A Russian long-range high-precision Iskander missile launcher takes part in a military parade during celebrations marking Independence Day in Minsk (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko).
Russian Nukes in Crimea? A Better Way to Respond
February 2, 2015,
Steven Pifer argues that the United States should respond to Russia's belligerence in Crimea and Ukraine by providing greater assistance to Ukraine, including defensive weapons, and by bolstering its conventional military presence in Europe and contributing additional forces to NATO. He writes that developing more bases for U.S. nuclear weapons and dual-capable aircraft in Europe would be a misstep.