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Republicans in power end George Bush's War on Terror (WOT). Claiming victory?

You are with US or the enemy!

China, Russia outpace terrorism as greatest threat to US, says Pentagon | DW |

The US has classified China and Russia as its main military competitors in a strategy document. Moscow has dismissed Washington's defense policy as "imperialist," while China said it represented a "Cold War mentality."

The US Defense Department on Friday unveiled a new "national defense strategy" that portrays China and Russia as the largest threats to US interests, saying the country's armed forces must increase combat readiness.

"It is increasingly clear that China and Russia want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model - gaining veto authority over other nations' economic, diplomatic and security decisions," said an 11-page unclassified version released on Friday.

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The new strategy represents a "fundamental shift" in US defense policy, which has largely focused on countering terror groups in the Middle East since the September 11, 2001 attacks claimed by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

'Urgent change'

At a speech unveiling the strategy, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said the US faces "growing threats from revisionist powers as different as China and Russia." The new strategy establishes the need for "urgent change" in the armed forces, which will allow it to "restore warfighting readiness" Mattis claimed it has lost.  

National Defense Strategy released with clear priority: Stay ahead of Russia and China | Defense News |
Is NATO doing enough to pressure Russia over Ukraine?

Just a reminder, former NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer distances himself from his political life long pro-Atlantic attitude.

Unbelievable ... Jaap De Hoop Scheffer

by Oui on Fri Jan 19th, 2018 at 08:00:10 PM EST

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