The Pentagon’s highest ranking uniformed officer said Beijing and Moscow are the greatest threats to the United States, somewhat undercutting President Joe Biden, who recently put climate change at the top of the list.
Asked about Biden’s comment during a Senate committee hearing on Thursday, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggested that the president was speaking more loosely in regards to the nation’s greatest threats, instead naming two foreign ‘adversaries.’
“Climate change does impact, but the president is looking at a much broader angle than I am,” he said, responding to a question from Senator Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota).
I’m looking at it from a strictly military standpoint. And from a strictly military standpoint, I’m putting China, Russia up there.
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During a visit with American troops stationed in the UK on Wednesday, Biden recalled a previous discussion he had with senior Pentagon officials. “This is not a joke. You know what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest threat facing America was? Global warming,” the president said. (RT)
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