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The Obama administration's bluster and empty threats of consequences if Russia violated Ukraine's sovereignty only served to show the impotency of President Obama and his national security team.
Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserves the right to use force.
Russian troops said to be 16,000 strong tightened their stranglehold on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula Monday, openly defying the U.S. and the European Union and rattling world capitals and stock markets.
The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
As Russia ignores international warnings and mounts a full takeover of Ukraine's strategic region of Crimea, White House officials and U.S. lawmakers struggled Sunday with how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin's defiant aggression.
Warning that it was "on the brink of disaster," Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of a wider invasion by Russia.
President Vladimir Putin pointed Wednesday to the Boston Marathon bombings as a big reason for the intense security around the Winter Olympics that Russia is kicking off this week.
Once again, Edward Snowden documents have struck, revealing this time that the United States — with Canada's permission — sent National Security Agency spies to the G-8 and G-20 summits in Ontario in 2010.
As protesters outside railed against drones' potential to be used for spying and other evils, industry leaders and government officials at this week's unmanned vehicles convention focused on writing the right laws and regulations to balance the craft's vast economic potential with protecting personal privacy.