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It’s the Desert, Stupid

Making Sense

Mr. Putin’s quick takeover of the Crimean peninsula was no surprise to me.
Neither was the Obama administration’s half-butted reaction on Tuesday.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that to show our support for Poland and the Baltic states after Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, the we will train more Polish pilots and expand our role in NATO’s air policing mission over their territories.
I’m sure Comrade Putin is quaking in his combat boots.
To show he really meant business, Hagel went to the old Cold War playbook and pulled out some high-minded rhetoric about it ...


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