We’re Just Happy They Didn’t Start Shooting at Each Other

“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