March 3, 2014
Putin's Catastrophic Error in Crimea
David Ignatius, Washington Post
The Associated Press
Napoleon is said to have cautioned during an 1805 battle: “When the enemy is making a false movement we must take good care not to interrupt him.” The citation is also sometimes rendered as “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” Whatever the precise wording, the admonition is a useful starting point for thinking about the Ukraine situation.
TAGGED: Crimea, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin