Some random tidbits on this fine Hump Day.
From the always-worth-reading Dr. Victor Davis Hanson: Loud + Weak = War. Speaking loudly and carrying a twig, in other words, is a recipe for failure.
More on that topic: If NATO Doesn’t Stand up to Putin, it’s finished. Note to the Telegraph’s copyeditor: NATO is an acronym, and should be rendered in all caps. What ever happened to the rules of written English, anyway?
Speaking of NATO – this from the Wall Street Journal, NATO’s Military Decline. One could just as easily write an article on the West’s military decline – it would be just as apt.
Moving east (or East, if you prefer) How Japan Could Turn the Tables on China. Of late Japan has been making some noises of rearming, and who could blame them? Japan’s entire post-war military posture has been based on the presumption that America, bound by treaty obligations, would have their backs – and they aren’t so sure about that any more. And who could blame them?
And finally, it looks like the missing Malaysian airliner has been found – maybe. Who knows?
On that note, we return you to your Wednesday, already in progress.