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My short take on @EmmanuelMacron's speech on defence and #nuclear #deterrence #dissuasion:
The baseline of the doctrine is unchanged: defensive role of NW, targeted against states' centres of power; strict sufficiency; final warning to restore deterrence; and vital interests 1/7
On that point: Macron specifies what previous presidents had already alluded to: "Let's be clear: France's vital interests now have a European dimension". I.E effort at being more open about the European role of French deterrence, while still not participating in #NATO's NPG. 2/7
Deterrence is also a necessary component of his effort to build a European strategic culture. He thus proposes "a strategic dialogue, with those European partners that are ready, on the role of French nuclear deterrence for our collective security". 3/7
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🚨Pentagon defunds European projects that deter #Russia to fund Trump’s wall, authority DoD gained when Trump declared the border a national emergency - The Washington Post washingtonpost.com/world/national…
#Maddow says #Trump has moved to systemically dismantle each of the 4 pillars of USG response punishing #Russia for its invasion & annexation of #Crimea:
1) #Sanctions
2) Aid to #Ukraine
3) Ousting Russia from #G8
4) European #Deterrence Initiative
EDI was defunded for the Wall
🔥Garamendi on diverting military funds for a border wall: WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON BETWEEN PUTIN & TRUMP?! Cutting projects critical to secure NATO's eastern border in Estonia, Poland & Ukraine gives Putin a lot of leeway, tells allies US is unwilling to stand up to Russia.
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#Appeasement👇🏽is easy & cheap in short run,but very costly in long run. Hard #Deterrence is most cost-effective #NationalSecurityPolicy. But it has to be credible in the eyes of aggressive enemy. Credibility is demonstrated by willingness to bear costs: lnkd.in/eGF4VsT
2/ There is >50 years of theory (starting with Thomas Schelling's Strategy of Conflict en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sc… )& empirical evidence relating to this👆🏽 Defence strategists & military experts, play these theories out in #WarGames, constrained & guided by the empirical evidence!
3/ In contrast, our public debates on foreign policy focus on (1) Logical consistence of every sentence & action of our own govt (not of our enemies), (2) On the morality of our foreign policy & national security actions viz those hostile to us. 🧐
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