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    Interview: Andrew Bacevich on American militarism
    Mar21

    Interview: Andrew Bacevich on American militarism

    Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert J. Fluegel The November election of Donald Trump raised serious questions about the direction of US foreign policy. Would the president seek better diplomatic relations with Russia? Would he step up, or deescalate, conflict in the Middle East? How would he handle NATO, the military alliance...

    All eyes are on Paul Manafort
    Mar21

    All eyes are on Paul Manafort

    American and Ukrainian officials are pushing to question President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in separate investigations related to his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine once headed by that country’s disgraced former president Viktor Yanukovych. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) told POLITICO that...

    Spicer says Manafort played a ‘very limited role’ in the campaign
    Mar21

    Spicer says Manafort played a ‘very limited role’ in the campaign

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to downplay scrutiny into the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia on Monday by describing Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, as someone “who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time” in the effort. Asked at Monday’s press briefing if...

    Paul Manafort, Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Faces New Allegations in Ukraine
    Mar21

    Paul Manafort, Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Faces New Allegations in Ukraine

    An invoice seems to show a payment to him of $750,000, disguised as a sale of computers. A spokesman for Mr. Manafort dismissed it all as “baseless.” …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S.-Led NATO Battalion Deploying To Poland From April 1
    Mar21

    U.S.-Led NATO Battalion Deploying To Poland From April 1

    A U.S. military commander says a U.S.-led battalion of more than 1,100 NATO soldiers will be deployed in Poland from the start of April as the alliances sets up a new force in response to the Russian occupation and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    MSNBC Host Asks if Democrats Were ‘Naive’ About Russia in 2012, Cites Romney’s Comments at Time
    Mar20

    MSNBC Host Asks if Democrats Were ‘Naive’ About Russia in 2012, Cites Romney’s Comments at Time

    MSNBC host Steve Kornacki asked Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) on Monday if Democrats were “naive” in 2012 for mocking then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney when he called Russia the country’s top geopolitical threat. Kornacki asked the question after FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers told...

    Spicer says former head of Trump campaign played “minimal role” in Trump campaign
    Mar20

    Spicer says former head of Trump campaign played “minimal role” in Trump campaign

    The White House on Monday tried to downplay the role of a former Trump campaign manager with ties to pro-Russia groups in Ukraine, incorrectly stating that he’d been employed by the campaign for about half as long as he actually was. Press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during a press briefing that Paul Manafort started working for...

    Sean Spicer now argues Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, played a “very limited role” for a “limited time”
    Mar20

    Sean Spicer now argues Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, played a “very limited role” for a “limited time”

    Paul Manafort; Sean Spicer (Credit: AP/Matt Rourke/Andrew Harnik) After FBI Director James Comey testified to Congress that the bureau is actively investigating whether there are any links between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, the White House went to incredible lengths to distance the president from some of his closest allies during...

    Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster looms in Eastern Ukraine war, experts warn
    Mar20

    Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster looms in Eastern Ukraine war, experts warn

    Experts caution that the conflict in Eastern Ukraine could soon get a whole lot hotter as huge volumes of chlorine gas being stored near the fighting threaten a massive and deadly release of the toxic gas. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukroboronprom test fires Shkval, Stilet weapons
    Mar20

    Ukroboronprom test fires Shkval, Stilet weapons

    Ukroboronprom, Ukraine’s state-owned defense manufacturer, test fired its Shkval and Stilet combat modules built for infantry fighting vehicles. …read more Source: United Press...