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    America’s Industrial Might is Working to End the Drone Threat
    Jun15

    America’s Industrial Might is Working to End the Drone Threat

    Dan Goure Security, For more than two decades, the U.S. military owned the skies when it came to the employment of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones. From the tiny, hand-launched Raven and Puma AE (All Environment) to the ubiquitous Predator and its armed cousin, the MQ-9 Reaper and the giant, high altitude RQ-4 Global Hawks, the U.S....

    Senate Slaps New Sanctions On Russia
    Jun15

    Senate Slaps New Sanctions On Russia

    The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 election with an amendment that codifies existing sanctions on Moscow, imposes new ones, and establishes that Congress alone has the authority to remove them. The Washington Examiner explains: The amendment would sanction Russia for a variety of...

    Government eases restrictions on Canadian military mission in Ukraine
    Jun14

    Government eases restrictions on Canadian military mission in Ukraine

    The military has quietly expanded its footprint in Ukraine, with commanders being given free rein to send their troops anywhere — except where they might run into Russian forces or separatist rebels. Canada first deployed about 200 troops to Ukraine in the summer of 2015 to help train government forces in their fight against Russian-backed...

    Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Sanctions Against Russia for Meddling in 2016 Election
    Jun14

    Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Sanctions Against Russia for Meddling in 2016 Election

    (WASHINGTON) — The Republican-led Senate voted decisively to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging sanctions package that targets key sectors of Russia’s economy and individuals who carried out cyber attacks. Senators on Wednesday passed the bipartisan sanctions legislation 97-2, underscoring broad...

    Senate votes to sanction Russia for election meddling
    Jun14

    Senate votes to sanction Russia for election meddling

    The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to impose tough sanctions against Russia for meddling in the US election, invading Crimea and backing Syrian strongman Basar al Assad. The bill — which passed by a 97-2 margin — includes language that would prevent President Trump from lifting the sanctions without Congressional approval. “Democrats...

    U.S. Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To Advance New Russia Sanctions
    Jun14

    U.S. Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To Advance New Russia Sanctions

    The U.S. Senate has voted overwhelmingly to cement existing economic sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, and impose new ones in response to Moscow’s alleged meddling in last year’s election campaign. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Crimean Journalist Hopes To Steer Trial Away From ‘Politics’
    Jun14

    Crimean Journalist Hopes To Steer Trial Away From ‘Politics’

    Crimean journalist Mykola Semena has told RFE/RL that he welcomes the chance to make a straightforward, law-based case for his innocence at a trial he said has so far been dominated by politically charged statements by Russian prosecutors. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Sources: Ukraine’s Poroshenko To Meet Trump In Washington
    Jun14

    Sources: Ukraine’s Poroshenko To Meet Trump In Washington

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington sometime before next month’s G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, three Ukrainian officials in Kyiv and Washington told RFE/RL on June 14. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Ukrainian Reformation
    Jun14

    The Ukrainian Reformation

    Walter Russell Mead: Welcome to Washington! Let me begin by asking—what brings you here?Oleksandr Danylyuk: I’m here to attend the spring meetings, the premier events of the financial world. We have a pretty busy agenda—meetings with the IMF, the World Bank, and private investors as well. I’m doing all this because we are preparing to...

    Putin Apologist Oliver Stone’s Son Works for Russian Propaganda Network
    Jun14

    Putin Apologist Oliver Stone’s Son Works for Russian Propaganda Network

    Hollywood director Oliver Stone, who recently emerged as a prominent celebrity defender of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has a son who works for a Russian government-funded propaganda outlet. Stone is the director of the upcoming Showtime series “The Putin Interviews,” compromised of a series of interviews Stone conducted with...