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    Has the White House Given Up on Confronting Russia?
    Oct10

    Has the White House Given Up on Confronting Russia?

    On Friday, the Obama Administration officially announced the end of its spectacularly unsuccessful $500 million plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, The New York Times reports: After struggling for years to identify groups in Syria that it can confidently support, the Obama administration on Friday abandoned its effort to build a rebel...

    Because of Defense Spending Cuts, Navy Won’t Have Aircraft Carrier in Middle East Anymore
    Oct09

    Because of Defense Spending Cuts, Navy Won’t Have Aircraft Carrier in Middle East Anymore

    Is the world becoming safer or more dangerous? Few people would select the first option. It doesn’t take Russia launching air strikes in Syria (to cite only one recent example) for most to admit that tensions are rising. So why in the world are we cutting defense spending? And not by small amounts. The U.S. military—which is smaller today...

    Putin Is Not a Child. Obama Should Stop Treating Him Like One.
    Oct09

    Putin Is Not a Child. Obama Should Stop Treating Him Like One.

    In last Friday’s press conference, President Obama called Vladimir Putin’s incursion in Syria “an act of weakness.” It’s his pat answer when Putin misbehaves. The White House likes to portray the Kremlin as a place filled with petulant children who don’t understand what’s in their own best interest and will one day...

    Heartfield: A culture war will only tear Canada apart
    Oct09

    Heartfield: A culture war will only tear Canada apart

    There’s a striking commonality about the letters to the newspaper and calls to phone-in shows about the niqab issue. People on opposite sides use the same language: This is not my Canada. This is an attack on Canada’s fundamental values. I’m afraid that the niqab (or the ban on the niqab) will destroy the Canada where I grew up,...

    An type aircraft service center to open in Kazakhstan
    Oct09

    An type aircraft service center to open in Kazakhstan

    Ryan MaassWASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) — Ukrainian arms trading company Ukrspetsexport will collaborate with Kazakhstan Aviation Industry to create a service center for An aircraft in Astana. …read more Source: United Press...

    Obama Gets ‘Feisty’ as Reporter Grills Him on Putin: ‘He’s Challenging Your Leadership, Mr. President’
    Oct09

    Obama Gets ‘Feisty’ as Reporter Grills Him on Putin: ‘He’s Challenging Your Leadership, Mr. President’

    President Barack Obama got “feisty” during an interview about Russian President Vladimir Putin, as one CBS News anchor put it. In the interview, set to air Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Obama immediately pushing back from reporter Steve Kroft’s line of questioning about America’s leadership around the world, particularly in the Middle East....

    Amid Russian Hostility, Latvia Military Draft? Conscription Mulled As Defense Budget Is Hiked
    Oct09

    Amid Russian Hostility, Latvia Military Draft? Conscription Mulled As Defense Budget Is Hiked

    Latvia is contemplating over plans to reintroduce conscription as a result of the geopolitical tensions relating to Russia and the conflict in Ukraine, according to a Defense News report Friday. Earlier this year, neighboring Lithuania said it would also reinstate conscription because of fears about M …read more Source: International...

    Russian maker of missile that took down MH17 to offer alternative explanation of disaster
    Oct09

    Russian maker of missile that took down MH17 to offer alternative explanation of disaster

    The Russian manufacturer of the missile system blamed for taking down commercial flight MH17 in Ukraine said Friday it would unveil the “real reasons” for the disaster on Tuesday. Almaz-Antey, the maker of the BUK surface-to-air missile system that western powers and Kiev believe downed the flight, said it would … …read...

    Defense Budget 2016 Obama Veto? Military Pay, Support Of Foreign Fighters In Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine Would Be Hit
    Oct09

    Defense Budget 2016 Obama Veto? Military Pay, Support Of Foreign Fighters In Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine Would Be Hit

    President Barack Obama is on a collision course with Congress over a multibillion-dollar contingency fund almost hidden in the 2016 defense budget that was approved late Wednesday night. If the president stays true to his word and vetoes the military budget – something that has happened only five times since 1961 — the armed forces could be...

    UN: Nearly 2M Ukraine Children at Risk of Polio
    Oct09

    UN: Nearly 2M Ukraine Children at Risk of Polio

    The World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund are urging the government in Ukraine to give the immediate go-ahead for a life-saving nationwide polio immunization campaign. The U.N. agencies warn the government’s failure to back the campaign is putting the lives of nearly 2 million children at risk. Six weeks after a...