World update: March 13 2018

ASIA AFGHANISTAN Another (likely) Taliban attack on a police checkpoint in Farah province left at least five police officers dead on Tuesday. Meanwhile, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis made a surprise visit to the country (always a good sign for the war effort when leaders have to duck in to the country without telling… Continue reading World update: March 13 2018

BREAKING: Congress elects not to train and fund Neo-Nazis

It should go without saying that this is a good idea: The House of Representatives has unanimously approved an amendment to the U.S. military budget, proposed by Conyers and Florida Republican Ted Yoho, banning support and training for “the Ukrainian neo-Nazi paramilitary militia ‘Azov Battalion.’” Azov was set up in May 2014 to fight pro-Russian separatists… Continue reading BREAKING: Congress elects not to train and fund Neo-Nazis

You would think that a militia flying a Nazi flag in Ukraine would get more attention

Ukraine continues to be under-covered, which isn’t really anybody’s fault given what’s happening in Iraq and in Gaza, again, but it still unfortunate. Barring some dramatic military move by Russia, it seems like the separatist movement is all but finished; the most important rebel stronghold, Donetsk, is reportedly on the verge of falling to Kiev,… Continue reading You would think that a militia flying a Nazi flag in Ukraine would get more attention