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    Ukraine’s plans to discard Soviet symbols are seen as divisive, ill-timed
    May13

    Ukraine’s plans to discard Soviet symbols are seen as divisive, ill-timed

    Perched high on a hill and standing 334 feet tall, the stainless steel Mother Motherland monument greets visitors to this capital with her stoic gaze across the Dnieper River, where 70 years ago the Soviet army battled Nazi forces in what is known here as the Great Patriotic War. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Looking Forward, Nuclear Proliferation Is Still Greatest Existential Threat We Face
    May13

    Looking Forward, Nuclear Proliferation Is Still Greatest Existential Threat We Face

    As a former covert CIA operative, specializing in counter-proliferation, I still believe that the spread of nuclear weapons and the risk of their use is the greatest existential threat we face. Twenty-six years after the end of the Cold War, the world still has more than 15,000 nuclear weapons. Whatever other issues people care about —...

    Some Thoughts for America’s Next Top General
    May13

    Some Thoughts for America’s Next Top General

    Joe, congratulations on your nomination to become the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As you plow through the millions of emails, letters, and phone calls of support that are stacking up at the moment, I know you are already thinking about your agenda for the fall, assuming your confirmation goes well — which of course it will. The...

    Romania Turns Hacking Crisis Into Advantage, Helping Ukraine
    May13

    Romania Turns Hacking Crisis Into Advantage, Helping Ukraine

    Ukraine is turning to an unlikely partner in its struggle to defend itself against Russian cyber warfare: Romania. The eastern European country known more for economic disarray than technological prowess has become one of the leading nations in Europe in the fight against hacking. The reason: the country’s own battle against Internet...

    Situation Report: New Navy and Army bosses expected; Rubio looks overseas; China looks to Africa and a bunch more
    May13

    Situation Report: New Navy and Army bosses expected; Rubio looks overseas; China looks to Africa and a bunch more

    By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson Big guns. We’re expecting a pretty big day at the Pentagon today, as Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected to announce President Barack Obama’s nominees to be the next Chief of Staff of the Army and Chief of Naval Operations. Word is that Adm. John Richardson, head of the Navy’s nuclear...

    Fresh Blast Hits Ukraine’s Government-Held Odesa
    May13

    Fresh Blast Hits Ukraine’s Government-Held Odesa

    An overnight explosion near the Black Sea port city of Odesa has damaged a rail line and delayed trains for hours but reportedly did not cause any injuries. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    With Ceasefire in Effect, Humanitarians Rush Aid to Yemen
    May13

    With Ceasefire in Effect, Humanitarians Rush Aid to Yemen

    After a particularly deadly day of fighting and airstrikes yesterday, a nominal ceasefire took effect in Yemen at 11 PM local time last night. Though clashes have been reported over the past several hours — including airstrikes against Houthi positions in Abyan and continued fighting between Houthis and local popular militias — the level of...

    Nadiya Savchenko’s Letters from Prison, Part 3
    May13

    Nadiya Savchenko’s Letters from Prison, Part 3

    This is the third installment of our publication of the prison writings of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot who was abducted by pro-Russian separatists on June 18, 2014, and who has been imprisoned since then. It is also the continuation of the campaign for her release launched by La Règle du Jeu in partnership with Kyiv Post, Ukraina...

    Romania turns hacking crisis into advantage, helping Ukraine
    May13

    Romania turns hacking crisis into advantage, helping Ukraine

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ukraine is turning to an unlikely partner in its struggle to defend itself against Russian cyber warfare: Romania. …read more Source: CNS...

    U.S., NATO say Russia must fully implement Ukraine ceasefire
    May13

    U.S., NATO say Russia must fully implement Ukraine ceasefire

    By Adrian Croft and Tulay Karadeniz ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for a halt to fighting around the… …read more Source:...