U.S. media seems to see recent moves by NATO as some kind of significant deterrent build-up to counter perceived Russian aggression.
Media reports say eighteen NATO fighter jets are now stationed in countries near the Russan border.
Eighteen fighter jets.
Eighteen friggin' fighter jets won't deter Putin.
If that's the best NATO can scrounge up after all these months, and all Putin's provocations, the Kremlin has to be encouraged by our LACK of response.
Meanwhile, Russia's apparently moving more fighters of its own near its border.
And for the Russians, I'd suspect large numbers of reinforcement aircraft can be rushed forward on short notice, and they'd likely still be in range of logistics for resupply. Is NATO capable of doing the same?