Our US Administration under, Guess Who, can’t be more inept at foreign-policy and especially with Russia. Hagel cites the invasion of Georgia in 2008 as an example of how the Obama administration didn’t misjudge Putin, but what was the Obama administration’s response to it? They undid the Bush administration’s diplomatic policies in response to that, complete with the ludicrous “reset button” from Hillary Clinton that declared all of the US-Russian difficulties the fault of Barack Obama’s predecessor. They then dismantled the missile-shield system and pledged more “flexibility” to Putin after the 2012 elections on that point. The response from Putin has been to seize on that show of weakness. What’s not to understand?
Pray for the people in Ukraine.