Putin: Afghanistan Redux, by Dick Krickus

10 Mar

In Moscow's Shadows

In the main, I use this blog for my own ruminations, but from time to time I am delighted to be able to use it as a platform for interesting and authoritative guest posts, such as this one from Dick Krickus, Professor Emeritus at the University of Mary Washington.

While Western officials have condemned Vladimir Putin for his invasion of Ukraine, they have cautioned the new government in Kiev not to fall into the trap that Georgian President Mikhail Sakashvilli did in 2008 and respond to Moscow’s provocation with force. Given the advantages that the Russian Army enjoys over its Ukrainian counterparts in terms of soldiers, air craft, tanks, artillery and other instruments of war, any violent showdown with Russia would end badly for the Ukrainians. No objective military analyst would challenge that assessment. But it rests on the judgment that the war will be fought along conventional lines and if…

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One Response to “Putin: Afghanistan Redux, by Dick Krickus”

  1. Kenia Cris March 11, 2014 at 2:53 am #

    there are significant numbers of young Ukrainians who are prepared to give their lives for a free independent country.

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