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  • Russia's INF Treaty Violation: More Questions than Answers by Elizabeth Zolotukhina, 6 Aug -- "In its recently released 2014 Compliance Report, the U.S. Department of State has formally accused Moscow of violating the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.1 Regrettably, the unclassified version of the report does not specify the exact nature of the treaty violation...."
  • Navy Passes the Buck on 'Boomer' Buy by Reset Defense Bulletin, 24 Jul -- "Navy Passes the Buck on 'Boomer' Buy   edited by Charles Knight & Carl Conetta The Reset Defense Bulletin is a bi-weekly service of the Project on Defense Alternatives. Long Range Strike Bomber   CRS reports that the ten-fold increase in funding included in the the FY15 Future Years Defense Budget for the Long Range Strike Bomber (or 'system' of platforms) suggests that much of the development of this bomber has already been completed in classified programs: "Aviation analysts and industry officials confirm CRS's assessment that this funding stream resembles a production program more than a typical development profile. ..."
  • Afghanistan and Kids At the Border by Ed Corcoran, 17 Jul -- "These are two current challenges facing the nation and at first glance seem totally unrelated. But in fact they are two aspects of the core challenge for the Twenty-first Century: promoting US prosperity...."
  • Pentagon promises 'Mission Match' instead of 'Mission Creep' in Iraq by Reset Defense Bulletin, 8 Jul -- " Middle East U.S. Middle East policy is in shambles.   As predicted by many experts a decade ago the U.S. war of regime change in Iraq has become a disaster of historic proportions...."
  • The Iraq Crisis and U.S. Post-War Strategy by Reset Defense Bulletin, 19 Jun -- " Less than a month ago, speaking at West Point to the applause of graduating cadets, President Obama summed up his war successes: "We have removed our troops from Iraq.  We are winding down our war in Afghanistan...."

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