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    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...

    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...

    NATO ‘A Fundamental Bedrock’, Trump’s Defense Secretary Tells Nervous Allies
    Feb15

    NATO ‘A Fundamental Bedrock’, Trump’s Defense Secretary Tells Nervous Allies

    President Donald Trump’s defense secretary sought to reassure NATO of steadfast U.S. support at talks in Brussels on Wednesday, as nervous European allies tried to look past Trump’s rhetoric and the turmoil within his administration.Jim Mattis, on his debut trip to Europe as Pentagon chief, said the president firmly backed the North...

    Headlines for February 15, 2017
    Feb15

    Headlines for February 15, 2017

    Trump White House in Crisis After Flynn’s ResignationGov’t Watchdog: Conway Violated Ethics Rules with “Free Commercial” for Ivanka ProductsTrump Scraps Rule Requiring Oil Company to Disclose PaymentsIn Meeting with Netanyahu Today, Trump May Abandon Two-State SolutionSeattle: ICE Arrested DACA Recipient Daniel Ramirez...

    GOP senators are split on whether to investigate Flynn’s Russia ties
    Feb15

    GOP senators are split on whether to investigate Flynn’s Russia ties

    Despite some opposition, an investigation is “highly likely.” On Tuesday, seven Republican senators indicated that it’s likely there will be further investigations into the conversations between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the US. Flynn resigned Monday night following reports that the Justice...

    Trump Fires New Broadsides at US Intelligence Community, Media, Obama
    Feb15

    Trump Fires New Broadsides at US Intelligence Community, Media, Obama

    U.S. President Donald Trump launched new attacks Wednesday against media reports of alleged links between him and Russia, blaming the country’s intelligence community for what he said were “illegal” leaks to news outlets. “The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by...

    Trump and Russia: Confusion at the Top
    Feb15

    Trump and Russia: Confusion at the Top

    President Trump has stated regularly that he will conduct national security policy from a position of strength. As part of this effort he has vowed to increase defense spending, sounded the alarm on China’s expansive aims in the South and East China Seas, and placed new sanctions on Iran in the wake of its ballistic missile tests.Yet there...