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Obama to Reassure NATO Baltic Statesi
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Luis Ramirez
September 01, 2014 1:00 AM
President Barack Obama leaves Tuesday for a trip to Estonia and later Wales, in Britain, for a gathering of leaders of NATO countries. As VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports, Russia's latest actions in Ukraine are making the trip an especially important one.

Obama to Reassure NATO Baltic States

Luis Ramirez

Published August 31, 2014

President Barack Obama leaves Tuesday for a trip to Estonia and later Wales, in Britain, for a gathering of leaders of NATO countries. As VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports, Russia's latest actions in Ukraine are making the trip an especially important one.


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by: Mark from: Virginia
September 01, 2014 11:39 AM
Instead of relying on outside military force to protect themselves, these Baltic countries need to re-evaluate their own budgets and allocate more resources toward defense. Armies do not (or should not) exist only for war, but primarily for the defense of the country. If you feel threatened, then build up your defensive forces and make your country less appealing as a target for armed takeover. The strong always prey on the weak. Strengthen your armed forces and the bullies will look elsewhere.
NATO can only do so much, and to keep placing the burden of defense on the shoulders of one country will only weaken everyone. America is not (or should not be) NATO's muscle. Our role as Policeman is outdated and worn out.