The topic of how to deal with aggressive nations is one that is of concern to many people, especially in America. The rise of extreme nationalism and imperialism is alarming. We must remember that freedom of the press and freedom of religion are rights given by the Constitution, not political gifts. We must focus on what is morally right and not what is politically expedient. If we are to continue our growth as a superpower, we must not let an aggressive nation or group of nations deter us. We must pursue peace, by actively seeking peace, not through war.
It is safe to say that China and Russia are some of the biggest players on the world stage. Both of these countries want to flex their muscles, and that includes pushing back on the US and NATO. So, what is the solution to this problem? Is it finding some common ground with Russia, or should the US move further away from NATO? These are two very real options, and both are worth exploring.
Best way to deal with aggressive nations?
As they get more powerful, nations use more and more force to get what they want. What can we do to stop it? Well, we can start with our own governments. We must reduce our arsenal and cease all nuclear weapons testing. We must also reduce spending on our military; not only that. We must reduce overall military spending. We, as citizens, must stop supporting the war. We must stop giving private corporations money to make war machines. We must stop supporting destruction.
We may have a slight difference of opinion when it comes to defining aggression. To you, it is an aggressive act such as “going postal” in the workplace, while to me, it is seeing someone yelling at you, turning in a late work report, or even screaming at your kids to get down off the couch. I think we both agree that aggression is fighting, but did you know that aggression comes in all shapes and sizes? A common misconception is aggression is simply physical. People think because you saw someone beat up another person that, that is aggression. That is not always the case.
The United States, along with NATO allies, has an obligation under Article V of the NATO Treaty to provide collective self-defense in response to an attack by any external party. Loran is an industry term for international distress frequency. It is also a frequency that NATO uses as a common distress call for all members.