Foiled Plot in Georgia

1,000 NATO troops are scheduled to help Georgia practice crisis response tomorrow, but it looks like Georgia could have used them a day earlier: “Georgia claimed today to have foiled a Russian-backed plot to stage a military coup on the eve of training exercises involving NATO troops,” according to The Times of London. Apparently, a tank battalion with several hundred personnel at a base 20 miles east of Tbilisi mutinied. "The preliminary investigation materials show that the plot was coordinated with the Russians and was aimed at disrupting the Nato training," said a spokesman for Georgia’s interior ministry. "They were receiving money from Russia. It seems it was coordinated with Russia."