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WAR

From the column: "The dangers of nuclear accidents are more likely than the threat of a war. There have been numerous mishaps, accidents, technology failures, communication breakdowns, and near accidental launches of nuclear weapons."
I urge Americans with a conscience to take a break from summer fun to call the White House.
Both superpowers start wars under fake pretenses and then don’t have the common decency to allow those they attack to be in a war, too.
The family of 2nd Lt. William J. McGowan was able to lay him to rest Saturday, 78 years after the 23-year-old pilot's plane was shot down on D-Day. His remains were recovered in France in 2018 and identified in 2019.

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The Russian advances appeared to bring the Kremlin closer to taking full control of Luhansk province, one of Moscow's stated war objectives, and set the stage for Lysychansk to become the main frontline city on that front.
Although the approval of the Kyiv government's application by EU leaders meeting in Brussels is just the start of what will be a years-long process, it marks a huge geopolitical shift and will anger Russia as it struggles to impose its will on Ukraine.
The Russian strikes on Kharkiv, throughout Tuesday and continuing on Wednesday morning, were the worst for weeks in the area where normal life had been returning since Ukraine pushed Russian forces back in a major counter-offensive last month.
The latest diplomatic crisis is over the Kaliningrad enclave, a port and surrounding countryside on the Baltic Sea that is home to nearly a million Russians, connected to the rest of Russia by a rail link through EU- and NATO-member Lithuania.
What would Putin do if Ukraine sent long range missiles toward Moscow and the Kremlin?
Moscow's separatist proxies claimed to have captured Toshkivka, a town on the mostly Ukrainian-held western bank of the Siverskyi Donets river, south of Sievierodonetsk, which has become the main battlefield city in recent weeks.

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Jay Johnson, the great-grandson of a Civil War veteran, is grateful to share his family's treasures at the Battle Lake, Minn., museum.
Ukraine applied to join the EU just four days after Russian troops poured across its border in February. Four days later, so did Moldova and Georgia — smaller ex-Soviet states also contending with separatist regions occupied by Russian troops.
So how could the Iraqis be wrong when they fought back and the Ukrainians be right when they fought back?

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