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More on Military Performance

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On August 16, 2008
Nexon asks for another assessment of the performance of the Russian and Georgian armed forces. Again, this is very preliminary; the lessons of this war will take a long time to learn and internalize. The Georgians did have some technical advantages, such as nightfighting gear on their tanks and attack aircraft. While this article indicates […]

Disappointed!

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On August 16, 2008

Russia appears to be displeased about the missile defense deal with Poland: Russia reacted angrily, saying that the move would worsen relations with the United States that have already been strained s

Poles Get Cooperative

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On August 14, 2008
This can happen when you adopt a foreign policy of intimidation (neocons take note…): Poland and the United States reached an agreement Thursday to base American missile interceptors in Poland, the prime minister said, going ahead with a plan that has angered Russia and threatened to escalate tensions with the region’s communist-era master. Speaking in […]

Hints of an Offensive?

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On August 13, 2008
This NYT article sheds some light on the question of US awareness of Georgian military preparations. At the State Department in Washington, Mr. Fried, the top envoy for the region, received a phone call on Thursday from Georgia’s foreign minister, Eka Tkeshelashvili, who said the country was under attack. The foreign minister said Georgia had […]

Ceasefire

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On August 13, 2008

Russia and Georgia have agreed to a ceasefire, although it appears that there is still some shooting going on near Gori. I think that Kevin Drum’s assessment of what happened here is correct; Ru

US Tried to Restrain Georgia?

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On August 12, 2008
Kevin Drum links to an article by Jonathan Landay indicating that the United States did its best to restrain Georgia, and that while it anticipated a strong Russia reaction within South Ossetia, it didn’t foresee the larger Russian counter-offensive. This runs strongly counter to Adrian Bloomfield’s Telegraph account, which suggests that the US gave tacit […]

The Gori Details

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On August 12, 2008

The Times has a fairly grim account of the Georgian retreat from Gori: The Georgian Army was in complete disarray last night after troops and tanks fled the town of Gori in panic and abandoned it to t

Gorbachev Weighs In…

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On August 11, 2008

For what it’s worth. What happened on the night of Aug. 7 is beyond comprehension. The Georgian military attacked the South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali with multiple rocket launchers designed

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