NATO Must Use the Threat of Force To Defend Ukraine

It’s otherwise ignoring the lessons of history

Ukraine flag painted on a fence.
Photo by Tina Hartung on Unsplash

Diplomacy alone will not stop Putin from invading Ukraine. It did not deter his invasion of Georgia in 2008, or his occupation of Crimea in 2014. To think the threat of economic sanctions and a few thousand additional U.S. troops in NATO countries will deter him now ignores the lessons of history…



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