SDF's first NATO attache is female

Mar 25, 2015

SDF's first NATO attache is female

by Jun Nagata

Chizu Kurita is feeling the pressure of being the first Japanese officer to be dispatched to NATO headquarters in Brussels to strengthen ties between Japan and the U.S.-dominated military alliance, but sees “good opportunities” too. Lt. Col. Kurita of the Ground Self-Defense Force is ...

Putin reviews war games, says more to come

Mar 25, 2015

Putin reviews war games, says more to come

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a recent Russian military exercise has marked the beginning of a series of such drills this year, a show of force that comes amid a bitter strain with the West over Ukraine. Reflecting the tensions, U.S. and other ...

Sweden: Russia biggest threat, third of its envoys are spies

Mar 19, 2015

Sweden: Russia biggest threat, third of its envoys are spies

The Swedish security service SAPO accused Russia on Wednesday of using as many as one-third of its diplomatic staff in the Scandinavian country for clandestine intelligence gathering. Offering an unusual glimpse into the hush-hush world of counterespionage, SAPO chief analyst Wilhelm Unge described the ...

Ukrainians leave, citing rebel area mismanagement

Mar 16, 2015

Ukrainians leave, citing rebel area mismanagement

Looking out over the several hundred cars lined up to cross into Russia from rebel-held eastern Ukraine, Vladimir curses the separatist authorities who he says are forcing people to venture out of the rebel stronghold in search of basic needs. In contrast to the ...

Mar 12, 2015

U.S. to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons

The United States announced Wednesday that it is sending small unarmed drones, armored Humvees and other assistance to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Lethal weapons were not included, to the dismay of some U.S. lawmakers. The White House said President Barack Obama ...