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It passed almost unnoticed last week when former Defense Secretary William Perry told the Defense Writers Group that the deterioration of US-Russia relations since 1992 was as much the fault of the Americans as the Russians. He mentioned NATO expansion in particular. “And it began when I was secretary.” Unnoticed, that is, except by readers of The Hill, where Rebecca Kheel reported the story, and by subscribers to Johnson’s Russia List, where I read it, the 27th of 49 items, in the December 4 email, the 235th such compendium of the year. I’ve written about JRL before. It is indispensable