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have to worry about. russia, china, north korea and iran. there's one transnational threat, which is a combination of al qaeda, isis and whatever term you want to use. i was wondering if you could do a quick tour for us of the world. you have met with the russian staff. theseve been dealing with four plus one problems for 1.5 years as chairman. can you describe how those for threats, plus the one, have evolved and how you take a stop -- take stock of them? gen. dunford: first, let me give you background and what that framework isn't what it isn't. last year, just like in every endeavor coming into benchmark something. last year, as we were trying to decide what our priorities it the moving forward for joint force development and process the risk we currently had in meeting our national security objectives, we came upon looking at the four state threats we -- you talked about, russia, china, north korea, iran. we do not look at that as a predictive tool. in other words, not to imply we would fight against them, but what we believe is that if we prepare the joint force to deal with one
straightforward simple frame that there are four major countries we have to worry about. russia, china, north korea and iran. there's also one trans-national threat which is probably a combination of isis, al qaeda and broader -- whatever term you want to use. i wonder if you can do a quick tour of the world. you have been overseas dealing with the four plus one sets of problems for a year and a half now as chairman. i wonder if you could describe a little about how those four threats plus the one have evolved, how you take stock of them. >> sure. first, let me give you a little background on what that framework is and what it isn't. last year, just like in every endeavor you need to benchmark yourself against something. last year as we were trying to decide what our priorities would be moving forward for joint force development, as we were trying to assess the risk that we currently had in meeting our national security objectives, we came upon looking at the four state threats you talked about, russia, china, iran, north korea, and violent extremism. it's important to say that we didn't look
. michael: i want to follow up on russia and i will ask a question about syria and china before opening things up. one of the things we see in reports, russians buzzing that nato aircraft and ships. i have hoped that some of this might decline and the trump administration was hopeful, presumably, that president trump would be friendlier and they did not need to be quite as provocative. where you able to raise that issue? is that something you're comfortable talking about? gen. dunford: in my russian counterpart conversation, we both agreed not to share publicly the content of those conversations because we did not want our conversation to be politicized and limit our ability to do that. that is important. however, you do have instruments of sea and air meetings with the russians every year to talk about what you talked about, mike. i did reemphasize the need for those ongoing dialogue -- for that ongoing i want to be -- ongoing dialogue to be robust. this year, naval forces in europe convenes and we meet with the russians to talk about these incidents and to ensure that there is profess
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