“There can be no doubt that if we defaulted, did not agree to a debt ceiling, this would have very significant negative consequences for the readiness, morale and potential of the US armed forces,” reports RIA Novosti about his words at the conference on post press. a regular meeting of a multinational group set up by the West to coordinate arms supplies to Ukraine.
In addition, a breach could also incur international reputational costs for the US military, a senior US military official stressed.
Earlier, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, said that the default in the US will come in a matter of days. In his opinion, President Joe Biden is personally responsible for this. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she believes the country may default on its federal debt on June 1.