Kiev 2014 Is Not Berlin 1948

The U.S. resupplied Berlin in 1948-49. Why can’t it offer Kiev more support today?
Back when candy bars could resolve an international crisis (not really). Source: Keystone/Getty Images

This month marks 65 years since the successful conclusion of the Berlin Airlift, and the anniversary has provided supporters of a tougher U.S. line on Ukraine a useful analogy. The U.S. resupplied Berlin in 1948-49, the argument runs -- why can't it offer Kiev more support today?

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