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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Trump and Russia: Confusion at the Top
    Feb15

    Trump and Russia: Confusion at the Top

    President Trump has stated regularly that he will conduct national security policy from a position of strength. As part of this effort he has vowed to increase defense spending, sounded the alarm on China’s expansive aims in the South and East China Seas, and placed new sanctions on Iran in the wake of its ballistic missile tests.Yet there...

    Russia: ‘We’re not returning our territory’ to Ukraine
    Feb15

    Russia: ‘We’re not returning our territory’ to Ukraine

    …read more Source: CNN

    U.S. Defense Chief Says NATO Remains ‘Bedrock’ For U.S., West
    Feb15

    U.S. Defense Chief Says NATO Remains ‘Bedrock’ For U.S., West

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said in Brussels that the NATO alliance “remains a fundamental bedrock for the United States and for all the transatlantic community.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...