Op-Ed — With All Due Respect, Mr. Trump, That’s Not How Deterrence Works
War Is Boring

Exactly right: how stupid is Donald Trump for thinking that for an alliance to actually be an effective deterrent, the member states must prove their commitment, with actions not words, to potential adversaries. Donald Trump must have missed that day in school when the history professors said it’s ok to speak loudly and carry a small stick so long as your “allies” don’t do anything.