Politics & Government

August 19, 2008 7:32 PM

Is there nothing the U.S. can do about Georgia?

The options for retaliating against the Kremlin are limited. The United States has ruled out military action, and NATO on Tuesday declined to abolish cooperative programs with Russia in part because of misgivings about challenging a nation with vast oil and natural gas supplies, a large military and a huge nuclear arsenal. Other options under consideration would strike at Moscow's post-Soviet hunger to restore its lost international status, but analysts differ about their potential effectiveness.

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