Outgoing Army Chief Of Staff: ‘Russia Is The Most Dangerous’ Military Threat To U.S.

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Outgoing Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno said Wednesday that Russia is the most dangerous to the United States.

"I believe Russia is the most dangerous because of a couple things," Odierno said in the press conference.

Odierno said he considers Russia the most dangerous because of some of their intents and their capabilities in Ukraine.

"First they are more mature than some other of our potential adversaries and I think they have some stated intents that concern me in terms of how the Cold War ended," Odierno said. "They have shown some significant capability in Ukraine to do operations that are fairly significant."

Odierno shares his assessment with that of Gen. Joseph Dunford and former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who said they believe Russia is the United States' greatest threat.

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Andrew Kugle is the assistant social media editor for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2013. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Staff/Press Assistant for South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Andrew is from De Pere, Wisconsin and lives in D.C. His Twitter handle is @AndrewJKugle. You can reach him at kugle@freebeacon.com.

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