It might not be the start of another Cold War, but our two rivals in that historic confrontation, Russia and China, are testing the United States again. And unfortunately, the Obama Administration is coming up short.
First, the Russians. Ukraine was hostilely absorbed into the former Soviet Union back in 1922. For nearly 70 years it was under the domination of the Soviet/Russian bear, until the disillusion of the Soviet Union in 1991 (God bless Ronald Reagan!), resulting in Ukraine becoming an independent nation that year.