Europe is too dependent on American defense spending, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday, citing the drastic change in the breakdown of defense expenditures under NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
The Obama administration has high hopes of passing the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia during this lame duck session of Congress. In spite of overwhelming support from across the political spectrum, Republican leaders in the Senate show a reluctance to vote on the measure.
When Russian president Dmitry Medvedev sacked longtime Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov last month, it was a chance to turn the page after nearly two decades. Exactly what the shakeup means for Muscovites is up for speculation, however, largely because Medvedev’s pick to replace the 18-year inc