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Obama Finds Cold War Echoes in Face-Off With Putin

President Barack Obama came to office challenging U.S. strategic thinking as an outdated Cold War relic. Now he’s in Europe on a mission reminiscent of those very times.

Obama arrived today in the Netherlands on the first leg of a six-day trip through Europe and Saudi Arabia as the Atlantic alliance tries to orchestrate a response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea and to deter Russia from further incursions in Ukraine or neighboring countries.