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Survey: Citizens of many US allies trust Putin over Trump

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:46:43 GMT

In this July 7, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg. Putin is more trusted than Trump to do the right thing for the world among citizens of numerous U.S. allies, including Japan, South Korea and seven European NATO members, according to new survey released Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.

Survey: Citizens of many US allies trust Putin over Trump

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:46:42 GMT

Vladimir Putin is more trusted than Donald Trump to do the right thing for the world among citizens of numerous U.S. allies, including Japan, South Korea and seven European NATO members, according to a survey released Wednesday. Both leaders scored poorly overall in the poll by the respected Pew Research Center.

Noble Partner Supports Georgia's NATO Response Force Integration

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:35:10 GMT

Georgian special operations forces took part in exercise Noble Partner here July 30-Aug. 12, developing interoperability with conventional forces from not only their own military, but that of the U.S. and participating nations. A Georgian special operations soldier, right, instructs Georgian infantrymen on room-clearing techniques in Vaziani training area, Georgia, during exercise Noble Partner Aug. 3, 2017.

Turkey says Russia understands Turkish stance on Kurdish YPG militia

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:15:38 GMT

Russia understands Turkey's stance on the Kurdish YPG militia better than the United States, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference after an extraordinary meeting of the OIC Executive Committee in Istanbul, Turkey, August 1, 2017.

Young Afghans see opportunities dwindle as security worsens

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:05:29 GMT

Sultan Hossaini sent three of his children from their rural home to the capital, Kabul, hoping they would gain degrees and employment in the new Afghanistan that was promised after the overthrow of the Taliban. But one was killed by a suicide bomber, and the other two face dwindling opportunities and mounting fears as the country slides into chaos.

Dalai Lama 'Dreams' of NATO Relocating to Moscow

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:05:28 GMT

In a recent interview with Russian media in India, the Dalai Lama voiced a radical proposal to reduce tensions between NATO and Russia. "I have mentioned before an idea that may be an empty dream, but if NATO were to shift its headquarters to Moscow it might allay whatever misapprehensions Russians may feel," the Dalai Lama said in an interview with the Kommersant newspaper.

Trump's demand that Germany increase its military defense spending enters German election campaign

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:55:05 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during an election campaign event of the Christian Democratic Union party in Cuxhaven, western Germany, on August 15, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during an election campaign event of the Christian Democratic Union party in Cuxhaven, western Germany, on August 15, 2017.

Upcoming Russian military exercises a prelude to invading a NATO country? Simply absurd

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:48:11 GMT

Belarus: NATO expansion in Eastern Europe 'inflames confrontation' - Lavrov Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a joint press conference with his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei following their meeting in Minsk, Monday. In less than a month Russia and neighboring Belarus are to conduct defensive military exercises which are routinely scheduled every four years and within their own territory.

USAREUR commander honored at Poland's military parade; Protesters removed

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:57:33 GMT

The Polish president has bestowed a high honor on the U.S. Army commander in Europe as Poland marked its Armed Forces Day with a military parade. President Andrzej Duda bestowed the Commander's Cross with a Star of the Order of Merit on Lt.

Wag the Morons

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:25:09 GMT

During these trying times, for any of us with even an ounce of rationality, please go out and get the 1997 Barry Levinson film Wag the Dog. This satire was originally based on the sexual scandals around our president at the time, Bill ' Ignore my smirks ' Clinton.

President: Romania is security provider in uncertain region

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:59:25 GMT

Romania's president says his country is a security provider in a region marked by uncertainty, unpredictability and security challenges. President Klaus Iohannis didn't directly refer to Russia in comments made Tuesday in the Black Sea port of Constanta where thousands of sailors and others celebrated Navy Day.

Is There Still a Conservative Foreign Policy?by Victor Davis Hanson...

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:45:50 GMT

For all practical purposes, there are no real isolationists today, at least of the 1930s mode. "Isolationism" is more a slur than a description of a common conservative ideology.

In Charlottesville aftermath, Europe sees widening divide with US

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:25:51 GMT

The lack of a quick, clear response to the weekend events in Charlottesville from the White House left Europe - which has had a long struggle with racism and white supremacy - deeply concerned about Trump's values. People gather for a vigil outside the White House in Washington Sunday in response to the death of a counter-demonstrator at the 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 13. President Trump's initially vague critique of the white supremacist march through Charlottesville, Va., is being viewed in Europe as a clear sign of divergence between American and European leadership in the face of new expressions of hate in the West.

Mattis: Administration 'very, very close' to Afghanistan decision

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:02:48 GMT

Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that the Trump administration was "very, very close" to finalizing its new strategy in Afghanistan, but warned it had not been settled yet. During comments at the Pentagon press area, Mattis insisted "all options" remained on the table for how to approach Afghanistan, and said those options included a full withdrawal as well as a proposal for the use of more contractors to manage the US effort there.

Watch Air Force A-10s practice takeoffs and landings on a highway in Estonia

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:44:51 GMT

A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt with the Maryland Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Squadron takes off on JA gala-KA ravete Highway, August 10, 2017, in JA gala, Estonia. A-10 Thunderbolts from the Maryland Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Squadron are in Estonia this month as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Here's what we know about the reported 100,000 Russian troops going to NATO's borders

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:24:19 GMT

Heavy IFV T-15 object 149 Armata . he New York Times reported in late July that 60,000 to 100,000 Russian troops would be sent to Belarus and western Russia in September for the Zapad military exercises.

US-North Korea crisis tests Cold War's nuclear deterrence doctrine

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:57:22 GMT

PARIS: The doctrine of nuclear deterrence, put to the test in the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang, dates to the Cold War when the world's two superpowers seemed hellbent on "mutually assured destruction". The arms race between United States and the then Soviet Union saw a proliferation of nuclear warheads as well as their vectors - missiles, planes and submarines.