Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:42:06 GMT
Defense Secretary Ash Carter greets airmen at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, after giving a speech on nuclear weapons.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:36:30 GMT
Hundreds of Armenian troops are simulating a peacekeeping operation involving a mobile field hospital in an exercise monitored by NATO officers, the Defense Ministry in Yerevan said on Thursday. A ministry statement said the 500 or so participating troops are part of the Armenian army's medical service and Peacekeeping Brigade that provides soldiers to ongoing NATO-led missions in Kosovo and Afghanistan.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:52:20 GMT
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:12:26 GMT
WAUKESHA, Wisconsin - If Hillary Clinton was trying to bait Donald Trump on Monday night at Hofstra University by trying to launch a new feud based on , it seems to have worked. Two days later, Trump is openly engaged in another war of words with someone outside the political arena -- , Alicia Machado.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:04:37 GMT
The rise President Vladimir Putin's Russia over the last eight years is sure to be one of the enduring legacies of President Barack Obama. In their new book, Democratic campaign consultant Doug Schoen and co-author Evan Roth Smith make the case that Putin has a strategy to "destroy Europe, divide NATO, and build a new empire in the former Soviet Union."
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:50:13 GMT
Yesterday morning the Mexican daily Reforma carried a cartoon of a man with a globe for a head watching television and sweating with anxiety. "Post-debate" read the caption.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:32:24 GMT
He won the debate. I know it runs counter to conventional wisdom -- that's so rare for me! -- but I award the first 2016 presidential debate to Donald Trump.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:14:55 GMT
The head of Doctors Without Borders says people in Aleppo are being taken off life support in order to treat a "multitude" of wounded and that doctors "await their own deaths." Joanna Liu says "the unrelenting assault on Aleppo by Russian and Syrian forces over recent days with no evacuations possible and bodies unburied" demonstrates that the conduct of war today is becoming "a race to the bottom."
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:14:54 GMT
Doctors Without Borders says the two hospitals bombed in rebel-held eastern Aleppo have been forced to halt all activities, leaving just two hospitals with the ability to carry out surgery in a city experiencing "a brutal and relentless onslaught from air and land." A statement from the international charity, also known by its French acronym MSF, says both hospitals hit by airstrikes earlier Wednesday were severely damaged, causing the death of at least two patients and wounding two medics.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:14:53 GMT
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to allay the concerns of Polish-Americans who questioned him about his commitment to Poland given his tough stance on NATO and talk of working with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Polish National Alliance in Chicago, U.S., September 28, 2016.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:48:38 GMT
A concrete wall being built to stop illegal crossings along the length of Turkey's 900-km border with Syria will be finished by the end of February, an official at a Turkish state institution with knowledge of the project said on Wednesday. Ankara has long been under pressure from its NATO allies to seal off the border with Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria and is also concerned by the presence of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which controls most of its Syrian border.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:36:32 GMT
On the edge of Richard Haass' desk, which is stacked high with papers, books and various tchotchkes from his long career in diplomacy, is a dark metal bust of a distinguished-looking bald man. "Is it Gandhi?" the Observer asks the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order .
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:26:29 GMT
The Ukraine conflict has a 25-years history. Instead of dissolving NATO, the alliance was expanded.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:23:19 GMT
I pick up a newspaper only when I have some time to kill, and I hope to find a diabolical sudoku to keep me busy while waiting.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:18:12 GMT
Germany are once more considering steps to invest the European Union with real military capabilities. Although similar ideas have often been advanced before, with decidedly modest results, the United Kingdom's impending departure from the EU may portend something different.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:00:48 GMT
Estonian soldiers wade ashore during a combined U.S. and Estonia amphibious assault training exercise during Baltic Operations 2010. US Navy Photo NATO's challenge in deterring Russian aggression goes well beyond standing up four multinational battalions in the Baltic nations and Poland; it needs to have the capability to move reinforcements across a contested North Atlantic and Europe, three experts said in assessing the alliance's recent Warsaw summit.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:41:38 GMT
NATO chiefs have praised the expertise the Special Air Service Regiment and Commandos demonstrated in Afghanistan, saying other armies could learn from their approach. The comments came as Iraqi officials expressed confidence Islamic State would be crushed and driven out of the war-torn country by the end of the year.