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    Apathy Is the Greatest Insult to the Memory of Fallen Soldiers
    Oct24

    Apathy Is the Greatest Insult to the Memory of Fallen Soldiers

    KYIV, Ukraine—I’ve experienced our country’s wars both as a combatant and a witness. I deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq while I was an Air Force special operations pilot, and I’ve been back to report on both of those wars as a journalist. I’ve also reported on U.S. military operations at other places in the Middle East and...

    Ukraine’s Combat Veterans Dig in for the War Against Corruption
    Oct18

    Ukraine’s Combat Veterans Dig in for the War Against Corruption

    KYIV, Ukraine—Thousands of protesters massed in front of Ukraine’s parliament building Tuesday, underscoring a simmering level of frustration among Ukrainians—particularly the country’s war veterans—with the slow pace of anti-corruption reforms that has persisted since the 2014 revolution. According to initial estimates,...

    We Hear You: It’s NFL’s Right to Disrespect the Flag. It’s Our Right Not to Watch Games.
    Sep30

    We Hear You: It’s NFL’s Right to Disrespect the Flag. It’s Our Right Not to Watch Games.

    Editor’s note: The other day, we asked our audience to email thoughts on the NFL’s treatment of the national anthem. We quickly got on earful. No wonder teams are reconsidering taking a knee this weekend. Don’t forget to write us at letters@dailysignal.com about all our news and commentary.—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal:...

    What I Learned About War From the Parents Who Lost Their Son
    Sep21

    What I Learned About War From the Parents Who Lost Their Son

    ZAPORIZHIA, Ukraine—The last time Marina Kasyanenko saw her son, Daniel, she begged him not to return to war. “It was hard for him,” she later says of her son, a 19-year-old Ukrainian soldier. “I didn’t want him to go to war. But he was determined—he had to be the one to go.” It was July 2015, and Daniel had gone home to his parents’...

    Russia Will Not Win a Diplomatic Tit-for-Tat With the US
    Sep08

    Russia Will Not Win a Diplomatic Tit-for-Tat With the US

    The recent U.S.-Russian tit-for-tat—the expulsion of diplomats and the closing of consulates—appears to be resulting in more parity of representation between the two global powers. That is no bad thing. According to the White House, the United States and Russia now have three diplomatic facilities in each other’s countries and a like number...

    This Ukrainian Regiment Began With Civilian Volunteers. Now It’s Going Pro.
    Sep03

    This Ukrainian Regiment Began With Civilian Volunteers. Now It’s Going Pro.

    URZUF, Ukraine—At the Azov Regiment’s base in this beach resort town on the Sea of Azov coast, you can sometimes hear the sounds of shelling from the front lines, which are about 42 miles east of here, toward the Russian border. Yet, on this blustery summer day in late August, tourists are out swimming on the public beach down below the...

    CIA Veteran Sees Russian Connection to 2 Groups Opposing Fracking, Pipelines
    Aug26

    CIA Veteran Sees Russian Connection to 2 Groups Opposing Fracking, Pipelines

    Some environmental activists who pressure politicians to halt production of natural gas are acting as “agents of influence” on behalf of the Kremlin and Russian energy interests, according to a retired CIA officer’s analysis of the money trail. “We cannot allow foreign interests to deliberately manipulate our energy industry,” Rep....

    With Mattis’ Visit to Ukraine on Its Independence Day, the US Sends a Message to Moscow
    Aug25

    With Mattis’ Visit to Ukraine on Its Independence Day, the US Sends a Message to Moscow

    KYIV, Ukraine—A nation doesn’t always reveal its pride or its undying hope for a better future through military parades and presidential speeches. Sometimes, it’s a 40-year-old combat veteran standing rigid in his military fatigues, a medal pinned to his chest, bowing his head in remembrance of fallen comrades while tears run down his...

    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...

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