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  • August 6, 2015 | Ukraine Today

    Large Russian Military Offensive in Ukraine Possible within Weeks

    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.

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  • July 30, 2015 | The Washington Times

    Barack Obama, You’re no Ronald Reagan

    By Bruce Weinrod

    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 UnionMr. 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.”

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  • June 11, 2015 | BBC News

    General Clark: US Troops in Iraq an ‘Opportunity’ for IS

    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.

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  • May 8, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal

    Ukraine’s U.S. Backers Use Cold-War Playbook

    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.

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  • May 7, 2015 | Free Beacon

    U.S. to Fund Russian Nuclear Security Despite Ukraine Sanctions

    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.

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  • April 29, 2015 | The Washington Times

    House Adds Funds to Counter Russian Info War

    The current House defense authorization bill is targeting Russia’s aggressive information warfare operations in Ukraine, along with propaganda activities by Islamist terrorists.

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  • April 9, 2015 | The Washington Post

    No Time for Passivity in Ukraine

    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.

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  • February 26, 2015 | IHS Janes

    Russia’s Hybrid War in Ukraine ‘Is Working’

    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.

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  • February 23, 2015 | USA Today

    Ukraine Forces Outmanned, Outgunned by Rebels

    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.

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  • April 15, 2014 | The New York Times

    General and Former Defense Official Urge Nonlethal Military Aid for Ukraine

    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.

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