NATO Secretary General to Visit Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Ukraine Thursday for meetings with Petro Poroshenko, the country’s president, amid high tensions with Russia, who the alliance says is continuing to mass troops near the Ukrainian border. In addition to Poroshenko, Rasmussen is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatseniuk, Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin,…

US, UK Combined Chiefs Meet in London

The heads of the US and UK militaries have met for the second time, continuing the recent revival of the “Combined Chiefs of Staff” meetings that were made famous during World War II. This time, the group of generals and admirals met Tuesday in London. The group discussed the “long-term strategic challenges the respective armed forces can expect to face together…

VIDEO: B-2 Stealth Bombers Arrive in England for Exercises

Two US Air Force B-2 stealth bombers arrived at RAF Fairford in England on Sunday for NATO exercises in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia. Ben Ramsay, an aviation enthusiast, posted an excellent, 8-minute video with rare close ups of the jets’ arrival at Fairford on Sunday. Below are some photos posted by the Air Force of the Spirit of Louisiana and Spirit of…

ESSAY: Obama’s Bergdahl-Taliban Gamble Is All About Timing

Buried beneath the nasty political brawl over the Obama administration’s swap of five senior Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is Obama’s cold-blooded strategic thinking. And President Barack Obama’s big gamble already has deepened Republicans’ frustrations with him, which could make easing sequestration a political impossibility.

NSA Doesn’t Scoop Up Facial Recognition info on US Citizens – On Purpose

The head of the National Security Agency insisted today that contrary to recent reports, his organization does not collect facial recognition data on US citizens – on purpose. “We do not do this in some unilateral basis against US citizens,” insisted Adm. Michael Rogers. “We have very specific restrictions when it comes to US persons.”…

Obama to Visit USAF Airmen at Polish F-16 Base

President Barack Obama will visit US Air Force airmen stationed at Łask Air Base during a his visit to Poland next week, the White House announced on Friday. The Air Force sent F-16 fighter jets to the base — which is about 100 miles southwest of Warsaw — in March following Russia’s invasion of Crimea. Obama will visit Łask on June 3 with Polish President Bronisław Komorowski, Ben…