Putin just signed a decree allowing foreign nationals to join their army. Why would he need to increase the size of his army and let foreign nationals join? What is he up to.... this is not a normal occurrence. As far as I can see, to allow foreign nationals in the military increasing its size they are preparing to go into a really big war. To maintain a military is very expensive, so you want it as small as possible during times of peace. When at war then you swell your ranks to ensure possible success. Inviting foreign nationals is a clear indication that he is trying to increase the size of Russia's military and there is only one country they would pick a fight with that would require them to increase the size of their military, The United States. So again I ask, what is he thinking!