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Ukrainian soldiers patrol in a APC in the Donetsk area, on Sept. 1, 2014. (credit: ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO Preparing High-Readiness Force To Counter Potential Russian Aggression

NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve the creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance’s secretary general said Monday.

09/01/2014

Pro-Russian fighter stand in Troitsko-Khartsyzk, 30 Km east of Donetsk, on Aug. 28, 2014. (credit: FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO Official: Russia Wants To Turn Eastern Ukraine Into A ‘Frozen Conflict’

Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine’s overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

08/28/2014

U.S. soldiers walk to an Afghan police station near Kandahar Airfield on June 3, 2014. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Americans Killed In Afghanistan, Possibly By Friendly Fire

Five U.S. service members and one Afghan were killed in fighting in southern Afghanistan on Monday in what could have been a mistaken bombing by their own comrades.

06/10/2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with members of his military staff before boarding his plane prior to his departure from Andrews Air Force Base on May 28, 2014 in Maryland. (credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Hagel: The US Will Be ‘Living With Terrorism For Many Years’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it was not clear yet how many troops the U.S. will use to battle terrorists in Afghanistan in the coming two years, but he expressed some confidence that the Afghan forces will improve enough to secure and govern their own country.

05/29/2014

Russia's President Vladimir Putin  chairs a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, on May 7, 2014. (credit: DMITRY ASTAKHOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Kremlin Claims Again That Putin Orders Troops Back From Eastern Ukraine Border

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops deployed in regions near Ukraine to return to their home bases, the Kremlin said Monday.

05/19/2014

Pro-Russian troops barricade a Ukrainian government building in the eastern city of Donetsk. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Sends Elite Forces To Odessa

Government is desperate to stop fighting between its troops and pro-Russian militia in its southern port city.

05/05/2014

More than 3,000 pro-Russian activists storm a government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk. (ALEX INOY/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters Seize New Building In Eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian militants stormed government buildings in Luhansk, one of the largest cities in eastern Ukraine.

04/29/2014

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attends a press conference at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit on March 24, 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. (credit: Evert-Jan Daniels - Pool/Getty Images)

Russian Foreign Minister: The West Is ‘Blowing This Out Of Proportion’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday offered further assurances that his country was not on the verge of invading eastern Ukraine, telling reporters that Russian troops “will be returning to the place of their permanent quarters as soon as” military exercises close to the two nations’ shared border wrapped up.

04/03/2014

President Obamas 900-strong entourage includes 45 vehicles and three planes. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s Belgian Stopover A Brussels Budget Buster

Securing the president’s visits to the EU and NATO summits cost host country Belgium over $10 million.

03/26/2014

At the conclusion of a joint news conference in the Netherlands with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, President Obama gestured and thanked the crowd as only a single person in the audience responded with a slow, awkward clap. (Photo credit should read Freek van den Bergh/AFP/Getty Images)

Lone Person Awkwardly Slow-Claps at Conclusion of Obama Summit Remarks

At the conclusion of a joint news conference in the Netherlands with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, President Obama gestured and thanked the crowd as only a single person in the audience responded with a slow, awkward clap.

03/26/2014

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