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    Buk Manufacturer To Issue MH17 Report On October 13
    Oct10

    Buk Manufacturer To Issue MH17 Report On October 13

    The Russian company that manufactures the Buk ground-to-air missile system plans to issue a report on the July 2014 downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine on October 13, the same day the Dutch Safety Board plans to issue the results of its investigation into the incident. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Russia transfers Ukraine war doctrine to Syria
    Oct10

    Russia transfers Ukraine war doctrine to Syria

    Russia’s “new generation warfare” employs deception, irregular troops and nuclear swagger. …read more Source: USA...

    Official: Moscow could hand over imprisoned Ukrainian
    Oct10

    Official: Moscow could hand over imprisoned Ukrainian

    MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is open to discussing handing over to Kiev a Ukrainian pilot charged with the murder of two journalists once there is a verdict in her trial, the Russian justice minister said on Friday, in contrast to previous statements. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia Not Compromising, Wants Ukraine Debt Paid In Full
    Oct10

    Russia Not Compromising, Wants Ukraine Debt Paid In Full

    Moscow will not compromise on Ukraine’s debt, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said October 9 before meeting with Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pulling the plug on rebel training, what’s next for U.S. in Syria?
    Oct10

    Pulling the plug on rebel training, what’s next for U.S. in Syria?

    JUDY WOODRUFF: We take a closer look now with P.J. Crowley. He’s a former assistant secretary of state for public affairs during the Obama administration. He also had a 26-year career in the U.S. Air Force. And David Kramer, former assistant secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration. Gentlemen, welcome to you both. DAVID...

    Next defence minister will face new quandary in Syria: the Russians
    Oct10

    Next defence minister will face new quandary in Syria: the Russians

    Canada’s next defence minister – either new or returning – will have to hit the ground running right after the federal election as the crisis in Syria threatens to pull western forces into a conflict with Russia and undercut the war against the Islamic State. Russia’s decision to enter the Syrian war in support of that country’s...

    Should the U.S. Cooperate with Russia on Syria and ISIS?
    Oct10

    Should the U.S. Cooperate with Russia on Syria and ISIS?

    by Deana Arsenian Vice President, International Program and Program Director, Russia and Eurasia, Carnegie Corporation of New YorkUS President Barack Obama with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 2014 APEC summit in China (GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images) Much has been said about Russia’s intensified military involvement in Syria and its...

    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...