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In this video grab provided by RU-RTR Russian television on March 11, 2018, Dimtry Kiselev, one of Russia's most powerful media figures, speaks during his Sunday news program on state-owned TV channel Rossiya-1, in Moscow, Russia. His segment about former Russian Double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter who were poisoned in Britain a week ago, was in sync with a reflexive response of Russian officials to attribute nearly all criticism from the West to anti-Russia bias. The words at top left read "death

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Analysis & Opinions - The Telegraph

The Threat of Russia Means Britain Must Have 'Full Spectrum' Defense Capabilities

| Mar. 11, 2018

Those of us who have served in the armed forces of the United States or Britain know that we share a broadly common outlook. There is general consensus on the global challenges before us – and an appreciation that there are no purely military, diplomatic or economic solutions to those challenges.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he walks during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

News - The Indian Express

David Petraeus Interview: ‘Trump’s Pak Tweet an Accumulation of Many Administrations’ Frustration’

  • Sushant Singh
| Jan. 29, 2018

General David Petraeus (retired), who was head of the CIA from 2010 to 2011, commanded the US-led multinational force in Iraq from 2007 to 2008 and the coalition forces in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011, besides being head of US military’s Central Command from 2008 to 2010. Currently a partner in a New York investment firm, KKR, he was in India recently.

Parade participants unfurl a huge American Flag during the 2017 Veterans Day Parade held along 5th Avenue in New York City on Nov. 11, 2017 (Photo by mpi43/MediaPunch/IPX).

Photo by mpi43/MediaPunch/IPX

Analysis & Opinions - Wall Street Journal

To Thank Veterans, Help Them Build Civilian Careers

| Nov. 10, 2017

Most employers recognize that hiring veterans is not just the right thing to do, it’s good for business. Veterans bring to their firms extraordinary experiences in challenging endeavors. Those who have worn the uniform know what it’s like to perform difficult missions—often literally under fire—against determined, frequently barbaric enemies in the most challenging terrain and weather conditions imaginable. Business leaders know that veterans have learned teamwork, discipline, initiative and adaptability in the face of unexpected circumstances. Veterans can be counted on to lead, direct, inspire and organize those for whom they are responsible.

Emergency workers help people disembark a train near the Parsons Green Underground Station after an explosion in London on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (Pool via AP)

Pool via AP

Analysis & Opinions - London Times

Internet Giants Must Do Far More to Tackle Extremism

| Sep. 19, 2017

The terrorist attack on the London Underground involving an explosive device that can be built from instructions available online underlined once again the scale of the challenges we face from Islamist extremists. Attention has already focused on the possible role of the internet in radicalising the perpetrator(s). Unfortunately, extremist activity in cyberspace has become an increasing issue in recent years.

In this April 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. forces and Afghan security police are seen in Asad Khil near the site of a U.S. bombing in the Achin district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File

Analysis & Opinions - Wall Street Journal

Getting an Edge in the Long Afghan Struggle

| June 22, 2017

America’s leaders should not lose sight of why the U.S. went to, and has stayed in, Afghanistan: It is in our national interest to ensure that country is not once again a sanctuary for transnational extremists, as it was when the 9/11 attacks were planned there.

Brig. Gen. Sean Gainey, left, and Brig. Gen. Eric Sanchez stand during a change of command ceremony at Fort Shafter in Honolulu on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

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Analysis & Opinions - Council on Foreign Relations Press Foreign Affairs

America’s Awesome Military

| September/October 2016

The United States has the best military in the world today, by far. U.S. forces have few, if any, weaknesses, and in many areas—from naval warfare to precision-strike capabilities, to airpower, to intelligence and reconnaissance, to special operations—they play in a totally different league from the militaries of other countries. Nor is this situation likely to change anytime soon, as U.S. defense spending is almost three times as large as that of the United States’ closest competitor, China, and accounts for about one-third of all global military expenditures—with another third coming from U.S. allies and partners.

Nevertheless, 15 years of war and five years of budget cuts and Washington dysfunction have taken their toll.