Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008.
The Afghan air force’s operations in support of presidential elections this month show that the service is making quick progress as the pullout of most foreign troops nears, the U.S. Air Force’s top enlisted man said Friday.
The U.S. Air Force will maintain an enhanced presence in Poland for the remainder of the year as part of an effort to reassure allies in the region alarmed by Russian aggression in neighboring Ukraine, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
Nearly 160 students from Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe will attend the annual Honors Music Festival at the Oberwesel Youth Hostel in Germany, where top DODDS-Europe vocalists and instrumentalists will be immersed in four days of intense rehearsals.
More NATO ships, warplanes and troops will soon be headed to eastern Europe in response to Russia’s pressure on Ukraine, the alliance’s top official said Wednesday. But NATO’s efforts to reassure wary allies appear to stop short of establishing a permanent forward presence in the region.