An expanded Russian invasion of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula seems imminent. So far Ukraine has avoided confrontations with Russian troops, but there are fears of a slip towards war.
The Russian parliament voted Saturday to send troops into Crimea, officially endorsing the policy already underway in the Black Sea region of Ukraine.
Crimea, a region of Ukraine, has asked Putin and Russia for help keeping the peace.
A bill to increase spending for veterans' services failed to move forward in the Senate, despite support from 54 Democrats and two Republicans.
The Ukrainian city of Sevastopol is home to Russia's Black Sea Fleet, making it a flashpoint in Kiev-Moscow relations. But it's not as critical militarily to the Kremlin as one might think.
And the ongoing refusal to recognize that pretending the US doesn't have limits to its power doesn't make it so.
Tariqka Sheffey indicated in a social media posting that she stayed in her car to avoid a flag ceremony. Base officials are looking into the situation.
North Korea fired four short-range missiles just days after the beginning of annual joint US and South Korean military exercises.
A new report by Amnesty International, the human rights organization, points to a climate of Israeli military impunity.
Demand for mental-health treatment stemming from sexual assaults is outstripping the Veterans Administration's ability to provide it. Military veterans testified Wednesday of their frustrations.