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    Two Years After Uprising, Ukraine Still Battling Corruption
    Feb26

    Two Years After Uprising, Ukraine Still Battling Corruption

    Two years after the Ukraine’s Euromaidan, the mass uprising that toppled the Russia-backed regime in 2013 and brought a pro-Western government to power, the country is still battling the corruption that the Euromaidan sought to purge. Last week, Ukraine’s government barely survived a no-confidence vote in parliament, triggered by the...

    The Air Force could be costing the US jobs
    Feb26

    The Air Force could be costing the US jobs

    via U.S. Air ForceUS Air Force personnel failed to comply with Depression Era congressional laws that require them to give preferential treatment to American-made products in one-third of contracts reviewed by the Defense Department’s top internal watchdog. The Pentagon’s inspector general appraised 54 contracts valued at over $19...

    Latvian FM: Substantial NATO Presence Needed in Baltics
    Feb26

    Latvian FM: Substantial NATO Presence Needed in Baltics

    Latvia’s foreign minister says NATO needs to increase its presence in the Baltic region, given Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and continued support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Edgars Rinkēvičs told VOA’s Russian service that the Western military alliance’s decisions and measures in support of collective...

    ‘I Can’t Believe I’m Free’: A Ukrainian POW Returns Home
    Feb25

    ‘I Can’t Believe I’m Free’: A Ukrainian POW Returns Home

    KYIV, Ukraine—Vadym Krypychenko was sure he was going to die. His vehicle had broken down along the front lines in eastern Ukraine near the village of Verkhniotroitske. It was Aug. 10, 2015, only four days before the end of his military service commitment and his scheduled return home. Krypychenko, a private in the Ukrainian army’s 53rd...

    23-year-old Ukrainian man posed as American high school honours student
    Feb25

    23-year-old Ukrainian man posed as American high school honours student

    Police say a high school honours student just months from graduation is a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity after his visa expired. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine Deports Russian Journalist For ‘Damage To Ukraine’s Interests’
    Feb25

    Ukraine Deports Russian Journalist For ‘Damage To Ukraine’s Interests’

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has announced the deportation of a Russian journalist for “committing acts that harm the interests of Ukraine.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pulled anti-IS fighter jets heading to Romania
    Feb25

    Pulled anti-IS fighter jets heading to Romania

    Four of Canada’s six fighter jets recently pulled from the bombing mission against ISIS are heading to Romania as part of a new mission to train that country’s airforce. In a press release Thursday, the Department of National Defence announced the jets will head from Kuwait, where they were based during the bombing mission, to Romania...

    The Many Weaknesses of the Rubio Campaign
    Feb25

    The Many Weaknesses of the Rubio Campaign

    Noah Millman sums up the weaknesses of the Rubio campaign in response to a recent Douthat column: But Rubio hasn’t been Kutuzov, retreating into Russia and waiting for winter, because he never held Russia. Lots of people bought into the idea that he was the “stealth” front-runner, but he was never anywhere near to having a commanding...

    The P-Word
    Feb25

    The P-Word

    Things are happening so fast in the armed diplomacy of the Levant that it is hard for codgers like me to keep up. No sooner do I finish responding to one major development than another laps at my closing period. And now again: I finish “Ceasefire or Bait-and-Switch” and the very next day John Kerry drops the “p” word on us: “partition.”...

    The Hawkish Cult of “Leadership” (II)
    Feb25

    The Hawkish Cult of “Leadership” (II)

    Joe Lieberman wrote a predictably tedious op-ed calling for American “leadership.” One interesting thing about it is that he repeated a claim that Sens. Sasse and Ernst made in their own appeal for hawkish “leadership” last week: In a conversation with the leader of a European ally, some of us asked what the United States could do to be most...