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Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen released a statement Wednesday on Russia’s alleged violation of the 1988-enforced Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, stating that Russia must now work “constructively to resolve this critical Treaty issue.” “The United States has briefed the North Atlantic Council on its determination that the Russian Federation is in violation of its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty not to possess, produce, or flight-test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range capability of 500 to 5,500 kilometers, or to possess or produce launchers of such missiles,” the statement read. The Russian Foreign Ministry released a…

The gas flow to Ukraine halted Monday in Russia’s latest move to stun its former ally. Russia’s Gazprom — one of the largest extractors of natural gas headquartered in Moscow — claims Ukraine missed the deadline to pay its delinquent bills and negotiators failed to reach a deal on gas prices. Analysts said that the gas supply to Europe will continue as planned, but this could disrupt “the long-term energy supply to the region if the issue remains unresolved,” USA Today reports. This is one of many disagreements Russia and Ukraine have had over gas lines in the last 20…

The Cold War nearly exploded 50 years ago this week when the  U.S.learned that the Soviet Union was placing nuclear missiles in Cuba. On Oct. 22, 1962, North American Aerospace Defense Command went on alert for more than 36 days, the longest air defense alert since the wend of World War II, according to a NORAD news story. NORAD’s role would have been to support any invasion of Cuba and defend air bases in Florida, the news story says. “About 150 NORAD fighter jets were stationed in Florida on a five-minute alert along with 12 Army air defense batteries, 18…

I’ve seen this movie before. It’s the one with all the harsh Massachusetts accents and Kevin Costner. The Russians start sending arms to Cuba and all the sudden the world is on the brink of total annihilation.  Gen. Curtis LeMay even graces the scene as one of the main agitators trying to push that Kennedy guy to bomb Cuba and their commie allies back to the stone age. Russia Today reports that Russia and Cuba are starting to rekindle the old flame. Russia, according to the State-funded news outlet, is sending arms to Cuba and it seems like they are…

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