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Three things Obama can do to push back against Putin without putting boots on the ground

The Ukraine crisis isn’t going to have a happy ending unless you’re the guys in the Kremlin.   Despite the Obama administration’s finger waging and threats of serious sanctions, the reality is Russian President Putin will gobble up Eastern Ukraine, and there is little we can do to stop him. But that doesn’t mean we should roll over and let him do it without paying a price.  No one is saying we should send U.S. troops to the region but so far our only response has been to send them MRE’s (meals ready to eat), which is like sending them the military’s version of McDonald’s Happy Meals.  That’s hardly going to stop Putin continuing to bulldoze his way through the band of regions all along Russia’s western borderlands.[pullquote] At a minimum we could be sharing with Ukraine our intelligence findings on the number and disposition of Russian troops poised on their border. Maybe give them some logistics and communications equipment. But no, the Obama administration seems to think that would ...

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