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U.S. National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and his team deserve credit for clear expression of the threat to the United States from autocratic, revisionist powers, especially Russia. Outlining the new National Security Strategy released on Dec. 18, McMaster earlier this week publicly cited Russia's "sophisticated campaign of subversion and disinformation and propaganda," noting that the NSS would spell out this threat, and that the United States would respond accordingly.On Dec. 12, McMaster previewed the new NSS, saying that the document would take into account Russia's hybrid threats and widespread propaganda "that attempt to divide our communities within our nations and pit them against each other and try to create crises of confidence". He outlined four major threats to U.S. national security, starting with "revisionist powers" such as Russia and China who seek to upend the rules-based world order, which the United States has led since 1945 .
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