Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has said the U.S. and its allies need a strong but balanced approach to dealing with Russian aggression, the Army News Service reported Nov. 4.
Milley told an audience during the Defense One Summit last week Russia has updated its military structure and capabilities and that he considers the country as an “existential threat” to U.S. security.
“We want on the one hand to maintain strength in order to deter further Russian aggression and we need to stand firm where that aggression manifests itself,” he added.
Milley met with his counterparts in Iraq Jordan, Israel and Afghanistan as well as in some Asian and European countries over the past several weeks to discuss a range of military issues.
ARNews also reports the U.S. partnered with the European Union to facilitate military exercises through Operation Atlantic Resolve as part of a collective security effort among NATO countries.