The Ukraine War Wouldn’t Have Surprised Richard Nixon
"When Bill Clinton eulogized Richard Nixon on April 27, 1994, he spoke of the former president’s 'wise counsel, especially with regard to Russia . . . based on our last phone conversation and the letter he wrote me just a month ago.' For nearly 30 years, the content of that letter remained a secret. Thanks to its declassification this week through Mr. Clinton’s presidential library, it is hidden no longer.
What is most striking about the seven-page, single-spaced letter dated March 21, 1994, is that Nixon anticipated a more belligerent Russia, the rise of someone like Vladimir Putin, and worsening relations between Moscow and Kyiv."
Nichter, L. A. (2023, Jul. 21). The Ukraine war wouldn’t have surprised Richard Nixon. Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-ukraine-war-wouldnt-have-surprised-richard-nixon-clinton-putin-cold-war-2b83c050