Tuesday, April 22, 2014
No matter how few, putting additional US troops on the ground in Europe to "reassure" our NATO partners of our joint commitment to collective security is a bad idea, and sends the wrong message. The US, and NATO, can, of course, contain Putin and give actual security to our European allies, without sending "additional troops for exercises." Sending U.S. troops in response to Putin's recent aggression only draws attention to Putin's own goals. His inability to take back former U.S.S.R. lands, and "reunite" people of similar cultures, in any meaningful way, is obvious.
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