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ELDER: Putin’s War On Ukraine: A Graver Time Of Reckoning

In 2008 Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military forces invaded Georgia, formerly part of the Soviet Union from which it declared independence in 1991. He faced little resistance and suffered no real consequences. When in 2014, Putin invaded and annexed Crimea, Ukraine, he faced little resistance and suffered no real consequences. On Feb. 24 of this ...

ELDER: Ukraine: Putin’s Misadventure Unites The West

As of this writing, predictions of a Russian day or two romp through Ukraine, all the way to the point of threatening NATO countries, have proven wrong. Profoundly wrong. War is always unpredictable. But clearly much of the American news coverage underestimated both the totalitarian appetite of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the grit and ...

ELDER: A Tale Of Top IS Leaders Killed Under Two Administrations

When President Donald Trump, in October 2019, ordered a successful takedown of top Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Democrats and even the anti-Trump media celebrated the death of the terror leader. But top leaders of the Democratic party still chastised Trump for failing to notify top congressional Democrats of the impending strike. Speaker ...