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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Russia is considering a freeze of U.S. military inspections under arms control treaties in retaliation to Washington's decision to halt military cooperation with Russia, news reports said Saturday.
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has proposed a bill that would have a federal official help Alaska with a major project to export liquefied natural gas overseas.
The United States has ordered a dozen F-16 fighter gets to Poland and a guided-missile destroyer to the Black Sea in moves that are being billed as "scheduled" deployments -- but that nonetheless come amid heightening tensions in the region, from Russia-Crimea relations.
Turkey's 1974 invasion of the Republic of Cyprus occurred in two phases. The first of these, on July 20, involved the illegal use of U.S.-supplied arms and equipment in violation of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, the U.N. Charter, the NATO treaty and customary international law.
An early morning NATO airstrike in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province killed five Afghan soldiers on Thursday, defense ministry officials said. The coalition said the deaths were an accident and expressed its condolences.
Russia, West try to build diplomatic solution to Ukraine as Crimea tensions flare
The Obama administration called on Russia on Wednesday to allow international monitors into the Crimean region of Ukraine, as the administration sought to broker a diplomatic solution to the tense standoff over the occupation by Russian troops.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has made himself an international lawbreaker by violating the treaty he signed guaranteeing Ukrainian sovereignty, yet neither the United States nor NATO is willing to put the "military option" on the table.
The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to support the defenses of U.S. allies in Europe in response to Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
A French-built warship designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships embarked on its first test run Wednesday - just as Western powers are trying to rein in Russian President Vladimir Putin's military threat to Ukraine.
Facing off in Europe's capitals Wednesday, Russia and the West began building the elements of a diplomatic solution to Europe's gravest crisis since the Cold War - even as the West appeared increasingly resigned to an entrenched Russian presence in Crimea. NATO hit back by putting Russia on suspension, and the European Union extended $15 billion in aid to Ukraine, matching the amount the country's fugitive president accepted from Moscow to turn his back on an EU trade accord.
Moscow’s declaration that it intervened in Ukraine to protect Russian “citizens and compatriots” and would do so again has sent shock waves across former Soviet republics that have large, and often restive, ethnic Russian minorities.
Turkish F-16s had to be scrambled Monday when a Russian surveillance plane flew along its Black Sea coast, Reuters reported.
The Pentagon said Tuesday its spending plan for 2015 would begin to reshape the military after more than a decade of war without lessening America's commitment to support European allies at a time of tension with Russia.
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.