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Originally posted by cavtrooper7
reply to post by GargIndia
Russia fell back and is regrouping.I myself don't need to spread the American way anywhere.It is based on a trust from the citizenry because it is quite hard to figure out and hard work is what it requires.
As I think we are about to see,the majority doesn't see eye to eye with these few.
Originally posted by guidetube
Increasing welfare because if they dont they will have riots on their hands possibly. I don't think the USA are anywhere near commie.
Bankrupted, Trying to Maintain Power, On the March, On the Back Foot but not Commie?
Originally posted by GargIndia
reply to post by cavtrooper7
This is the worry.
Spreading chaos around the world while expecting to live in peace.
I have studied US strategy greatly since about 1998. I have discussed the strategy with many people.
The US strategy has many diehard fans (Asians too).
However the strategy has pitfalls which are great as well. The biggest flaw is high cost. The next is uncertain outcome, specially when faced with a great and determined adversary.
While USSR died, the reason of its death are more its own internal problems rather than what USA did. I know USA claimed victory but I think such a claim is irrelevant. USSR's biggest problem was a lack of communists. The majority never believed in communism so the regime turned repressive to keep the majority in line. This turned to apathy and low productivity which ultimately led to economic doom. The failure of USSR lies in the economic failure of the socialist system.
USA has turned increasingly socialist by increasing government jobs and welfare programs. This is communism by backdoor. Hard to say how it can be good when it failed elsewhere.
Originally posted by GargIndia
Points about NATO and European security:
1. Over the past 20 years, defense budgets of European countries have halved. The armed conflict in Libya, when the United States played the leading military role, was quite indicative at this point. In 2011, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that the United States would withdraw from NATO in the event allies continued to cut their defense forces. U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder said not that long ago that the U.S. would not be able to fund European defense for long.
2. The U.S. spends 4 percent of its GDP on defense, while the spending of France and the UK accounts for 2 percent. Other non-NATO countries spend even less. China spends 7.8 percent of GDP on its defense system.
3. European politicians and statesmen are very reluctant to finance Washington's ambitions in different parts of the globe.
I see USA and Europe pulling in different direction in future. There will be more dis-agreement than agreement. There will be budget pressures in European countries worse than USA that will curtail their choices.
Originally posted by princeofpeace
NEGATIVE. What happened to the USSR was a completely calculated move by Reagan and the administration. Please go do some research and avoid places like the Washington Post and the NY times LOL.