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Section: US & Canada

    The coming war with Russia
    Aug21

    The coming war with Russia

    A couple of months before he retired in July, the head of Canada’s air force provided a blunt assessment of what might emerge from the current military mission to Ukraine. “We pray that our ongoing NATO mission isn’t accompanied by the escalation of deadly force and the shedding of blood,” Lt.-Gen. Yvan Blondin wrote in the magazine...

    Russian ‘confrontations’ a PR gold mine for Harper
    Aug21

    Russian ‘confrontations’ a PR gold mine for Harper

    It was the kind of response Canadian military officers expected. Still, when two Russian frigates appeared on the horizon and trailed a Canadian warship carrying Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the Baltic Sea on June 10, the incident made national news in Canada. The Russians were spotted seven nautical miles, or 13 kilometres, from HMCS...

    Putin’s War: Front-line Residents Discover Churchill’s Defiant Spirit
    Aug21

    Putin’s War: Front-line Residents Discover Churchill’s Defiant Spirit

    This story first appeared on The Daily Signal. A biography of Winston Churchill sits on Stephan Machsma’s desk. Machsma is the mayor of Sartana, Ukraine, and he is leading the town’s approximately 10,000 residents through their own darkest hour. On the night of August 16, starting around 10 p.m., combined Russian-separatist forces...

    Podcast: The Odesa File
    Aug21

    Podcast: The Odesa File

    Residents of Odesa like to boast that theirs is the freest Russian-speaking city in the world — and it just may be. It is also a region that Ukraine’s pro-Western rulers absolutely must get right. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Postcard from Ukraine: strays in foxholes, the legacy continues
    Aug21

    Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Postcard from Ukraine: strays in foxholes, the legacy continues

    Over the last year or so, there have been a lot of wire photos coming in from the front lines of fighting in Ukraine showing muddied and embattled soldiers and volunteer fighters sharing a quiet or comforting moment with a stray dog. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Pentagon Chief: Russia Poses ‘Existential Threat’ to US
    Aug21

    Pentagon Chief: Russia Poses ‘Existential Threat’ to US

    In language rarely heard since the end of the Cold War, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that Russia again poses an “existential threat” to the United States and in many ways behaves like an antagonist. “Russia poses an existential threat to the United States by virtue simply of the size of the nuclear arsenal that it’s had,” Carter said...

    Russia Military Flame-Throwing System Under Development Amid Rising Regional Tensions
    Aug21

    Russia Military Flame-Throwing System Under Development Amid Rising Regional Tensions

    Russia has begun to develop a new heavy flame-throwing system based on a weapon first tested in the late 1980’s following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. That system, known as the TOS-1 Buratino, included a multiple rocket launcher and thermobaric weapon. It is one of a spate of new weapons and arms systems under development in Russia,...

    Russia’s Night Wolves: Pro-Putin Biker Gang To Stage Recreation Of WWII In Crimea, Complete With Lights And Lasers [VIDEO]
    Aug21

    Russia’s Night Wolves: Pro-Putin Biker Gang To Stage Recreation Of WWII In Crimea, Complete With Lights And Lasers [VIDEO]

    A Kremlin-funded Russian biker gang, known as the Night Wolves, is set to stage a dramatic recreation of World War II in a performance complete with lasers, rock music and motorcycle stunts, to take place Friday in Crimea, the Guardian reported. …read more Source: International Business...

    Crimea Reform Jewish leader thanks Putin in post-annexation meet
    Aug21

    Crimea Reform Jewish leader thanks Putin in post-annexation meet

    KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — During a meeting with Vladimir Putin, a leader of Reform Jews in Crimea said his community’s situation has improved since Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine. Anatoly Gendin, chairman of the Ner Tamid Reform Synagogue in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, thanked the Russian president Monday for what Gendin...

    OBEL WORKING … Russia’s Night Wolves: Pro-Putin Biker Gang To Stage Recreation Of WWII In Crimea, Complete With Lights And Lasers [VIDEO]
    Aug21

    OBEL WORKING … Russia’s Night Wolves: Pro-Putin Biker Gang To Stage Recreation Of WWII In Crimea, Complete With Lights And Lasers [VIDEO]

    The Kremlin-funded Russian biker gang, known as the Night Wolves, is set to stage a dramatic recreation of World War II in a performance complete with lasers, rock music and motorcycle stunts, to take place Friday in Crimea, the Guardian reported. …read more Source: International Business...