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US considered strikes to save Georgia

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As Russian tanks rumbled into Georgia in August 2008, a post-Cold War turning point was at hand. George W Bush’s national security team considered launching air strikes to halt the invasion, according to Ronald D Asmus’s absorbing account of the five-day clash in the Caucasus, “A Little War That Shook the World.”

Four days after the war started on 7 August 2008, Bush cut off the discussion. A top-level White House meeting produced “a clear sense around the table that almost any military steps could lead to a confrontation with Moscow,” Asmus writes. In the end, neither the administration nor NATO could do much to save Georgia.




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