Article 5 states that an attack against one NATO member is an attack against all NAto members. NATO has taken collective defense measures on several occasions including in response to the situation in Syria and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Since the attack on Polish soil, Poland now has every right within the guidelines to call on article 5.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has showed just how correupt and underwhelming the Russian millitary is. Russia is struggling against a 2nd world country that threw together its resistance in weeks. Russia is so under equipped that they are sending conscripts with little to no training straight into the front lines. Russia could not hope to win a conventional war against NATO’s trained and battle hardened forces.
Russian military doctrine states that it would use any means necessary to defend its homeland and says that nuclear weapons would not be out of the question. If Russia uses nuclear weapons NATO would be forced to retaliate with its own nuclear weapons. It would mainly be Britain, France, and the US that would have to use their nuclear weapons to counter attack.
Do you think that article 5 will lead to a nuclear WW3