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    Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets
    Aug15

    Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets

    Venezuela is handing over unprecedented control of its state-owned oil assets to longtime financial backer Russia in an effort to stave off insolvency and economic collapse. Battered by civil unrest that threatens to become a total political meltdown, the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro has offered an ownership stake in up to...

    The Truth About the War in Ukraine
    Aug10

    The Truth About the War in Ukraine

    In September 2014, I watched a tank battle from a hilltop in Mariupol, Ukraine. I toured that battlefield, the day the first cease-fire was signed, on Sept. 5, 2014. I witnessed a wasteland of charred, destroyed tanks, and armored personnel carriers. And scores of dead soldiers who reminded me of the plaster molds of the dead in Pompeii, the way...

    Continued US Leadership Requires Military Reinvestment

    The current House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act both seek welcome increases in the Pentagon’s defense budget. Unfortunately, the law of the land is the Budget Control Act and the limits and consequences imposed by it. This means that in 2018, the defense budget is legally limited to $551 billion. Any dollar...

    The Value of US Weapons Goes Far Beyond Battlefield, Ukrainian Troops Say
    Aug05

    The Value of US Weapons Goes Far Beyond Battlefield, Ukrainian Troops Say

    KYIV, Ukraine—On the front lines against Russia and its separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian soldiers have, throughout the past three years of relentless combat, frequently turned to symbols of America to both intimidate and annoy their enemies—sometimes, in eclectic and creative ways. Ukrainian soldiers have raised U.S. flags over...

    Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Embolden Russia, Put European Stability at Risk
    Jul28

    Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Embolden Russia, Put European Stability at Risk

    The proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline , which will run alongside the existing Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe, would directly connect Russia and Germany by bypassing several other European countries. This pipeline would only make Europe more dependent on Russian gas and more vulnerable to Moscow’s...

    ‘I Wouldn’t Pick on America’: The War on ISIS Gets Personal for the US Navy
    Jul28

    ‘I Wouldn’t Pick on America’: The War on ISIS Gets Personal for the US Navy

    USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, Mediterranean Sea—The sound of aircraft launching off the flight deck rumble deep within the bowels of the aircraft carrier. Conversations in the officers’ mess room, where I’m having chicken cacciatore for lunch, dutifully pause while the jet engines above decks run up to full afterburner. Then, the walls and...

    4 House Republicans Seek Answers on FBI Probe of Clinton Email
    Jul28

    4 House Republicans Seek Answers on FBI Probe of Clinton Email

    As President Donald Trump calls for the Justice Department to probe the actions of his vanquished opponent, Hillary Clinton, four Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee want another look at the FBI’s investigation of the Clinton email scandal. The four Republican lawmakers–Florida’s Matt Gaetz, Arizona’s Andy Biggs,...

    State Actors Are Likely Behind Recent Ransomware Attacks
    Jul26

    State Actors Are Likely Behind Recent Ransomware Attacks

    Ransomware is a type of malware that locks computers until a ransom is paid. This form of cyberattack has become the weapon of choice for cybercriminals, and presumably nation-states. Whereas cybercriminals use ransomware to extract money, nation-states may be using ransomware as a means to test the United States’ cyber resiliency. In late...

    Returning Seized Compounds to Russia Would Be a Mistake
    Jul17

    Returning Seized Compounds to Russia Would Be a Mistake

    In May, media reports indicated the Trump administration was considering returning two compounds—one in Maryland and one in New York—to Russia. Those compounds were seized by the Obama administration last December in response to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Last week, in an interview with CNN, a senior White House official...

    6 Takeaways as Senators Question FBI Nominee Christopher Wray
    Jul13

    6 Takeaways as Senators Question FBI Nominee Christopher Wray

    President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next FBI director said he wasn’t aware of Donald Trump Jr.’s email chain about a Russian lawyer that has consumed the media, but did stress the need for the FBI’s independence. “I do not consider Director Mueller to be on a witch hunt,” Chris Wray says. Christopher Wray also told...

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