Author Topic: As the US Cozies up to Russia, Ukrainian Town Ends Up in Ruins  (Read 166 times)

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Offline Blueblood

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However, I think there's something worth considering with this argument. The world is generally more peaceful now due to economic integration and a host of other factors. Consequently, EU nations have reduced their spending on military. The threat from Russia now and your suggestion provokes an arms race. We're talking about nations building up military power.

When countries begin spending a hell of a lot more money on hammers, they're going to start looking for nails.

While I don't agree with the idea that the United States should always be the ones to intervene, it did prevent nations from building up their own armed forces and "solving" problems themselves. It's a double-edged sword.

The problem is that Russia has already started an arms race and has been provocative for the past 8 yrs.  they have shown that they can and will use their military to achieve foreign policy goals.  I would say it's reasonable for the eu especially Poland, Hungary, and the Baltic states to prepare to defend themselves and to counter Russia.

The Americans can't subsidize europes defence forever.  It would be simpler if Russia wasn't throwing its weight around, but this is what we got.  The USA throws its weight around that's for sure, the danger is when two players start...