Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, said that it was only the Russian army that could pose a threat to the United States of America. The official also said that Russia was the only country in the world that could destroy the United States.
Milley voiced the remarks during a conference on security issues and the United States.
I would say that Russia's recent behavior is adversarial to the interests of the United States," Milley said. "Russia is the only country in the world with the nuclear capability to destroy the United States, which makes it an existential threat," he added.
Recently, top US officials have been pointing out the growth of Russia's military power. The commander of US forces in Europe, Ben Hodges, said that Russia was capable of showing resistance even to a technologically superior enemy owing to its air defense system and anti-ship complexes.
Noteworthy, as many as 49 percent of Russians now believe that the Russian Army has become one of the best armies in the world. In Global Firepower's world army ranking, Russia is ranked second after the United States. The third place belongs to China.
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