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Vagueness rather than specificity when the risks are enormous

There is no reason to be that specific. Not being specific forces Russia to confront more possibilities, keeps the US from being painted as warmongers by Russia ("see! they threatened us!") ...
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Vagueness rather than specificity when the risks are enormous

Being vague leaves options. When a politician makes very specific "if [trigger condition], then [reaction]" threats, like for example "If we see a single soldier of your army on the ...
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Vagueness rather than specificity when the risks are enormous

It's best to think about this issue in terms of nuclear deterrence. Putin made his original statements to deter Ukraine and Western nations from taking certain kinds of actions. Biden's response ...
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Vagueness rather than specificity when the risks are enormous

[Putin:] In the event of a threat to the territorial integrity of our country [...] we will certainly make use of all weapon systems available to us [..] Hence his only option is to bomb (whether “...
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What is pushing India to purchase Dassault Rafales?

Short version: India is looking for a new multirole aircraft to replace the older aircraft in its inventory; preferrably cheaper than Su-30MKI in day-to-day operations. It also looks for a new naval ...
2 votes

Iran's Military in Which Regime Had More Power?

But in contrast all the informtation tells that Iran's military equipment after revolution are too old and far behind the time and It's only have manpower and missiles. Mostly true. Iran's air force ...
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