Mattis: Countering China, Russia Now Top US Defense Priority

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the United States is losing its competitive military advantage over China and Russia, marking the central challenge to America’s armed forces.

“Great-power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary focus of U.S. national security,” Mattis said Friday as he rolled out the unclassified portion of the Trump administration’s National Defense Strategy (NDS) in Washington.

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