Many Americans are wondering, what difference does Russia’s incursion into the Ukraine make for us? Well, a number of observers are saying that Vladimir Putin might next go after the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), bordering countries that used to be part of the USSR and that also have large Russian minorities with grievances.
Those Baltic states are now members of the European Union. Moreover, they are members of NATO. As are we. And, as the article linked after the jump says, “NATO is a mutual defense organization, meaning that an attack on one nation is considered an attack on all.” NATO is currently sending military forces to the Baltics, which will probably include American troops, some of whom are already headed to Poland. [Read more...]