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    United States mulls arming Ukraine as Russian menace grows near NATO border
    Jul31

    United States mulls arming Ukraine as Russian menace grows near NATO border

    U.S. envoy and military leaders are now talking openly about providing Ukraine with means to defend itself from a growing Russian menace. …read more Source: USA...

    Stratcom Worried by Slow Pace of U.S. Nuclear Modernization
    Jul31

    Stratcom Worried by Slow Pace of U.S. Nuclear Modernization

    The commander in charge of American nuclear missiles, submarines, and bombers is concerned by the slow pace of modernizing aging U.S. weapons in the face of growing threats from China, Russia, and North Korea. Stratcom commander Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten also said information warfare—the use of information operations, cyber, space, and other...

    Russia flaunts military might
    Jul31

    Russia flaunts military might

    Russia’s full naval might was on display Sunday as the country celebrated its annual Navy Day in multiple time zones, with parades and demonstrations held in all four corners of its vast territory, as well as at Russian bases abroad — including in Syria and in annexed Crimea. …read more Source:...

    What the Hell Is Trump’s Worldview, Anyway?
    Jul31

    What the Hell Is Trump’s Worldview, Anyway?

    Trump’s global dance with Vladimir Putin has played out in Syria and Ukraine in deeply bewildering fashion. When Trump administration officials announced an end to the covert CIA program to arm and train Syrian rebels in their fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, many framed it as a win for Russia — and while it was indeed...

    How Romney Loyalists Hijacked Trump’s Foreign Policy
    Jul31

    How Romney Loyalists Hijacked Trump’s Foreign Policy

    In 2015, as Trump’s rise in the polls raised alarms among establishment Republicans, notable proponents of the neoconservative foreign policy began hedging their bets. Ready to back anyone but Trump, they laid plans for a fallback position in case their favored candidates, Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio, failed to stop Trump’s populist...

    U.S., U.K., Ukraine, Others Begin Massive Military Drills In Georgia
    Jul31

    U.S., U.K., Ukraine, Others Begin Massive Military Drills In Georgia

    Some 2,800 troops from host Georgia, the United States, and six other countries have begun a major military exercise in the South Caucasus nation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Vice President Begins Baltic Tour in Estonia
    Jul30

    US Vice President Begins Baltic Tour in Estonia

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is in Estonia for talks on military support, beginning a tour of three Baltic members of NATO. The tour comes amid requests from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania for U.S. military support in the face of Russian expansionism. “To our allies here in Eastern Europe, we are with you, we stand with you on behalf of...

    Egypt Officials Say Resort Knife Attacker Tasked by IS
    Jul30

    Egypt Officials Say Resort Knife Attacker Tasked by IS

    Security officials said on Sunday that the Egyptian man who stabbed to death three tourists and wounded three others earlier this month in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada was tasked by the Islamic State group to carry out an attack against foreigners. The officials said that investigations revealed 29-year old Abdel-Rahman Shaaban had communicated...

    Putin Says U.S. Must Cut 755 Russia Staff in Sanctions Reprisal
    Jul30

    Putin Says U.S. Must Cut 755 Russia Staff in Sanctions Reprisal

    Russia has told the U.S. it must cut staff at its embassy and other facilities in Russia by 755 people by Sept. 1 in retaliation for a new sanctions law passed by the U.S. Congress last week, President Vladimir Putin said. “We waited for a rather long time, thinking that things might improve, nourished the hope that the situation would change...

    Russia Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats
    Jul30

    Russia Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he will expel 755 U.S diplomats by the end of the month. Earlier this week, Putin signaled he’d retaliate against a bill Congress passed that increases sanctions against Russia for its illegal invasion of the Crimea, and for interfering in the U.S. election.Putin made the announcement in an...