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    Robert H. Scales: While the U.S. chased political correctness, Russia chased the edge on the battlefield
    Aug08

    Robert H. Scales: While the U.S. chased political correctness, Russia chased the edge on the battlefield

    In November, while visiting the headquarters of the U.S. Army in Europe, I received a briefing on the performance of the Russian army in Ukraine. In a perfunctory tone, the young intelligence briefer recited the details of the July 2014 Battle of Zelenopillya, in which a single Russian artillery “fire strike” almost destroyed two Ukrainian...

    Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn
    Aug08

    Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn

    Rabbis Yechiel Eckstein, left, and Moshe Sebbag at the Grand Synagogue of Paris, June 27, 2016. (Cnaan Liphshiz) PARIS (JTA) — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived recently with his wife Joelle at the city’s Great Synagogue for a private tour. But a run-in...

    Ukrainian Who Lied About Age While Attending U.S. High School Pleads Guilty
    Aug08

    Ukrainian Who Lied About Age While Attending U.S. High School Pleads Guilty

    A Ukrainian man who lied about his name and his age while attending high school in Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tensions High Amid Russian Military Buildup In Crimea
    Aug08

    Tensions High Amid Russian Military Buildup In Crimea

    Tensions are reportedly high among residents of northern Crimea as long convoys of heavy Russian weaponry continue to be sighted not far from the occupied peninsula’s border with the Ukrainian mainland. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Will the Russians Try Another Land Grab in Ukraine?
    Aug08

    Will the Russians Try Another Land Grab in Ukraine?

    The war in eastern Ukraine has lately resembled the anecdote about boiling a frog: the fighting has been slowly increasing in intensity, but the international community has thus far acted as if nothing was happening. Then, over the weekend, a car bomb went off wounding Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the so-called breakaway Luhansk People’s...

    Ukrainian, 23, who faked age for high school pleads guilty
    Aug08

    Ukrainian, 23, who faked age for high school pleads guilty

    A 23-year-old Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl pleaded guilty Monday. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    The Time is Ripe for Détente, 2.0
    Aug08

    The Time is Ripe for Détente, 2.0

    On July 20, Donald Trump shocked the Western politico-military establishment when he told The New York Times that the United States would protect Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, the three formerly Soviet Baltic countries that joined NATO in 2004, from a Russian attack only if they have “fulfilled their obligations to us.” In one fell stroke,...

    Russians Grow Increasingly Indifferent to Vladimir Putin As Economy Bites
    Aug08

    Russians Grow Increasingly Indifferent to Vladimir Putin As Economy Bites

    Russians are feeling more indifferent towards President Vladimir Putin than at any time before the Ukraine crisis, according to independent pollster the Levada Center. Putin, who returned to a controversial third but non-consecutive term as president in 2012, saw a huge boost to his approval rating following the decision to intervene in the...

    Reality TV created Donald Trump. Next, it will destroy him.
    Aug08

    Reality TV created Donald Trump. Next, it will destroy him.

    Trump can’t follow a crucial rule of the TV genre that made him popular and it will be his undoing – again. It may be that, looking back on this summer, the days immediately following the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia will be those that we point to as marking a watershed in the 2016 campaign — where the Trump wave finally...

    Media Advisory: Remaining Members of Operation UNIFIER Contingent Returning From Ukraine
    Aug08

    Media Advisory: Remaining Members of Operation UNIFIER Contingent Returning From Ukraine

    VALCARTIER, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Aug. 8, 2016) – Media representative are invited to attend the homecoming of a second, final group of approximately 100 soldiers this Wednesday as they return from the first rotation of Operation (Op) UNIFIER. When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 7:30 pm (scheduled time of aircraft arrival)...