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The first bodies of victims from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 arrived in Holland yesterday. A long line of hearses winded their way through Eindhoven Royal Dutch Air Force base as troops gave partial military honors to the victims. There were no speeches, just crisp orders issued to troops in formation who saluted as the hearses were driven past.…

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Very few presidents have had to face the issues now confronting President Barack Obama. Here are five of the top foreign crises that Obama is now handling. 1) Israel– President Obama finds himself in a role many US presidents have faced since the founding of Israel in 1947. Protecting Israel has been the cornerstone of…

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Malaysian Air Flight 370

The horrors of war were front and center on the world stage yesterday as news spread that a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet had been shot down. The jet was flying over a portion of the war-torn Ukraine when suspected Russian separatists fired a missile, hitting the jet and killing all 298 people aboard. Reports are coming in…

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Ukraine conflict reignites Soviet threat Although the Ukraine is far away from the United States it plays a pivotal role in today’s world politics. After the collapse of the Soviet empire in the 1990s, the Ukraine asserted its independence and became its own nation.  This was a blow to the former Soviet Union that needed…

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