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    Pentagon: Russia Fired Artillery Across Border To East Ukraine
    Jul25

    Pentagon: Russia Fired Artillery Across Border To East Ukraine

    Russian military fired artillery rounds across the border into tumultuous east Ukraine on Thursday, a Pentagon spokesman said. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters that the U.S. has “evidence that Russia is firing artillery from within Russian to attack Ukrainian military positions.” …read more Source:...

    Watchdog Warns Kyiv Of War Crimes Over Grads Use
    Jul25

    Watchdog Warns Kyiv Of War Crimes Over Grads Use

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Ukraine to stop using unguided rockets which it said have killed at least 16 civilians in several recent attacks. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama Defends FAA’s Temporary Ban On Flights To Israel
    Jul25

    Obama Defends FAA’s Temporary Ban On Flights To Israel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Federal Aviation Administration took “prudent action” in temporarily banning U.S. flights in and out of Israel.Obama says decisions on airline safety are not made on the basis of politics or alliances. He noted that the FAA ban came on the heels of last week’s downing of a...

    U.S. says Russia firing artillery into Ukraine
    Jul25

    U.S. says Russia firing artillery into Ukraine

    U.S. intelligence agencies have evidence that Russia is firing artillery at Ukrainian military positions from inside Russian territory, a State Department spokeswoman said Thursday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Austin woman remembers friend and victim on MH 17
    Jul25

    Austin woman remembers friend and victim on MH 17

    AUSTIN (KXAN) – Thursday marks one week since 298 people died when a Malaysia Airlines jet crashed after a missile shot it down over Eastern Ukraine. It was an international tragedy that has left families and friends heartbroken. “She so embraced our culture and she loved American pancakes, she didn’t understand making peanut...

    Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site
    Jul25

    Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

    A convoy of hearses bearing the remains of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 makes its way along a highway near Boxtel, Netherlands, Thursday, July 24, 2… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    “Give Peace a Chance”: A Naïve But Heartfelt Playlist
    Jul25

    “Give Peace a Chance”: A Naïve But Heartfelt Playlist

    “War is hell,” said General Sherman. My late great father Stanley Wild — a Naval officer and World War II vet — put it a little differently to me growing up. “David, you should stay the hell away from war,” Dad told me. “You would NOT do well in it.” Dad knew what he was talking about. In truth, my...

    IMF Reports Cuts Growth Forecast
    Jul25

    IMF Reports Cuts Growth Forecast

    The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its global economic growth projection for 2014, projecting a slower advance in the United States and a less optimistic outlook for several emerging markets. The Washington-based IMF cut its world forecast Thursday to a 3.4 percent advance this year, down three-tenths of a percentage point from its...

    Quadruple Threat: Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine, All Rolled into One
    Jul25

    Quadruple Threat: Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine, All Rolled into One

    Despite the Pentagon’s nonstop jawboning about joint operations—where the military’s four sister services cooperate to prevail on the battlefield—those with time in uniform will tell you that each service is like a foreign land to the other three. MoreRussian Television Under Spotlight After Malaysia Airlines Crash in...

    Passenger Jets Are Sitting Ducks
    Jul25

    Passenger Jets Are Sitting Ducks

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down at over 30,000 feet by a sophisticated missile system, but even a cheap shoulder-fired weapon of the kind that has proliferated since the wars in Libya and Syria could easily bring down a plane, especially in the vulnerable minutes around takeoff and landing. Airlines and governments have rushed to...