NATO was once a great, and powerful thing. NATO nations; not just the USA fought the Korean War against Communist aggression. Fast forward to 1989 and the Berlin Wall comes down. It seemed all the nations of NATO made the same mistake they make every time a war ends. They party, get drunk, and say we'll never have to face another threat so they gut their military, and military spending. In the case of Europe they always think, don't worry; America will pay the cost of defending us, and do the heavy lifting. Look at the Balkans in the 1990s. Genocide in their neighborhood, not ours, and Europe does nothing until America gets involved. The time has long since past that Europe needs to put up, or shut up. If they are not willing to spend what is required by the NATO charter on their own military then why should we carry their load? Far too many Americans are buried in European cemetery's from far to many European wars that they caused for me to ever feel sorry for Europe. I should say that my wife is German, and the best years of our lives, my career where spent being stationed in Europe, but that does not change the fact the America has been getting boned by our allies on their defense.
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