Keep troops out of danger

Ukrainian officials said this month their country’s military will hold joint training exercises with U.S. and British armed forces. That would be an invitation to disaster.

The situation in Ukraine – not just in the breakaway Crimea region but in other areas of the country, too – is dangerous. Some ethnic Russians want to follow Crimea’s lead.

Sending U.S. troops there would be like throwing a match into a powder keg. The potential for an accidental armed confrontation is enormous.

President Barack Obama has made many foolish miscalculations regarding Ukraine. Let’s hope cool-headed advisers talk him out of this one.