Gary Schmitt, on the five-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Georgia:
It’s been five years this week since Putin’s Russia invaded Georgia. And if the lack of references to that anniversary in the major news and media outlets is any indication, then this is indeed the forgotten war.
Actually, a more accurate statement is that it’s the forgotten war in Washington and the major capitals of Europe. Almost certainly, it is far from forgotten in Moscow, Kiev, the capitals of Eastern Europe and, of course, Tbilisi.
Some things are forgotten because they are not important. But some things are “forgotten” because we would rather not remember them. The Russian-Georgian war undoubtedly falls into the latter category.
Read the whole thing here.