TRUMP WEAKENS NATO, MAKES PUTIN HAPPY – 6-1-2017 ~ Trump By Trump by T. Rump
Last week Trump did not reaffirm the NATO provision that an attack on one member is an attack on all? This omission must be welcomed by Putin who would like to expand his empire.
Deterrence means no one knows for sure if we would aid any NATO member if attacked. But it has worked toward maintaining the peace the last 70 years. The very uncertainty was enough to stay the hand of any aggressor toward any NATO member. Nothing else has worked better.
So why play to Putin and Russia?
During the Cold War we stationed troops in Germany to deter Russia. We now have 28,000 troops in South Korea to deter North Korea. If the kill some of our soldiers North Korea will receive our immediate response.
We must continue to support the right of other nations to exist and deter threats from neighbors.
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