Part of managing a crisis is preventing a conflict through political strategies of deterrence aimed at containing the confrontation itself. Only with this capability can Italy consider itself a free, independent, true nation.
Putin's invasion of Ukraine, among the dozens of geopolitical consequences it generated, also prompted a spontaneous question: what if China, taking advantage of the West's distraction, attempted a snap invasion of Taiwan in order to crown its 70-year dream of Marxist conquest of the "rebellious" island?
In the more than 100 days since President Putin launched the invasion, NATO countries have had a clear indicator of the Russian armed forces' capabilities, and at the end of June, at the Alliance summit in Madrid, the NATO Strategic Concept for 2022 will be consequently agreed upon.
Lessons learned from Ukraine for operations conducted by the Italian Armed Forces in an international theater of operations: the tasks that the Carabinieri Corps upholds for local security become essential.
What if the June 2 military parade was moved to November 4? There is more than one reason that would justify the move.
What is needed is a flexible, versatile, highly projectable, high readiness, interoperable, and of high political value air force. The air force must pursue capabilities to train, exercise, and operate effectively in a joint force framework.
Based on the lessons learned from the current conflict, ground forces, in addition to ensuring a qualified presence in Italy in contributing to security and public order, must be able to deploy - outside the country - a force at least of Army Corps level.
The West intends to maintain the flow of arms and ammunition to Ukraine, but will its industrial-military base be up to the task? Do the United States and NATO have enough weapons to supply Ukraine in a protracted conflict?
We know the budget but what will be the German military's shopping list? Nothing is certain yet, but something has already leaked out. The German armed forces seem to be in need of a real re-foundation