Pentagon chief says US is not ready for hybrid war with Russia
According to the US Secretary of Defense, in recent years, Russia has been demonstrating the effectiveness of conducting "hybrid and indirect wars in the gray zone," citing events in the Crimea and the Donbas as an example. Esper called it a new form of warfare, for which the United States is not ready, while Russia is not ready to confront the United States in a conventional war, because it is much weaker.
- he said.
The head of the Pentagon emphasized that the American army is "very good" in ordinary armed conflicts, but as soon as actions go into the "gray zone", the United States loses its advantage. Therefore, he called for a change in "this strategic situation", and this applies not only to the military, but also to other US departments that should "conduct information companies and more."
- said Esper.
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