Jan 14, 2010

The 2008 U.S.-Russia War? It Almost Happened

How’s this for a nightmare scenario…

Four days into the Russia-Georgia war, the White House considered bombing Russian forces to halt their progress against Georgia. That’s the scoop in a new book by Ron Asmus (A Little War That Shook the World: Georgia, Russia and the Future of the West). Thankfully:

“Bush cut off the discussion [after] a top-level White House meeting produced ‘a clear sense around the table that almost any military steps could lead to a confrontation with Moscow.’”



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