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August 6, 2015 | Ukraine Today
Russian troops in east Ukraine are preparing to fight – and could launch a major offensive within weeks. That’s the view of American military analyst Phillip Karber, who recently spent time embedded with government troops in the combat zone.
He argued that Russia’s military leadership were restructuring their forces, in a formation not usually made if they expect the Minsk ceasefire agreement to last.
July 30, 2015 | The Washington Times
In a recent interview defending the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, President Obama argued that that his approach to Iran is essentially the same as that which Ronald Reagan took toward the Soviet Union. Mr. Obama said that ” where I completely admire him was his recognition that [an agreement would be worth doing] if you were able to verify an agreement that you would negotiate with the evil empire that was hell-bent on our destruction and was a far greater existential threat to us than Iran will ever be.”
June 11, 2015 | BBC News
US President Barack Obama has ordered the deployment of up to 450 more US troops to Iraq’s Anbar province to advise and assist local forces in the fight against Islamic State.
May 8, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal
When the Ukrainian government started lobbying last spring for U.S. military support, the reception was cool, defense officials say. Pentagon officials weren’t sure they could give even nonlethal gear and intelligence to Ukrainian forces they believed were infiltrated by the Russians.
May 7, 2015 | Free Beacon
The Energy Department plans to spend more than $60 million in Russia for nuclear security activities at the same time U.S. and European Union sanctions are punishing Moscow for aggression against Ukraine.
April 29, 2015 | The Washington Times
The current House defense authorization bill is targeting Russia’s aggressive information warfare operations in Ukraine, along with propaganda activities by Islamist terrorists.
April 9, 2015 | The Washington Post
While Western attention is fixed on the Middle East, Russia’s aggression in eastern Ukraine grinds on. In blatant violation of a Feb. 15 cease-fire agreement, artillery, tanks and heavy mortars fire on Ukrainian army positions on a daily basis.
February 26, 2015 | IHS Janes
A significant forum focusing on the current situation in eastern Ukraine and the future of the country in terms of its relationship with the EU and NATO has revealed that Russia’s ‘hybrid warfare’ campaign in its former Soviet vassal state appears to be achieving Moscow’s desired results.
February 23, 2015 | USA Today
Ukraine’s recent losses to separatist forces underscore how much its military is outmanned and outgunned by an adversary backed by Russian might and a willingness to commit troops and arms to the fight.
April 15, 2014 | The New York Times
Ukraine’s military has an urgent need for nonlethal military assistance like body armor, night-vision goggles, communications gear and aviation fuel to defend against a potential Russian attack, according to a new analysis by a former NATO commander and a former Pentagon official.