Politics & Government

August 13, 2008

Despite angry words, Pentagon seeks to avoid Russia conflict

Despite an angry pronouncement and a threat of U.S. action from President Bush, the U.S. military is determined to avoid inserting itself between its Georgian allies and its former superpower rival, Russia. The U.S. military is treading a delicate balance, trying to show its support for the struggling Georgian government without aggravating already fragile U.S.-Russian relations or, even worse, becoming embroiled in a fight with Russia.

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