March 21, 2017 our yard
Anyway this was an article that I thought was important. Was it ever smart to store nukes in Turkey? If so, it appears not so much today.
The world is once again on the brink of more problems than we know what to do with-- like China building up islands in the south China Sea. Like North Korea threatening to nuke the US. Like Russia taking over Crimea and is that all it wants?
And, what about us, within, where half our country has only one goal in mind-- taking down the US president and making him unable to deal with any of what is out there. If not him, who?
We recently finished watching an interesting documentary on Netflix-- Ken Burns: The Roosevelts. It went from Teddy, through Franklin, to Eleanor's death and had reminders of how our government has struggled to find balance between differing interests while the world throws out its own curves.
One issue it brought out was how our military had deteriorated before WWII erupted. It wasn't remotely ready, even without Pearl Harbor, for what it was about to face. Back then, it had a people ready to step up to the task and work hard to change that. Do we have that today? We know that we don't have the manufacturing plants that workers back then could turn toward ships and war machinery. We shipped that capability, along with steel, overseas.
One of the arguments recently has regarded NATO and whether we are paying too much of its cost. The problem with the military, there or here, is how it takes away from needed social programs as well as infrastructure within the home countries. If only all in the world would want peace and better lives for all the humans.
Born in the midst of one war, growing up during the Cold War, coming of age with Vietnam, it seems I've never known a time where peace lasted long. Can that ever be changed?