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Obama must take stronger measures to confront Putin [Commentary]
Obama must take stronger measures to confront Putin [Commentary]

President Barack Obama came into office promising to limit United States commitments abroad in order to focus on the economy and health care at home. Such an approach may have been prudent immediately after the excesses of the Bush administration, but strong measures are needed now to confront the crisis in Ukraine. During the past few weeks, political instability in Ukraine led to the resignation and flight of the pro-Russian president. Russia responded by invading part of Ukraine, Crimea, then engineering a vote for independence in that region. Now, Russia has welcomed Crimea to join the Russian Federation. The Obama administration's response has not deterred Russian President...

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