War & Conflict

  • 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
  • Obama: US may leave Afghanistan, but door's open to staying
    In a phone conversation, the president told Afghan leader Hamid Karzai that the U.S. was prepared to take on a limited mission that would include going after the remnants of al-Qaida.February 25, 2014
  • Hagel says US military must shrink to face new era
    The nation can afford a smaller military so long as it retains a technological edge and the agility to respond on short notice to crises anywhere on the globe, Hagel said.February 24, 2014
  • Ukraine's ousted leader Yanukovych on the run from mass murder charge
    Authorities want Yanukovych and some of his aides to be tried for the deaths of scores of protesters in Kiev last week, acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov writes on his Facebook page. First, though, officials have to find the 63-year-old.February 24, 2014
  • Ukraine's Parliament Votes To Oust Yanukovych After He Flees Kiev
    Ukraine's parliament has voted to oust President Viktor Yanukovych hours after he fled the capital and denounced events in the country as "a coup d'etat" in a television interview.February 22, 2014
  • Ukrainian president announces concessions
    In what could be a major move toward ending the violence in the streets of his capital, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych announced Friday that he's agreed to hold new elections, form a unity government and restore a constitution drafted in 2004.February 21, 2014

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