Even as Russia remains bogged down in Ukraine, Moscow possesses the largest and most powerful nuclear force on the planet, and if pressed to the point of defeat, no doubt will use it, even if in a limited manner.
But that doesn't seem to bother the NATO globalists who are continuing to build up the alliance's forces on the European continent opposite Russian forces.
NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that the military alliance will increase the size of its rapid reaction forces nearly eightfold to 300,000 troops as part of its response to an "era of strategic competition."
The NATO response force currently has about 40,000 soldiers which can deploy quickly when needed.
Coupled with other measures including the deployment of forces to defend specific allies, Stoltenberg said the move is part of the "biggest overhaul of collective defence and deterrence since the Cold War."
The NATO chief made his remarks at a press conference ahead of an alliance summit that was held in Madrid later in the week, where the 30 allies agreed to provide further lethal support to Ukraine in its battle against the Russian invasion.
Stoltenberg said he expects all NATO allies to essentially threaten Russia by making it clear they consider Moscow "as the most significant and direct threat to our security."
What's more, alliance members also directed their attention at China, a legitimate rising power that threatens the security of the entire world, but more notably, the continued existence of Taiwan, an independent country that Beijing claims as a 'renegade province.' The allies discussed the growing influence of both Russia and China in their "southern neighborhood," he said.
The NATO chief said the alliance is in agreement to provide much more military support to Kyiv, with members expected to adopt a "strengthened comprehensive assistance package" that includes deliveries of anti-drone systems and secure communications equipment.
Over the long run, Stoltenberg said NATO will assist Ukraine in shedding Soviet-era arms and resupply the country with modern military gear and weapons systems.
Meanwhile, unbeknownst to most Americans, the Biden regime has been sending more American troops to Europe, raising the troop level to around 100,000, or more than has been stationed on the continent since 2005. During his term, then-President Donald Trump started bringing U.S. forces home and implored NATO members to increase their defense spending to 2 percent of their GDP, which they agreed to do when they joined the alliance. He was roundly criticized for that, but now the current regime is imploring NATO to do the very same thing because the U.S. cannot supply all of NATO with its needs.
"After an initial post-World War II demobilization, the number of U.S. troops in Europe surged from 97,000 in 1950 to over 450,000 in 1957," as the Soviet Union began to shift forces into its western satellite countries like Poland, Bulgaria, and Czechoslovakia, Axios reported in March, a few weeks after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
"That was the first of two major Cold War buildups, with the second peaking at about 340,000 troops in 1987," the report continued, adding: "In 2018, the number of U.S. troops in Europe bottomed out at around 65,000, the posture history shows."
Now, Sweden and Finland appear set to join the alliance after Turkey ended its objections, literally resurrecting a former Cold War posture against a Russia that no doubt feels increasingly threatened.
NATO and the U.S. are inching the planet toward another world war that, with the advent of nuclear weapons, will lead to the deaths of billions and likely the end of the world as we know it.