PALO ALTO, California (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday disclosed a cyber intrusion this year by Russian hackers who accessed an unclassified U.S. military network, in a episode Defense Secretary Ash Carter said showed the growing threat and the improving U.S. ability to respond.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told his Russian counterpart in a phone call on Wednesday that Russia must withdraw its forces from eastern Ukraine, a senior State Department official said on Thursday.
Gov. Jeb Bush slammed the Obama administration’s framework nuclear agreement with Iran as “very naïve” during a private event on Thursday morning, saying it would “create instability for a long, long while” and make it more difficult for the United States or Israel to take military action.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Thursday denied Russian allegations that U.S. troops are in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, calling Moscow’s claims a “ridiculous attempt to shift the focus” from its own activities in the region.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. troops are in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine and are training Ukrainian forces, Interfax news agency quoted a spokesman for Russia’s Defense Ministry as saying on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Army paratroopers began military training for small units of the Ukrainian national guard on Monday despite Russian warnings that the action could destabilize the country’s tenuous cease-fire.
Russian security officers raided the Moscow office of the opposition group Open Russia on Thursday while President Vladimir Putin answered questions during his annual call-in show.
A recent Russian aerial intercept of an unarmed U.S. reconnaissance aircraft over Europe was “reckless and unprofessional,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday.
Russian military activities and strategic nuclear forces are returning to a Cold War-era posture, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Wednesday.