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Vlad's Army: NATO uncovers Russian plot to spark UK race war using Twitter trolls posing as attractive young women

Russia is planning to destabilise Britain by sparking a race war – using scantily clad models instead of armed soldiers.<p>Cyber warriors at a …

Putin says Kremlin critic Navalny is U.S. pick for Russian presidency | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that opposition leader Alexei Navalny was Washington’s pick for the Russian presidency, which was why the United States had complained about Navalny not being allowed to run for office.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting …

Russia

How deadly drone swarms will help US troops on the frontline

No enemy would want to face a swarm of drones on the attack.<p>But enemies of the United States will have to face the overwhelming force of American drone teams that can think for themselves, communicate with each other and work together in hundreds to execute combat missions.<p>Teams numbering more than …

Military

Putin says it's up to Washington, not Moscow, to improve ties | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it was up to Washington and not Moscow to improve ties between the two countries.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with heads and editors of Russian mass media in Moscow, Russia January 11, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei …

Russia

There are 5,000 tunnels under North Korea, and US soldiers are training to fight in them

Tensions are rising between the US and North Korea, and the US military is preparing. That means learning to deal with a unique tactical advantage that North Korea has within its borders: tunnels.<p>“The North Koreans are like mole people,” Dave Maxwell, a former Army colonel who fought in the Korea …

Thoughts on the Greatness of Ulysses S. Grant

With a new biography of Ulysses S. Grant out by the man who helped put Alexander Hamilton back in the center of 21st American popular culture, I’m …

War

Face facts. The west that won the cold war no longer exists

Capitalism conquered the eastern bloc. That’s why liberal politics alone won’t defeat today’s populism<p>Finnish TV and toilet paper did as much to undermine the USSR as the nuclear deterrent, an Estonian friend once explained to me. He grew up in Tallinn, under Kremlin rule but within antenna range …

Europe

White House Official Floated Withdrawing U.S. Forces to Please Putin

A member of Trump’s National Security Council staff had a radical notion: to pare back American troops in Europe as a way to curry favor with the …

Russia

Russia Implies Drone Swarm Attack On Its Base in Syria Linked to US P-8 Patrol Plane

The country's Defense Ministry, as well as state news outlets, suggest there could be a connection, but haven't shown any evidence.<p>USN<p>Russia is …

Middle East

The Forgotten Proxy War Putin Is Fighting Against the US and Europe

<i>This article first appeared on The Daily Signal.</i><p>Kiev, Ukraine—And it goes on and on in eastern Ukraine. Every day and every night. There’s never any …

The KGB Playbook for Turning Russians Worldwide Into Agents

A KGB manual showed how valuable—and how treacherous—Russian émigrés could be. Did KGB veteran Vladimir Putin learn those lessons?<p><i>This is the third</i> …

Russia

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East

In 1988, the Soviet intelligence service, the KGB, looked at its mistakes in the Middle East, where the CIA often had the upper hand. Putin has …

Russia

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

49 minutes ago<p>The Raiders recently brought in the young linebacker from Missouri for a tryout.<p>69 minutes ago<p>The publication has the Redskins taking …

The 8 Rules of Leadership by Jack Welch | Inc.com

Leadership is all about growing others. It's about your team and its welfare. It's about your direct reports and their performance.<p>Leadership is a tough act. It's a daily balancing act. As a leader, you're expected to use your insight, experience, and rigor to balance the conflicting demands of …

Leadership

Putin’s Russia can’t celebrate its revolutionary past. It has to smother it

The Russian Revolution was a fight against the excesses of the rich. No wonder Vladimir Putin wants to ignore the centenary<p>November always brings a welcome holiday for Russians. The day off work is about some great historical event, but most use it to catch up with their families. On 7 November …

Russia

Russia probes spotlight 'deniable' Kremlin intelligence tactic

Carter Page and George Papadopoulos may be just two of several Trump associates ensnared by Moscow's reliance on 'cut-outs' to gather intelligence and recruit accomplices.<p>For Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, it was a professor he met on a trip to Italy. For Carter Page, a bank official …

Donald Trump

Kaliningrad, a remote Russian outpost, is worth the trouble of trying to get in | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

If you think it is necessary to reach Russia from the European Union by travelling east, think again.<p>I enter Kaliningrad from Lithuania at Sovetsk, …

Vladimir Putin

How to Solve Ethical Dilemmas in a Way That Works for Everyone | Inc.com

As business leaders we routinely find ourselves in the middle of arguments. At least we hope so. Because the more passion we generate about our company and its mission, the more our people will engage in arguments about strategy, structure, budgets, and action plans.<p>Peak performance leaders know …

Management

Use these 3 tips to talk like a boss

When you become a boss, you not only need to know how to be a leader, you need to learn how to communicate like one, too. Language that was fine for …

Leadership

Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War

On Monday, the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Worse, it built on a long tradition of endorsing stupidity in hopes of making Americans stupid …

War

How To Stop Living In Your Head

The author is Editor @ReadWriteWork.com “You have power over your mind — notThe post How To Stop Living In Your Head appeared first on iamwire.

Motivation

Did Russia make this ship disappear?

Gurvan Le Meur was steering the 37,500-tonne oil tanker Atria toward the Russian port of Novorossiysk when something odd happened.<p>His ship disappeared.<p>"First we had a few alarms -- losing signal alarms," the ship's captain said of the June incident. "We quickly found that the position given by the …

Merchant Shipping

The Russia Investigations: Interference Impacted Real Life; Senators Propose New Law

<b>Last week in the Russia investigations</b>: <i>Reports are growing about Russian-linked interference beyond the Web and in real life, three senators pitch a bill to tackle digital active measures and Big Tech says it'll play ball in Capitol Hill's big show on Nov. 1.</i><p>Influence-mongering in real life<p>Accounts …

Donald Trump

Russian jail frees Vladimir Putin opponent Alexei Navalny

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released after 20 days in detention for unauthorized protest. Police arranged the release to take …

Russia

The 6 High Performance Habits that Make People Extraordinary

All successful people share six common, consistent habits regardless of their area of expertise. Everyone can emulate them.

Self-improvement

The General Shames the Briefing Room

Posted: Oct 22, 2017 12:01 AM<p>WASHINGTON -- Since retired Gen. John Kelly became White House chief of staff, news outlets have portrayed him as the …

Those who fight our wars don’t write ‘blank checks’ to America. The soldiers slain in Niger knew that.

<i>“A veteran is someone who wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life.”</i><p>This saying has circulated in the wake of President Trump’s feud with the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed Oct. 4 in Niger alongside three fellow …

Military

Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

Mindfulness

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football