As the situation in Ukraine worsens, many are looking to President Obama to see how he'll respond.
The president's options are limited and thus far he's stuck to tough statements and a phone call with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
But Obama's critics are already saying that he's inept at handling foreign policy issues.
NPR's Ron Elving joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss Washington's response and options.
This segment aired on March 3, 2014.