NATO formally invites Montenegro as 29th member

May 20, 2016

NATO formally invites Montenegro as 29th member

NATO invited the Balkan nation of Montenegro to become its 29th member, agreeing Thursday to expand for only the seventh time in its history despite Russia’s angry objections. The decision is still subject to formal approval by the U.S. Senate, the alliance’s 27 other ...

May 9, 2016

Bringing Ukraine into NATO would be bad for the West

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don The United States-Russia relationship is already in bad shape, and U.S. diplomats are hurting it further by sending conflicting messages about Ukraine’s future relationship with NATO. First, NATO and Kiev signed a letter of intent in February for cooperation between their special operations ...

Opium harvested, Taliban ends combat lull in Helmand

May 9, 2016

Opium harvested, Taliban ends combat lull in Helmand

Taliban insurgents attacked police checkpoints on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the main city of the southern Afghan province of Helmand, early on Sunday, ending weeks of relative calm during the annual opium harvest. Helmand has been one of the main targets of the ...