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    Don’t Retire the National Security Act
    Feb09

    Don’t Retire the National Security Act

    At age seventy, the National Security Act of 1947 is now well past the normal retirement age, but, like many other Baby Boomers, it is still working full-time. As the Trump revolution unfolds should we expect to see it junked? Even before Trump there were calls to update the fundamental statutory basis for national security decision and...

    GOP senators to Trump: Putin is not your friend
    Feb09

    GOP senators to Trump: Putin is not your friend

    Nine Republican senators urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to take a harder line on Russia, the clearest evidence yet that Trump struck a major nerve with members of his own party when he refused to label Vladimir Putin a killer over the weekend.The senators’ letter to Trump, led by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), also shows that more...

    How Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right
    Feb09

    How Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right

    In early April 2014, as the post-Cold War order roiled in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula—the first forced annexation in Europe since the Second World War—Pat Buchanan asked a question. Taking to the column-inches at Townhall, Buchanan wondered aloud: “Whose side is God on now?” As Moscow swamped...

    Kremlin Criticizes Sanctions After U.S. Senators Submit Legislation
    Feb09

    Kremlin Criticizes Sanctions After U.S. Senators Submit Legislation

    Russia has reiterated its opposition to the use of sanctions in international affairs, saying they are “rather destructive and harmful to both sides.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russians Who Once Protested Putin Have This Advice For Americans Troubled By Trump
    Feb09

    Russians Who Once Protested Putin Have This Advice For Americans Troubled By Trump

    MOSCOW ― “Rossiya bez Putina!” “Rossiya bez Putina!” “Russia without Putin!” “Russia without Putin!”In today’s Putin-dominated world, it’s difficult to imagine a time when chants calling for a Russia sans Vladimir could be a reality, when the Russian president wasn’t automatically deemed a force for global order (or disorder)....

    Putin orders Russia’s air force to prepare for a ‘time of war’— and NATO doesn’t stand a chance right now
    Feb09

    Putin orders Russia’s air force to prepare for a ‘time of war’— and NATO doesn’t stand a chance right now

    REUTERS/Sergei KarpukhinRussian President Vladimir Putin has again scrambled his jets in a snap military drill meant to prepare his air force for a “time of war.” “In accordance with the decision by the Armed Forces Supreme Commander, a snap check of the Aerospace Forces began to evaluate readiness of the control agencies and...

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel chiefs are being assassinated in elaborate ambushes — but on whose orders?
    Feb09

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel chiefs are being assassinated in elaborate ambushes — but on whose orders?

    MOSCOW — All died far from the front lines in circumstances unrelated to military action. They died in elaborate ambushes, car bomb attacks and, in one case, a booby-trapped elevator. The latest died Wednesday in an explosion in his office. The staccato of about half a dozen assassinations of commanders in the Russian-backed separatist army in...

    France fears that Russia is trying to push Marine Le Pen to victory
    Feb09

    France fears that Russia is trying to push Marine Le Pen to victory

    France’s top intelligence agency fears that Russia is trying to sway the upcoming presidential elections in favor of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. On Wednesday, the satirical weekly newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné reported that France’s Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) believes a disinformation campaign coordinated...

    Russia: Any deal with Trump unlikely to address the conflict in east Ukraine
    Feb09

    Russia: Any deal with Trump unlikely to address the conflict in east Ukraine

    “Right now, it’s not clear what we are preparing for.” …read more Source: Business...

    NATO Allies Lock In U.S. Support For Stand-Off With Russia
    Feb09

    NATO Allies Lock In U.S. Support For Stand-Off With Russia

    Immediately after Donald Trump was elected, U.S. diplomats urged Lithuania to rush through an agreement to keep American troops on its soil, reflecting alarm that the new, Russia-friendly U.S. president might try to stop more deployments in Europe.The agreement was signed just a few days before Trump’s inauguration, according to a document...