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Putin: Ukraine Army in Fact ‘NATO Legion’
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF January 26, 2015 @ 9:12amClick here to read more
Russian President Vladimir Putin says a "NATO legion" is fighting against rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, and that its goal is to contain Russia.
“We often say: Ukrainian army, Ukrainian army. But who is really fighting [in eastern Ukraine]? There are official divisions of the armed forces but to a great extent there are so-called voluntary nationalist battalions. This is not even an army, it's a foreign legion. In this case it's a foreign NATO legion,” Putin said, speaking before university students in the city of St. Petersburg.
Obama: US Counterterrorism Pressure in Yemen Continues
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF January 26, 2015 @ 9:10amClick here to read more
President Barack Obama said U.S. counterterrorism operations in Yemen continue despite last week’s resignation of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi amid pressure from Shiite Houthi militiamen, who overran the presidential palace last week. Two U.S. lawmakers Sunday suggested more U.S. Special Operations troops may be needed in countries battling extremists.
During a Sunday joint news briefing with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Obama discounted media reports that U.S. counterterrorism operations aimed primarily at al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) had been curtailed in Yemen.
Russia Hosts Syrians in Bid to Build New Peace Talks
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF January 26, 2015 @ 9:08amClick here to read more
Russia is hosting Syrian delegations for talks in Moscow as part of a push to relaunch substantive peace talks and find a political resolution to the country's nearly four-year civil war.
Officials say the goal of the four days of talks beginning Monday is to lay the groundwork for a new peace conference like the two rounds of U.N.-brokered negotiations last year in Geneva. Those talks achieved little progress.
Secret Service Finds 'Device' on White House Grounds
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF January 26, 2015 @ 9:02amClick here to read more
A spokesman for U.S. President Barack Obama says the Secret Service has recovered a "device" believed to be a small drone on the grounds of the White House.
Josh Earnest told reporters traveling with Obama and his wife, Michelle, in New Delhi Monday that the device did not appear to be an ongoing threat to anyone at the White House.
Egyptian Prison Releases Mubarak's Sons
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF January 26, 2015 @ 8:59amClick here to read more
The two sons of ousted longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak have been released from a Cairo prison.
Officials said Alaa and Gamal Mubarak left Torah Prison early Monday, nearly four years after being arrested in the months following the uprising that pushed their father from power.