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Dec. 12, 2023

Alarm Grows Over Weakened Militaries and Empty Arsenals in Europe

By John R. Deni

Budget cuts and an eroded weapons industry have hollowed out armed services; Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reveals risks 

John R. Deni, as quoted in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal

“People may say the Russians have taken it on the chin, and we don’t need to worry. That’s a valid point, but it ignores residual Russian strength,” said John Deni, a professor at the U.S. Army War College and an expert on European militaries. “If the Russians present us with a mass problem in Europe, the challenge is, can technology and advanced capabilities do it? And there we see some challenges.” 

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