In a wide-ranging speech at the Economic Times' Global Business Summit on Monday, former US Vice President Dick Cheney spoke unequivocally about Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Cheney warned of Russia's aggressive actions. 'I think he has designs on the Baltics. ... We know he wanted Crimea — he took it,' said Cheney, who pointed to previous Russian cyber campaigns against Baltic states and Russia's recent moves to nuclearize its European enclave of Kaliningrad. On the subject of the 2016 election, Cheney said Russia attacked the US in a possible act of war.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.