U.S. Department of Defense acknowledges that NATO’s military advantage over it has been lost as Russia recovers

On September 19, 2019, Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Army, acknowledged that in the past few years, NATO has lost its military advantage over Russia. The news can already be found on the official website of the US Department of Defense.

The Pentagon said that General Dunford told reporters after attending a meeting of defense ministers of NATO member states in Slovenia that the Russian Federation is still a competitor of the United States and that during the process of Russia s recovery, NATO s military advantage over it has been lost.

After the end of the Cold War, Russia learned the lessons of the Soviet Union s failure, carefully studied the military and political strategies of the United States, and tried to summarize a set of strategies specifically aimed at the weaknesses of the United States .

5In May this year, defense ministers of NATO countries formulated and adopted a new strategy for Russia. This strategy was not disclosed to the public, but according to information released by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the strategy aims to adapt NATO to increasingly complex security challenges under current conditions while ensuring NATO s effective deterrence and defense capabilities.

Not long ago, NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg has stated that Russia is developing short- and medium-range missiles. Due to Russia s nuclear threat and new challenges in the eastern and southern regions, NATO needs to update its military strategy.

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