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    Flynn departure erupts into a full-blown crisis for Trump White House
    Feb15

    Flynn departure erupts into a full-blown crisis for Trump White House

    By Abby Phillip,Karen DeYoung and Jenna Johnson, (c) 2017, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s ouster of national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, and the circumstances leading up to it, have quickly become a major crisis for the fledgling administration, forcing the White House on the defensive and precipitating the...

    Did Trump Aides Speak With Russian Intelligence Before the Election?
    Feb15

    Did Trump Aides Speak With Russian Intelligence Before the Election?

    If the leaks that doomed Michael Flynn were a signal from the intelligence community, perhaps the message they intended to carry was: You ain’t seen nothing yet.The national security adviser’s abrupt resignation Monday night, which the White House says was a firing, came after it became clear that Flynn had lied to the public and to...

    Russia’s Best Fighter Jet Ever: The MiG-21?
    Feb15

    Russia’s Best Fighter Jet Ever: The MiG-21?

    Robert Farley Security, And it might even fly for 100 years… The MiG-21 currently serves in eighteen air forces worldwide, including two members of NATO (Romania and Croatia). Fishbeds flew in about forty other air forces (counting is difficult because sometimes countries ceased to exist before the MiGs that served them) since 1960. The...

    News Wrap: Russia reportedly deployed new missile, ignoring U.S. complaints
    Feb15

    News Wrap: Russia reportedly deployed new missile, ignoring U.S. complaints

    JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Tensions with Russia are rising on another front. The New York Times reports that Moscow has deployed a new ground-launched cruise missile, ignoring U.S. complaints that it violates a 1987 treaty. The Obama administration objected to the missile during its testing phase in 2014 and 2015. Five hundred...

    News Wrap: Russia reportedly deployed new missile, ignoring U.S. complaints
    Feb15

    News Wrap: Russia reportedly deployed new missile, ignoring U.S. complaints

    JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Tensions with Russia are rising on another front. The New York Times reports that Moscow has deployed a new ground-launched cruise missile, ignoring U.S. complaints that it violates a 1987 treaty. The Obama administration objected to the missile during its testing phase in 2014 and 2015. Five hundred...

    Russia has deployed missile in violation of treaty
    Feb15

    Russia has deployed missile in violation of treaty

    FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, a Russian air defense missile system SA-11 launcher is on display at the opening of the MAKS Air Show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow. If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn’t have the right systems in place to...

    Trump’s Russia Reset Will Survive Flynn’s Ouster
    Feb15

    Trump’s Russia Reset Will Survive Flynn’s Ouster

    As soon as news reached Moscow that Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn had resigned after it became clear he had lied to the vice president about his conversations with the Russian ambassador, hawkish Russian lawmakers began to hyperventilate. Shadowy elements in Washington were trying to ruin not just Flynn, but the entire...

    Flynn’s ouster leads to more chaos in Trump world
    Feb15

    Flynn’s ouster leads to more chaos in Trump world

    The resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn did little to calm the chaos at the White House, where staff spent Tuesday scrambling to deflect blame for the rising scandal about Flynn’s contacts with Russian officials—including who knew what about the conversations and when.Other ongoing controversies intruded on the White...

    Russia cloud over Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit
    Feb14

    Russia cloud over Trump not likely to fade with Flynn exit

    In late August, Paul Manafort resigned as Trump’s campaign chairman after disclosures by The Associated Press about his firm’s covert lobbying on behalf of the former pro-Russian ruling political party in Ukraine. The investigations and the unusual firing of the national security adviser just 24 days into his job have put Republicans...

    Canadian soldiers prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future
    Feb14

    Canadian soldiers prepare to leave for Ukraine amid uncertainty over mission’s future

    Canada’s training mission is set to expire at the end of March, and the Liberal government has not decided whether to extend it. …read more Source: Toronto...