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    What Facebook Did to American Democracy
    Oct12

    What Facebook Did to American Democracy

    In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s surprising win as well as the continuing questions about the role that...

    Army to Deploy Israeli Trophy Armor System on Tanks
    Oct12

    Army to Deploy Israeli Trophy Armor System on Tanks

    On March 1, 2011 an Israeli Merkava IV tank on patrol along the Gaza periphery was fired upon by Hamas terrorists from concealed positions within Gaza. Using a deadly RPG-29, a more advanced version of the RPG-7, the terrorists waited for impact. But their moment of glory never transpired. As the anti-tank projectile neared its target, a...

    Russia-Backed Forces Could Face Armed Ground Robots in Ukraine Conflict in 2018
    Oct12

    Russia-Backed Forces Could Face Armed Ground Robots in Ukraine Conflict in 2018

    As robotic warfare becomes increasingly normal, experts warn we still have much to learn about the overall implications of the use of this technology. …read more Source:...

    The Perils of Arming Ukraine
    Oct12

    The Perils of Arming Ukraine

    Rajan Menon and Will Ruger elaborate on why arming Ukraine would be an extremely foolish thing for the U.S. to do: The proposition that Putin won’t be provoked by a U.S. decision to send lethal arms to Ukraine amounts to a hunch. It’s not supported by evidence, and Putin’s past behavior contradicts it. This is not a minor point:...

    Poroshenko Urges PACE Not To Return To ‘Business As Usual ‘With Russia
    Oct11

    Poroshenko Urges PACE Not To Return To ‘Business As Usual ‘With Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has urged the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to keep pressure on Moscow over “the Russian aggression in Ukraine,” urging the assembly not to return to “business as usual” with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU States Agree On ‘Aspiration’ Declaration About Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova
    Oct11

    EU States Agree On ‘Aspiration’ Declaration About Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova

    EU ambassadors have agreed to recognize the European aspirations of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, according to a draft statement of next months’ Eastern Partnership summit seen by RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Sean Hannity believes 5 forces are trying to destroy Trump
    Oct11

    Sean Hannity believes 5 forces are trying to destroy Trump

    Sean Hannity (Credit: Jeff Malet, maletphotos.com) Fox News host Sean Hannity spent the summer indoctrinating his audience with the message that any negative information about President Donald Trump was the work of a shadowy cabal of Trump foes. According to Hannity, this “Destroy Trump Alliance” — which encompasses the press, the bureaucracy,...

    Russia’s Security Agency Detains 6 Crimean Tatar Activists
    Oct11

    Russia’s Security Agency Detains 6 Crimean Tatar Activists

    Russia’s domestic security agency said Wednesday it detained six people in Crimea accused of involvement in an extremist organization, a move described by one of the suspects’ lawyer as part of Moscow’s crackdown on the Crimean Tatars. Emil Kurbedinov, a lawyer for one of the six detainees, said that police also rounded up nine...

    Danish Government Proposes Defense Budget Hike to Deter Russia
    Oct11

    Danish Government Proposes Defense Budget Hike to Deter Russia

    The Danish government wants to increase its defense budget by 20 percent over the next five years in response to Russia stepping up military activity in eastern and northern Europe. Much of the West has been troubled by Russia’s actions since its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula Crimea and its support for separatist...

    “Insanity and folly”: experts on Trump’s proposal to build tens of thousands of nukes
    Oct11

    “Insanity and folly”: experts on Trump’s proposal to build tens of thousands of nukes

    “We now know why Tillerson called Trump a moron.” President Donald Trump asked his top national security officials to build tens of thousands of new nuclear weapons during a July 20 meeting, according to an NBC News report published on Wednesday morning. The president’s request, experts say, is simultaneously impossible and terrifying. “The...