March 2nd, 2014
01:11 PM ET

How Will the West Respond to Ukraine?

"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.

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  1. Don Mercer

    Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis is 100% correct in his assessment. I would add that Obama has put us into such a weakened position in the world that we have no real options that will cause Putin to change his mind. Obama apparently has designs on reducing our military even further to ensure our rapid demise. But that's another story. Keep watching everybody.

    March 3, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  2. Pope Algore

    Alas the international community is seeing how a weak US President in office affects the entire world. Obama's 3 options:

    1. Wet his pants, throw a temper tantrum, and then blame Bush for Putin

    2. Give another empty speech where Obama comdemns Russia's actions "in the harshest of terms"

    3. Draw one of those "red lines" like he did for Syria

    March 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Reply

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