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White House Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Russia and Ukraine trade soldiers - Russian media Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 4:04 AM ET

    Ukraine and Russia exchanged captured soldiers, Russian news agencies said.

  • India says Pakistan border clashes 'extremely serious' Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 12:44 AM ET
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Arun Jaitley

    Clashes along India's border with Pakistan are "extremely serious and provocative," Defense Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

  • EU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vague Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 11:31 PM ET

    The EU threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but the timing of any measures is uncertain.

  • Ukraine: Why you should really be worried this time Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    The situation in Ukraine looks ever further from the peaceful, or at least contained, solution Western leaders were hoping for.

  • Obama on ISIS: 'We don't have a strategy yet' Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:08 AM ET
    Yezidis living in Washington stage a protest outside the White House in Washington, United States, August 7, 2014, against the ISIS attacks on Yezidis in Iraq.

    President Obama put the brakes on the prospects of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria, saying “we don't have a strategy yet.”

  • Chinese pilots told to fly closer to US spy planes Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:42 PM ET
    A pair of US Navy Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft prepare for a catapult launch from the flight deck of the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington off the coast of Hong Kong.

    One Chinese naval officer has advice for fighter pilots intercepting U.S. surveillance planes last week - fly even closer.

  • Obama, Merkel will consider more Russian sanctions Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:58 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Aug. 28, 2014.

    President Barack Obama said there will not be military action in Ukraine, and that there is no current plan to deal with ISIS.

  • Street bets on limited Ukraine fallout...for now Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:37 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Minsk on Aug. 26, 2014.

    Wall Street advanced to all-time highs while the Russia-Ukraine crisis rose toward a boil, but it wouldn't mind seeing a de-escalation soon.

  • Stocks fall as Ukraine warns of 'full-scale war' Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Russian armored carrier leads a column of military trucks as they leave the Ukrainian border around Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russia.

    Ukraine said on Thursday that Russian forces had entered the country and its Ambassador warned of the threat of a "full-scale war".

  • Russia wants war: Ukraine ambassador Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Russia wants war: Ukraine ambassador

    Ukrainian Ambassador Dmytro Kuleba says Ukraine is working on a "responsible" reaction to Russia's "first blunt invasion".

  • Russia's 'stealth invasion' Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:17 AM ET
    Russian armored carrier leads a column of military trucks as they leave the Ukrainian border around Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Russia.

    Russia has reportedly opened up a third front in Ukraine, in what Western military officials are calling a "stealth invasion." NBC News' Albina Kovalyova provides insight, as well as an update on three McDonald's temporarily shut down.

  • Putin is ready for a big fight: Expert Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:45 PM ET
    'Putin is ready for a big fight': Expert

    Colin Chapman, President of the New South Wales chapter of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, outlines the motives behind Russia's military buildup in eastern Ukraine.

  • Ex-ambassador: Ukraine crisis will persist Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    Ex-ambassador: Ukraine crisis will persist

    John Herbst, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, says Russia is likely to continue creating instability in Ukraine amid Europe's reluctance to take on a strong stance.

  • Poroshenko must not give up on Crimea: Pro Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:39 PM ET
    Why Poroshenko's Crimea agenda matters

    Kurt Volker, Executive Director at McCain Institute, explains why it's important for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to insist on taking Crimea back during talks with Russia.

  • Can Gaza's latest peace deal last? Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:23 PM ET
    Can Gaza's latest peace deal last?

    Firas Maksad, Managing Director at Global Policy Advisors, says war fatigue could prevent an outbreak of new fighting, but warns that regional dynamics may complicate the situation.

  • What millionaire investors are worried about Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:58 PM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq Syria islamic militants

    Wealthy investors have grown more pessimistic about the economy this summer, with many citing crises in the Middle East and Ukraine as potential hazards, a survey finds.

  • Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended cease-fire Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:16 PM ET
    A Palestinian woman takes some of her belongings from her partially destroyed home across the street from where a high rise apartment building in Gaza City was targeted by Israeli airstrikes, Aug. 26, 2014.

    A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza went into effect Tuesday.

  • Russia and Ukraine leaders hold rare talks Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    Russia and Ukraine leaders hold rare talks

    Donald Jensen, Johns Hopkins University, says there is slim hope Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will make progress when they meet in Minsk, Belarus on Tuesday to talk about the deteriorating situation in Eastern Ukraine.

  • Russia hikes inflation forecast, cuts 2015 growth Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:46 AM ET

    Russia's Economy Ministry raised its 2014 inflation forecast and cut the growth forecast for 2015 on Tuesday.

  • Why Ukraine-Russia talks won't yield results Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:11 PM ET
    Why Ukraine-Russia talks won't yield results

    Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory, says the controversy over Russia's aid convoy has made a reconciliation between Russia and Ukraine less likely.