They were overruled by those who wanted to turn NATO into an offensive empire, ready to fight wars forever to expand its territory.
NATO military commanders are working on plans to transform the alliance’s presence on its eastern borders to a force capable of taking on an invading army, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told the Telegraph in an interview.We could drag on the Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghan wars forever. They have to create new ones.
Stoltenberg described the alliance’s presence on its eastern borders thus far as a relatively small “tripwire” force intended to symbolize the alliance’s commitment to defend itself from any Russian attack.
Russia’s war against Ukraine will change that.
“Regardless of when, how, the war in Ukraine ends, the war has already had long-term consequences for our security. NATO needs to adapt to that new reality. And that’s exactly what we are doing,” Stoltenberg said.
“NATO is the most successful alliance in history for two reasons. One is that we have been able to unite Europe and North America. The other is that we have been able to change when the world is changing. Now the world is changing, and NATO is changing.”
Stoltenberg backed Ukraine’s calls on Western allies such as Germany to drop the distinction between defensive and offensive weapons with some members. Berlin has ruled out the provision of offensive weaponry to Kyiv.
“Ukraine is now defending itself against an invasion. So everything Ukraine does is defensive,” Stoltenberg said.
The Hill reports:
Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Tuesday told the House Armed Services Committee that he expects the conflict in Ukraine to last for years.This is why the lizard people had to get rid of Donald Trump. He might not go along with the forever wars.
“I do think this is a very protracted conflict, and I think it’s measured in years. I don’t know about decade, but at least years for sure,” Milley said while giving testimony on the defense budget request.
“This is a very extended conflict that Russia has initiated and I think that NATO, the United States, Ukraine and all of the allies and partners supporting Ukraine will be involved in this for quite some time,” he continued.
They refuse to defend America's borders, but they want war to defend some articicial and dubious borders on the other side of the world. I am against war anywhere in the world, until American borders are defended.