Flashmag Digizine Edition Issue 101 January 2020 - Page 14

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Russia and China in the current global context know that peace is the key to their economic progress and the development of their people, and it is likely that if these countries are not attacked head-on, they will not react. But Washington knows that it owes its hegemony to the various so-called world wars that have bloodied the European continent and if the European peoples are aware of this, the leaders whose choice has often been greatly influenced by the American godfather, continue meanwhile, to lead a policy of isolationism and delaying opposition to Russia, when it’s in their best interest to make peace with their neighbor of the East, to build a peaceful area in Europe. A peaceful area that will no doubt make Washington useless for its European allies. The existence of NATO and American forces on the European continent had one goal. Tame the threat of the former communist bloc, which has not existed for more than 30 years.

By brandishing Russia as a scourge threatening the independence of republics like Romania and Poland, the United States, apart from making them allies, also makes them potential consumers of its armaments. In March 2018 at a time when tensions between NATO and Russia were at their peak, Poland, member of NATO and the EU, bought for 4.75 billion dollars (3.8 billion EUR) American Patriot anti-missile system, intended to strengthen its anti-aircraft defense. This means, the ideology of the permanent threat from the enemy of the Cold War, continues to sell well, by bringing capital to the American economy and its military industrial complex.

The arms race situation is also a boon for the arms industry. With the end of various treaties, the United States and Russia are now free to launch weapons programs that were previously prohibited. The end of the IFN will allow Washington to modernize, and to counter the rise of China, which is developing a powerful arsenal of intermediate-range missiles. The Pentagon tested, in August 2019, a land missile with a range of 1,000 km and, in November, a ballistic missile with a range of 3,000 to 4,000 km. When operational, the United States will be able to deploy them to the Pacific Islands and the territories of Allied countries to counter Chinese pressure in the South China Sea. While the purchase in 2018 by Poland and Romania, all members of NATO and the European Union, of the patriotic anti-missile shield puts some pressure on Russia, the Pentagon also spoke, in the nuclear posture published in 2018, about the development of a low-power nuclear missile.

In the new strategic context, NATO will have to adapt its deterrence and defense posture to guarantee the security of Western Europe against Russians, adversaries who have however since made it clear that the only thing that interested them was the inviolability of their territory and the defense of their interests. However, in July 2019,