In Europe, a resurgent Russia, wary allies and a military mission to be defined

America’s next president will have to pass judgment on a military strategy that has centered for the past two years on building up forces in Europe, while the United States has been steadily cutting back since the end of the Cold War. The increases come in response to concern about a resurgent Russia, which Pentagon brass has called a top threat after Moscow’s 2014 intervention in Ukraine.

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At least 23 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

At least 23 civilians have been killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as France and Britain's Foreign Ministers raised the prospect of investigating Russia for war crimes, ahead of an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting about the spiraling violence in Syria.