Plan A is not working;  Crimea will vote to join Russia next Sunday, and then what.  We need a new perimeter. Crimea is not worth the risk of going to war.  But neither can we allow all other nations wonder, are they next.

What would stop that?

US troops in the Baltics, Moldavia, Ukraine, and any other nation surrounding Russia that asks for it.  And yes, we will now bring our anti-ballistic missiles.

Perhaps Putin would like to reconsider moving his Crimean troops back to his bases now, before the referendum and perhaps we can execute a smoother transition than is current, if that is truly what Crimea wishes to do and finds to be in its best long termed interests….

Just think if we’d surrounded Hitler with massive armies after his initial sorties?

Let’s get started on Plan B now…

More later…