r/worldnews – NATO now has 40,000 soldiers on Europe’s border with Russia.
Those 40,000 troops are only a small part of the equation as well. NATO would almost immediately establish air superiority, drones would be everywhere, Apaches would be waiting behind every hill, missile defense systems from Patriot to C-RAM would be quickly put in place, and every single Russian port would quickly be under blockade.
If it escalated, the disparity between NATO and Russian forces would be significant, but the disparity between the capabilities of those forces is just incomprehensible. NATO has almost twice as many total personnel, but those personnel are about 10 times more capable (arguably much more than 10 times as capable).