“Peace Mission 2005”—the exhibitionist military exercise staged by China and Russia—ended Thursday with a mock paratrooper invasion on China’s east coast. During the raid, propaganda leaflets were dropped to “shake the enemy’s will,” according to the Chinese state news service Xinhua. Who exactly the enemy was, of course, is not discussed. Who were they trying to impress, Jodie Foster
Former British prime minister and now foreign minister David Cameron urged the U.S. Congress not to stop supporting Ukraine, saying the West has gotten a bargain in dramatically reducing Russia’s military power for a fraction of the U.S. defense budget.