“For too long, some nations have looked the other way in the face of these threats. Russia brazenly, and implausibly denies its actions, and we have failed to impose sufficient costs,” McMaster said during a speech at the Atlantic Council’s “100 Years of U.S.-Baltic Partnership“ event in Washington.

The three-star Army general added that Russian President Vladimir Putin believes he is “winning” through the county’s “hybrid warfare,“ which “combines political, economic, informational, and cyber assaults against sovereign nations.“ But, he argued, the U.S. and its allies will prevail.

“We will triumph over new threats, including those posed by Russia’s increased aggression around the world,” he said.