Gen. Dunford: Russia is Top U.S. National Security Threat


Whoa...Where have we heard this before? Why it was Mitt Romney. During the 2012 debate he said Russia was America's top geopolitical foe. What was the reaction? Obama said he the 1980s called Mitt and they want their foreign policy back.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia presents the greatest threat to U.S. national security and its behavior is "nothing short of alarming," Marine General Joseph Dunford told lawmakers on Thursday as they weighed his nomination to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Dunford also added his voice to those Pentagon officials who have supported providing lethal arms to Ukraine to help it defend itself from Russia-backed separatists, a step that President Barack Obama has so far resisted.

"My assessment today, Senator, is that Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security," said Dunford, the Marine Corps commandant, who is expected to swiftly win Senate confirmation to become the top U.S. military officer

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