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    Putin’s Peninsula Is a Lonely Island
    Feb06

    Putin’s Peninsula Is a Lonely Island

    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — “Dear guests and residents of Crimea,” intoned the stern female voice of the airport announcer in Russian, as passengers from the most recent flight from Moscow waited in the baggage claim area, “Please, be aware that Ebola is a life-threatening disease with mortality rates of up to 90 percent. To receive more information...

    Rebels, Ukraine Govt Forces Jointly Evacuate War-Hit Town
    Feb06

    Rebels, Ukraine Govt Forces Jointly Evacuate War-Hit Town

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine—In the freezing, muddy winter that plagues eastern Ukraine, dozens of buses rolled down a highway Friday, bringing a glimmer of hope to those trapped for weeks in the crossfire of a relentless war. The government-held town of Debaltseve, a key railway junction, has been the epicenter of recent battles between Russian-backed...

    Hundreds of babies born with HIV unnecessarily in Ukraine due to fighting
    Feb06

    Hundreds of babies born with HIV unnecessarily in Ukraine due to fighting

    The war in Ukraine has severely impacted some of the tiniest victims as hundreds of babies were born with HIV unnecessarily last year due to a shortage of vital drugs, a new report says. …read more Source: FOX...

    Merkel and Hollande’s Mission in Moscow
    Feb06

    Merkel and Hollande’s Mission in Moscow

    France and Germany have to decide between horse-trading with Putin and fighting for Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    First Time in 13 Years: Afghanistan Not on NATO Agenda
    Feb06

    First Time in 13 Years: Afghanistan Not on NATO Agenda

    BRUSSELS—The war in Afghanistan is in NATO’s rearview mirror. For the first time in 13 years, the conflict was not on the meeting agenda as the alliance’s defense ministers gathered in Brussels Thursday. Instead NATO members focused on the latest military conflicts facing the alliance — the threat of Islamic extremists flowing out of...

    Moving From Axis to Access of Evil
    Feb06

    Moving From Axis to Access of Evil

    LONDON–In the fall of 2012, aboard a retired aircraft carrier permanently docked on the west side of Manhattan, I listened as then-United States Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, delivered one of the most chilling speeches I have ever heard. To a roomful of leading CEOs and military leaders, Panetta spoke about the new cyber threats faced...

    The International Anti-ISIS Coalition Needs to be Repaired
    Feb06

    The International Anti-ISIS Coalition Needs to be Repaired

    There are ideas and calls in the US arena for stronger, firmer, and more decisive measures to implement the policy declared by US President Barack Obama to eliminate ISIS, as part of a comprehensive and calculated strategy away from arbitrariness and hesitation. Many high-level military officials who previously served in senior posts have started...

    Kerry: U.S. ‘cannot close our eyes’ to Russian fighters in Ukraine
    Feb06

    Kerry: U.S. ‘cannot close our eyes’ to Russian fighters in Ukraine

    RELATED LINKSSanctions ‘only pressure point the West has’ in Ukraine-Russia crisis As tensions build, U.S. has ‘zero options’ in Ukraine Ukraine-Russia conflict doesn’t stop at the church door GWEN IFILL: In Ukraine, a debate over guns or diplomacy, a battle over that choice shaped up today as Western leaders sought to stop the...

    Would arming Ukraine discourage Russian aggression or invite escalation?
    Feb06

    Would arming Ukraine discourage Russian aggression or invite escalation?

    RELATED LINKSAs tensions build, U.S. has ‘zero options’ in Ukraine Sanctions ‘only pressure point the West has’ in Ukraine-Russia crisis Ukraine-Russia conflict doesn’t stop at the church door GWEN IFILL: Should the United States beef up military support to Ukraine? For that, we turn to Steven Pifer, who served as U.S....

    Hagel concerned about possible split in NATO
    Feb06

    Hagel concerned about possible split in NATO

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at a meeting of defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Feb. 5. Photo by John Thys/AFP/Getty Images BRUSSELS — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday he is worried about a potential division within NATO as countries in the north want to focus on the growing threat from Russia, while...