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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power predicted on Sunday that the United States would not carry out airstrikes in Syria alone and suggested that some nations have already indicated they would participate in striking Syria, despite the current lack of public support.

More On Sexual Assault In The Military

Military Sexual Assaults

Today I have a piece about the complicated and sometimes questionable statistics that are cited by those who say that sexual assault, and in particular male-on-male sexual assault, is epidemic in the military.

The upshot is that, at the very least, the statistical situation is much more complicated than some would like to admit—and that the one thing that the most reliable figures available do show clearly is that sexual assault in the military is predominantly a crime of male perpetrators and female victims.

Russian Nuclear Bombers Buzz Alaska, N. Europe

In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, an F/A-18 Hornet from aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, escorts a Russian Tupolev 95 Bear long rang bomber aircraft on Feb. 9, 2008

Russian strategic nuclear bombers carried out air defense zone incursions near Alaska and across Northern Europe this week in the latest nuclear saber rattling by Moscow.

Six Russian aircraft, including two Bear H nuclear bombers, two MiG-31 fighter jets and two IL-78 refueling tankers were intercepted by F-22 fighters on Wednesday and Thursday west and north of Alaska in air defense identification zones, said Navy Capt. Jeff A. Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command. Two other Bears were intercepted by Canadian jets.

Cruz: Nuclear Iran is a Bigger Threat than ISIL

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Sen. Ted Cruz said the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) could lead to a “massive loss of life” in the United States if it is not stopped, but added that he still believes Iran’s nuclear ambitions pose a greater threat to the U.S. than the Islamic State, in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon last week.