Without getting into the moral implications of such a threat by the US, this is the cost Germany et. al. pay when letting the US foot the defense bill. The US defense budget pays for a large portion of the defense of the first world. If they don't want to be beholden to the whims of the US, don't depend on the US for defense.
As if they had any choice, seen the ending of WWII
The Martians are straightening the Tower of Pisa!
Hail to our Martian Overlords !
An Atom X3 will deliver good performance
I highly doubt that.
I wish I had mod points...
"When the going gets tough, the tough get empirical." -- Jon Carroll