Russia

Russian involvement in the 4½-year-old Syrian civil war seems to be escalating, with NATO's secretary general confirming Tuesday a second incursion by Russian planes into Turkish airspace and saying Russian ground troops...
Within the last year, Mr. Putin has flagrantly and deliberately violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the Budapest Memorandum, and the Minsk Protocol.
Washington, DC: Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly released the following statement regarding the...
Today, the President announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is resigning:While I thank Secretary Hagel for his service to our country, I strongly urge the President to nominate someone who can secure the broad base of...
Send a message to Mitch McConnell:Your Majority Leadership should be guaranteed. Here's how. Republicans lead thus far in Colorado mail-in ballots. However this state scares me most because the rule is an invitation to...
In 1994, Russia promised to respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine in exchange for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons. Twenty years later, that agreement is nothing but a torn up piece of paper. Russian tanks rolled...
The following was written by Congressman Joe Barton (TX-6):America’s new found energy abundance creates incredible opportunities, but old laws are getting in the way of economic growth and the chance to strengthen...
In the sky above eastern Ukraine, a surface-to-air missile was launched, and it destroyed a Malaysian civilian airliner. The dastardly deed killed – rather, murdered ---298 people. It appears the missile and launcher were...
Two weeks ago, I traveled to Ukraine. It was a sobering experience as I saw firsthand the situation on the ground. Our country must do more to let our friends in the Ukraine know that we support them and want to help protect...
Yuri Maltsev, an adviser to Mikhail Gorbachev’s government, tells the story of his defection to the U.S., and relates stories from his life in the Soviet Union.While at Moscow State University, he received special permission...
Following press reports that President Obama negotiated a secret deal with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and unilaterally agreed not to provide lethal assistance to Ukraine, I sent
The Obama administration must stop the handwringing that has characterized the president’s foreign policy and immediately provide lethal military assistance to Ukraine. After failing for nearly a year to change Russian...
The apparent shutdown of a Chevron fracking facility in Romania may be the results of efforts by Russia to stop natural gas production in Eastern Europe. Not long after opening the hydraulic fracturing facility in Pungesti,...
While the eyes of the world are on ISIS, the Russian bear has quietly come out of hibernation. Putin is back after a brief hiatus, seeking to devour his neighbors and reclaim his kingdom while once again sending covert...
I was very pleased to hear President Obama’s strong condemnation of Russian aggression in Ukraine at the UN General Assembly today.As Putin continues to pursue an expansionist and dangerously adventuresome worldview, these...
If NATO reports prove accurate that Putin has in fact sent over 1,000 troops into Ukraine to support and fight alongside Russian-backed separatists, this is an act of war against the sovereign state of Ukraine.This alleged...
The State Department has finally found Russia to be in violation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), something many of us have known for many months. The Russians violated the INF treaty by testing a...
Five years ago, companies were building terminals to import natural gas at the cost of billions of dollars because analysts agreed that the United States' economy was going to need natural gas from overseas. Today that...
Obama may have a pen and a phone, but the phone is “man down.” Obama is finding out the hard way that the phone works both ways, and the guy on the other doesn’t have to answer. {face palm} Obama’s administration is so...
The situation in Ukraine is worsening. On Friday, Vladimir Putin recalled the Russian ambassador to NATO, and Russia’s military chief warned that Russian troops could move further into Ukraine in just 12 hours. The world...

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