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Cholesterol drug shows promise to help reverse heart disease

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine has proved able to shrink plaque that is …

Russia warns NATO drills a ‘problem’ as US attack planes buzz Poland

Four US A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes are taking part in war games in Poland, as the nation expects about 10,000 NATO forces at drills this year. …

Senator: The US is committing a 'strategic blunder' by removing troops from the Arctic as Russia digs in

"This is a strategic mistake, a strategic blunder in my view by the Department of Defense," Sullivan told KTVA. As part of the US Army drawdown from a force of 490,000 to 450,000 active-duty soldiers, the Army set to remove 2,600 troops from the US's largest state.<p>This reduction comes as Russia is …

Eyeing Russia, US leads fresh military drills in Ukraine

The annual Rapid Trident exercises involve 1,800 soldiers from 18 countries and last for just under two weeks.<p>Their immediate aim is to build resolve and cohesion within the ex-Soviet state's outdated and woefully underfunded armed forces -- caught in a 15-month east Ukrainian quagmire against …

Former CIA bureau chief: Putin is ‘perfectly willing’ to use nuclear weapons in Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin is prepared to use tactical nuclear weapons in Europe to stop any NATO expansion, according to an ex-CIA bureau chief.<p>Robert Dannenberg, who was once Chief of the Central Eurasia region for the Central Intelligence Agency, said that "nuclear weapons are not off the …

Putin out to seize control of Ukraine, says Kiev defense chief | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - The West should not drop its guard over Ukraine, the country’s defense minister said on Friday, saying a build-up of Russian forces in support of separatists showed President Vladimir Putin was bent on seizing control of the country.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a …

The Pentagon’s Fight Over Fighting China

The Joint Chiefs keep ordering up ambitious new war plans. But their biggest battle might be with each other.<p><b>At first, it’s hard to see Operation Desert Storm as</b> anything less than an unparalleled American military victory. The battleship <i>U.S.S. Missouri</i> began the campaign to forcibly remove Iraqi …

Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves

SINGAPORE (AP) — China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields …

Exclusive: China warns U.S. surveillance plane

<b>Above the South China Sea (CNN) —</b> The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence.<p>The series of man-made islands and the massive Chinese military build-up on them have alarmed the …

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Ukraine's president: 'This is not a fight with Russian-backed separatists, this is a real war with Russia'

The pro-Western leader said the weekend capture of two purported Russian special forces members proved the separatist uprising in the industrial east of Ukraine was a guise for a Moscow-orchestrated campaign aimed at breaking up his ex-Soviet state.<p>"This is not a fight with Russian-backed …