Instead of expecting the United States to risk a nuclear exchange to protect Europe, the Europeans should take over that risk.
After spending a quarter century treating NATO as an international social club to which every reasonably civilized European nation should belong, the alliance has begun to focus again on its original role as a military alliance. Rather than expect the United States to burnish NATO’s nuclear deterrent, European nations should consider expanding their nuclear arsenals and creating a continent-wide nuclear force, perhaps as part of the long-derided Common Security and Defense Policy.
Since its creation, NATO has stood …read more
Source: The National Interest