Michael Gerson: U.S. should push back against Putin
Michael Gerson, Washington Post
Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:00 am
As Winston Churchill might have said, the battle for Crimea is over. The battle for the idea of Europe is about to begin.
Russia — as one might expect from an espiocracy, ruled by a Soviet-era spy — practices a particularly sophisticated form of aggression. Its military buildup near Ukraine — perhaps 80,000 troops — both intimidates Kiev and allows Russia to “adjust” the border in strategically important places such as the natural gas pumping station near Strilkove.
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