UN General Assembly Says Crimea Referendum is Invalid

The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution calling the Crimean referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The vote on the non-binding resolution was 100-11, with 58 countries abstaining, reported CNN. The vote is the latest indication of Russia’s isolation within the international community over its actions in Ukraine. Moscow formally annexed Ukraine’s southern […]

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The Worrisome Future of Special Operation Forces

by Daniel Pipes Mar 23, 2014 Cross-posted from National Review Online, The Corner I just had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with a Council on Foreign Relations group at the United States Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Its commander, the famed Admiral William H. McRaven, started the briefing, […]

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Argentina to Host Russian Military Bases

Argentina, South America’s second largest country, has agreed to host Russian military bases on the South American continent. While the world — and the US — have been fixated on the events happening in Ukraine, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has been inking deals with leaders in Latin America. First discussed by Russian Defense Minister […]

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Carafano at SXSW Tech Conference: "If You Care About Freedom, Care About Cybersecurity"

If you care about freedom and prosperity, you ought to care about cybersecurity. That’s what Heritage’s James Carafano told an audience at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) conference in Austin, Texas, on Sunday. Cybersecurity, a growing issue of concern around the world, was a hot topic at the nation’s most popular tech and innovation […]

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Ukraine 2014 Is Grenada 1983

Before the U.S. gets too worked up about the Russian “invasion” of Ukraine, it should recall its own invasion in 1983 of the idyllic island of Grenada some 100 miles from the United States. America invaded Grenada to install a U.S.-friendly government after a Communist coup had led to the breakdown of law and order […]

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Update from Missionary in Ukraine: Crisis Looks ‘Explosive,’ ‘Surreal’

The Rev. Gerard D.  ”George” de Vuyst, wife Sarah and  their children. /  Family Photo Russia’s military incursion into Crimea remains “explosive,” but the immediate threat to his fellow residents of Kiev appears to have lessened, an American missionary — who has lived in Ukraine for two decades — says in an e-mail update to […]

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Majority Ukraine Crimea Military Defects To Russian Side

SIMFEROPOL – Ukraine’s autonomous region of Crimea confirmed Sunday that the majority of Ukrainian military units stationed on the Crimean peninsula have expressed their support of legitimately elected Pro-Russian authorities. Earlier reports by Russian media about peaceful takeover of the military units by forces loyal to the Crimean government were denied by the Ukrainian defense […]

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