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Friday, March 27, 2009

Putin "Resets" US-Russia Relations Back to Cold War

Russia plans to create Arctic military force
Mar 27 07:19 AM US/Eastern

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia is planning to create a dedicated military force to help protect its interests in the disputed Arctic region.

The presidential Security Council has released a document outlining government policy for the Arctic that includes creating a special group of military forces. The report was released this week and reported by Russian media on Friday.

Russia, the United States, Canada and other northern countries are trying to assert jurisdiction over the Arctic.

The dispute has intensified amid growing evidence that the shrinking polar ice is opening up new shipping lanes and allowing natural resources to be tapped.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.


My Thoughts

Apparently, Putin misinterpreted Obama's desire to "reset" US-Russia relations to mean that we should go back to the US-USSR relations of the Cold War. Or is this more mettle testing?

Considering Kyrgyzstan maybe reneging on their agreement with Russia to kick the US military out of their base for money, this could, also, be retaliation for that.

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