Russia Rattles Its Sabers

Vows reaction to new U.S.-Poland missile shield will go beyond diplomacy

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Russia vowed that the agreed-upon missile shield that the U.S. will place on Polish soil, 115 miles from the Russian border, will be met with more than just political rhetoric.

The brinkmanship and implied threat against the U.S. and/or Poland is the latest escalation of a resurgent Cold War, after the U.S. backed Georgia in a military incursion into Southern Ossettia that was fiercely repelled by the Russians. Although in the midst of a stated cease fire, Russian troops still occupy regions of Georgia and don't appear to be in a hurry to leave.

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