National Security

April 9, 2014 11:33 AM

U.S. uses ‘diplospeak’ to evade tough truths on Ukraine, other crises

Calling what happened in Crimea an “attempted” annexation is only the latest in a long-standing State Department practice of using curious descriptions and euphemisms to mask U.S. foreign policy failings.

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