“We face, right now, to two global powers: China and Russia, each with significant military capabilities, and both intent on changing the current rules-based order,” said Mark Milley.
The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff , Mark Milley, was the keynote speaker at the US Military Academy graduation ceremony at West Point, New York, on Saturday, warning the new generation of Army soldiers that the potential for international conflict between the great powers “is increasing”.
“We are facing, at the moment, two global powers: China and Russia, each with significant military capabilities , and both intend to change the current rule-based order,” the senior military official said during his speech.
Milley also instructed the cadets to be prepared for a world that becomes more unstable and “has the potential for significant international conflict between the great powers”. “And that potential is increasing, not decreasing”, he asserted, adding that today the US “faces challenges” in Europe, Asia , Middle East and Africa.
According to what he specified, the North American country sees “a revanchist Russia” that has begun its military operation in Ukraine, while in Asia it observes China , which has quickly become “a great power with a revisionist foreign policy backed by an increasingly capable Army.”
On the other hand, he pointed to the graduates that the US is also facing North Korea in Asia, which is increasing its arsenal of missiles and deliverable nuclear weapons, while instability due to terrorism continues in the Middle East and parts of Africa.