NATO


IN 1966 FRENCH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE PULLED FRANCE OUT OF NATO. THE FACT IS THAT IN THE 1930’S THE FRENCH FOLLOWED ENGLAND’S LEAD WITH THE GERMANS AND PAID A HUGE PRICE FOR DOING SO. NO SURPRISE THEN THAT THE CURRENT FRENCH PRESIDENT IS PUSHING FOR AN EU DEFENSE ALLIANCE TO REPLACE NATO. NOT SURPRISINGLY THE CURRENT GERMAN CHANCELLOR THINKS THIS IS AN OVER REACTION BECAUSE A US LEAD NATO HAS MEANT A MILITARY FREE LUNCH FOR THEM!

GIVEN THE LONG TERM CHALLENGES AMERICA FACES IN THE PACIFIC AND THE FACT THAT EUROPE HAS COMPLETELY RECOVERED FROM WW2 IT IS WELL PAST THE TIME TO CUT THE CORD OVER THERE AND BRING OUR TACTICAL FORCES HOME AND/OR REPOSITION THEM TO ASIA! BUT WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A STRATEGIC NUCLEAR UMBRELLA TO THE EU! AMERICA CAN NO LONGER ECONOMICALLY SUSTAIN A TWO FRONT MILITARY CAPABILITY AND SOME VERY HARD MILITARY CHOICES NEED TO BE MADE BY THE USA!

AND THAT IS ALL I’M GOING TO SAY ABOUT THAT!

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