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  • Ukraine's freeze on military exports to Russia carries risks

    Ukraine's freeze on military exports to Russia carries risks
    Ukrainian factories for decades have been a key supplier to the Kremlin's war machine, providing jet engines, uranium fuel and electronics for Russia's nuclear arsenal. That interdependence, created when both were partners in the Soviet Union's Cold...
  • Parties put governing behind winning political support

    Parties put governing behind winning political support
    We Americans are increasingly given to political escapism. Regardless of our place on the political spectrum — Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative — we prefer self-serving fictions to messy realities. We avoid unpopular choices...
  • Putin's belligerence today has its roots in the fall of the Berlin Wall

    Putin's belligerence today has its roots in the fall of the Berlin Wall
    To those old enough to remember the frostiest days of the Cold War, today's headlines and images seem very familiar. Military troops under the control of Moscow cross borders with impunity. Heads of NATO states struggle to generate an effective response....
  • Nation honors its veterans in traditional, non-traditional ways

    Nation honors its veterans in traditional, non-traditional ways
    The U.S. capital marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million U.S. veterans were the backbone of the nation. The commemoration at Arlington, where more than 40,000...
  • Massachusetts school deploys 'shooter detection system'

    Massachusetts school deploys 'shooter detection system'
    A Massachusetts school will become the first in the United States to introduce a security system designed to alert authorities to the presence of a shooter in the building, officials said. The technology, already deployed by the U.S. military in war...
  • Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says

    Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says
    Moscow’s tension with the West sharpened Wednesday with NATO's top commander saying the alliance has seen Russian armored columns entering eastern Ukraine in recent days and Russia’s defense minister announcing resumption of Cold War-era...
  • Russia resuming Cold War-era bomber flights close to U.S. shores

    In response to NATO's "anti-Russia inclinations," the Kremlin will resume its Cold War-era practice of sending long-range bombers to patrol the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, Russia's defense minister announced Wednesday. The flights, which...
  • A foreign affairs to-do list for the GOP

    The “red wave” of the midterms means Republicans will have considerably greater leverage dealing with Barack Obama's waning presidency. In national security matters, however, unlike domestic affairs, Congress confronts important...
  • Significant changes needed, reviews of U.S. nuclear forces show

    Significant changes needed, reviews of U.S. nuclear forces show
    Reviews of the United States' nuclear arsenal show significant changes are needed to ensure the security and effectiveness of the force, a Defense Department report said on Friday. The reviews, which Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered after a...
  • Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war
    Russian and Ukrainian officials traded accusations Thursday about gearing up for a resumption of full-fledged war in eastern Ukraine as European monitors reported a steady rise in what appeared to be uniformed fighters crossing in from Russia. Russian...
  • Langley AFB to monitor troops returning from Ebola duty

    Langley AFB to monitor troops returning from Ebola duty
    HAMPTON — Langley Air Force Base is among five U.S. bases selected by the Defense Department to monitor troops returning home after the military’s Ebola mission in western Africa. The base has already erected a “mini-city,”...