Ever since Joe Biden took office, tensions with our top adversaries have been ramping up.
At the top of that list would be Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine.
With more and more troops amassing at the border and an invasion appearing imminent, our warships have been ordered to remain in the Mediterranean Sea to respond to possible aggressions.
The move is an interesting one in that Joe Biden has already stated that he has ruled out the use of our military as a response to any Russian aggression shown toward Ukraine.
While an ally, Ukraine is not part of NATO.
So, technically, we have no commitment to defend Ukraine if Russia makes a move.
To that point, when Biden was recently asked about Ukraine and Russia, the most he appeared to be ready to do was hit Russia with sanctions, a move that has already been laughed off by Russian leadership.
Some believe this is nothing more than posturing on the part of Russia to ensure Ukraine does not join NATO.
Having said all that, our warships have been ordered to hold their ground and wait this out.
The move has been described as reflecting “the need for a persistent presence in Europe and is necessary to reassure our allies and partners of our commitment to collective defense.”
The group that will remain in place is the aircraft carrier USS Harry Truman, the cruiser USS San Jacinto, and guided-missile destroyers USS Bainbridge, USS Cole, USS Gravely, and USS Jason Dunham.
The ships were all in the area for tactical operations, but now they must remain there as a deterrent.
Latest reports have as many as 175,000 Russian troops amassed along Ukraine’s border.
There have also been reports that if Russia does make a move, it will probably happen toward the middle of January.
This is clearly something we must keep an eye on.
If Russia does make a move, Biden’s entire presidency will be on the line based on how he reacts.
Source: New York Post