“The newly appointed head of the Pentagon must declare himself, and declare so that the whole world hears. Today, the focus of world attention on the completion of the United States INF Treaty, ”the expert said.

He pointed to the contradictory statements of the American side, which, on the one hand, calls on the international community to contain the nuclear potential, and on the other, expands its military presence in the world.

“In such a controversial context of statements, of course, the Pentagon chief also projects his vision of security in Europe. Considering the statements of Russia and the head of NATO that missiles will not be deployed in Europe, he (Esper. - RT ) solved the problem with Asia, ”Koshkin explained.

Earlier, Mark Esper advocated the early deployment of medium-range missiles in Asia after the United States withdrew from the INF Treaty.