NATO

This Means War!

Rep. Frank Wolf sees the threat to our national security posed by the Islamic State as being so dire that he is taking the unprecedented step of introducing what amounts to a Declaration of War, without a presidential request. This would be a step it appears Congress has taken only once in the 226-year life of the Republic.

Ukraine Crisis Reminds Americans Why NATO Should Not Expand

The ongoing strife in Ukraine is a crime by Moscow and tragedy for Kiev.  It’s also a warning for America. Washington should turn Europe’s security back to Europe.

Nationalism, Not NATO, Is Our Great Ally

Patrick Buchanan, Buchanan.org

A new world is coming. While perhaps unwelcome news for the transnational elites championing such causes as climate change and battling global economic inequality, it's hard to see any great threat in all this to the true interests of the American people.

Washington Should Not Risk War Over Ukraine

For most of its history the U.S. avoided what George Washington termed “entangling alliances.”  The Russian invasion of Crimea has triggered a cascade of demands for NATO, mostly meaning America, to act.  Americans should sympathize with the Ukrainian people, who have been victimized by Moscow.  But that does not warrant extending military support or security guarantees to Kiev.  

Ukraine: Time for Europeans To Take Over Europe’s Defense

Putin is wrong, dangerously wrong.  But how to punish Moscow?  America’s direct stake in the controversy between Russia and Ukraine is essentially nil.

Hillary, Hitler & Cold War II

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If there is a Cold War II, or a U.S.-Russia war, historians of tomorrow will as surely point to the Bushes and Clintons who shoved NATO into Moscow’s face, as historians today point to the men of Paris who imposed the Versailles treaty upon a defeated Germany in 1919.

Finding a Way Back From the Brink in Ukraine

The only thing worse than a completely unnecessary conflict in Ukraine would be a completely unnecessary conflict involving America. Even in the worst case the U.S. has no cause for military intervention.  Who controls the Crimea ain’t worth a possible nuclear confrontation.

Let Obama Play the Iran Hand

Patrick J. Buchanan, Human Events

If the GOP leads Congress in imposing new sanctions, and the Iranians walk out, and the NATO-Russia-China coalition breaks up, and a chance for peace in the Persian Gulf seems to have been thrown away, the GOP will pay the price. And rightly so.

Washington Should Close NATO Door to Georgia

The nation of Georgia is a security liability for NATO. The Europeans may act independently if they believed the benefits of defending Tbilisi to be worth the costs.  But Washington should say no to the possibility of America going to war in the Caucasus.