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Yes, NATO's article 5 states: Article 5 The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognized by Article ...


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It depends on the official determination on who is the aggressor. In any but the most blatant attacks, this determination will be a political process. Most EU countries are obliged to defend Turkey against armed attacks on their territory (Article 5 of the NATO treaty, most significant EU members are also NATO members). All EU countries are obliged to ...


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The consensus in the international press (Telegraph, Forbes, foreignpolicy.com) appears to be that this is the second such instance of a kinetic response to an alleged cyber-attack, the first being the strikes carried out by the US in response to hacking attempts by ISIS in 2015 that is discounted in the question. If this attack also does not meet your ...


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As Russian who served 20 years at armed forces and had a job at military industrial complex for many years I may try to answer: Some answers already provided are true - indeed, Russian military budget is somehow hidden, and PPP should be taken into account and militaries are underpaid. But that cannot explain almost 5 times difference in spending with ...


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Ignoring the obvious reason for the military's existence, one might assume any number of things about the immediate economic impact of drastically cutting or dropping the defense budget, but it wouldn't take too much optimism to conjecture that the market would recover, at least in an imaginary peaceful world. But then, before long, the US no longer has the ...


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Russia funnels its entire available GDP into its military. By contrast, in the US, even modest defense appropriations have to contend with widespread disapproval from the Left and an already overdrawn budget on account of massive welfare spending programs, etc. My father worked as a defense intelligence specialist for the US Department of Defense for many ...


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