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    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...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Noam Chomsky: A Brief History of America’s Cold-Blooded, Terroristic Treatment of Cuba
    Feb06

    Noam Chomsky: A Brief History of America’s Cold-Blooded, Terroristic Treatment of Cuba

    “The Cuban threat was the familiar one that runs through Cold War history, with many predecessors.” The establishment of diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba has been widely hailed as an event of historic importance. Correspondent John Lee Anderson, who has written perceptively about the region, sums up a general reaction among...

    Chomsky and Kissinger: Don’t Increase US Military Involvement in Ukraine
    Feb06

    Chomsky and Kissinger: Don’t Increase US Military Involvement in Ukraine

    Both men argue U.S. military involvement there would be a “historic tragedy.” The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering sending more weapons to Ukraine — $3 billion worth. The Times reports: “Secretary of State John Kerry, who plans to visit Kiev on Thursday [Feb. 5], is open to new discussions...

    U.S. must resist urge to ‘overreach’ in global crises, Obama says
    Feb06

    U.S. must resist urge to ‘overreach’ in global crises, Obama says

    Protesters hold up pictures of Jordanian King Abdullah and pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, as they chant slogans during a rally in Amman to show their loyalty to the King and against the Islamic State, Feb. 5, 2015. Photo by Muhammad Hamed/ReutersWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the United States must resist the urge to “overreach” abroad, as...

    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...