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    Carter to Discuss New European Defense Posture
    Jun21

    Carter to Discuss New European Defense Posture

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Europe this week to urge NATO allies to adapt to a new kind of threat from Russia in the east and Islamic State to the south. He is to meet with officials in Germany, Estonia and Belgium to encourage allied ministers to better work together in countering threats facing Europe. U.S. officials say he...

    Two Servicemen Reported Killed In Eastern Ukraine
    Jun21

    Two Servicemen Reported Killed In Eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine’s military says two of its soldiers have been killed and six wounded in fighting between government forces and separatists in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A new look at how Russians view Russia and the West
    Jun21

    A new look at how Russians view Russia and the West

    Pew Research recently did some digging around in Russia to find out how Russians view their own country and their place in the world at large. In April, Pew performed face-to-face interviews with some 1,000 Russian adults of varying gender, age, and location. Here is what they found out: Russians don’t feel great about their economy...

    Putin keeps saying Ukrainians and Russians are the same — here’s the main reason why they’re not
    Jun21

    Putin keeps saying Ukrainians and Russians are the same — here’s the main reason why they’re not

    Ever since his aggressive annexation of Crimea began in March 2014, Russian president Vladimir Putin has tried to defend his actions as simple unification. “People who have their own views on history and the history of our country may argue with me, but it seems to me that the Russian and Ukrainian peoples are practically one people,”...

    Amid Concerns Over Russia, Pentagon Chief Starting European Tour
    Jun21

    Amid Concerns Over Russia, Pentagon Chief Starting European Tour

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Europe for a visit that is focused on cooperation between NATO allies in the wake of Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Heading to Europe, Pentagon Chief to Boost Military Support
    Jun21

    Heading to Europe, Pentagon Chief to Boost Military Support

    WASHINGTON— Heading to Europe, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is carrying a strong message of U.S. military support for American allies and Baltic nations to help calm growing concerns about Russian aggression. A key theme at all his stops will be how the United States, NATO and other partners can best deal with the Kremlin in the wake of...

    APC Weddings, Tank Biathlon: Russia’s Martial Mood
    Jun21

    APC Weddings, Tank Biathlon: Russia’s Martial Mood

    As the Kremlin pumps up patriotism amid war in Ukraine and a confrontation with the West, a mania for all things military is penetrating deep into civilian life in Russia. It’s a boon for a Defense Ministry looking to burnish its reputation, but the country’s liberals accuse the authorities of dangerously “militarizing”...

    Ukraine Says Seven Soldiers Wounded By Attacks In East
    Jun21

    Ukraine Says Seven Soldiers Wounded By Attacks In East

    Ukrainian military officials say that seven of its soldiers have been injured in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S., not Stephen Harper, will decide if Russia is to return to the G8, says Putin
    Jun21

    U.S., not Stephen Harper, will decide if Russia is to return to the G8, says Putin

    Russia appears to be angling to make it the G8 once again and President Vladimir Putin suggests it’s something Prime Minister Stephen Harper will just have to accept, writes Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press writes. Here is the rest of Murray Brewster’s article: “I don’t want to offend anyone, but if the United States says...

    World Refugee Day Highlights Plight of Nearly 60 Million
    Jun21

    World Refugee Day Highlights Plight of Nearly 60 Million

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday marked World Refugee Day with a global call to remember the plight of nearly 60 million people forcibly displaced last year by conflict and persecution. In a statement, Ban urged the global community to honor “our common humanity,” while celebrating “tolerance and diversity.”...