Members of the U.S. military are morally ready for military action against Russia, says a poll among U.S. army personnel, The Military Times newspaper reports.
Near half of the polled U.S. troops believe that the U.S. may soon start a major war. 46% of them think that the war will start in 2019, which is a 5% increase compared to the last year’s results. 50% of respondents believe that in the event that a major conflict starts, it would last more than a one year.
Such attitudes are supported by U.S. president Donald Trump and his administration frequently making statements that the country has to be ready for a war.
The poll revealed the main perceived threats. According to the service members, Russia and China are among the countries that endanger the United States. Russia is considered to be the main threat by 71% of the respondents, which is a 18% increase from the 2017 numbers. China is called a threat to the U.S. by 69% of those interviewed, which is 24% more than the last year results.
The respondents expressed their concerns over cyber security, which 89% consider a major issue.
The Military Times newspaper along with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families interviewed 829 members of the military in an anonymous poll aimed at determining the attitude of U.S. military personnel regarding foreign policy and national security.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency