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1 | Russia This Is Just A Test Russia has deployed 8,500 troops, 200 tanks and a number of artillery units to the Caucasus region near the Georgian border for a weeklong session of war games expected to be the biggest since its clash with Georgia last year. Russia admits that the exercises--which are scheduled to end on July 6, the day President Obama arrives for his first official visit to Moscow--are "quite major" but says they're simply for practice. Tbilisi is worried they presage another attack similar to last summer's skirmish over the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Georgia has...

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