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    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...

    Poroshenko to visit Israel for first time as Ukraine president
    Aug21

    Poroshenko to visit Israel for first time as Ukraine president

    KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — In a move that may anger Russia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly scheduled to visit Ukraine soon and host its president in Jerusalem. Ukraine’s ambassador to Israel, Hennadii Nadolenko, announced the plans for the visits in an op-ed published this week ahead of Ukraine’s 24th independence...

    Russian Court Rejects Savchenko Request For Moscow Trial
    Aug21

    Russian Court Rejects Savchenko Request For Moscow Trial

    A Russian court has rejected a defense request to move the high-profile trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko to Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland’s New Leader Seeks Greater Regional Unity, NATO Bases
    Aug21

    Poland’s New Leader Seeks Greater Regional Unity, NATO Bases

    WARSAW, Poland—It’s been a dream of some Polish leaders for nearly a century: an alliance of Eastern European countries running from the Baltic Sea down to the Black Sea that would keep Russia at bay. Poland’s conservative new president, Andrzej Duda, who took office two weeks ago, has already signaled that building such an alliance...

    Situation Report: Ash Carter opens up on Turkey and Russia; Pentagon drops new Pacific strategy; American suicide bomber strikes in Iraq; Ukraine stays hot; and lots more
    Aug21

    Situation Report: Ash Carter opens up on Turkey and Russia; Pentagon drops new Pacific strategy; American suicide bomber strikes in Iraq; Ukraine stays hot; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Nobody’s business but the Turks. Turkey may have opened up its airfields to U.S. F-16 fighter planes and drones, but the NATO ally still needs to “do more” in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters on Thursday. In one of the … …read more...