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General Breedlove: NATO Needs To Focus On Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 2, 2016 at 12:00pm 5/2/2016 at 12:00pm
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Gen. Philip Breedlove, the top military commander of NATO, has warned the organization they need to focus on Russia before he leaves his position at the end of May.

“We see that Russia has not accepted the hand of partnership but has chosen a path of belligerence,” he stated. “We need to...

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Russian Military Jets Buzz U.S. Navy Ship (VIDEOS)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:30am 4/14/2016 at 8:30am
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Vladimir Putin is acting out aggressively again. On Tuesday, Russian military jets flew extraordinarily close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Baltic Sea.

This wasn’t an isolated incident, either. According to various reports, the Russians carried out this maneuver multiple times over two days and American defense experts are stunned.

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Ralph Peters: Putin Now Realizes Iran a Serious Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 9:00pm 3/16/2016 at 9:00pm
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In a rather surprising move, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin announced Monday that he would begin withdrawing troops from Syria the very next day.  Those of us watching the Middle East carefully were not only surprised by the move but also intensely curious about possible motivations and what the move will ultimately...

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Putin orders Russian troops to begin withdrawal from Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2:20pm 3/14/2016 at 2:20pm
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This is actually a big deal, if for real.

The Russian air force and associated troops manning the airfield and anti-aircraft systems have been responsible for many of the recent gains by Syrian, Hezbollah, and Iranian-backed foreign militias fighting to keep Assad in power.

Russia Today, generally perceived as pro-...

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NATO Commander: Russia “weaponizing” refugee crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:15pm 3/3/2016 at 7:15pm
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In the midst of the political circus, I missed this important testimony by the U.S.Commander of NATO about how ISIS has thoroughly infiltrated refugees, and how Russia is using the refugee crisis to undermine Europe.

The Guardian reports:

Refugees from the Middle East and north Africa are “masking the movement” of terrorists and...

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When Bernie honeymooned at Lenin’s Tomb

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 8:30am 3/1/2016 at 8:30am
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When Bernie Sanders honeymooned in the Soviet Union in 1988, Andrei Sakharov had already been released from internal exile, Refusniks were allowed to leave the country, the press were discussing the legacy of Stalinism and the state was allowing elements of the free market to take hold.

The country was in the midst of...

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The Foreign Policy Conversation Democrats Would Rather Not Have

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:30am 2/22/2016 at 8:30am
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If you receive Morning Insurrection, you would have seen Prof. Miriam Elman’s recommendation to read Jonah Goldberg’s piece on the importance of foreign policy in the upcoming election. (If you don’t currently read Morning Insurrection see the signup box in the upper right-hand corner of Legal Insurrection.)

Goldberg wrote:

We can debate how...

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Russian Anti-smoking Ad: “Don’t Be Like Obama”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 2/21/2016 at 2:30pm
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Last year there was some speculation that Obama was smoking again–after having quit, he says, because his wife scared him into it.   Whether he is still smoking or not, a Russian advertiser has decided to use the American president’s smoking habit in his or her latest anti-smoking ad campaign.

The tagline:  “Don’t...

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The Russia Reset Has Failed, Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Lost

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:00am 2/10/2016 at 10:00am
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The U.S. move to boost NATO forces in Eastern Europe is another black mark on President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy.  The decision to strengthen NATO’s bulwark against further Russian adventurism is sound in itself, but it further exposes the 2009 Russia Reset as a naive, amateurish blunder.  The cost...

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The Quiet U.S. War On Russian Corruption

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 10:30am 2/7/2016 at 10:30am
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The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) added five more Russians to the Specially Designated Nationals List pursuant to the Magnitsky Act on February 1.

In a press statement, a senior State Department official noted that one of the officials had nothing to do with the murder of the eponymous Sergei Magnitsky,...

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Obama Wants to Quadruple Military Spending in Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:00am 2/4/2016 at 10:00am
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Only a year ago, Obama was berating Russian president Vladimir Putin for his “KGB mentality” and “old expansionist ideas.”  Now, however, Obama wants to quadruple military spending in Europe.

CNN reports:

President Barack Obama’s administration said Tuesday it was seeking to expand U.S. military spending in Europe four-fold in a bid to reassure...

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Time To Rebuild The Navy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:00am 1/9/2016 at 7:00am
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Last week I wrote that Russia’s re-equipped, re-invigorated and rejuvenated navy was flexing its muscles, using new capabilities and taking on greater responsibility to make substantive contributions to Russia’s war efforts in Syria.

As Russia’s mission prospects improve and the U.S. concedes Bashar Assad’s retention in Damascus, Russia now projects to have...

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Some Soviet immigrants lied, but they weren’t terrorism risks

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 8:15pm 12/13/2015 at 8:15pm
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If, dear reader, you are wondering how easy it is to lie to the United States immigration officials, you are not wondering alone.

A little over 25 years ago I, along with other Soviet Jews, were going through the immigration process wondering out loud about how easy it would be to deceive our...

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Ankara vs. the Kremlin: Putin Signs Sanctions Decree Over Downed Jet

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 12:00pm 11/29/2015 at 12:00pm
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Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing sanctions against Turkey in retaliation over last week’s downing of a Russian jet that crossed into Turkish airspace near the Syrian border.

The decree went into effect immediately, and places a stranglehold both on Turkish businesses operating in Russia and on Russians who...

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Rubio: If Threatened, the U.S. Must ‘Respond and Defend’ Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8:45pm 11/24/2015 at 8:45pm
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Earlier today, Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane after repeated warnings.

According to the Turkish military, officials warned “an unidentified aircraft” ten times over the course of five minutes that its path would violate Turkish airspace over the border town of Yayladagi, in Hatay province. A spokesman for U.S. officials...

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“This will get complicated”: Turkey Warns, Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 2:06pm 11/24/2015 at 2:06pm
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Today U.S. officials confirmed that the Turkish military fired upon a Russian jet when it repeatedly violated Turkish airspace near the Turkey-Syria border.

The jet crash landed in the Jabal Turkmen area of the coastal Syrian province of Latakia, and it is now believed that both pilots have died under...

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Russia Confirms Terrorism Downed Jet in Sinai

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11:44am 11/17/2015 at 11:44am
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Today the Russian Federal Security Service confirmed that a terrorist bomb was responsible for the crash and destruction of a Russian passenger jet in the Sinai last month.

2.2 pounds of TNT explosives were used to bring the plane down in what officials are saying was “definitely a terrorist act.” Alexander...

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