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    It’s the Corruption, Stupid
    Jan09

    It’s the Corruption, Stupid

    The stupidity I’m referring to is mine. In July 2015 I visited Moldova, a small, picturesque, impoverished country wedged between Romania, which is part of the European Union, and the breakaway region of Transnistria, which borders Ukraine and is mostly pro-Russian. My purpose was to observe the ground-level operations of Radio Free Europe,...

    This Is Everything the U.S. Army Wants for the Wars of the Future
    Jan08

    This Is Everything the U.S. Army Wants for the Wars of the Future

    Joseph Trevithick Security, Armored vehicles, helicopter engines and lifesaving medical tech. In 2014, having withdrawn from Iraq and looking to end its official combat mission in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army started to assess the impact of more than a decade of almost exclusively fighting insurgents and terrorists. In that time, it had trained its...

    Obama’s Unforced Errors on Foreign Policy
    Jan08

    Obama’s Unforced Errors on Foreign Policy

    When Barack Obama moves two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to 2446 Belmont Road in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, he will live half a mile from 2340 S Street, where Woodrow Wilson spent his three post-presidential years. Wilson’s embittering foreign policy failure was the Senate’s rejection of the U.S. participation in...

    Tim Kaine: Why does Trump repeatedly act as Putin’s defense lawyer?
    Jan07

    Tim Kaine: Why does Trump repeatedly act as Putin’s defense lawyer?

    Yesterday’s Senate hearings on the extensive Russian efforts to get Donald Trump elected U.S. president produced a lot of good sound bites, and much-needed pushback against the right-wing propaganda machine’s bizarre efforts to legitimize WikiLeaks at the expense of the entirety of U.S. intelligence networks. But I kept thinking those...

    John Kerry: Trump Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Would Cause Mideast ‘Explosion’
    Jan07

    John Kerry: Trump Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Would Cause Mideast ‘Explosion’

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that some possible foreign policy shifts by the Trump administration would be “explosive.” …read more Source:...

    Donald Trump wants retired Sen. Dan Coats as security chief
    Jan07

    Donald Trump wants retired Sen. Dan Coats as security chief

    President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania walk with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Ky., after a meeting on Capitol Hill on Nov. 10, 2016. (Alex Brandon/AP/CP) WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday named retired Sen. Dan Coats as national intelligence director, saying the former member of the Senate Intelligence...

    European Cold Weather Prompts Record Volumes From Russian Gas Giant Gazprom
    Jan07

    European Cold Weather Prompts Record Volumes From Russian Gas Giant Gazprom

    Russian state-controlled gas giant Gazprom said it was pumping record volumes to Europe amid unusually cold temperatures. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump taps former Sen. Dan Coats to be national intelligence director
    Jan07

    Trump taps former Sen. Dan Coats to be national intelligence director

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday named retired Sen. Dan Coats as national intelligence director, saying the former member of the Senate Intelligence Committee was the right person to lead the new administration’s “ceaseless vigilance against those who seek to do us harm.” Trump’s announcement came one day...

    NATO: Seeking Relevance in the 21st Century
    Jan07

    NATO: Seeking Relevance in the 21st Century

    NATO headquarters in Brussels Belgium Founded in 1949, the 28-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is now 67 years old. Originally it was a political association. Following the onset of the Korean War it rapidly transformed itself into an alliance for mutual defense. Pursuant to Article 5 of the NATO charter, any member country...

    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Trump “doesn’t seem to understand the enormity” of the Russia hack
    Jan07

    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Trump “doesn’t seem to understand the enormity” of the Russia hack

    Back in September, New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen became the first senator to call for a hearing about Russia’s interference in the US presidential race. On Thursday morning, she got that hearing — or at least, the first of many. The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing with the country’s top spies — Director of...