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U.S. Not Ready for Cold Or Hot War with Russia Over Ukraine

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

U.S. not ready for cold or hot war with Russia over UkraineDr. Eowyn:

Not only is Obama a disaster in domestic policy, he is an utter calamity in foreign policy and what is being done to the U.S. military.

We can only hope that America can restore itself when this man finally leaves office, although he still has almost 3 more years to inflict even more damage.

U.S. not ready for cold or hot war with Russia over UkraineOriginally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

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Jacob Siegel writes for The Daily Beast, March 20, 2014:

After more than two decades of post Cold War re-alignment, the [U.S.] military is less prepared than it has been in generations for a confrontation with Russia.

No one in Washington is calling for the U.S. to go to war over Crimea and there are plenty of reasons why, at this point, military intervention could be a dangerous and foolhardy course. But if circumstances change and political leaders start looking to the military or the bargaining power that comes from a credible threat of force, they will find their options severely limited.

Over the course of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq soldiers and marines have trained for maneuvering and fighting in small units over the landscape of the Middle East. Counter-insurgency (“COIN”) doctrine, which stresses engagement with local civilian populations and tactics for fighting loosely organized forces employing…

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