Russia, US Swap Warnings as Condoleezza Rice Visits Georgia | Europe | Deutsche Welle | 10.07.2008
This is for background. On July 9, the Secretary of State was in Georgia trying to head off the military conflict that began a month later. The article describes some of the things the US and its allies in Eastern Europe have been doing that made Russia feel threatened. One big issue is the deal with the Czech Republic allowing the US to install part of a missile defense system there. That system is a major problem for Russia.