We need a new defence strategy – Donald Trump has hung Europe out to dry | Paul Mason

The rip in the global order may only last four years, but the US president’s latest speech leaves European powers with little choice

The Polish army fields three divisions, as does Germany’s Bundeswehr. France has two, Romania two, the UK two and the Baltic states could just about scrape together one. As of last week, those are the only forces Vladimir Putin has to consider as he threatens, bullies and cajoles the western diplomatic order into disintegration.

Because from the mouth of Donald Trump came only cowardice.

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