My Way News - Russian moves raise stakes in Ukraine conflict: "Russia has pledged to respect Ukraine's territorial integrity. But the dispatch of Russian fighter jets Thursday to Ukraine's borders and drills by some 150,000 Russian soldiers - almost the entirety of its troop force in the western part of the country - signaled strong determination not to lose Ukraine to the West."
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This is one of the problems I have with so-called "libertarian foreign policy" advocated by the likes of Rand and Ron Paul. I agree that the U.S. often makes missteps, and that sometimes exerting influence abroad makes us less liked in the world. But it also seems like it's not in U.S. interests to let countries with imperial intentions, like Russia, go unchecked.