Posts Tagged: Ukraine
The U.S. cannot confront climate change, growing economic inequality, and the deterioration of our infrastructure and education system without reducing the $1 trillion it spends annually on defense.
Unthinkable? Perhaps, but it’s entirely plausible that Vladimir Putin could attack a NATO country with nuclear weapons and emerge victorious.
The case parallels the sarin attack in Syria a year ago.
Between Ukraine airline officials keeping planes flying too low and the pilot diverting his plane into the vicinity of the military transport, MH17’s fate was sealed.
The Russian prime minister may still bear some of the blame, though.
Hyping threats from Russia, China, and the rest of the world, the U.S. War Party is gearing up to reassert American power.
Nothing underscores the need to keep a channel open on arms control than a crisis like Ukraine.
If Russia intensifies its presence in Ukraine, U.S. will face pressure from NATO allies to react.
Russia has come a long way from military operations in which casualties to civilians were of little concern.
At 65, NATO should get off its new meds and act its age. It’s time for downsizing and memoir-writing, not hanky-panky in the east.