Russia has canceled plans to put missiles they couldn't afford next to Poland after the U.S. canceled plans to put missiles we couldn't afford next to Russia.
Neither admits it's about the money, of course.
This is a novel new approach to international affairs... calling off the war ten years before you stomp into it. How will we ever get a good war off the ground with planning like that?
*punchline from an old joke where a down-on-her-luck socialite has explained that she didn't go on an expensive vacation to Cannes because it was just "too boring" there.