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NATO: Russian buildup threatens Ukraine’s neighbor

Map of Moldova and Environs

USA Today reports on a Russian troop builder that a U.S. NATO commander says could be primed to threaten Ukrainian neighbor Moldova. Russian forces massed along Ukraine’s eastern border could threaten stability in a separatist region of neighboring Moldova, the American general who serves as NATO’s top military commander said Sunday. “The force that is at the Ukrainian border now to the east is very,

U.S. Missile Defense Test Fails Over Pacific

Missile Defense Control Room file photo

The Department of Defense on Friday, July 5, 2013, announced the failure of a missile defense test over the Pacific, the third miss in a row for ABM tests. A Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) interceptor missile launched from Vandenburg AFB in California failed to connect with its target, a long-range ballistic missile launched from an atoll in the Marshall Islands. According to the Pentagon: Program officials

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Defense Secretary Hagel on Sequester, Military Spending

Pentagon file photo

Recently confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held a press briefing at the Pentagon on Friday, March 1, 2013, to address how DOD will respond to forced cuts under budget sequestering. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter also fielded questions. Hagel expressed concerns about the impact of cuts on military readiness. Some steps to be taken are expected to include a civilian hiring freeze, civilian