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Would the US Still Have the Edge in a Land War With Russia?

Patrick Tucker, These days, the charismatic director of the Army’s Capabilities Integration Center is knee-deep in a project called The Russia New Generation Warfare study, an analysis of how Russia is re-inventing land warfare in the mud of Eastern Ukraine. Speaking recently at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Lieutenant General H. R.

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is Obama wrong on Ukraine?

“What Would America Fight For?” That question shouts from the cover of this week’s Economist. It is, asserts the magazine, “the question haunting its allies.” While most agree that America would fight to defend her treaty allies and to protect vital interests if imperiled, the question is raised by President Obama’s reticence in Crimea, Ukraine,

Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender

 An agreement reached last week to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering as the new week began, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized. Washington says it will hold Moscow responsible and impose new economic sanctions if the separatists do not clear out of government buildings they

CIA Will Soon Roll Out Death Squads to Deal With Activists in Eastern Ukraine

Senator Chris Murphy, the Connecticut Democrat who urged punishing the Russian people in response to Crimeans voting to secede from post-coup Ukraine, questioned CIA boss John Brennan’s recent trip. “What message does it send to have John Brennan, the head of the CIA in Kiev, meeting with the interim government? Does that not confirm the

Pat Buchanan: NED’s Chickens Come Home to Roost

 When Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Empire an “evil empire,” the phrase reflected his conviction that while the East-West struggle was indeed a global geostrategic conflict, it had a deep moral dimension. If Americans did not see the Cold War as he did, a battle between good and evil, Reagan knew that they would indefinitely

Obama Must Defend NATO’s Red Lines From Putin’s Aggression

 Last week, masked men in camouflage garb with no insignia, dressed and equipped like Russian special forces, started taking over police stations and other government buildings in the Donets basin in Eastern Ukraine. They appeared to be working in tandem with local militias in defying the Ukrainian government. This week, the Ukrainian government has responded

Separatists tighten grip on east Ukraine, EU agrees more sanctions on Moscow

 Armed pro-Russian separatists seized more buildings in eastern Ukraine on Monday, expanding their control after the government failed to follow through on threatened military crackdown leaving Moscow’s partisans essentially unopposed. European foreign ministers agreed to widen sanctions against Moscow and the White House said Washington was seeking ways to impose more “costs” on Russia, for

Putin Doesn’t Threaten Our National Security, Obama Does

Don Feder American Thinker  Vladimir Putin isn’t the Easter Bunny. On the other hand, he isn’t Joseph Stalin. It takes a truly fevered imagination to see Russian forces in the Crimea as a prelude to Russian tanks rolling across Europe toward Berlin and Paris. Putin is a power player who cares more about Russia’s national interests,

Putin Hints That He May Not Stop at Crimea

During his 90-minute phone conversation with President Obama on Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted that Russian military intervention in Ukraine could go beyond Crimea, the region now under effectively occupied by Russia. That’s according to the Kremlin’s brief account of the phone call, initiated by Obama. “Vladimir Putin stressed that in case of any