1. Poland to Shift Military Strength East in Response to Russia

    Poland is shifting its military strength to its eastern borders in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

    Poland announced on Tuesday it will shift its military strength to its eastern borders with Belarus, Russia and Ukraine as a part a three year modernization plan that will also see defense spending rise to 2 percent of economic output. The shift…
  1. Repeating Vietnam: The Withdrawal from Afghanistan

    America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is eerily similar to the way it abandoned South Vietnam.

    As helicopters and planes lifted the last American and British forces out of Afghanistan's Helmand Province on Monday, the Reuters news agency cited one Marine captain of mixed Vietnamese descent saying the scene reminded him of…
  1. Syrian Rebels Find Evidence of Russian Presence in Army Base

    Rebels say they have found proof of a Russian intelligence or special forces presence in a Syrian army installation.

    Syrian rebels that overran an army installation overlooking the town of Al-Harra, west of the Golan Heights, appeared to have found evidence of Russian involvement in the conflict. In a video…
  1. Afghanistan Finally Signs Security Agreement with United States

    On the first day of his government, Afghanistan’s new president ratifies a long term security accord with America.

    Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, has managed to be more productive in one day than his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, was for months. After nearly a year of stalling by Karzai's administration over concerns about excessive civilian…
  1. Britain, Denmark Join Coalition Against Islamic State

    The two NATO countries support the air campaign over Iraq but stop short of participating in strikes against Syria.

    Denmark and the United Kingdom joined an international coalition against Islamic State militants on Friday but like Belgium and the Netherlands, which announced they would send F-16 fighter jets to support the air campaign a day earlier,…
  1. Belgium, Netherlands to Support Air Campaign in Iraq

    The two European countries join the war against the Islamic State stop short of joining airstrikes against Syria.

    Belgium and the Netherlands said on Wednesday they would join Arab and American airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq but stop short of carrying out attacks in neighboring Syria where the group that calls itself the Islamic State…
  1. Arab-American Alliance Launches Strikes Against Islamic State

    Bringing America’s Arab allies into the fold is no small feat. But airstrikes alone are unlikely to defeat the Islamic State.

    Convincing Arab allies to join in airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria is a political and strategic victory for American president Barack Obama. But it might not be enough to…
  1. Ukraine, Separatists Agree to Ceasefire, Establish Buffer Zone

    Ukraine agrees to a truce with pro-Russian separatists yet fighting continues in Donetsk and Mariupol.

    Ukraine agreed to cease fire with pro-Russian separatists on Saturday and establish a buffer zone thirty kilometers wide around the territory they control that will be monitored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in…
  1. Iraq Installs New Government as Sectarian Divisions Deepen

    Iraq has a more inclusive government but Kurdish and Shia militants are carrying out reprisals against Sunnis.

    Iraq's parliament approved a new government with Kurdish and Sunni deputy prime ministers on Monday, ending weeks of gridlock that enabled the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State to rout the Iraqi army and conquer large…