Russia poses 'greatest threat' to US national security: Dunford

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be the chairman of the joints chiefs of staff, on July 9, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DCRussia now poses the greatest threat to US national security and its behavior is “nothing short of alarming,” Marine General Joseph Dunford, the nominee to be the US military’s top officer, said Thursday. Dunford, currently the commandant of the US Marine Corps, told senators at his confirmation hearing it would be “reasonable” to provide lethal weapons to Ukrainian forces battling pro-Russian rebels. “Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security,” Dunford, who is expected to replace General Martin Dempsey as chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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