Roberts Gates Discusses Vladimir Putin’s Intentions in Ukraine

Drawing down military forces in Europe sends the wrong signal to Eastern European nations, particularly as Russian forces have massed on Ukraine’s eastern border, former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says. In an interview with Military Times videographer Mike Morones, Gates discusses his past interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin and what he believes are…

Is Obama ‘A Day Late And A Dollar Short’ On Foreign Policy Matters?

Spend enough time observing and interacting with politicians, and one quickly can differentiate those focused exclusively on politics from those interested in getting some things done. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., falls into the latter category. And that makes his take on the Obama administration’s handling of foreign policy worth mulling.

PICTURES: Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Boards Ukrainian Navy Ship

The Commander-in-chief of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Alexander Vitko on Tuesday boarded a Ukrainian Navy ship moored in Sevastopol Bay, in the Crimean capital. This came hours before Russian soldiers reportedly seized the Grisha V-class corvette Ternopil using stun grenadiers and automatic weapons. AFP photographer Vikto Drachev captured pictures of Vitko pulling up the pier on a small boar…