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Posted July 23, 2014

Ultimate responsibility for the massacre of the 298 people aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 begins and ends in the Kremlin office of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Posted July 16, 2014

According to the Israeli government, in this latest round of Israel-Hamas combat, Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system has (so far) intercepted 90 percent of targeted incoming Hamas rockets.

Posted July 10, 2014

I doubt Barzani intentionally echoed Woodrow Wilson's post-World War I call for political self-determination. Kurdish nationalists believe, with good cause, they were grievously wronged after World War I.

Posted July 02, 2014

Sometime during the spring of 1944, Allied commanders concluded that their air forces had secured air superiority over an area stretching from Great Britain to central France as well as parts of Belgium and Holland.

Posted June 25, 2014

On June 28, 1914, Serbian ultra-nationalist Gavril Princip assassinated Austro-Hungarian Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Police quickly arrested Princip and the rest of a ragtag band of Serb terrorists who had come to the Balkan city to provoke hate and create chaos.

Posted June 18, 2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's bloody media foray into northern Iraq adds another international dimension to Syria's thoroughly internationalized civil war.

Posted June 04, 2014

Pointe du Hoc on Normandy's northern coast was D-Day's "high ground."

Posted May 28, 2014

Ukraine has won another important political battle in its war with the Kremlin. Ballots are not bullets but in Ukraine's case, last Sunday's presidential election confirmed the Ukrainian people's will to resist Russian imperialism and defend their independence.

Posted May 21, 2014

Early on, David Mamet established himself as a gifted playwright and screenwriter.

Posted May 07, 2014

Partisan political advantage, gained at the real or potential life-threatening expense of American personnel undertaking high-risk assignments, was the deep moral issue driving prosecutors in the 2005 Valerie Plame name exposure scandal.

Posted April 30, 2014

On April 28, around noon, according to one report, Mr. Gennady Kernes, mayor of the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv, went for a cross-training jog in a city park.

Posted April 23, 2014

Russia's "Crimean Precedent" -- the brazen military invasion and imperial political annexation of sovereign territory -- has shredded several key post-Cold War diplomatic agreements and treaties.

Posted April 16, 2014

For the past month, the Russian government, with Vladimir Putin its spotlight propagandist, has repeatedly declared that brutal anti-Russian ethnic violence as a prelude to ethnic-based civil war is imminent in Eastern Ukraine.

Posted April 09, 2014

Vladimir Putin's creeping assault on Ukraine continues. With a quick strike invasion, Russian conventional and special operations forces bit off Crimea, annexed it, and then waited.

Posted April 02, 2014

The attacks told South Korea's twenty-somethings that the Korean War is their war. The 1953 armistice is not a peace treaty; it is a ceasefire arrangement. When a U.N. team drew the NLL, North Korea immediately rejected it.

Posted March 26, 2014

Here's the bottom line for our moment in time: Vladimir Putin's Smart Thuggery has exposed Barack Obama's Smart Diplomacy as a pompous mix of faculty lounge jive, utopian balderdash and reckless weakness.

Posted March 19, 2014

The cold fact of European geo-political history distinguishing March 18, 2014, from March 17, and, for that matter, making it precariously unlike any other day since the end of World War II is this: Military aggression in Europe by a major European power has led to political annexation and territorial expansion.

Posted March 12, 2014

What began as a local Austin, Texas, celebration of live music and slacker chic has become emblematic of a global phenomenon: individual economic innovators, open-minded marketing professionals and individual investors connecting poly-digitally to kick start wealth creation.

Posted March 05, 2014

Whether delivered as a rock, rifle round or laser burst, lethal fire by a military force is one of the two most fundamental combat actions. It is certainly the action best understood by artists.

Posted February 26, 2014

Last week, as three months of escalating "Euromaidan" protests ended in violent turmoil, Viktor Yanukovych, Russian president Vladmir Putin's Puppet in Kiev, fled the Ukrainian capital.