War & Conflict

  • Who's behind the mass stabbing in China?
    Police say they shot and killed four suspects and captured an injured female suspect at the Kunming Rail Station, the scene of the massacre. China's Ministry of Public Security said the eight-member gang was led by a man named Abdurehim Kurban.March 3, 2014
  • The future for Afghanistan
    If Karzai won't sign agreement, Obama says, then the Afghans are on their own.The Daily Circuit, March 3, 2014
  • Fallen Minn. Marine returning to Dover AFB
    The U.S. Department of Defense Monday said 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson died Feb. 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.March 3, 2014
  • After entering Crimea, where will Russia stop?
    Will President Vladimir Putin go further -- sending his troops into other parts of Ukraine? If he does, tensions that wouldn't seem able to go much higher invariably would ratchet up, and Russian actions that so far haven't led to any shots being fired might lead to war between Russian and Ukrainian forces.March 3, 2014
  • In Crimea, does the U.S. have moral high ground?
    If some of the statements from the United States in the wake of the Russian takeover of Crimea sound familiar, we need only go back to Russian statements in the aftermath of the U.S. attack on Iraq years ago.March 3, 2014
  • Ukraine warns Russia: Two sides on 'brink of disaster'
    Ukraine's new government warned Russia on Sunday that the two countries "are on the brink of disaster" after an incursion by Moscow's forces into the Crimea peninsula that has sparked a rapidly escalating international crisis.March 2, 2014
  • Marine from Waseca killed in Afghanistan
    Relatives say 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson was the gunner in the last truck of a convoy that was attacked by a suicide bomber Friday. He was airlifted to a medical facility, where he was pronounced dead.March 2, 2014
  • Kerry: Repercussions for Putin 'act of aggression'
    Kerry said Russian President Vladimir Putin should respect the democratic process through which the Ukrainian people ousted their pro-Russian president and assembled a new government.March 2, 2014
  • US calls on Russia to withdraw forces from Ukraine
    The White House says Obama delivered that message to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a 90-minute telephone call on Saturday afternoon. A statement from the White House says the U.S. condemns Russia's military reach into Ukrainian territory.March 1, 2014
  • Russia's parliament approves Putin's request for troops in Ukraine
    The Federation Council vote came quickly after a formal appeal from Putin, but seemed to only rubber-stamp what has already occurred: Ukraine's defense minister said some 6,000 additional Russian troops are already in the Crimea in what appeared to be a move aimed at maintaining Kremlin access to the strategic peninsula, where Russia's Black Sea fleet is based.March 1, 2014
  • Obama warns Russia of 'costs' in Ukraine
    Obama says the U.S. stands with the world community to affirm there will be costs for an intervention.February 28, 2014
  • The future of Ukraine
    With ousted President Viktor Yanukovych presumably out of the country, questions persist about who will govern in Ukraine, how the nation will address its financial woes and what the role of the international community should be.The Daily Circuit, February 28, 2014
  • Ousted Ukraine president 'ready to fight'
    Appearing in public for the first time since he left his nation's capital earlier this week, ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych told reporters in Russia on Friday that he is "eager and ready to fight for the future of Ukraine."February 28, 2014
  • FBI: Minn. anti-war protesters believed in armed revolution
    Newly unsealed documents allege Minnesota war protesters told an undercover FBI informant that they believed in violent, armed revolution against the U.S. and raised money for Colombian and Palestinian organizations the government considers to be terrorists.February 27, 2014
  • Russia war games over Ukraine prompt US warning
    Vladimir Putin's announcement of huge new war games came as Ukraine's protest leaders named a millionaire former banker to head a new government after the pro-Russian president went into hiding.February 26, 2014

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