SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Monday, 23 October 2017

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Editorial Board | The Washington Post
Trump shouldn’t repeat Obama’s mistake in Iraq and Syria

Zev Chafets | Bloomberg View
Talking North Korea and Iran With Israel’s Rocket Man

Maureen Dowd | The New York Times
Jimmy Carter Lusts for a Trump Posting

The Editorial Board | The New York Times
The Power of North Korea’s Cyberthreat

International News

Defense One
B-52s to return to 24-hour ready alert

The Associated Press
Pilot paucity: Air Force has no plans to recall retired pilots

The Gazette
Kjell Lindgren says astronauts escape Earthly squabbles - More

The Sunday Times
Bowe Bergdahl: the homecoming from hell, world exclusive interview

The Associated Press
Funeral service held for Sgt. La David T. Johnson

Reuters News Agency
U.S. senators question why U.S. military is in Niger

ABC News
US military protects Americans’ rights ‘to criticize us’: David Petraeus

The Washington Post
Khizr Khan: Kelly ‘made the situation even worse’ after Trump called soldier’s widow

Washington Examiner
Trump claims ‘fake news’ message ‘finally sinking through,’ citing poll - More

Reuters News Agency
Trump defends tweets as key to White House victory - More

ABC News
Trump sees Republican political win in his feud with Frederica Wilson - More

The Washington Post
After Weinstein’s fall, Trump accusers wonder: Why not him?

The Sunday Times
Bigger payout for Afghan interpreters

The Associated Press
British police end armed hostage-taking at bowling alley - More

The Associated Press
France: Eight charged in probe of alleged far-right terror plot

CBC News
Berlin’s new surveillance system has some former East Germans spooked

Reuters News Agency
Spain hopes Catalans disregard instruction from regional leaders: minister - More

Reuters News Agency
Czech vote winner Andrej Babis wants active EU role, not favoring government with extremists

Reuters News Agency
Putin critic Alexei Navalny, freed from jail, resumes presidential campaign

Reuters News Agency
Militants attack Egypt police, dozens killed

Reuters News Agency
Roadside bomb kills seven people outside Mogadishu

Reuters News Agency
Mugabe sidelined as WHO goodwill ambassador

The Associated Press
Two Americans who volunteered to fight Islamic State are in limbo

Reuters News Agency
U.S.-backed militias seize key oil field in east Syria

United Press International
Kurds warn of humanitarian crisis as Iraq takes control of Kirkuk

Reuters News Agency
Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

The New York Times
A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan

Reuters News Agency
Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops

Reuters News Agency
Fierce firefight as Philippines’ toughest urban war down to last building in Marawi City

Reuters News Agency
Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea

Reuters News Agency
Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution

Reuters News Agency
Category 4 Typhoon Lan drenches Japan, tens of thousands advised to evacuate

Reuters News Agency
Australia to tighten airport security further after foiled attack

United Press International
Former presidents join concert for hurricane relief - More - More

The New York Times
On This Day: October 23

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Terry Milewski | CBC News
Living and loving the Cold War

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