairdressers, and trendy shops

      ... they forgot about the bathhouse!
    2. GSH-18
      GSH-18 20 December 2016 13: 20
      0
      Quote: iConst
      In general, practice shows that women in power posts are always more aggressive than men.

      It's just that men don't have "these days" lol
      And if a woman is in a high military post "this day" can be the last for the whole world request
      I do not want to offend anyone, just a common folk saying: "a woman driving = a monkey with a grenade." Note, this is not always, but only these days lol and when these days, try to guess love
  7. aszzz888
    aszzz888 20 December 2016 11: 00
    0
    “They often operate where we have not seen them for decades,” said Dunford.


    Well, so long ago it's time to get used to it!
    US Air Force Deborah Lee James


    Yes, bad things in meritosia. Turbid aunts command the Air Force !!!!!!
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 December 2016 11: 03
    0
    Deborah Lee James

    Dear Ms., what about your very own, the most F-35, which has no and will not be analogues. So you are preparing to dominate the air against us, but over your country (territory)? Or have you privatized the whole world?
  9. Bering Strait
    Bering Strait 20 December 2016 11: 06
    0
    USA is an evil empire!
  10. Lelek
    Lelek 20 December 2016 11: 10
    +1
    (... The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, Joseph Dunford, stated that Moscow’s goal is to “confront NATO and undermine its reputation,” as well as “to limit the ability of the American army to have a military presence” in different regions of the world.)

    Maldess. Correctly formulated. And the main thing is that we succeed. Instead of "mixing" wars around the world, the United States does not interfere with carrying out a "cleaning" in its own house, and even though there are "former" ones, they hint at it aloud.
  11. Wolka
    Wolka 20 December 2016 11: 22
    +1
    Well, stupid, no one threatens the Yankees, but our armored train is on the siding ... if it is not clear, read again
  12. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 20 December 2016 11: 32
    +2
    A trivial statement of fact by a military man.
    "but Russia because of the nuclear aspect can be a real threat to the United States"

    Russia is capable of destroying the United States, which means it could be a threat to the United States.
    The United States is capable of destroying Russia, which means it could be a threat to Russia.
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 20 December 2016 13: 25
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Russia is capable of destroying the United States, which means it could be a threat to the United States.
      The United States is capable of destroying Russia, which means it could be a threat to Russia.

      Agree, this is real nonsense and not real analytics fool
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 20 December 2016 13: 41
        0
        These are hard facts.
        The ICBMs of Russia and the United States are capable of destroying the enemy’s country. USA and Russia are not
        allies, and countries suspicious of each other.
        And if some military (or military official) denies this and doesn’t
        If he considers this a threat to his country, then he must be dismissed from his post.
        1. GSH-18
          GSH-18 20 December 2016 14: 09
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          Quote: voyaka uh
          USA and Russia are not
          allies, and countries suspicious of each other.
          And if some military (or military official) denies this and doesn’t
          If he considers this a threat to his country, then he must be dismissed from his post.

          No need to fire anyone. Just everyone should do their own thing. In the United States, the military and the CIA begin to dictate their point of view to diplomats, this is the danger. We hear purely military calculations from the lips of their diplomats! The question is, why do America's diplomats? request
          And yet, mind you, ours don’t do that, and so do the Chinese. We do not declare a rating of global threats and threats to the Russian Federation. The states are periodically engaged in this, forcing the global situation.
          If two countries have nuclear weapons, this does not mean that they are enemies from now on and on this occasion. This is not a right, dangerous policy.
  13. BOB044
    BOB044 20 December 2016 11: 32
    +2
    [quote “We have many threats that we deal with, but Russia, because of the nuclear aspect, can be a real threat to the United States,” James said.] [/ quote] This is the overthrow of the governments of those countries that do not agree with our policy. But with Russia, after all, it can bring the USA to our neck.
  14. Altona
    Altona 20 December 2016 11: 39
    +2
    By the way, you will laugh, but Trump wants to appoint a financier as Minister of Defense. Apparently it’s time for the Pentagon to do a good audit and ask where it’s putting money, along with DARPA.
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 20 December 2016 13: 29
      0
      Quote: Altona
      By the way, you will laugh, but Trump wants to appoint a financier as Minister of Defense. Apparently it’s time for the Pentagon to do a good audit and ask where it’s putting money, along with DARPA.

      I said a long time ago: Trump is a prode-prodigy on the fore! good
      Here there is half of America and rages, a real opportunity to lose a free dough.
  15. Altona
    Altona 20 December 2016 11: 41
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    A trivial statement of fact by a military man.

    --------------------------
    Well, if you recognize her as Captain Evidence, then Deborah is a military man. hi
  16. Slon_on
    Slon_on 20 December 2016 11: 43
    +2
    As far as I understand, they have this post (the Minister of the Air Force) - the chief in cutting budget money, the aviator from it is like a pig, a ballerina. But also prone to madness, like her colleague from the Bundeswehr.
  17. Lucy
    Lucy 20 December 2016 11: 44
    +1
    US Air Force Minister!
    And why the Russian bureaucrats did not hesitate to introduce a position?
  18. sgazeev
    sgazeev 20 December 2016 11: 56
    +1
    We drank Shura, i.e. Deborah-shortage. Maybe enough for tsatski-beads. Assessment 10 psak.
  19. krops777
    krops777 20 December 2016 12: 28
    0
    The US Air Force Minister also considers Russia the main threat


    Correctly consider that Russia is the only country that can leave only memories about the United States. angry
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 20 December 2016 14: 20
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      Quote: krops777
      Correctly consider that Russia is the only country that can leave only memories about the United States.

      Can. And more than once. Only good from this will not be what anyone nor any.
  20. kit-kat
    kit-kat 20 December 2016 12: 34
    0
    How many women do they have in military command? No wonder there are so many tantrums.
  21. Gronsky
    Gronsky 20 December 2016 13: 27
    +1
    Quote: neri73-r
    I wonder what is handsome?

    EuroEi bought it, then handsome. What is incomprehensible here. It’s immediately obvious that you don’t have any experience with a hostel with representatives of the most intelligent and beautiful nation.)))
  22. san4es
    san4es 20 December 2016 13: 49
    +9
    Do not care ... This is her subjective opinion. Time will tell
  23. Bearhug
    Bearhug 20 December 2016 14: 04
    0
    Given that we are the only ones who can destroy the United States several times, then she is right :)
    But of course, these women’s battle on military pastes touches me))
  24. CooL_SnipeR
    CooL_SnipeR 20 December 2016 23: 19
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    Air Force Minister! woman ... apparently like we have a cap in a jeep .... position. I could not resist...