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    Russia’s Power Play in Syria
    Oct07

    Russia’s Power Play in Syria

    Just a few short weeks ago, U.S.–Russia relations were poised for a post-Soviet breakthrough that could have seen them join forces to target the ISIS terrorist group. Now the United States has given up on talks with Russia aimed at ending the fighting in Syria. And Russia has suspended a long-standing deal to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium...

    The Guns of October
    Oct07

    The Guns of October

    The land of Syria is a hellscape. A desert ruin, a blasted place where fundamentalists clash with fascists as major powers—America, Russia, Turkey, Israel—drop bombs. After a U.S.-brokered cease-fire collapsed in recriminations, Washington responded by saying it wouldn’t talk to Moscow about the war. Then Moscow announced its intention to...

    Pentagon Studied Future Japan Nuclear Arsenal and War With China
    Oct07

    Pentagon Studied Future Japan Nuclear Arsenal and War With China

    Japan can quickly build a strategic arsenal of land-based and submarine-launched missiles capable of killing up to 30 million Chinese in a nuclear war, according to a Pentagon sponsored study. A report produced for the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment reveals Japan’s government could arm itself with nuclear weapons within a 10-year...

    Lobbyist advised Trump campaign while promoting Russian pipeline
    Oct07

    Lobbyist advised Trump campaign while promoting Russian pipeline

    A Republican lobbyist was earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote one of Vladimir Putin’s top geopolitical priorities at the same time he was helping to shape Donald Trump’s first major foreign policy speech.In the first two quarters of 2016, the firm of former Reagan administration official Richard Burt received $365,000...

    U.S. Soldiers Charged With Selling Army Gear Online To Russians, Kazakhs
    Oct07

    U.S. Soldiers Charged With Selling Army Gear Online To Russians, Kazakhs

    The U.S. Justice Department charged eight people, including six soldiers, with stealing more than $1 million worth of sensitive U.S. Army equipment and selling it on eBay to buyers in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Moldova, and other countries. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...