Cross post from my other blog
I don’t know why anyone is surprised that Russia has gobbled up the Crimea. Just because Russia is not officially communist anymore does not mean they do not have national ambitions for territory. It amazes me that our current President seems to think that making statements about international law would deter an aggressor.
And that this occurs at the same time that the western democracies decrease their military forces strikes me as short-sighted and naive.
From a BBC story that says it means there will be no global US-UK. partnership like we’ve seen in the gulf wars. But it’s not just the UK cutting back. It’s the US as well as the Secretary of Defense recently stated. He wants to cut the US forces back to pre-WW2 levels. The Soviet Union, the Chi-Coms and other potentially hostile nations have no such plans.
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