WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (KUNA) -- In an address to US troops in Nevada, US Vice President Mike Pence cautioned late Thursday that the world is more dangerous today than at any point since the fall of communism.
"The truth is the world is more dangerous today than at any point since the fall of communism a quarter-century ago," Pence said during a speech to airmen stationed Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas. He warned airmen of the threats posed by "rogue regimes," "the menace of radical Islamic terrorism" and "adversaries new and old have arisen to challenge American leadership on the world stage."
Speaking alongside Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Pence assured troops they had the full support of the Trump administration.
Since coming into office, the Trump administration pushed Congress to pass a USD-700-billion budget for the Pentagon, paving the way for record-setting defense spending. (end)