Post Tagged with: "NATO"

President Trump Attends the NATO Plenary Session (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Vernuccio’s View: NATO’s Future Plans

NATO Foreign Ministers met in Brussels on November 20 to address a wide range of security challenges. “We all agree that NATO remains indispensable for our security, and that despite our differences, we are stronger as we face the future […]

by · December 5, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: US, German Relations Reach Low Point

German-U.S. relations have reached their lowest point since East and West Germany were united. Issues including Berlin’s inadequate contribution to NATO, its Middle Eastern policies, and its growing energy dependence on Russia are the key concerns. NATO American Military News recently […]

by · September 29, 2019 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
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International Danger Grows

American national security is at greater risk now than during the Cold War. Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as well as terrorist forces present an extraordinary danger to the United States. Russia now has the planet’s largest nuclear arsenal, […]

by · September 22, 2019 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: Is Turkey Still an Ally?

There is a deeper significance in the move by The United States to suspend delivery of its premier fighter planes to ostensible NATO ally Turkey. The move is in response to that nation’s purchase of a sophisticated air defense system, […]

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Vernuccio’s View: North Macedonia Joins NATO

At NATO Headquarters in Brussels on February Sixth, the Permanent Representatives to NATO of the 29 members of the Alliance signed the Accession Protocol for the future Republic of North Macedonia. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of […]

by · March 6, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken issue with NATO.

Vernuccio’s View: Putin’s Next Target

Vladimir Putin has made it abundantly clear that he regrets the demise of the Soviet Union, and his actions indicate that he is taking all necessary steps to restore Moscow’s former empire, which enslaved numerous nations. The Kremlin’s massive military […]

by · January 24, 2019 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: The Kurds Are The West’s Neglected Ally

The Trump Administration’s plans to draw down U.S. forces in Syria has re-opened the question of western support for the Kurdish people. The Kurds have been pro-western, and scrupulous in their protection of human rights. They treat females as equals, […]

by · January 8, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Ukrainian Army tanks mass in the  Zhytomyr region to counter threats from Russia. (Source:

Russia’s Continuous Assault on Ukraine

Moscow has again demonstrated both its overtly aggressive agenda, and its blindness (or lack of care) to global perspectives on its addiction to tyranny and belligerence of the worst kind. Russian naval vessels attacked several Ukrainian vessels and captured three […]

by · December 22, 2018 · Vernuccio's View
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Vernuccio’s View: NATO’s Crucial Meeting

This week’s NATO summit, in session Wednesday and Thursday, is a test both of the stability of the most important military alliance in existence, and the maturity and realism of key European governments. At the conclusion of the Second World […]

President Donald J. Trump and Chancellor Angela Merkel | July 7, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Vernuccio’s View: Germany Fails To Do Fair Share

Angela Merkel’s visit to the White House came at a time when both trade and defense issues highlighted the relationship between the two nations. Despite a six-year high rate of economic growth  and a surplus of revenue over expenditures, Germany continues to starve […]

by · May 9, 2018 · Vernuccio's View
Putin's forces have targeted the Republic of Georgia.

Vernuccio’s View: NATO Responds to Russia

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and Georgia, its vast military modernization program, its violation of the INF treaty, and Vladimir Putin’s clear nostalgia for the former Soviet Union have made it clear that a new Cold War has emerged. In response, […]

by · December 6, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Vernuccio’s View: U.S. Tanks Return to Europe

Vernuccio’s View: U.S. Tanks Return to Europe

As the Obama Administration concludes its tenure, major reversals have been required to undo the extraordinary foreign and defense policy errors that were committed over the past eight years in Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific and within the Western hemisphere. […]

by · January 18, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
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NATO Expands as Russian Threat Grows

Montenegro is set to become NATO’s 29th member. The alliance’s mission has been seen, once again, as vital to the security of Europe in the wake of Russia’s vast military buildup, and its aggressive foreign policy which has included the […]

by · May 31, 2016 · World News
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Russia’s Next Invasion

Another Russian invasion of an Eastern European nation is brewing, and this time the consequences will be enormous. Moscow has combined the threat of overwhelming military force with economic and internal political pressure to pull Bulgaria into its orbit. Russian […]

by · May 23, 2016 · World News
President Vladimir Putin, Russia.

NATO and Russia Faceoff

Little noticed or reported by the media, the NATO-Russia Council met on April 20 to discuss the deteriorating relations and rising tensions between the western alliance and Moscow. The meeting lasted longer than anticipated and ended without agreement on the […]

by · May 20, 2016 · World News