Don’t make the Russians angry — on their own soil
Do you really think, if the Russians attacked a NATO member such as Estonia, we would send troops to defend them? You may laugh all you please, but that’s what we are expected to do according to Article 5 of our NATO commitment. A little history throws some interesting light on the question.
At first glance, the odds look forbiddingly in favor of an overnight victory for the Russian invaders, a total humiliation for the United States and possibly the end of NATO itself. But the illumination of those history lamps indicates that one hardly has to be Ambassador