NATO Warning Levels: Russia “ACUTE THREAT” & China ‘SECURITY CHALLENGE’
Britain’s top military commander issued a warning on Russia with NATO leaders in Brussels for a summit. Gen. Nick Carter said recent Russian acts are “assertive and in some ways aggressive” – calling Russia an “acute threat” referencing cyberattacks, submarine activity in the North Atlantic, the reactivation of Arctic bases, and the build-up of forces on the border with Ukraine. (CBC News)
Meanwhile, NATO’s Sec. Gen. Jens Stoltenberg was at pains to point out that there is not a “new Cold War” with China, stating they are not an “adversary” or “enemy” but the rise of Beijing ‘poses challenges to our security.’
NATO members however continue to conduct drills near both Russia and China.