On February 25, Emma Ashford was cited in Yahoo News about the escalation risks a no-fly-zone over Ukraine would entail.

“If the U.S. and its allies were to issue such an order in Ukraine, the Air Force would be forced to undertake a military mission against the invading Russian forces, and … U.S. forces would be forced to contend with high-level Russian air defenses,’ said Emma Ashford, a senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Putting American planes in the sky over Ukraine would in effect entail a decision ‘to get in a military exchange with Russian forces, with all the escalation risks that entails.'”

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