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    U.S., Russian military chiefs to meet in Azerbaijan
    Feb15

    U.S., Russian military chiefs to meet in Azerbaijan

    Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford will meet with his Russian counterpart on Thursday in Azerbaijan, amid newly aggressive Russian military maneuvers and fresh reports that Russian intelligence officials were in contact with aides on the Trump campaign, the Pentagon announced.Dunford has been seeking a meeting with Gen. Valeriy Gerasimov for...

    When 2 + 2 = 5
    Feb15

    When 2 + 2 = 5

    When the leader of the free world is a badly coiffed vulgarian who lies about the size of his inauguration crowd and his administration simply dismisses this clash with reality as “alternative facts,” one can’t help but despair. After all, its not too far removed from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 where the ruling...

    Mattis tells NATO allies to kick in more funds now, or United States will ‘moderate its commitment’
    Feb15

    Mattis tells NATO allies to kick in more funds now, or United States will ‘moderate its commitment’

    Donald Trump made the contributions of NATO allies a part of his campaign, so it’s not surprising that when newly minted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addressed that organization, his comments leaned heavily on finances. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday issued a sharp ultimatum to NATO Wednesday, telling allies they must start...

    Donald Trump’s mixed Russia policy
    Feb15

    Donald Trump’s mixed Russia policy

    Last week, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, chewed out Russia for escalating attacks on Ukraine. There was a general sigh of relief from those concerned with President Donald Trump’s cosying-up to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Does her statement represent the president’s new foreign policy vis-à-vis...

    Donald Trump and the Perils of Charisma
    Feb15

    Donald Trump and the Perils of Charisma

    Whatever one may want to say about Donald Trump’s style of political leadership, it can plausibly be described as charismatic—grounded neither in tradition nor in rational interest, it depends on the continuing faith in the leader by the mass of followers. Because of this it is inevitably brittle. One way of making it less so is to...

    French President Calls for More Cybersecurity for Election
    Feb15

    French President Calls for More Cybersecurity for Election

    French President Francois Hollande is calling for new security measures around the country’s presidential race, notably to protect against hacking. Hollande’s order came after the campaign of centrist Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of trying to sway the April 23-May 7 election. Hollande asked top security officials Wednesday to...

    NATO ‘A Fundamental Bedrock’, Trump’s Defense Secretary Tells Nervous Allies
    Feb15

    NATO ‘A Fundamental Bedrock’, Trump’s Defense Secretary Tells Nervous Allies

    President Donald Trump’s defense secretary sought to reassure NATO of steadfast U.S. support at talks in Brussels on Wednesday, as nervous European allies tried to look past Trump’s rhetoric and the turmoil within his administration.Jim Mattis, on his debut trip to Europe as Pentagon chief, said the president firmly backed the North...

    Headlines for February 15, 2017
    Feb15

    Headlines for February 15, 2017

    Trump White House in Crisis After Flynn’s ResignationGov’t Watchdog: Conway Violated Ethics Rules with “Free Commercial” for Ivanka ProductsTrump Scraps Rule Requiring Oil Company to Disclose PaymentsIn Meeting with Netanyahu Today, Trump May Abandon Two-State SolutionSeattle: ICE Arrested DACA Recipient Daniel Ramirez...

    GOP senators are split on whether to investigate Flynn’s Russia ties
    Feb15

    GOP senators are split on whether to investigate Flynn’s Russia ties

    Despite some opposition, an investigation is “highly likely.” On Tuesday, seven Republican senators indicated that it’s likely there will be further investigations into the conversations between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the US. Flynn resigned Monday night following reports that the Justice...

    Kremlin Dismisses Reports That Trump Aides Had Contact With Intelligence Agents
    Feb15

    Kremlin Dismisses Reports That Trump Aides Had Contact With Intelligence Agents

    Soon after, President Trump said on Twitter that Crimea had been taken by Russia during the Obama administration, asking if his predecessor had been too soft. …read more Source: The New York...