SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Friday, 18 April 2014 - Updated at 1225 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Jeffrey Simpson — The Globe and Mail
Czar Vladimir is changing the rules of the game

International Commentary

Gian P. Gentile — The Washington Post
The U.S. army must be prepared for battle

Ian Morris — The Atlantic
War, what is it good for for?

Col. Ken Allard — The Washington Times
Brushing up on the Cold War with Putin, Ukraine

Patrick Tucker — Defense One
How the Internet Could Have Predicted the Invasion of Ukraine

David Ignatius — The Washington Post
Has the Ukraine crisis been defused?

Donald Lambro — The Washington Times
Tiring of Obama’s bogus brand

Wesley Pruden — The Washington Times
When a bored president just ‘mails it in’

Tammy Bruce — The Washington Times
Deliberately emboldening America’s enemies

Anne Applebaum — The Washington Post
A fearful new world: Russia’s subterfuge must be countered by the U.S.

Editorial Board — The Washington Post
U.S., E.U., Russia strike a balance on Ukraine

Olexander Motsyk — The Washington Post
Ukraine deserves international support

Michael Chertoff — The Washington Post
Standing behind our obligations: A world that doubts the U.S. is dangerous

Stephen Stromberg — The Washington Post
Snowden’s cowardice on Russian TV

Dana Milbank — The Washington Post
Away from The Post, a pro-NSA counterdemonstration

Robert Zaretsky — Los Angeles Times
Algeria votes — but for what?

Suzanne Fields — The Washington Times
Hillary’s run for student body president

Mel Ayton — Los Angeles Times
Inside the minds of America’s presidential assassins

Eugene Robinson — The Washington Post
On climate, business as usual

International News

Thomson Reuters News
Cost to buy F-35 up; to operate down: Pentagon

Defence One
Using Drones as Wireless Hotspots on the Battlefield

The Associated Press
Petty Officer charged in bribery scheme

The Associated Press
Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy

Thomson Reuters News
A year after marathon bombs, Boston hospitals apply lessons learned

Los Angeles Times
Witness recalls demo in ‘how to slit a throat’, as terror trial opens

Los Angeles Times
Teen terror ‘soldier’ linked to Jihad Jane sentenced

Los Angeles Times
Judge in Sept. 11 case confirms FBI is investigating defense lawyers - More

The Associated Press
Anger and dismay at stalled Guantánamo 9/11 trial

The Washington Times
Pentagon extends deployment of fighter jets to Poland

Thomson Reuters News
NATO to send warships to Baltic Sea - SNMG

The Associated Press
Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold

The Associated Press
Deal reached to ease tensions in Ukraine - More

Thomson Reuters News
Four-way talks call for end to Ukraine violence - More

Thomson Reuters News
East Ukraine separatists stay put despite diplomatic deal

Thomson Reuters News
Putin does not rule out sending Russian troops into Ukraine

The Associated Press
Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

The Associated Press
Pro-Russian militants killed, 13 injured in Ukraine raid

The Atlantic
Photos: Battling for Control of Eastern Ukraine

Bloomberg News
Snowden asks Putin whether Russia spies on its citizens - More

The Washington Times
Putin to Snowden: We don’t collect droves of data on everyone like the U.S.

The Washington Post
Putin says Obama would rescue him if he were drowning

Thomson Reuters News
Abdelaziz Bouteflika camp claims Algerian election win

Agence France-Presse
Obscure jihadist group vows new Egypt attacks

Los Angeles Times
Attack kills 12 civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base

Agence France-Presse
Civilians pay heavy price in South Sudan war

Agence France-Presse
Child soldiers battle in worsening South Sudan war

The Associated Press
French special forces free five aid workers held north of Timbuktu

Thomson Reuters News
No U.N. rights monitoring in U.S. draft on Western Sahara mission

The Associated Press
Nigerians search dangerous Sambisa Forest for abducted girls

Thomson Reuters News
Syria submits more ‘detailed’ list of chemical weapons

The Washington Times
‘I Am Alive’ app gains popularity in Lebanon - More

Thomson Reuters News
Israeli, Palestinian negotiators seek to rescue troubled talks

Thomson Reuters News
Iran says will firmly deter any attacks as military displays might

The Associated Press
Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

Agence France-Presse
Iran oil exports rise to 1.2 mn barrels daily

The Associated Press
Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison

The Associated Press
Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

South China Morning Post
Fly me to Sochi, demands Cathay Pacific passenger armed with Toblerone

The Washington Times
Marine Corps general’s comment on islands draws sharp Chinese response

Thomson Reuters News
U.N. inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before ICC

Thomson Reuters News
Manager at Fukushima plant admits radioactive water ‘embarrassing’

Los Angeles Times
Oil slick not linked to missing jet, Australians say - More

Thomson Reuters News
AUV risks damage at record depth in search for Malaysian plane - More

Los Angeles Times
Malaysia airliner search points up China’s technology gap

The Sydney Morning Herald
New Airbus A350 XWB interiors unveiled - More

The New York Times
On This Day: April 18 - More - MoD - AP

Agence de Presse Thomson Reuters
Taux de suicide record chez les forces spéciales américaines

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
La CIA doit lever le voile sur ses prisons secrètes, dit un juge

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Ukraine : appel commun à l’arrêt immédiat des violences

Agence France-Presse
Le « niet » de militants prorusses après les accords de Genève

Agence France-Presse
Ukraine : qui sont ces mystérieux « hommes verts » ?

Nouvelles Radio-Canada
Algérie : Bouteflika réélu pour un 4e mandat - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Soudan du Sud : 58 morts dans l’attaque d’une base de l’ONU

Agence France-Presse
Mali : cinq humanitaires libérés

Agence France-Presse
Nigeria : des parents à la recherche des lycéennes enlevées

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : l’armée resserre l’étau autour du Vieux Homs

Agence France-Presse
L’Iran n’a pas d’intention hostile contre les autres pays, selon Rohani

Agence France-Presse
La Russie va réarmer les Kouriles, son « avant-poste » dans le Pacifique

Agence France-Presse
Recherches du vol MH370 : une facture record selon les experts

Agence France-Presse
Vol MH370 : le robot sous-marin plonge toujours plus profondément

Journal Sud Ouest
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