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USA considered variant of force interference in August war

2010-01-14 18:47

In the course of August war of 2008 advisors of ex-President George Bush-junior were considering force interference in the conflict to confront Russian troops.


It was stated in the book A Little War that Shook the World by Ronald Asmus, the ex-Department of State employee - Bloomberg.

Asmus, who served as deputy assistant secretary of state in the Clinton administration, writes that "several senior White House staffers" urged "at least some consideration of limited military options," such as bombing the mountain tunnel [Roki tunnel] that served as Russia's main supply line.

According to Asmus' book, in four days after the beginning of the armed conflict on Aug. 7, 2008, Bush cut off the discussion. A top-level White House meeting produced "a clear sense around the table that almost any military steps could lead to a confrontation with Moscow."

The book also presents witnesses of late-term tensions between Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. The Vice President grew concerned that Bush gave Russia the all-clear to attack.


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