Will NATO Make or Break in Response to Putin?
Given that NATO was founded to oppose the Soviet Union, its current mission is something of a homecoming. The Alliance convened this week to determine its response to Russia’s increasing incursion into Ukraine and approved the formation of a rapid-response force. But according to former CIA deputy director John McLaughlin, there is a risk that NATO will freeze under pressure, granting Moscow a major strategic advantage. Cash-strapped European countries are not undertaking the military spending required to keep an aggressive Russia in line.