Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff U.S. army, I am sure that Russia will not dare to attack on NATO, but on its allies.
“Obviously that is the price you have to pay for it, will greatly exceed the possible benefit,” explained Dunford, reports “Lenta.Ru“.
The warlord believes that Moscow is involved in the intervention in the American elections in 2016. “Every day he [President Vladimir Putin] conduct information operations in cyberspace in Europe,” he added. Russia in the conversation he called an authoritarian state.
Prior to that, Dunford said the U.S. should not abandon the possibility of a nuclear strike first. At the same time, the head of the European command of the U.S. armed forces and commander of NATO forces in Europe, General Curtis Scaparrotti said that Moscow cannot compete with the United States in a long conflict with the use of conventional weapons. In this regard, he believes that Russia is seriously thinking about using nuclear weapons for quick victories over weaker neighbours, “is part of the Russian doctrine”.
On 15 March it was reported that NATO returns to the system of the transatlantic lift of troops in Europe that existed during the cold war. This was announced by the Deputy Secretary of the Russian security Council Mikhail Popov.