SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Monday, 21 April 2014 - Updated at 0535 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Conrad Black — National Post
Vladimir Putin’s Middle Eastern harvest

Matt Gurney — National Post
Ukraine crisis shows need for larger Canadian military

Christie Blatchford — National Post
The government doesn't answer questions about its military recruiting mess

Scott Taylor — The Chronicle Herald
Unrest in Ukraine far from over

International Commentary

Chris Huhne — The Guardian
Putin should know we mess with Europe’s borders at our peril

Doyle McManus — Los Angeles Times
What Putin wants, and how he plans to get it

Pete Hegseth — The Washington Times
Respecting the sacrifice of America’s warriors

International News

The Virginian-Pilot
Pilot’s career stalls after criticizing F-22 oxygen system

The Associated Press
Navy approves changes for submariners’ sleep schedules

The Associated Press
Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

The Associated Press
Boston Marathon under tight security

The Associated Press
Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

The Telegraph
Dambusters deserve proper medals not a brass clasp, says Johnny Johnson

The Guardian
Father of UK teenager killed in Syria implores his other sons to return

The Associated Press
New portrait unveiled to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 88th birthday

The Guardian
Weapons company among Queen’s award winners

BBC News
The crashes that changed plane designs forever

Defense News
France Plans Foreign Legion Celebration

The Associated Press
French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

The Associated Press
Tighter sanctions sought on Russia

The Associated Press
Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

The New York Times
Shootout Underscores Fragile Truce in Ukraine

The New York Times
Photos suggest many Russians among men seizing Ukraine sites

Thomson Reuters News
Putin playing the long game over Russian kin in Ukraine

The Washington Times
Russian military shows off impressive new gear

McClatchy Newspapers
Russia is only a regional power?

RIA Novosti
NATO Military Dolphins to Roam Black Sea

The Associated Press
Nigeria heightens security against a spreading Islamic uprising

Thomson Reuters News
Iraq-Turkey pipeline said unusable because of persistent attacks

Los Angeles Times
Assad pays visit to recaptured Christian town

Los Angeles Times
Damascus residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by

The Guardian
France backs claims that Syrian forces have used chemical weapons recently

The Associated Press
Mortar shells hit near Syrian parliament, killing five

Los Angeles Times
Saudi spy chief removal may not change U.S. ties

The Associated Press
Attacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq

Al Jazeera
Gulf States Agree to End Rift, But Terms Remain Unclear

The Associated Press
Burma says 22 dead in Kachin fighting this month

The Associated Press
HRW concerned for activist missing in Thailand

McClatchy Newspapers
Veterans bicycle through Vietnam to help heal wounds of war - More

The New York Times
Xi Jinping Signals a Change

Defense News
Japan Steps Up Surveillance Posture Against China

The Associated Press
Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

The Associated Press
Japanese PM sends offering to war shrine - More

The Associated Press
Bluefin-21 search for missing jet two-thirds complete

Thomson Reuters News
Australia ponders whether to extend or stop search

Thomson Reuters News
Cyclone threatens to disrupt search for missing Malaysian plane

Defense News
Hunt for Airliner Shows Limits of Satellite Imagery

The Associated Press
Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

The New York Times
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