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Top US general: Russian military capabilities would challenge US forces in Europe

21 March 2019
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If US forces deployed to Europe to defend NATO allies, the Russian military would pose significant challenges but it wouldn’t be a showstopper, according to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joe Dunford.

During a 21 March appearance at the Atlantic Council, Gen Dunford fielded questions about an array of military topics including the pivot to a great power competition with China and Russia. While both countries would prefer if the US did not have a physical military footprint in their respected portions of the globe, the four-star general said Moscow’s recent investments in military capabilities would hinder the US military’s ability to move around and operate inside Europe.

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