Because of Barack Obama’s failed Presidency, America is facing threats from every corner of the globe.
Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis was asked about what top threat the nation is facing.
And he gave an answer no one saw coming.
While testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Secretary of Defense shocked everyone in attendance when he said the Pentagon was moving away from the War on Terror and that China and Russia were the top strategic threats.
“The Pentagon is moving away from the war on terror, choosing instead to primarily focus on deterring “strategic competitors” China and Russia, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis stressed while testifying before a Senate panel on Thursday.
Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee via written testimony:
The global situation is sobering. Russia is modernizing its full range of nuclear systems while espousing a theory of nuclear escalation in military conflict. China, too, is modernizing and expanding its already considerable nuclear forces, pursuing entirely new capabilities. China is also modernizing its conventional military forces to a degree that will challenge U.S. military superiority.
While recent events have given rise to a sense of positive movement, North Korea’s nuclear provocations threaten regional and global peace and have garnered universal condemnation by the United Nations. Iran’s nuclear ambitions also remain an unresolved concern. Globally, nuclear terrorism remains a tangible threat.
Mattis testified alongside Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.”
A generation of Americans has been conditioned to know Islamic terrorism as the nation’s chief threat.
But Mattis hasn’t forgotten about ISIS and Al Qaeda.
On the contrary, he stated that the Defense Department still seeks to eradicate terrorist groups.
But given the cyber and nuclear capabilities of countries like China, Russia, North Korea and Iran, the United States must be prepared to meet their growing global ambitions.
Unlike the Obama years, Americans can trust that the nation’s military leadership is being given a free and clear hand to defend the United States as they see fit.
Mattis saying the U.S. is moving away from terrorism as the top threat is not an act of politically correct madness.
This is a true evaluation of what Mattis sees as the chief threats facing America.
Do you trust him to handle the nations that could threaten America’s national interests?
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