SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - Updated at 2125 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Sebastian Gorka | The National Interest
Ronald Reagan Declares War on ISIS

Ahmad Samih Khalidi | The New York Times
To Crush ISIS, Make a Deal With Assad

Roger Cohen | The New York Times
The Great Unraveling

Room for Debate | The New York Times
Going to War With the Allies You Have

Anna Altman | The New York Times
How Many Foreign Fighters Have Joined ISIS?

Robert Legvold | The National Interest
Facing Reality in Ukraine

Mike Yeo | The National Interest
America’s Pivot to Asia Has Wings

Marc A. Thiessen | The Washington Post
Obama ignores his generals

Martin Chulov | The Guardian
ISIS beheading videos are aimed at testing the West’s resolve

Ed Feulner | The Washington Times
Isolating the Islamic State

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
Islamic State strategy lacks firepower

Steve Brozak and Anne Marie Noronha | Bloomberg News
Ebola Crisis Won’t End Without Military Intervention

Michelle Malkin | The Washington Times
Endangering the freedom to warn

David C. Hendrickson | The National Interest
Scotland and Ukraine: The Ties That Bind?

Billy Bragg | The Guardian
Scottish nationalism and British nationalism aren’t the same

Wesley Pruden | The Washington Times
Scotland the brave, on the brink

Peter Coy | Bloomberg News
Can an Independent Scotland, Free of London’s Dominance, Survive?

Richard Cohen | The Washington Post
A serious misreading of Kissinger

Michael Gerson | The Washington Post
The Ebola stress test

Lt. Col. Dan Ward | Breaking Defense
JSF and The Path of D.O.O.M.

Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest
Australia’s Submarine Play: Run Silent, Run Japanese?

Adam Arenson | The New York Times
The Union’s Fake Canadians

Jessica Reed | The Guardian
Forget the bucket list: these are the things you should avoid before you die

International News

The Washington Times
Two Medals of Honor awarded for bravery in Vietnam

The Washington Times
1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing to get Medal of Honor

The Washington Post
A year after the Navy Yard shootings, the loss of a shipbuilder echoes at sea

The Washington Times
Congress demands Obama act to keep Islamic terrorists out of U.S.

The New York Times
Warning of Terror Risk, Regional Leaders Show Their Focus on Safety

The Washington Post
Syrian plan appears headed for quick passage on Capitol Hill

The New York Times
Dempsey to Seek Combat Troops if U.S. Air War Can’t Stop ISIS

Defense News
Policy Against Ground Troops in Iraq Could Change

Defense News
F-35 Fix Could Begin Installation Before End of Year

Defense News
Air National Guard Head Wants Study for Future C-130 Path

Breaking Defense
LRSB, America’s New Bomber

CBC News
Boeing, SpaceX to provide new ride to International Space Station

Thomson Reuters News
NASA Near-Earth Objects asteroid detection program slammed

The Washington Times
School takes MRAP to store ‘medical supplies,’ ‘teddy bears’

The Associated Press
Oklahoma City bombing memorial adds new exhibits

BBC News
Scottish independence: Final day of campaigning ahead of vote

Thomson Reuters News
Scotland referendum: Britain’s major parties make funding guarantee

The Globe and Mail
Days before historic referendum, Scots not feeling English love

BBC News
King Richard III killed by skull and pelvis injuries

Defense News
French Arms Exports Rise 42 Percent

BBC News
NATO Allies Need More Precision Weapons, Says SACEUR

The Associated Press
NATO head: threats from Russia, Islamic State

The Associated Press
Six killed in shelling, despite ceasefire in Ukraine

The Associated Press
Ukraine passes bills on eastern autonomy

BBC News
Ukraine crisis: Rebels granted self-rule and amnesty

BBC News
In Amenas siege: Survivor ‘waited for killers to come’

BBC News
South Sudan bans foreign workers amid aid crisis

BBC News
Guinea-Bissau army chief Gen Antonio Indjai sacked

The Associated Press
Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram sentenced to death for mutiny

The Washington Post
U.S. military will lead $750 million Ebola fight

The Associated Press
US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

CBC News
Ebola outbreak by the numbers

The New York Times
ISIS Draws a Steady Stream of Recruits From Turkey

The Associated Press
Kurdish fighters advance against jihadis in Syria

Agence France-Presse
Palestinian bagpipers join battle cry for Scottish independence

The Washington Post
Rent skyrockets in devastated Gaza

The Washington Times
Islamic State vows to kill second Briton

The New York Times
For James Foley’s Family, U.S. Policy Offered No Hope

The Washington Post
Recruiting for Armageddon: The Islamic State’s apocalyptic magazine

The Associated Press
Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

The Washington Times
Muslim cleric whips out machine gun in sermon

The Associated Press
First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

The Associated Press
IAEA indicates slow going on Iran probe

Agence France-Presse
NATO convoy rammed by Taliban suicide bomber - More

Agence France-Presse
Philippines orders evacuation as Mayon volcano threatens to erupt

The New York Times
On This Day: September 16

Agence France-Presse
La communauté internationale se mobilise contre l’État islamique

Agence France-Presse
Front commun pour lutter contre l’État islamique

Agence France-Presse
500 autres migrants sont portés disparu en Méditerranée

Agence France-Presse
Les prorusses menacent les démarches de paix, dit Kiev

Agence France-Presse
Un soldat de l’ONU tué dans une explosion au nord du Mali

Agence France-Presse
La mobilisation augmente contre Ebola

Agence France-Presse
Nétanyahou veut plus d’argent pour la Défense

Agence France-Presse
Des heurts sporadiques près de la ville irakienne de Dhoulouiyah

Agence France-Presse
Premières frappes américaines contre l’État islamique

The Associated Press
Six ans de travaux forcés pour un Américain en Corée du Nord

Agence France-Presse
Une mutinerie a fait quatre morts et 11 blessés dans la prison d’El Abra

Journal Sud Ouest
L’éphéméride du 16 septembre

Books

Colin Clark | Breaking Defense
Predator’s Tortuous Ride to Fame