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Post time 2014-2-3 17:44:19 |Display all floors
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has warned that China and Russia are challenging the United States as they are investing in their military capabilities.



“Most persistent and pressing security challenges to Europe and the United States are global,” Hagel said during the Munich Security Conference, the most important transatlantic security gathering, on Saturday.

“Nations such as China and Russia are rapidly modernizing their militaries and global defense industries, challenging our technological edge and defense partnerships around the world,” he said.

The Pentagon chief, who was addressing the conference with Secretary of State John Kerry, stated that the US military has been reorganizing to deal with new threats.

He also noted that the United States is expanding its military across the world more than before.

“I would venture to say, the United States is more present, doing more things in more places today than maybe ever before,” Hagel said.

“How we’re doing it is different,” he said. “If that narrative is not getting out there, then maybe that’s our fault.”
Secretary Kerry also confirmed Hagel’s remarks during his speech, pushing pack against criticism that the US is retreating from the Middle East and the rest of the world.

“I can’t think of a place in the world that we are retreating, not one,” Kerry said.

“We are facing threats of terrorism and untamed growth in radical sectarianism and religious extremism,” Kerry said.

“America needs a strong Europe and Europe needs a committed and engaged America. And that means, turning inward is not an option for any of us.”

Kerry said the US and Europe need a transatlantic renaissance, “a new burst of energy and commitment and investment in the three roots of our strength: our economic prosperity, our shared security and the common values that sustain us.”

President Barack Obama has put Washington’s focus toward Asia in a strategy known as “pivot to Asia.”

The strategy has irked Russia and China which have repeatedly voiced concerns over the Obama administration’s increasing military presence in the region.

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Post time 2014-2-3 17:49:28 |Display all floors
eireanneach:

only now are the US realizing that they have pushed china and russia to where they now are,at the top. either of those 2 powerful countries could defeat the US militarily. put them together and theres no contest,so who is really afraid of who?. the US are no longer the power they once were,like all empires,they get greedy and want it all,they overstretch and fall. the US are presently running on fumes,they are grabbing at straws just to put off the inevitable for a short while longer at the top. the US and their criminal cronies in the west will soon find out exactly what its like to be on the receiving end of a war of zions making.

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Post time 2014-2-3 17:50:34 |Display all floors
Anon:

“I would venture to say, the United States is more present, doing more things in more places today than maybe ever before,” Yes it is bombing, invading & occupying countries, it is imposing regime change in others by supporting terrorists & thugs, and it is continually interfering in the affairs of independent sovereign countries. All criminal acts to control others and take over their resources.

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Post time 2014-2-3 17:52:02 |Display all floors
buddy1 Post time: 2014-2-3 17:50
Anon:

“I would venture to say, the United States is more present, doing more things in more places ...

Nick in reply to Anon:

Well said! The US has a presence throughout the world, but a negative one. Wherever they go they either lie, cheat, steal or kill. That's America's visiting card.

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Post time 2014-2-3 17:54:05 |Display all floors
AwakenedLaurie:

NO, i believe you have done it to yourselves......you are morally and spiritually bankrupt...you expect the rest of us to be like you are sick in the head with GREED and PERVERSNESS....FAT CHANCE......you creatures of the dark know deep inside you are doomed.....KARMA is coming home to roost and you will spend eternity in HELL for what you have done to the rest of humanity...a bunch of sick in the head creatures....you will and are going MAD.....and all your support robots will go MAD right along with you....a bunch of stooges, cowards, sick minded evil ...

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Post time 2014-2-3 17:55:09 |Display all floors
Hakan:

"Our shared values"..What are those values? Unsustainable capitalism, aggressive imperialism and the destruction of the earth?

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Post time 2014-2-3 17:56:20 |Display all floors
Cold Wind:

The Imperium's Overlords have a problem. The Empire is collapsing on its own accord. China need only be patient.

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