The U.S. is preparing for war in the Arctic, and the “boiling point” might not be far away, Brian Cloughley writes.
Sanders’ bill was killed in the Senate by a vote of 23 to 77, with half of Senate Democrats stepping up to help Republicans stomp it dead. It’s companion bill in the House of Representatives was killed by a margin of 93 to 324, with a majority of House Democrats (92 to 139) voting nay.
After convincing itself Vietnam would grant it access for missile bases against China, the Pentagon got a hard dose of reality.
The Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine advocated by Biden and Austin would make Ukraine’s participation in a war between the world’s two major nuclear powers inevitable. It might also make Ukraine the main battleground in such a war.