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    The Coming Propaganda War With Russia
    Mar19

    The Coming Propaganda War With Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is set to launch a first operation in a new propaganda war with Russia within days of EU leaders giving formal approval to the campaign at a summit on Thursday. Officials told Reuters that a dozen public relations and communications experts would start work by the end of March in Brussels with a brief...

    The Tragedy of Bibi’s Victory
    Mar19

    The Tragedy of Bibi’s Victory

    As the fog of shock begins to dissipate and the devastating reality sets in, it becomes clear that the results of Israel’s election constitute a loss for all involved. Let me count the ways.Israeli Arabs In the 11th hour of his campaign and in a last ditch effort to collect votes, Bibi publicly urged Jewish right-wing voters to the polls by...

    UK military trainers in Ukraine for medical, tactical drills
    Mar19

    UK military trainers in Ukraine for medical, tactical drills

    By PETER LEONARD KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Around 30 British military personnel have arrived in Ukraine to provide medical and tactical training to the country’s troops, officials said Thursday. Britain’s defense ministry said it aims to boost Ukrainian armed forces’ defensive capability in their armed campaign against Russian-backed...

    Report: Fragment From MH17 Crash Site Supports Missile Theory
    Mar19

    Report: Fragment From MH17 Crash Site Supports Missile Theory

    A metal fragment from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 matches a surface-to-air BUK rocket, a Dutch broadcaster said on Thursday, supporting a theory that the plane was downed by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The fragment was recovered by a Dutch journalist from the village of Hrabove several months ago near to where...

    Analysis Of MH17 Fragment Supports Missile Theory: Dutch TV
    Mar19

    Analysis Of MH17 Fragment Supports Missile Theory: Dutch TV

    AMSTERDAM, March 19 (Reuters) – A metal fragment from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 matches a surface-to-air BUK rocket, a Dutch broadcaster said on Thursday, supporting a theory that the plane was downed by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The fragment was recovered by a Dutch journalist from the village of...

    Minsk deal threatened as Ukraine, rebels spar over interpretation
    Mar19

    Minsk deal threatened as Ukraine, rebels spar over interpretation

    Kiev and pro-Russia rebels sharply disagree on how to interpret what the cease-fire deal prescribed as ‘next steps.’ …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Bronze Bust of Putin as Roman Emperor to Be Unveiled
    Mar19

    Bronze Bust of Putin as Roman Emperor to Be Unveiled

    St Petersburg’s Cossack community has promised to mark Russia’s anniversary of the allied victory over the Nazis by unveiling a bronze bust of Russian president Vladimir Putin depicted as a Roman emperor. Andrey Polyakov, the leader of the St Petersburg Cossack group Irbis – a popular organisation which stresses the importance...

    Russia’s Lavrov Calls For Normandy Group Meeting
    Mar19

    Russia’s Lavrov Calls For Normandy Group Meeting

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called for a new meeting of the so-called Normandy Group of four nations trying to mediate a peace agreement in Ukraine to be convened in the very near future. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UK sends military advisers to Ukraine
    Mar19

    UK sends military advisers to Ukraine

    British military advisers are training Ukrainian troops in Ukraine, the UK said Thursday, as part of efforts to support the government in Kiev as it combats pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source:...

    The lessons of Debaltseve: Armored vehicles still matter, but they need to be mobile, lethal, and survivable
    Mar19

    The lessons of Debaltseve: Armored vehicles still matter, but they need to be mobile, lethal, and survivable

    By Brian Drohan and Andy Forney Best Defense guest columnists After nearly fifteen years of counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan, American advocates of heavy armored forces interpreted Ukrainian forces’ defeat at the battle of Debaltseve as an indication that “tanks still matter.” But the key lesson of the Debaltseve fight is a broader...