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UnArchived: Lessons From the Past Discussion

What Does it Mean to Fight a Just War?

Are the consequences to breaking the Nuremberg principles too light if they are being broken?


The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world. The Council has 47 members elected for staggered three-year terms on a regional group basis. The headquarters of the Council are at the United Nations Office at Geneva in Switzerland. But, since 2014, the United States has committed more than $27 billion in security assistance to Ukraine and more than $24.2 billion since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24.

In total aid (military, financial and humanitarian combined), the European Union and its countries have provided the most to Ukraine, whereas the United States has by far provided the most in military aid. The Kiel Institute has tracked €108.8 billion from 46 countries in financial, humanitarian, and military aid, from 24 January to 20 November 2022. Out of that €108.8 billion, €51.8 billion came from the European Union and €47.8 billion from the United States, with most of the remaining coming from the United Kingdom, Canada and Norway, and significant but smaller amounts from several other countries.

But, why in military aid, the United States has provided more than every other country combined?

And, the US President Donald Trump tweeted that, "the United States is spending far more on NATO than any other country. This is not fair, nor is it acceptable." I agree with him 100%.