unprofesRussian and Chinese Activity on the Rise in South America, U.S. Commander Warns
October 9, 2019
The head of U.S. military operations in Central and South America warned Friday that Russian and Chinese influence in the region is expanding with the goal of undercutting Washington’s interests and alliances.
“They’re there. They’re present, and they’re working for their national interests in ways that are 100 percent counter to the longterm stability in the region,” Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of the Pentagon’s U.S. Southern Command, told reporters at a breakfast meeting in Washington.
Russia is trying to “hang on” to some of the traditional alliances it had in the...