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    James Mattis gives NATO spending ultimatum
    Feb15

    James Mattis gives NATO spending ultimatum

    On his first visit to NATO headquarters, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Tuesday delivered a blunt warning to America’s allies, telling them they must increase military spending or the United States will pull back from its commitment to the transatlantic bloc. Noting that his predecessor, Robert M. Gates, had called for...

    Mattis tells NATO allies to kick in more funds now, or United States will ‘moderate its commitment’
    Feb15

    Mattis tells NATO allies to kick in more funds now, or United States will ‘moderate its commitment’

    Donald Trump made the contributions of NATO allies a part of his campaign, so it’s not surprising that when newly minted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addressed that organization, his comments leaned heavily on finances. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday issued a sharp ultimatum to NATO Wednesday, telling allies they must start...

    Donald Trump and the Perils of Charisma
    Feb15

    Donald Trump and the Perils of Charisma

    Whatever one may want to say about Donald Trump’s style of political leadership, it can plausibly be described as charismatic—grounded neither in tradition nor in rational interest, it depends on the continuing faith in the leader by the mass of followers. Because of this it is inevitably brittle. One way of making it less so is to...

    U.S., Russian military chiefs to meet in Azerbaijan
    Feb15

    U.S., Russian military chiefs to meet in Azerbaijan

    Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford will meet with his Russian counterpart on Thursday in Azerbaijan, amid newly aggressive Russian military maneuvers and fresh reports that Russian intelligence officials were in contact with aides on the Trump campaign, the Pentagon announced.Dunford has been seeking a meeting with Gen. Valeriy Gerasimov for...

    Trump rails at intelligence leaks as Russia crisis deepens
    Feb15

    Trump rails at intelligence leaks as Russia crisis deepens

    US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 15, 2017 © AFP / SAUL LOEBWashington, United States, Feb 15 – President Donald Trump railed at US intelligence agencies Wednesday as Washington was shaken by new reports of high-level Russian contacts with his aides and associates during the...

    Donald Trump’s mixed Russia policy
    Feb15

    Donald Trump’s mixed Russia policy

    Last week, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, chewed out Russia for escalating attacks on Ukraine. There was a general sigh of relief from those concerned with President Donald Trump’s cosying-up to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Does her statement represent the president’s new foreign policy vis-à-vis...

    When 2 + 2 = 5
    Feb15

    When 2 + 2 = 5

    When the leader of the free world is a badly coiffed vulgarian who lies about the size of his inauguration crowd and his administration simply dismisses this clash with reality as “alternative facts,” one can’t help but despair. After all, its not too far removed from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 where the ruling...

    Mattis to NATO: Boost Defense Spending or US Will ‘Moderate Commitment’
    Feb15

    Mattis to NATO: Boost Defense Spending or US Will ‘Moderate Commitment’

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told NATO member countries they must increase defense spending by the end of the year or the U.S. might “moderate its commitment” to the alliance. The Pentagon chief was in Brussels to meet for the first time with his NATO counterparts. Exactly how the U.S. might “moderate” its involvement...

    Arms control in Europe: the Baltic test for Russia and NATO
    Feb15

    Arms control in Europe: the Baltic test for Russia and NATO

    Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in early 2014, its political and military relations with the West have deteriorated sharply. To head off the risk of an arms race or military confrontation, both sides must urgently agree to reciprocal measures to limit military capabilities …read more Source:...

    French President Calls for More Cybersecurity for Election
    Feb15

    French President Calls for More Cybersecurity for Election

    French President Francois Hollande is calling for new security measures around the country’s presidential race, notably to protect against hacking. Hollande’s order came after the campaign of centrist Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of trying to sway the April 23-May 7 election. Hollande asked top security officials Wednesday to...