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    Obama administration becomes target of Russian ridicule
    Oct07

    Obama administration becomes target of Russian ridicule

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest is used to being a political target—but not a military one. Moscow’s embassy in Washington tweeted an image Wednesday juxtaposing a photo of anti-aircraft missile system alongside—and pointed at—the White House spokesman’s face. Speaking to reporters later that day, Earnest laughed off the...

    The U.S. Army Equipment That Ended Up on eBay
    Oct07

    The U.S. Army Equipment That Ended Up on eBay

    NEWS BRIEF Eight people, including six U.S. soldiers, have been charged with conspiring to steal equipment from the U.S. Army, federal prosecutors said Thursday.The six soldiers allegedly stole more than $1 million worth of sensitive military equipment from the U.S. Army installation at Fort Campbell, located on the border between Hopkinsville,...

    Drug users are presumed criminals in Ukraine. New police training is aimed at changing that.
    Oct07

    Drug users are presumed criminals in Ukraine. New police training is aimed at changing that.

    Ukraine has one of the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. One of the main reasons: intravenous drug use. But just outside the capital Kiev, a group is working with police to change their approach toward drug users — to treat addiction as an illness, not a crime. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    U.S. Attorney: Fort Campbell Soldiers Sold Stolen Military Equipment Overseas
    Oct06

    U.S. Attorney: Fort Campbell Soldiers Sold Stolen Military Equipment Overseas

    A U.S. attorney announced charges Thursday against six soldiers and two civilians stationed at Fort Campbell who were indicted after allegedly selling stolen Army equipment on eBay. The federal indictment charges that the eight men in 2013 “sold certain U.S. Army equipment that is never offered for sale by the U.S. Department of Defense as...

    Is America About to go to War in Syria?
    Oct06

    Is America About to go to War in Syria?

    Daniel R. DePetris Security, Middle East If Obama surprised even his detractors and made the decision to utilize U.S. military force in Syria, would Congress respond by stepping up to the plate? Here we go again. The Obama administration is caught in the same debate that seems to repeat itself about every six months: is it time for the United...

    Election in Ex-Soviet Georgia Seen as Test of Stability After Violence
    Oct06

    Election in Ex-Soviet Georgia Seen as Test of Stability After Violence

    A close parliamentary election in Georgia on Saturday is being seen as a test of stability in the ex-Soviet state after a car bombing and a shooting marred the runup to the vote. Crisscrossed by strategically important oil and gas pipelines and traditionally buffeted between Russia and the West, a fifth of Georgian territory remains under the...

    Hatred Will Not Save Us: The Words Of Svetlana Alexievich
    Oct06

    Hatred Will Not Save Us: The Words Of Svetlana Alexievich

    Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 2015, spoke to RFE/RL ahead of next week’s announcement of the 2016 prize. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    SitRep: The Coming Mosul Insurgency; Russian Navy Sprinting For Mediterranean
    Oct06

    SitRep: The Coming Mosul Insurgency; Russian Navy Sprinting For Mediterranean

    The Next Snowden?; Russian Rubles in Ukraine; And Lots More …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine Summons Russian Consul Over Journalist’s Arrest
    Oct06

    Ukraine Summons Russian Consul Over Journalist’s Arrest

    Ukraine has summoned the Russian consul in Kyiv after Moscow detained one of its state media journalists for alleged espionage. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    SitRep: The Coming Mosul Insurgency; Russian Navy Ships Heading For Mediterranean
    Oct06

    SitRep: The Coming Mosul Insurgency; Russian Navy Ships Heading For Mediterranean

    The Next Snowden?; Russian Rubles in Ukraine; And Lots More …read more Source: Foreign...