Pentagon to send "advisors" to Ukraine
I hate to link to the Washington Times but:
A team of Pentagon officials is heading to Ukraine to help the country rebuild its fractured military, a mission that lawmakers and analysts expect will result in recommendations for greater military assistance [funding] in the country’s fight against pro-Russia separatists [funding] amid international outrage [funding] over the downing of a commercial airplane.
Within the next few weeks, a group of Defense Department representatives who specialize in strategy and policy [funding] will head to Kiev to evaluate specific programs [funding] that the United States may want to help bolster [funding], said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.
Great. I suppose, in context, this could be seen as a temporizing gesture, since the administration isn't sending in combat troops -- as if we could do that. Nevertheless, if you want to take Ukraine off the boil, this is not what you do. In fact, its a recipe for an extended proxy war on Russia's border. Yay!
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