Who’s on First?
Friday, July 17, 2015
Rank the Threats to America...
Marine Corps Gen. Dunford, the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; “Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security and could pose an existential threat to the United States.”
USAF Gen. Selva, the next Vice Chairman of the JCS; “Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and all of the organizations that have grown around ideology that was articulated by al Qaeda”
Sen McCain listed the Islamic State, Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and support for proxies, revisionist Russia and China’s military buildup
USAF Gen. McDew, the next TRANSCOM Commander declared cyber-attacks first on any threat list.
DNI J.R. Clapper also claims cyberattacks against the US infrastructure as the top threat.
A state department spokesman stated that, “Secretary [John Kerry] doesn’t agree with the assessment that Russia is an existential threat to the United States, nor China, quite frankly. What the secretary does consider an existential threat is the rapid growth of extremist groups like ISIL, particularly in ungoverned spaces,”
While iGuerillas are capable of mass casualty attacks and large scale disruption they don’t threaten the survival of the US. The generals chosen to lead the JCS are right on this one.
“iGuerilla should be the first book packed in the duffel bag for those carrying the fight to the enemy.”
–Peter J. Schifferle PhD, Lt Colonel.(ret) Professor, School of Advanced Military Studies U.S. Army.
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