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Pushing Back Against Putin

No U.S. leadership, no NATO.

Sep 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 01 • By JOHN R. BOLTON
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Undeniably, since we are now acting in the midst of deterrence failure, we face a complex problem of dealing with the ongoing Russian aggression while simultaneously reestablishing an enduring NATO position of strength. That too requires American leadership, and a real commitment by the White House and the national-security bureaucracy. It is hard, time-consuming work, often dirty, unpleasant, and seemingly endless. A real president would not hesitate to get his hands dirty, starting yesterday.

John R. Bolton, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 2005-06.

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