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    Open season on drones…just how do you shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles?
    Sep01

    Open season on drones…just how do you shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles?

    There has been some buzz about the Breaking Defense story out of the U.S., reporting that a U.S. Marine sniper has successfully shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (seven-foot wingspan) during a recent military exercise. The shoot-down took place at this year’s Black Dart counter drone exercise in California. “The Marine sniper shot from a...

    Explainer: What’s Behind This Week’s Deadly Violence In Kyiv?
    Sep01

    Explainer: What’s Behind This Week’s Deadly Violence In Kyiv?

    RFE/RL explains the controversial legislation at the heart of the dispute and what to expect next. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Everyone’s missing the really major development of the Syrian conflict
    Sep01

    Everyone’s missing the really major development of the Syrian conflict

    Persistent rumors resurfaced at the end of last month that Russia, dismayed by the difficulties that the Syrian regime has endured at the hands of ISIS and other rebel groups, has committed a large-scale force into the country to prop up the faltering Assad regime. But these unconfirmed reports are nothing but rumors couched in the barest of...

    Latest on US Open: Safarova is next top women’s seed to lose
    Sep01

    Latest on US Open: Safarova is next top women’s seed to lose

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):12:15 p.m.Half of the top 10 seeds in the women’s draw are already out of the U.S. Open.The second day of the tournament started just like the first, with sixth-seeded Lucie Safarova the one getting upset this time. The French Open runner-up had a tough first-round matchup...

    Fleeting Raptor
    Sep01

    Fleeting Raptor

    For the last several weeks, Air Force Secretary Deborah James has been touting the deployment of F-22 Raptor fighters – the best plane America owns – to Germany as “the strong side of the coin” in an effort to reassure Eastern Europeans who have seen their air space increasingly violated by Russian jets. “Russia’s military activity in the...

    Ukraine’s parliament shows cracks over devolving powers
    Sep01

    Ukraine’s parliament shows cracks over devolving powers

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament majority showed cracks Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was leaving the coalition over a measure to give more power to Ukraine’s regions, including the rebel-held east. …read more Source: CNS...

    Radical Party quits Ukraine’s government after deadly protests
    Sep01

    Radical Party quits Ukraine’s government after deadly protests

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 1 (UPI) — The leader of Ukraine’s Radical Party announced Tuesday the party is quitting the coalition government, a day after violent clashes outside parliament. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Military Defense Budget Seeks $4B In 2016 To Help Fight East Ukraine War
    Sep01

    Ukraine Military Defense Budget Seeks $4B In 2016 To Help Fight East Ukraine War

    The Ukrainian armed forces has asked the Kiev government for a $4 billion defense budget going into 2016, according to the defense ministry’s press office Tuesday. If approved, the budget would represent a $1.6 billion increase from the year previous. The ministry plans to spend the money on “increasing the combat readiness of the...

    Ukraine's parliament shows cracks over devolving powers
    Sep01

    Ukraine's parliament shows cracks over devolving powers

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s parliament majority showed cracks Tuesday after a right-wing party said it was leaving the coalition over a measure to give more power to Ukraine’s regions, including the rebel-held east.The announcement from the Radical Party, which came in fifth in last year’s election, came as two more National Guard...

    Ukraine: Deadly Protests Outside Parliament Over Autonomy Vote
    Sep01

    Ukraine: Deadly Protests Outside Parliament Over Autonomy Vote

    KYIV, Ukraine—One Ukrainian National Guard soldier died and more than 100 law enforcement personnel and civilians were injured, several critically, after violent protests erupted outside Ukraine’s parliament on Monday. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said a demonstrator threw fragmentation grenades into a line of Ukrainian National...