Instability on the Eastern Front

Some disturbing talk out of Russia:

”Since missile defense elements are weakly protected, all types of our aircraft are capable of applying electronic countermeasures against them or physically destroying them,” Lt. Gen. Igor Khvorov said Monday, according to the Russian news agencies Interfax and RIA-Novosti.

2008, and the end of President Putin’s term in office, cannot come soon enough. But I don’t hold much hope that his successor will be any more friendly to the West.

It is undeniable that Europe is in a much safer place over a decade after the breakup of the Soviet Union, but the “pax-Europa” of our imaginations is not yet reality.

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