DEFENSE2015-05-13T11:03:56+00:00

Kremlin shrugs off U.S. call to scrap nuclear-capable missile

The Kremlin shrugged off a U.S. call for it to scrap a nuclear-capable missile on Friday, saying it was in compliance with the Cold-War era arms control treaty Washington accuses the missile of violating.

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In the Middle East, Russia is back

Among the presidents, prime ministers, kings and princes who have visited Moscow over the past year to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin are some of the United States’ closest allies, who once might have been expected to devote their travel time to Washington.

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US Military Preeminence Faces Many Challenges

Never in recent memory has America faced such immense global challenges, but is the United States prepared for what confronts the country today?

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Three US troops killed, three others wounded in IED blast in Afghanistan

Three U.S. service members were killed and three more were wounded by an improvised explosive device Tuesday in Afghanistan, according to officials with the NATO mission to the country.

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Putin accuses Ukraine leader of plotting naval clash to boost ratings

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko of orchestrating a naval “provocation” in the Black Sea at the weekend in order to boost his flagging popularity ratings before an election next year.

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The War in Afghanistan, America’s Longest Conflict

Last month the United States passed a dubious missed milestone, as the war in Afghanistan has now entered its seventeenth year, after thousands of casualties and expenditures of hundreds of billions of dollars, the U.S still doesn’t have an effective strategy for bringing peace to this troubled country.

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