U.S. official claims Russia could defeat NATO forces

(TRUNEWS) A U.S. defense official has warned that Russia could defeat NATO forces in just 60 hours.

Michael Carpenter, the U.S. Deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia has told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee that NATO was not prepared, and could not adequately defend members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as reported by News.com.au.

But he said the U.S. would be in better shape by 2017.

This comes as former Soviet territories vie for membership in NATO – Georgia and Ukraine.

Russia is currently building an army base near its Ukraine border, as well as several military sites.

Full article: U.S. official claims Russia could defeat NATO forces (TruNews)

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