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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Alexander Golts
Vladimir Putin fired his powerful defense chief over a corruption scandal Tuesday, but a heady mix of sex, power struggles and military vendettas dominated talk in Russia about what was really behind the downfall of the man who has overseen the nation's most radical defense reform in decades.
Russia could scuttle another exercise if its leaders are unhappy for any reason with Western nations, Mr. Golts told the Associated Press in Moscow.
Whether that comes off depends on what happens in U.S.-Russian relations and internal Russian politics, said Alexander Golts, a prominent military analyst in Moscow.