Open Letter To Secretary Hagel On Military Assistance To Ukraine

OPEN LETTER TO SECRETARY HAGEL

June 13, 2014
The Honorable Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Defense
Department of Defense
1400 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1400

Dear Secretary Hagel:

Several friends of mine who are American veterans of Ukrainian ethnic background have suggested that I write to you about tangible non lethal U.S. military assistance to Ukraine. As you know Ukraine had been decimated militarily, initially because of economic woes, corruption, neglect and more deliberately since 2010 through the joint efforts of the Kremlin and the Kremlin’s lackey Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych. The latest efforts were part of a conspiracy to make Ukraine weak and thus susceptible to Russian psychological pressure, intimidation and even physical force.  Continue reading