According to EU Times, an American military report released last week has warned of a growing probability of the United States fighting a war with a major power, Russia or China with “immense” consequences.
The report was released by General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and singled out Russia and China as aggressive countries and a threat to US security interests.
“Russia’s military actions are undermining regional security directly and through proxy forces,” it says.
Relations between the United States and Russia are at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War in 1991, largely due to the crisis in Ukraine.
At the same time, ties between China and the US have also strained after Washington recently accused Beijing of cyber spying.
Washington also says it wants Beijing to reduce tensions in the South China Sea, where the country is locked in territorial disputes with its neighbors. Beijing insists Washington must stay out of the row.
“China’s actions are adding tension to the Asia-Pacific region,” the Pentagon document states.
Meanwhile, international lawyer Barry Grossman says there are people in the United States who are seeking a military conflict with Russia for their own economic profits.
“There are many people in the US establishment who would be ecstatic about a shooting war with Russia since that would send the US economy and their own profits in to overdrive,” he told Press TV on Thursday.
He added that the latest comments made by US Air Force Secretary Deborah James about considering Russia as the “biggest threat” to American national security is an indication of Washington’s addiction to militarism.
“The United States, in short, is addicted to militarism and these comments, like Russia is the biggest threat to America are best seen as being comments made in a marketing campaign,” he said.
“When they say things like this, they are conceding that they cannot compete with countries like Russia unless that country fully embraces the US dominated international system, with all that entails about the financial sector, ownership, and unqualified commitment to this military stage of the Pax Americana,” the analyst explained.