"The United States has single-handedly masterminded all military conflicts. Today the Western countries have positioned themselves as the main 'architects' of the international relations and the United States as the only superpower in the world," Lt. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov, the head of the General Staff's Main Operations Directorate, said.
Kartapolov added that the US role as the world's leading nation was part of US President Barack Obama's updated national security strategy, released in February.
"The course that the White House has been pursuing to systematically contain Russia stems from the United States' strategic goal to preserve its leading geopolitical and economic positions at all costs, to preempt the establishment of new centers of power."
The Lieutenant General also said that the United States and their allies have used military force more than 50 times over the past decade, adding that six US operations ended in local armed conflicts.