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 Pentagon names Russia #1 threat to United States

Possessing nuclear weapons and being able to use them, Russia is the foremost threat to the U.S.

Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley, who has recently returned from Kyiv, told the audience at the Defense One summit in Washington, DC on Monday, Censor.NET reports citing Voice of America.

"Russia is the only country in the world with the nuclear capability to destroy the United States, which makes it an existential threat," Mark Milley said.

Moscow's recent behavior suggested that Russia would be willing to use such weapons, the general added, saying that Russia has been violating "the Westphalian order" since about 2008 by "invading sovereign nations".

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