Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces Mark Milley noted that Beijing invests heavily in the development of its naval forces, the development of hypersonic weapons, and the improvement of military technologies.

China is actively increasing its military capabilities in order to change the world order and the security structure formed after the Second World War. This was stated by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces, General Mark Milley, speaking evening at a forum organized by The Wall Street Journal newspaper.

According to him, China is investing heavily in the development of its naval forces, the development of hypersonic weapons, and the improvement of military technologies in order to become the same leading country in the world like Russia or the United States. The implementation of this plan, the general believes, will change the balance of power in the world that has developed since the Second World War.

“We are entering a world that is more geostrategically complex,” Milley said at a meeting of The Wall Street Journal’s executive directors. – We are entering a world in which technologies are developing at a pace unprecedented in the history of mankind. So it [will be] a more complex and potentially more unstable [world].” The general pointed out the need to modernize the U.S. Armed Forces in order to preserve the current U.S. military superiority over China.

The chairman of the KNSH of the Armed Forces, the newspaper writes, touched upon the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border in his speech. Milley called the movement of troops on the territory of the Russian Federation “very serious” and different “in scale and scope” from what, according to him, the United States observed there in April. “From my point of view, there are many opportunities for de-escalation by diplomatic means,” the general said.