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Pentagon Fears It’s Not Ready for a War With Putin

August 14, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
The U.S. military has run the numbers on a sustained fight with Moscow, and they do not look good for the American side.
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NATO Commander: Russia’s use of force in Europe is a major threat

July 29, 2015
Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the alliance with Turkey against the Islamic State and why Russia poses a major threat in Europe today.
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Nikki Haley's Popularity Grows, Export-Import Bank Standstill and the Military Threat Posed by Russia

July 10, 2015
Nikki Haley's upturn in approval, the Ex-Im Bank hangs in limbo, and Russia's risk to U.S. national security.
Vladimir Putin
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Putin Breaks Silence With Call to Obama Touching on Ukraine and ISIS

June 26, 2015
Peter Baker, David Herszenhorn | The New York Times
President Obama spoke with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Thursday in their first direct contact in four months as the United States and Russia try to manage their conflict over Ukraine while still working together on other issues like Syria and Iran’s nuclear program.
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At G-7 summit, Obama calls for tough stance against Russia

June 8, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
As President Obama went into a summit of world leaders in the Alps on Sunday, he made a promise over beer and wurst with Bavarian villagers to take a tough stance against Russian intervention in neighboring territories.
John Kerry
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Will There Be Any Breakthrough From Kerry-Putin Meeting?

May 12, 2015
Indira Lakshmanan, John Walcott | Bloomberg
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin for their first direct talks after two years filled with tension over Ukraine and other conflicts.
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Ceasefire Breaks in Ukraine; ISIS Recruits Women; Giuliani's "Political Belch" and Obamacare at the Supreme Court...Again

February 20, 2015
The ceasefire in Ukraine collapses, ISIS recruits women and children, Rudy Giuliani accuses President Obama of not loving America, and the Supreme Court case against the Affordable Care Act

Obama Requests War Powers, Ceasefire Begins in Ukraine, Homeland Security Funding Fight, and Ups & Downs in 2016 Race

February 13, 2015
Obama wants Congress to approve fight against ISIS and a European-backed ceasefire in Ukraine.
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Will the Ukraine-Russia deal stick?

February 12, 2015
A previous cease-fire last year between Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels barely took hold, eventually collapsing altogether. What are the chances the new agreement will last? Gwen Ifill talks to Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.
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