UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Former US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said he considers Pakistan the most dangerous country in the world because of the radicalization of society and the rapid buildup of nuclear potential.
On Tuesday, a new book by the former Pentagon chief, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, went on sale. In it, Mattis wrote: “Of all the countries I dealt with, I consider Pakistan to be the most dangerous.”
“The radicalization of society,” the former Pentagon chief explained his position, speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He added that the “Pakistani military” shares his opinion.
“They are aware of what is happening, they understand it. When you take a radicalized society, add to this the world’s fastest growing nuclear arsenal, you will understand why one of my beliefs is that we need to focus on arms control and nonproliferation. This is the biggest problem right now, “said Mattis.
Mattis, who served as head of the Pentagon from the very beginning of the Trump administration in January 2017, resigned on December 31, 2018. The resignation of Mattis was provoked by Trump’s decision at the end of 2018 on the upcoming withdrawal of US troops from Syria. In the letter of resignation, the Minister of Defense pointed out a number of disagreements with President Trump, but after leaving work, he remains extremely correct in relation to the current administration and does not comment on its actions.
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