Iowa can help keep the gunships away


The Russians responded to economic and political unrest in Ukraine by sending in the marines. Iowa should respond by sending in the agronomists, livestock specialists and infrastructure engineers. Turning swords into plowshares worked when Soviet Premiere Nikita Kruschev visited the Garst Farms near Coon Rapids more than a half-century ago, paving the way for detente. It can work again today.

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