European bureaucracy puts the continent at risk in the event of invasion
In trying to deter Russian aggression, U.S. forces may stall on Europe’s roadsThis seems endemic in Europe where the EU decides what bananas can be imported as well as the shape and size of vegetables. The obvious solution to this problem is to discard these regulations in the event of an invasion. I am not sure the Europeans are capable of that kind of rational thinking now.
U.S. commanders worry that if they must head off a conflict in Eastern Europe, a mixture of bureaucracy, bad planning and decaying infrastructure could let Russia grab NATO territory while American planners are filling out the 17 forms needed to cross Germany into Poland.