Why no one wants to call Russia's invasion of Ukraine an invasion

By Max Fisher, VOX, August 30, 2014
1) Obama and NATO want to leave themselves space to escalate rhetorically
2) The US and NATO don't want to highlight how serious this is, since they're not intervening against it
3) The West wants to leave Putin with a face-saving way to back down
If you've spent even five minutes listening to the news about Russia's ongoing military invasion of Ukraine, you have noticed something strange: Western leaders, from President Obama to the head of NATO, are bending over backwards to call the invasion anything other than "invasion." Popular substitutes have included "aggression," "escalation," and especially "incursion." Full story
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Why no one wants to call Russia’s invasion of Ukraine an invasion
Alex Wong By Max Fisher, VOX, August 30, 2014 If you’ve spent even five minutes listening to the news about Russia’s ongoing military invasion of Ukraine, you have noticed something strange: Western leaders, from President …

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