Can NATO still put up a fight against Russia?
After the Soviet Union fell, NATO expanded. It also lost its main purpose: taking on that same Soviet Union.
That didn’t seem to matter much to Russia’s former satellites. Poland, the Czech Republic, the Baltic countries — everyone clamored to get in. Soon, Russia was surrounded by a sea of NATO on its Western flank.
Now, with Vladimir Putin and the United States staring at each other like the gunfighters in the final scene in the “Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” War College takes a fresh look at the 70-year-old alliance.
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