McMaster Delivers Warning to Russia: ‘Russian Aggression Is Strengthening Our Resolve and Our Confidence’

Washington Free Beacon | 4/4/2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's outgoing national security adviser, slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday night, saying Russian aggression was a "grave error" on Putin's part.

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McMaster spoke at a dinner, which was hosted by the Atlantic Council for the leaders of the three Baltic states, hours after Trump claimed "nobody's been tougher to Russia than Donald Trump."

He took a parting shot at the Trump administration, as well as previous administrations, during his last public remarks by saying the United States has "failed to impose sufficient costs" on Russia in response to their "sophisticated" attacks.

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"Russia employs sophisticated strategies deliberately designed to achieve objectives while falling below the target state’s threshold for a military response. Tactics include infiltrating social media, spreading propaganda, weaponizing information, and using other forms of subversion and espionage," McMaster said.

"So for too long some nations have looked the other way in the face of these threats," he said. "Russia brazenly and implausibly denies its actions. And we have failed to impose sufficient costs."

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While McMaster believes the United States and other nations havn't done enough, he said Putin is "wrong" to believe Russia is winning the new form of warfare that it has been executing around...
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