To Better Deter Russia, the U.S. Should Rediscover the ‘Indirect Approach’

NATO soldiers of Lithuania take part in the Saber Strike 2018 military exercise in Pabrade, Lithuania, June 11, 2018 (AP photo by Mindaugas Kulbis).
NATO soldiers of Lithuania take part in the Saber Strike 2018 military exercise in Pabrade, Lithuania, June 11, 2018 (AP photo by Mindaugas Kulbis).
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Among the security threats the United States is currently grappling with, potential Russian aggression against its neighbors in Eastern Europe draws the most attention, especially after last month’s standoff between Russia and Ukraine. This is unsurprising given Moscow’s continued improvements to its military and its 2007 cyberattack on Estonia, 2008 invasion of Georgia, 2014 seizure of Crimea, and its ongoing “gray zone” aggression against Ukraine, which the recent incident in the Sea of Azov was just the latest example of. As a result of all of this, Washington is concerned, perhaps even fixated on finding ways to deter possible Russian […]

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