Recent military threats against the Russia-Georgian conflict have brought new concerns to light...
The ISS (International Space Station) is operated mainly by US astronauts and Russian (cosmonauts). It needs the Soyuz to keep supplying the astronauts as the shuttle is a much less frequent visitor.
Any US military action against Russia would put this and other joint US-Russian programs in jeopardy...or would it?
[Edited 2008-08-20 10:44:58]