China represents a greater threat than Russia to US security. This was stated in an interview to Al Jazeera, by Deputy Advisor of US President Barack Obama on National Security and Strategic Communications issue Ben Rhodes.
According to him, "Russia is a kind is momentary threat to international order and stability. China is much more powerful country and a lot more has positioned itself as a competitor to the United States in such a way that Russia can not."
In early December, the head of the US Air Force Deborah James called Russia the main threat to Washington because of nuclear weapons.
Let us remind, the head of the Pentagon has declared its readiness to protect US allies in the conditions of the Russian aggression.