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Russia has attempted to discourage Ukraine from joining NATO; and President Obama has shown no special interest in Ukraine's joining NATO, either, as a negative response from Russia would force the president's hand on this matter. But it now seems possible that Ukraine will bid for NATO membership, anyway; and not so much in spite of the fact that Russia strenuously objects to it, but rather, because of the fact that Russia strenuously objects to it.

Ukraine's parliament has now voted to end its official "nonaligned" status. And this may be just a prelude to its seeking NATO membership: Ukraine abandons nonaligned status, possibly step toward seeking NATO membership | Fox News

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Joining NATO would be a defense requirement for the other NATO nations...I'm sure Obama (and others) aren't willing to accept that responsibility rather easily...
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Joining NATO would be a defense requirement for the other NATO nations...I'm sure Obama (and others) aren't willing to accept that responsibility rather easily...
You are certainly correct about this--as concerning President Obama, specifically--but that is exactly why I am in favor of it.

I believe that George Will is probably correct in his thesis that Vladimir Putin is an angry man, who wishes to utterly destroy NATO; and that he will therefore put the move on one of the Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania, or Estonia) that is attached to NATO, or possibly Poland, in the belief that NATO will not come to its rescue, and will therefore be effectively dissolved.

I strongly believe in our forcing the issue; and making it quite clear that we will, indeed, come to the full-throated military aid of any NATO country--without exception.

And thoroughly mean it.
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Joining NATO would be a defense requirement for the other NATO nations...I'm sure Obama (and others) aren't willing to accept that responsibility rather easily...
They are pushing for it.
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There were two lasts I read about. The second to last was they wanted to join NATO and As soon as possible. then I saw this head line about it was at this stand still point.

And today Putin's Russia is threatens To Cut NATO Ties After Ukraine Move. So Ukraine might be on the right path again.

I am posting this bit of news in the Russian Thread.
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