December 3, 2013

Beware Russia's Power Play in Ukraine

David Frum, CNN

The Associated Press

A superpower needs a super attention span. Unfortunately, Americans seem to take little interest in the troubles of the world around them, even when those troubles threaten soon to vex Americans themselves.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Russia


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