On November 16th, the great journalist on international strategic and military issues, F. William Engdahl, headlined at journal-neo, «Do We Really Want a New World War With Russia?» and he documented that, with military expenditures one-tenth of America’s, Russia achieves at least parity with the U.S. in terms of war-fighting capability. It’s a remarkable article, even though it actually brings together into one place the recent disclosures in many media, regarding vital technologies where Russia far outpaces American capabilities. Of course, that’s what’s necessary to do in order to document the extent of Russia’s areas of clear military superiority.
Time for the United States to Leave NATO- NY Times article from September 16, 2013 with original comments
Andrew J. Bacevich is a professor of history and international relations at Boston University and a retired Army colonel.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 16, 2013, 1:23 PM
In Lord Ismay‘s classic formulation, NATO’s founding purpose back in 1949 was “to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.”