A shooting by an Iraq War veteran at Fort Hood in Texas last week calls attention to the importance of bolstering security at military bases and the emotional well- being of personnel strained by multiple deployments and federal budget cuts, U.S. lawmakers said.
U.S. intelligence agencies aren’t sure what Russian President Vladimir Putin might do next after he was able to annex Crimea almost without warning, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said.
This week’s notable deaths included the key figure in the U.S. savings and loan crisis of the 1980s; the designer of innovative surfboards and the Hobie Cat sailboat; and the head of a Wall Street firm that rode the industry’s merger trend in the 1970s. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
President Barack Obama said indifference to Russia’s attempt to unilaterally redraw the boundaries of Ukraine would ignore the lessons that are written in the cemeteries for the dead in two world wars.
President Barack Obama said the U.S. and its European allies stand united against Russian attempts to redraw Ukraine’s boundaries, while warning that indifference would ignore the lessons from two world wars.