Mattis Warns Of Russian Efforts To Tank NATO
Mattis warns of Kremlin attempts to ‘break’ NATO…
Obama didn’t respond to any movements by Russia in Europe, Mattis will be aware and respond appropriately.
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, Donald Trump’s pick to be the next U.S. defense secretary, placed Russia first among principal threats facing the United States, arguing for greater American support for European allies to counter what he said were Moscow’s attempts to shatter the North Atlantic security alliance.
Mattis, a respected combat leader who made his name in the wars following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, cautioned that sustained cuts to military budgets and personnel meant the U.S. military is no longer strong enough to easily outmatch Russia and other adversaries. More