"The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine."
This was the message from President Obama on Friday regarding Russian military presence in the Crimea region.
But when dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are words enough?
Sir Tony Brenton, Former British Ambassador to Russia and Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis, a Pentagon consultant discussed what strategies will likely be most effective in the coming weeks.
Delta announced last week that it is changing its frequent flyer program. It will now reward miles based on price of the ticket rather than the distance traveled. Many travelers are outraged by this change. We asked travel expert and author Mark Murphy– how the heck is this fair?!
President Obama launched a new White House initiative Thursday– My Brother's Keeper. The program aims to pave a pathway of success for a demographic that many believe has been marginalized. At the luncheon, Obama revealed some personal stories of growing up without a father, and the struggles he encountered throughout his own education. Victor Blackwell spoke with two men who attended that luncheon– Pastor Mark McBride, who works with the Pico National Network and Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League. We asked them: How will the goals and benchmarks of this program be measured? And are Obama's proposals enough to make progress?
CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen says Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval of military action in Ukraine directly defies Obama and other western powers.
Gergen said the statements that Obama has released in response to Putin's threats are like "bringing a baguette to a knife fight." Are sanctions the only way to get Russia to stand down? Is this in violation of international law?