Why Should and Why Must the U.S. Offer Lethal Military Aid to Ukraine?

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By Oleg M. Pohotsky

The very viability of NATO is at stake. How “Front Line” NATO States may reasonably interpret the “guarantees” of Article 5 in view of actions or non-actions pursuant to the Budapest Memorandum

This article is based on private correspondence dated October 10, 2014 between the author and a friend who had recently completed a term as U.S. ambassador to a Central European country.

The continuing battle for eastern Ukraine is the front line in the war for democratic values, for life as we have grown accustomed to and as we would want to live it. Today, it is also Ground Zero for Vladimir Putin’s project to reset the post World War II world order to accommodate the demise of the Soviet Union.

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published 22 June 2015: Democracy, Economics, EU, Europe, History, Military, NATO, Reform, Russia, Security, USA