Shopping For Enemies

Vladimir Putin's war in Chechnya is just eight months old, and for Russia it has already taken on a grimly familiar pattern. Its troops cling tenuously to occupied positions all over the breakaway region, but are now subject to repeated--and lethally successful--raids by Chechen fighters. And in the mountains south of the capital Grozny, rebel units still roam with relative freedom, confident that they will again eventually drive the Russians back across the border. But if President Putin's...
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