About Usa Vs Russia
There is a general belief that MAD (mutually assured destruction) is still some sort of reliable barrier against major nuclear war, but that may be changing. Both countries are now armed to the teeth with advanced missiles that can penetrate the outer layers of atmosphere, and it’s not at all clear how long before they could reach the continental USA.
Both sides want to avoid a conventional war if possible, and the current rhetoric seems to be directed more toward domestic Russian audiences for political gain than against NATO or its interests. There are a few important distinctions between aiding an enemy and engaging in direct attacks. There were many examples of this during the Cold War, where the US and Soviet Union often supported competing sides in some conflicts, but took great care to avoid directly attacking each other for fear of where it would end up.
While public opinion about Russia is negative, there are some differences in views of the country across demographic groups. Older Americans, Democrats and those who believe that the United States should be active in world affairs are more likely to view Russia as an enemy. Overall, however, most Americans have very unfavorable opinions of the country and about Putin in particular.