Lest We Forget What the Obama Era Ukraine Weapons Debate Really Looked Like
I’ll not delve into my feelings at the time. I’ll just say I was pretty critical of Obama and Bush for under reacting to Russian aggression. Remember Georgia? 5 day war?
Two Russian warplanes shot down by Georgia as more raids in conflict
Russia said two of its warplanes have been shot down in fighting over Georgia, as new air raids were carried out including one which Georgian authorities said had devastated a port.
The Obama administration is at war with itself over the question of arming Ukraine, with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and key military leaders suggesting they would support a change of course.
The Obama administration tried to up the ante on Wednesday by promising non-lethal military aid to Ukraine, but it did little to satisfy the rising congressional demands to send weapons and other heavy military equipment. Both Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey have broken with the president and could support arms to Ukraine.