Formerly about Russian Submarines but now a Thread for AFV Chimping

Even if the 29 declare Art V no nation is compelled to commit its troops or put them under NATO command.

I'm well aware of that: the 'action deemed necessary' could easily consist of nothing more than a strongly worded letter (possibly artfully folded into the shape of a paper tiger).
 

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I'm well aware of that: the 'action deemed necessary' could easily consist of nothing more than a strongly worded letter (possibly artfully folded into the shape of a paper tiger).
Sure, but even if they agree to major combat ops nobody is compelled to participate; a lot of people really don’t understand that.
 
Here's a more nuanced view - with the habit of US underwriting it's security, Germany has made economic deals to its own benefit and has not made rainy day (nil NATO) provisions

 

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