- Russia is a nuclear superpower. Russia: 4,500 nuclear warheads. U.S.A.: 5,110 warheads.
- Russia has a powerful army. Russia: 300,000 active army/ 766,000 military. U.S.A.: 546,000 active army/ 1,430,000 military
- Ukraine is closer to Russia. Russia: 500 miles. U.S.A.: 5000 miles.
- The U.S. military is tired. U.S.A. has been in active combat for 13+ years.
- The U.S. doesn’t have many troops to send. U.S.S. George H.W. Bush (7,500 Sailors, Persian/Arab Gulf), 173d Airborne Brigade (4,400 Soldiers, Italy), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (2,200 Marines, Spain), 2d Stryker Regiment (4,500 Soldiers, Germany), 82d Airborne Division (27,000 Soldiers, North Carolina)
- The American people are tired.
- America’s allies are tired.