What Is the Greatest Threat to U.S. National Security?

Gen. Joe Dunford, nominated to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, created some headlines in a Senate confirmation hearing by naming Russia as the No. 1 threat that the U.S. faces. “They present the greatest existential threat,” he told the Senate Armed Services Committee at his confirmation hearing. “If you look at their behavior, it’s nothing short of alarming.” He then cited China and North Korea as other top-tier threats, followed by Islamic State.

  • Ed

    I disagree. I think the biggest existential threat the US faces is the rapidly growing population of infantilized adults who “almost vomit” at the sight of a confederate flag at a flea market and countless other examples of spinelessness. It’s becoming an unserious country.

  • African

    It is the other way round:
    The greatest national threat to holy Russia is the US and Nato. It is America and the West who are trying to destroy Russia’s traditional Orthodox Christianity through their new and militant secular religion known as “liberal democracy” and through their militant “gay” agenda and moral relativism.

    • Clausewitz

      Of course Russia has never been an aggressor ever, if you’re an idiot….

      • African

        It was the Westerners who invaded Russia twice within a period of little over a century. First, it was the French and their Western European allies led by Napoleon Bonaparte and the second invasion
        which has killed over 27 million Russians was instigated by Hitler’s Nazis supported by millions of Russo-phobic Western Europeans.
        And if the honorable President Putin did not stand up to them, Americans and their Western allies would have been trying to make a “regime change” in Russia by now.

        • Minicapt

          I don’t think the gnomic basement dwellers of Charlotte Street are able to make their myasmic messages sustainably cogent.


  • moraywatson

    The biggest threats to US national security are the muslim brotherhood members and enablers in the White House administration.

    • African

      That is true but American leaders think that Saudi Arabia and various other jihadist groups are their allies and they fund them and train them and give them billions.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    The biggest threat is Hillariah Rotten-Khlintoon Al-Arkansawia and her Mu-Bro handlers…

  • Millie_Woods

    I bet he gets his news from the ‘paper’.

  • Brett_McS

    Washington D.C.?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The biggest threat to our national security is the morons in Washington who refuse to take it seriously.

  • James Oswald

    The greatest threat to America is the same as its been since 1978. The US Dept of Education, staffed top to bottom with Marxists, Communists, Feminists, and Fisters, with tentacles reaching into every school district in the country. Stop looking outward. The enemy is within. 30 year olds are the 1st group of Americans who spent their entire K-12 education learning that global warming is real, guns are bad, God is a spaghetti monster in the sky, deviance is normal, etc. They were told when they were children that they are smarter and more open, and more tolerant, and more sophisticated than knuckle dragging Muricans.. They were told to see themselves as ‘citizens of the world’, not stupid, jingoist Nationalists. They signed up in droves for the UN’s International Baccalaureate program. They voted for Obama in droves. Every year there is a new crop of Dept of Ed high school graduates. Common core is only the next step in a 35+ year ‘evolution’ of America. No president can unwind that. The Capitol City is hopelessly corrupt and unreformable. There is no Champion, or knight in shining armor to slay the dragons. Americans must retreat to their individual States, and reject Federal funding. Wash, DC will not shrink itself. We the people must shrink Wash DC by taking away the power of their handouts. REJECT FEDERAL FUNDING. Start in yuour local school district. That alone will be the fight of a life time.

    • Millie_Woods

      You pretty much nailed it James.

  • Xavier

    Bammy fixed that. In 2 years Iran’s going to be #1, #2, and #3.

    (There’s a nice setup for a #2 joke.)

  • The biggest external and internal threat to the USA is, of course, Islam – not the Islamic State or the Muslim Brothers or Al Qaeda or Iran, but these and others all combined, each working from their angle towards the same nefarious ends.

    It is interesting that Gen. Dunford is careful to mention only the IS, and to place it fourth in line of importance. Of course, he has to do that to be given the job he yearns for by the boss Obama. If he said the truth he would be denied the job. So it goes.

    • Alain

      Actually I would put the neo-marxists (5th column) as the biggest, since it was due to them that all the Muslim infiltration and millions of illegals were possible. Otherwise I agree.