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  • Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.

    Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.
    WASHINGTON — In speeches and remarks last week in Europe, President Obama made it clear that he considers Russia's annexation of Crimea a very big deal. But he also defined what it's not: an overwhelming national security threat, such as the U.S.-Soviet rivalry in the Cold War, that would trump all other foreign policy priorities.
  • Russian takeover of Crimea 'is not a done deal,' U.S. official says

    Russian takeover of Crimea 'is not a done deal,' U.S. official says
    WASHINGTON -- The United States would not recognize a referendum by Crimea to leave Ukraine, and a shift of that region to Russia “is not a done deal,” a top Obama administration official said Sunday. “If there is a referendum and it...

    Biden: No decision on 2016 yet

    Biden: No decision on 2016 yet
    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he is "confident that I could make a good president," but added that he had yet to decide whether he will seek the Democratic nomination in 2016. Biden, during a round of morning TV interviews in...

    Sweeping review ordered for Pentagon's troubled nuclear force

    Sweeping review ordered for Pentagon's troubled nuclear force
    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered a sweeping review of the Pentagon's troubled nuclear weapons force and summoned commanders for a face-to-face meeting amid an investigation into cheating and drug use by missile-launch officers,...

    Doubt cast over circumstances of San Diego Marine's 2004 death

    Doubt cast over circumstances of San Diego Marine's 2004 death
    For nearly a decade the debate continued over whether Sgt. Rafael Peralta deserved the Medal of Honor for combat bravery. Conflicting physical and medical evidence were at the center of the dispute involving the Marine from San Diego, who was killed...