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    In 1941, Russia and Nazi Germany Proved How Horrific the Eastern Front Would Be
    Aug06

    In 1941, Russia and Nazi Germany Proved How Horrific the Eastern Front Would Be

    Warfare History Network History, Europe And it all happened in a tiny corner of Ukraine. In 1941, the northwestern corner of the Ukraine was not what one would call tank country. With the exception of a few narrow, poorly maintained highways, movement was largely restricted to unpaved roads running through terrain dominated by forests, hills,...

    German FDP Party Head Says May Need To Accept Crimea Annexation ‘For Now’
    Aug06

    German FDP Party Head Says May Need To Accept Crimea Annexation ‘For Now’

    The head of Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP) has said in an interview that Germany may need to accept the 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region as a “permanent provisional arrangement.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    United Nations Bans Key North Korea Exports Over Missile Tests
    Aug06

    United Nations Bans Key North Korea Exports Over Missile Tests

    UNITED NATIONS—The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state’s $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang’s two July intercontinental ballistic missile tests. The U.S.-drafted resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron...

    What’s Worse: Trump’s Campaign Agenda or Empowering Generals and CIA Operatives to Subvert it?
    Aug05

    What’s Worse: Trump’s Campaign Agenda or Empowering Generals and CIA Operatives to Subvert it?

    During his successful 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump, for better and for worse, advocated a slew of policies that attacked the most sacred prongs of long-standing bipartisan Washington consensus. As a result, he was (and continues to be) viewed as uniquely repellent by the neoliberal and neoconservative guardians of that consensus,...

    America’s carbon-pusher in chief
    Aug05

    America’s carbon-pusher in chief

    (Credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Who says President Trump doesn’t have a coherent foreign policy? Pundits and critics across the political spectrum have chided him for failing to articulate and implement a clear international agenda. Look closely at his overseas endeavors, though, and one all-too-consistent pattern emerges:...

    Pentagon Reportedly Recommends Lethal Aid Package For Ukraine
    Aug05

    Pentagon Reportedly Recommends Lethal Aid Package For Ukraine

    The U.S. Defense Department has recommended sending a package of lethal military aid to Ukraine worth about $50 million, the U.S. NBC television network has reported. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Colonialism Applied to Europe: Review of Mazower’s “Hitler’s Empire”
    Aug05

    Colonialism Applied to Europe: Review of Mazower’s “Hitler’s Empire”

    By Branko MilanovicMark Mazower’s “Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe” is a magisterial book.I read it on vacation, and it is not a book I would suggest you take with you to the beach — unless you want to spoil your vacation. But once you have made such a choice, you cannot stop reading it, and the book will stay with you...

    Ukraine Takes Legal Action Against German Band Over Crimea Concert
    Aug05

    Ukraine Takes Legal Action Against German Band Over Crimea Concert

    Ukrainian prosecutors had begun legal proceedings against the German techno band Scooter, and it faces significant legal consequences for performing at a festival in Crimea on August 4, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!
    Aug05

    Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

    From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: “Only the Very Best People” Edition “Sean Spicer’s out, Reince Priebus is out, Trumpcare is dead, and Kim Jong Un has a missile that can reach New York. And, weirdly, I don’t feel tired from all the winning yet.” —Jimmy Kimmel “People are still...

    The Value of US Weapons Goes Far Beyond Battlefield, Ukrainian Troops Say
    Aug05

    The Value of US Weapons Goes Far Beyond Battlefield, Ukrainian Troops Say

    KYIV, Ukraine—On the front lines against Russia and its separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian soldiers have, throughout the past three years of relentless combat, frequently turned to symbols of America to both intimidate and annoy their enemies—sometimes, in eclectic and creative ways. Ukrainian soldiers have raised U.S. flags over...