Of late, there’s been an increasing amount of concern about what Russia and President Putin are up to in Ukraine.
The Administration has decided it’s time to stand a little firmer, it seems. We’ve now decided to send US troops to Ukraine to give medical training, and we just paraded US military vehicles 300 yards from the Russian border.
The tension is certainly concerning, especially with Russian overflights and constant hyping by our media.
Nonetheless, this article below is the best I’ve seen yet about the situation. It’s easy to get worried and panicked by the non-stop news of that terribly scary Putin, but this article provides a great reality check from an expert at the Naval War College, who’s got quite a background in Russian studies.
Russia can’t defeat NATO — but Putin might still try. (Also interesting is the link inside the article that leads to a Russian article, which I hit the “translate” button and read. That article describes what a poor job Russia has done at updating its weaponry, from tanks to artillery to air power.)
Keep the faith,
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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