…According to the written strategy, “China and Russia challenge American power, influence, and interests, attempting to erode American security and prosperity.” It goes on to say that Russia and China “are determined to make economies less free and less fair, to grow their militaries, and to control information and data to repress their societies and expand their influence.”
In addition to Russia and China, which the document labels “revisionist powers,” the document identifies two other rivals of the United States in a global “contest for power:” Rogue nations, like Iran and North Korea and nonstate threats, like the jihadist group ISIS.
“Although differing in nature and magnitude, these rivals compete across political, economic, and military arenas, and use technology and information to accelerate these contests, in order to shift regional balances of power in their favor,” the document says.
In his remarks, Trump acknowledged that there is “much more work to do” to rein in North Korea’s missile testing and nuclear weapons development. But he said America and its allies “will take all necessary steps — so that this regime cannot threaten the world.”
He also took credit for previously announced increases in national defense spending in certain NATO-member countries. “We have made clear that countries that are immensely wealthy should reimburse the United States for the cost of defending them,” Trump said of the treaty organization. Läs artikel