Since when does Europe have the duty to come to the aid of a non-NATO noneuropean country? Are you faulting them for not wanting to get in a war with Russia?
Last edited by EnigmaO01; 09-03-14 at 01:47 PM.
With systems like "Iron Dome" and secret supersonic missiles, we may develop or even already have a defense against ICBM's. The only caveat to that would be the submarines capable of short range launch from coastal areas, and whatever slips thru a missile shield. The point being, that we don't know how heads of state would react knowing they posses such defensive measures, and whether we'd actually engage the Russian military directly.
If we ever accidentally slipped into a US/NATO conflict with Russia, it would either 'end' or 'escalate' quickly. I sincerely doubt it would be a long, drawn out affair.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
To answer the question we would be falling all over ourselves trying to be polite and politically correct for the cameras while Russia rolled us under with decades old equipment our armchair administration considers out of style and therefore ineffective. The best of our soldiers would be sidelined by rules of engagement and Obama would still be attending fund raisers.