WASHINGTON DC (Agencies): The United States must surpass China for the Western path of democracy to be the path that the United States will follow in the future, said General John Hayten, deputy chief of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“I hope that they (China – ed.) Are just competitors for the rest of my life, for the rest of the lives of my children and grandchildren. We are just competing on the world stage, it would be good. But right now they are building an army with enormous capabilities. New nuclear opportunities, space, missile, hypersonic, in cyberspace. They are doing this to challenge the United States, and we need to figure out how to res-pond to that, “said Hayten, speaking at the Institute for New Technologies.
According to him, for the past 20 years, the “views and bodies” of Americans have been focused on the Middle East , then the focus of attention began to shift towards Russia and China, but physically – “bodies” – the United States remained in the Middle East, Hayten said. “We have to move again, move fast,” he said.
“If you are competing with a nation for the future of the world, the goal should be to ensure that your western path to democracy remains the path that we will follow in the future,” General John Hayten said.