According to CIA Director Burns, they are sufficient for limited military operations.
Washington— CIA Director William J. Burns told the senator on Wednesday that he and other senior officials at that time released a series of threats facing the United States. The surge of Russian military power on the border with Ukraine and Crimea may be enough Conduct limited military operations.
Burns told the Senate Intelligence Committee that although Russia is capable of doing more, it may simply send a signal to the United States or try to intimidate the Ukrainian government.
“This increase has reached the point where it can lay the foundation for a limited military invasion. This is not only the United States, but its allies should also attach great importance.
Burns and the director of national intelligence, Avril D. Haynes (Avril D. Haynes)
The intelligence community said in the annual threat assessment report released on Tuesday before the hearing that China’s pressure to become a global power poses a threat through its aggression in the region, the expansion of surveillance skills and its threat to the United States. Try to master technological progress.
Officials said Russia has also expanded its sphere of influence to include countries in the former Soviet Union such as Ukraine.
However, the report says that both China and Russia hope to avoid direct confrontation with the United States.