At a conference held in the United States, organized by the Atlantic Council closely associated with NATO, John Hayten, Deputy Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Army, spoke. According to the "four-star" general, for the United States in the modern world there are "many serious security challenges." And among these challenges, of course, Russia.
The American general said that "Russian troops are becoming an increasing problem every year." The reason for this, according to Hayten, is the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation: the transition to new weapons, the supply of military equipment.
Russians modernize nuclear weapon, they have advanced capabilities in outer space, cyber capabilities. Their troops are becoming incredibly strong. This is a serious challenge for us.
At the same time, Hayten made a statement that has already caused bewilderment in the United States itself. According to him, for the first time in stories The United States, as a nuclear power, the country "has to deal with two nuclear opponents at once."
Hayten's critics wondered if it turns out that the general does not see any of the three countries - Russia, China, North Korea - as opponents? And if we consider that the same Russia (USSR) and China have had nuclear weapons in their arsenal for tens of years, and the DPRK is clearly not the first year, what does it mean “for the first time in history with two nuclear opponents at once”?
These statements by representatives of the American generals indicate that they are already "entangled" in their opponents and enemies. A few years ago, Washington had "three adversaries": Ebola, Russia and ISIS (* a terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation). Then they remembered that there is also Iran and North Korea. Then they "defeated" Ebola and ISIS *, but lost in Afghanistan. But do not leave, in fact, only Russia as opponents ...