The Pentagon called Russia to be a global threat to the US. According to the Defence Secretary Ashton Carter, Moscow ranks first on the list of global strategic challenges for the US security. Then follow China, North Korea, Iran and terrorism.
Ashton Carter noted that Russia and China are rivalries, that have already developed and keep developing military systems, which are aimed at threatening the US superiority in some fields.
Carter claimed that, the Pentagon is guided by namely these challenges while drawing up the military budget for 2017.
In order to resist the challenges, the US Defence Ministry needs over $582 dollars.
Malaysia needs Russia's assistance in maintaining and repairing Su-30MKM fighter jets
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that US army bases will not appear on the southern Kuril Islands in the even Russia delivers them to Japan