Was it psy-op tactics that caused us to sanction Russia for invading and stealing Crimea from the sovereign nation of Ukraine? If they can do this to Ukraine and Georgia then where else? Scandinavian nations deal with Russian aggression constantly. Putin's Russia is a threat to most of their neighbors. That isn't boomer generation imagination, it's reality.
The pre-emptive Pottery Barn rule.
I agree Danni, Russia has been increasingly belligerent over the past three years. How much should we increase spending for defense? Should NATO members foot that bill at all, or should we just continue subsidizing their economy by paying their defense bills?