The United States and NATO have been working on joined efforts in an attempt to deter what they call “Russian aggression.” While some argue about the narrative, it seems evident that all parties involved are preparing for a kind of war, with Russia supposedly stealing NATO secrets in its favor. Could things escalate to World War?
US Risks Nuclear War with Russia
It’s no secret that the United States and NATO have paired up together, especially with the narrative of Russia being a threat to the world and the security of nations. The recent Warsaw summit proved how intent the two parties are in showing might to Russia to mitigate its perceived threat and expansion efforts.
President Barack Obama met with NATO leaders during the Warsaw summit and in what appeared to be a meeting to reinforce the parties’ commitment to protect Europe.
“In this challenging moment, I want to take this opportunity to state clearly what will never change. And that is the unwavering commitment of the United States to the security and defense of Europe, to our transatlantic relationship, to our commitment to our common defense. Throughout my time in office, one of my top foreign policy priorities has been to strengthen our alliances, especially with NATO,” Counter Punch quoted the president.
However, while there has been a debate on what the United States is pulling off, and if NATO’s decisions put Europe more in danger, it may retaliate with atomic or nuclear weapons instead of battalions or other military assets.
“But Putin did say that Russia has one means of retaliation. That’s atomic bombs. Atomic weapons are basically defensive. They’re saying that they don’t need an army anymore. Nor does any country need an army if they have an atomic weapon, because if you attack them, then can wipe you out. And they’ll be wiped out, too, but no nation is going to be able to conquer them,” explained Michael Hudson, a Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Russia Getting NATO Intelligence
Likewise, Russia is ensuring its victory further by getting to know its enemy. A report from the Mirror claims that NATO’s secrets are being leaked to Vladimir Putin, as claimed by the British Defense Secretary.
Defense Secretary Michael Fallon admitted recently that the Russians are getting a whiff of vital military secrets. The official said that Putin is getting intelligence on NATO files. Fallon noted that even with the label “NATO secret,” the documents are not as safe and well-kept as many give them credit for.