| Mar 9, 2014
| 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- The United States would not recognize a referendum by Crimea to leave Ukraine, and a shift of that region to Russia “is not a done deal,” a top Obama administration official said Sunday.
“If there is a referendum and it...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:41 PM
The U.S. government concluded this week that Russia violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by testing a prohibited cruise missile. The question now is what to do.
Withdrawal from the treaty would be a mistake. The INF Treaty required...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Absent from U.S. media encomia for recently deceased former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is any mention of the historic deal he reached with his U.S. counterpart James Baker in 1990 ensuring that the Soviet empire would collapse "with a...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Advanced U.S. satellites played a key role in the determination by intelligence officials that a surface-to-air missile shot down a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine on Thursday.
The assessment was almost certainly based on a technical branch of...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Pro-Russia separatists who are believed to have used the “Buk” antiaircraft missile system to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine probably needed Russian assistance to operate it, senior U.S. officials said Friday.
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Whoever fired the surface-to-air missile that brought down a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine would have needed extensive training to execute the mission, according to military experts.
Taking down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, traveling about 600...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 11:25 AM
At least 50 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were reported killed Sunday as heaving fighting erupted in the eastern neighborhoods of Gaza City, sending thousands of people fleeing for safety.
More than 200 civilians were injured, as Israeli troops...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Congress, which has been pouring extra money into the Iron Dome, wants Tel Aviv to give U.S. firms a bigger share of the Israeli missile defense system's contracts.
The Israeli state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, along with other mostly Israeli-...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:48 PM
The nation's trouble-plagued missile defense system registered a success Sunday when a ground-based interceptor fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base destroyed a mock enemy warhead high above the Pacific, military officials said.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:52 AM
North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off of its east coast on Thursday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
The South Korean military said the projectiles were launched at around 5 p.m. local time and landed in international...