March 1, 2014
Wilson: Putin "Testing the Waters"
Putin is “testing the waters to see if he can get away with it,” Damon Wilson, the executive vice president of the Atlantic Council, a Washington global affairs think tank, told me Saturday.
With events extremely fluid, the Obama administration has to move on several fronts Wilson said, to deter further military action, support the new Ukraine government, reassure U.S. allies and to spell out to Russia what those costs will be.
So far “it is not clear what we are putting on the table,” Wilson said.