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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

7 Ex-Soviet Nations to Form Rapid Reaction Force

Seven former Soviet republics including Russia will form a joint rapid reaction force, President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday.

President Dmitry Medvedev said Russia, Armenia, Belarus and four Central Asian nations — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan — had reached the agreement to form a new security force during a summit of the Moscow-dominated Collective Security Treaty Organization on Wednesday.

The force would add a military dimension to the Moscow-dominated alliance, which so far has served mostly as a forum for consultations.

“We all have agreed on the need” for the force, Medvedev said, but he did not give details of how the force would be composed.

The Moscow Times

The bad actors on the world scene sense a weakness in President Obama that they can exploit. Let's just hope that we won't be hurt too bad over the next four to eight years. 

Of course, given the damage that President Carter did in four years (especially his gift to the world of the Iranian Revolution that still hasn't fully played out yet), we could be digging our way out from this mess for the next generation...