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NATO's new challenge: 'ambiguous warfare'

| Aug 22, 2014

NATO's new challenge: 'ambiguous warfare'

Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March, NATO has been publicly refocusing on its old Cold War foe, Moscow. The threats it now believes it faces, however, are distinctly different from those of the latter half of the 20th century. The West then was ...

U.S. looks to Europe amid Ukraine crisis

Jun 22, 2014

U.S. looks to Europe amid Ukraine crisis

Only last year, the U.S. European Command was facing some of the deepest cuts of any region in the U.S. military. Now, after Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, the Pentagon finds itself focusing on the continent in a way not seen in decades. ...

Rivalries hamper hunt for jet

Mar 29, 2014

Rivalries hamper hunt for jet

The search for Flight MH370, the Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished over the South China Sea on March 8, has involved more than two dozen countries and 60 aircraft and ships, but it has also been bedeviled by regional rivalries. While Malaysia has been ...

| Mar 6, 2014

DDoS cyberattacks grow bigger, smarter, more damaging

Crashing websites and overwhelming data centers, a new generation of cyberattacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet. While some attackers are diehard activists, criminal gangs or nations looking for a covert way to hit enemies, others are just teen hackers ...