March 16, 2014

As Ukraine Crisis Unfolds, DoD's Options Are Limited

Source: Defense News

Journalist: Aaron Mehta

WASHINGTON — As the situation in Ukraine continues to worsen, the US and its allies in Europe find themselves with a limited set of options at the same time the Pentagon is trying to plan for potential fallout.

The most likely path seems to be economic sanctions of some kind, hand in hand with moves to isolate Russia internationally. But even without direct conflict, experts warn Russia’s reaction could lead to fallout with the world’s militaries.

Economic sanctions are “the most viable national security tool we’ve got,” said David Asher, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.

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  • David Asher

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow

    David Asher is a former Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he specialized in Economics and Security as well as Asia strategy. His cu...