Ukraine hasn't asked the U.S. or NATO for ground forces. But if Russia invades, Biden faces 6 instant decisions on military action. Read my analysis from Fox Opinion. Decision one is providing information on Russian force locations to Ukraine. Then the U.S .could set-up a no-fly zone, neutralize Russian air defenses, or authorize airstrikes on Russian tanks and forces spearheading an attack. The U.S. can also help brace for cyber attack by Russia and prepare for refugees.
Russia is well-placed for a quick strike, but knowing that the U.S. and NATO could send rapid help to support Ukraine’s ground forces might make Putin think twice.