Of course it was silly of the US to move its alliances and weapons ever closer to the Russian border practically daring Putin to do something in retaliation.

But the bottom line is that Russia still has enough nuclear tipped missiles to wipe out all life on earth so that that alone makes it a deadly adversary.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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