(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Retired Gen. James Mattis said Thursday that he does not believe the U.S. military is strong enough to deter Russia and China.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, asked Mattis if America has a strong enough military to be able to deter against those threats and he responded "No, sir."
Mattis was speaking before the committee at his confirmation hearing to serve as President-elect Trump's next secretary of defense. During the hearing, he talked about the state of the world order.
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