Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley warned last night that the United
States was ready to “destroy” its enemies in comments that were
clearly directed at Russia.
want to be clear to those who wish to do us harm….the United States
military – despite all of our challenges, despite our [operational]
tempo, despite everything we have been doing – we will stop you and
we will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before. Make
no mistake about that,” said
General went on to warn that Russia and other countries had taken
advantage of the U.S. being focused on the war on terror.
countries – Russia, Iran, China, North Korea – went to school on
us,” he said, adding, “They studied our doctrine, our tactics,
our equipment, our organization, our training, our leadership. And,
in turn, they revised their own doctrines, and they are rapidly
modernizing their military today to avoid our strengths in hopes of
defeating us at some point in the future.”
cautioned that the next major conflict would “be highly lethal,
unlike anything our Army has experienced at least since World War
II,” and would involve fighting in “highly populated urban
no mistake about it, we can now and we will … retain the capability
to rapidly deploy,” he said, “and we will destroy any enemy
anywhere, any time,” he concluded.
Milley made it clear who he was talking about when he went on to
quote a senior Russian official who vowed, “Russia can now fight a
conventional war in Europe and win.”
comments come amidst rising tensions between the two superpowers.
million Russians from all sectors of government are currently taking
part in a nationwide
emergency drill that
will wargame “evacuation” procedures during a national crisis.
to Oleg Manuilov, the director of the Russian Civil Defence
Department, the exercise will be a test run of how the population
would respond to a “disaster occurrence” under an “emergency”
officials revealed that
huge underground nuclear bunkers had been built to provide shelter
for the city’s 12 million population.
nationwide television station run by the country’s Ministry of
warned citizens last
week that nuclear conflict was on the horizon.
from America are sharpening nuclear weapons for Moscow,” reported