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    The Morning Vertical, July 31, 2017
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    The Morning Vertical, July 31, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Trump must stop being Trump to survive
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    Why Trump must stop being Trump to survive

    U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in July in Germany.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)John Colarusso, McMaster University Donald Trump’s supporters have a new rallying cry in defence of the American president: “Let Trump be Trump!” I am a U.S.-born linguist, an expert in Caucasian languages and...

    Russian Court Sentences Ukrainian On Terrorism Charges
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    Russian Court Sentences Ukrainian On Terrorism Charges

    A court in Russia has sentenced a Ukrainian citizen to 12 years in prison on terrorism charges. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    United States mulls arming Ukraine as Russian menace grows near NATO border
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    United States mulls arming Ukraine as Russian menace grows near NATO border

    U.S. envoy and military leaders are now talking openly about providing Ukraine with means to defend itself from a growing Russian menace. …read more Source: USA...

    Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff
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    Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff

    By NATALIYA VASILYEVA MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday the United States would have to cut its embassy and consulate staff in Russia by 755, heightening tensions between Washington and Moscow three days after the U.S. Congress approved sanctions against Russia. In response, the U.S. State Department deemed it “a...

    Stratcom Worried by Slow Pace of U.S. Nuclear Modernization
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    Stratcom Worried by Slow Pace of U.S. Nuclear Modernization

    The commander in charge of American nuclear missiles, submarines, and bombers is concerned by the slow pace of modernizing aging U.S. weapons in the face of growing threats from China, Russia, and North Korea. Stratcom commander Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten also said information warfare—the use of information operations, cyber, space, and other...

    Russia flaunts military might
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    Russia flaunts military might

    Russia’s full naval might was on display Sunday as the country celebrated its annual Navy Day in multiple time zones, with parades and demonstrations held in all four corners of its vast territory, as well as at Russian bases abroad — including in Syria and in annexed Crimea. …read more Source:...

    What the Hell Is Trump’s Worldview, Anyway?
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    What the Hell Is Trump’s Worldview, Anyway?

    Trump’s global dance with Vladimir Putin has played out in Syria and Ukraine in deeply bewildering fashion. When Trump administration officials announced an end to the covert CIA program to arm and train Syrian rebels in their fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, many framed it as a win for Russia — and while it was indeed...

    How Romney Loyalists Hijacked Trump’s Foreign Policy
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    How Romney Loyalists Hijacked Trump’s Foreign Policy

    In 2015, as Trump’s rise in the polls raised alarms among establishment Republicans, notable proponents of the neoconservative foreign policy began hedging their bets. Ready to back anyone but Trump, they laid plans for a fallback position in case their favored candidates, Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio, failed to stop Trump’s populist...

    U.S., U.K., Ukraine, Others Begin Massive Military Drills In Georgia
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    U.S., U.K., Ukraine, Others Begin Massive Military Drills In Georgia

    Some 2,800 troops from host Georgia, the United States, and six other countries have begun a major military exercise in the South Caucasus nation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...