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    NATO and Russia: The Many Unknowns
    Jul09

    NATO and Russia: The Many Unknowns

    Officially the Warsaw NATO summit will be about the deployment of military forces, missiles and arms projects. But in fact hovering above all will be one question: How to deal with the Russian military powerhouse that resurfaced in the East. More than two years after the political and military escalation in Ukraine, opinions on how to proceed...

    U.S. expels two Russians after U.S. diplomat attacked in Moscow
    Jul08

    U.S. expels two Russians after U.S. diplomat attacked in Moscow

    WASHINGTON — The United States last month expelled two Russian officials in response to an attack on an American diplomat by a Russian policeman in Moscow, the State Department said Friday, in a development that was sure to further strain already tense bilateral relations. The officials were expelled June 17, department spokesman John Kirby told...

    NATO Takes Over U.S.-Built Missile Shield, Amid Russian Suspicion
    Jul08

    NATO Takes Over U.S.-Built Missile Shield, Amid Russian Suspicion

    NATO took command of a U.S.-built missile shield in Europe on Friday after France won assurances that the multi-billion-dollar system would not be under Washington’s direct control.The missile shield, billed as a defense against any strike by a “rogue state” against European cities, is one of the most sensitive aspects of U.S. military...

    US expels 2 Russians after US diplomat attacked in Moscow
    Jul08

    US expels 2 Russians after US diplomat attacked in Moscow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States last month expelled two Russian officials in response to an attack on an American diplomat by a Russian policeman in Moscow, the State Department said Friday. The officials were expelled June 17, department spokesman John Kirby told reporters. He didn’t immediately provide additional information. Kirby...

    Warsaw: NATO’s Theater of the Absurd
    Jul08

    Warsaw: NATO’s Theater of the Absurd

    Harvey M. Sapolsky, Elizabeth S. Barnes Security, Europe NATO is the United States’ way to manage European security. The United States would do it for free, and the NATO nations know that and spend accordingly. Time for another NATO Summit, this one in Warsaw, Poland. Each has a theme, several photo ops for the attending leaders, a terrific...

    Read President Obama’s Remarks About the Dallas Police Shooting
    Jul08

    Read President Obama’s Remarks About the Dallas Police Shooting

    President Barack Obama on Friday characterized the killing of five police officers in Dallas as a “vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement.” “Today is a wrenching reminder of the sacrifices that they make for us,” he said. “We also know that when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately it makes attacks like...

    NATO Must Do More For Eastern Allies — Lithuanian Foreign Minister
    Jul08

    NATO Must Do More For Eastern Allies — Lithuanian Foreign Minister

    NATO must do more to help Eastern allies like Ukraine and Georgia, according to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius. Speaking to RFE/RL’s Rikard Jozwiak at the NATO summit in Warsaw, he also welcomed the decision to deploy a NATO battalion to his country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Vows to ‘Do Anything’ for Black Sea Balance Despite NATO Plans
    Jul08

    Russia Vows to ‘Do Anything’ for Black Sea Balance Despite NATO Plans

    Russia has issued a warning to NATO not to follow up its troop deployment to the Baltic region with a reinforcement in the Black Sea region, Russian newspaper Kommersant reports. Two years since embarking on a limited but much awaited reinforcement of the Baltic region, NATO announced earlier this year that it will rotate four whole battalions...

    In Ukraine, a Wary Eye Toward America
    Jul08

    In Ukraine, a Wary Eye Toward America

    Front-line troops and faraway locals agree: The U.S. should play a muted role in the country’s complex conflict with Russia. …read more Source: U.S....

    NATO Leaders Meet to Deal With Threats From Russia, South
    Jul08

    NATO Leaders Meet to Deal With Threats From Russia, South

    WARSAW, Poland—Leaders of the NATO military alliance on Friday began a landmark summit that will order ambitious actions against a daunting array of dangers to the security of their nations and citizenry, including a rearmed and increasingly unfriendly Russia to Europe’s east and violent Islamic extremism to the south. “As the challenges we...