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By Kimberly Kagan and Frederick W. Kagan
We’ve seen this movie—now playing in Syria– before.
The Russians have developed a way of getting the U.S. formally to permit offensive Russian military operations against American partners on the ground, all the while calling it a ceasefire.
What the Russians are proposing in Syria—a “cessation of hostilities” on terms they get to define– is exactly what they have been doing in Eastern Ukraine for more than a year.
The Minsk II accords, signed in February 2015 between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany, with the U.S. …read more
Source: Institute for the Study of War