Chinese Military Brass Visits US Amid Tensions

Diplomacy is sure to be emphasized during a top Chinese military official’s six-day visit to the United States, but tensions remain high in the South China Sea, where Beijing continues to assert itself in territorial disputes. General Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission, started his tour Monday in San Diego by visiting the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. On Thursday, the general will hold talks at the Pentagon with US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, off...
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Jeb Bush: Putin is a “Bully” who only Understands Force

http://youtu.be/70usCx-_K0s The United States should consider sending thousands more U.S. troops along with NATO forces to Eastern Europe to match the strength Russian President Vladimir Putin is amassing along the former Soviet bloc nations’ eastern border, Republican Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said Wednesday. Capping the two-day German leg of a European trip aimed at bolstering the former Florida governor’s foreign policy credentials, Bush said Putin is “a bully,” who can only be co...
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Vladimir Putin Criticizes Ukraine Sanctions

Barely two days after Europe’s most powerful leaders presented a common front on Russian sanctions, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia swept into Italy on Wednesday, a pointed reminder that European unity against him is fragile and that efforts to isolate him have brought only mixed success. Mr. Putin has always found a comfort zone in Italy, which has important trade and energy ties to Russia. He began his day in Milan, where he toured Russia’s exhibition at Expo Milano 2015, the world’s fa...
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