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    Situation Report: Marines fighting in Fallujah?; Gitmo plan coming; think tank infighting; more bombs for Middle East allies; Ukraine cyber troubles; and lots more
    Nov10

    Situation Report: Marines fighting in Fallujah?; Gitmo plan coming; think tank infighting; more bombs for Middle East allies; Ukraine cyber troubles; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary What we talk about when we talk about Anbar. Are U.S. Marine special operations forces in Iraq doing more than just training? “There’re a lot of bad guys in Fallujah getting shot in the head from pretty far away, outside the capability of the mentored troops,” one western official working with the … …read more...

    Ukrainian Journalist Concerned About Direction of Country’s Media
    Nov10

    Ukrainian Journalist Concerned About Direction of Country’s Media

    Maxim Eristavi is an openly gay Ukrainian journalist who worked for Russian state media, and has been covering Ukraine for news outlets since day one of the Euromaidan uprising in 2014. Now he warns that Ukraine’s media are on a slippery slope as they drop inconvenient facts to protect the country’s image – something he says he has...

    The Army wants to boost troop numbers in Europe to counter Russian aggression
    Nov10

    The Army wants to boost troop numbers in Europe to counter Russian aggression

    US military officials have proposed boosting troop numbers in Europe to deter potential Russian aggression across the continent and against NATO members, The Wall Street Journal reports. Currently, the US Army maintains two brigades in Europe. Each brigade has approximately 3,500 soldiers, with an additional brigade based in the US that rotates...

    Russia Accused of Widespread Doping Program for Athletes
    Nov09

    Russia Accused of Widespread Doping Program for Athletes

    (GENEVA) — Russia’s status as a sports superpower and its participation in track and field events at next year’s Olympics came under threat Monday after a report accused the Russians of widespread, state-supported doping reminiscent of the darkest days of cheating by the former East Germany. The findings by a commission set up by the...

    Putin Is So Mad At Ukraine That He’s Bombing Syria
    Nov09

    Putin Is So Mad At Ukraine That He’s Bombing Syria

    Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian was once famously quoted as saying, “The NCAA is so mad at the University of Kentucky that they’re going to put Cleveland State on probation for two more years.” It’s an analogy that could apply to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is punishing Syria for his failures in...

    UNESCO begins divisive debate on Kosovo membership
    Nov09

    UNESCO begins divisive debate on Kosovo membership

    PARIS (AP) — Members of the U.N. cultural agency narrowly rejected Kosovo’s bid for membership on Monday in a victory for Serbia and Russia and a blow to Kosovo’s mission for global recognition as a state.Most nations that participated in the vote at UNESCO headquarters in Paris favored Kosovo’s membership, with 92...

    Do Russian Athletes Cheat?
    Nov09

    Do Russian Athletes Cheat?

    Russian runner Liliya Shobukhova had previously been suspended for doping. Paul Hackett / ReutersLast week, ahead of a major report by an independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Russia banned five of its athletes for alleged steroid use and other biological irregularities. “Marathon runner Maria Konovalova received a...

    Watson: Liberals will need someone who can say ‘no!’
    Nov09

    Watson: Liberals will need someone who can say ‘no!’

    I got cheap laughs in post-election chats by telling people that while I hadn’t been crazy about Stephen Harper’s policies, I did admire his personality. I felt a little bad about that. Not having met Harper more than two or three times, all I really know about his personality is what we saw of him on TV, which was usually pretty...

    Ukraine’s military has rebounded despite budget and battle woes
    Nov09

    Ukraine’s military has rebounded despite budget and battle woes

    Ukraine military now at 240,000 troops – with no international weapons aidTank production up 2,300 percent in 2 years; spending to reach 5 percent of GDPMilitary now among largest in Europe … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Ukraine’s military has rebounded despite budget and battle woes
    Nov09

    Ukraine’s military has rebounded despite budget and battle woes

    Ukraine military now at 240,000 troops – with no international weapons aidTank production up 2,300 percent in 2 years; spending to reach 5 percent of GDPMilitary now among largest in Europe … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...