TROOPS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TROOPS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57831590-68/ukraine-putin-russia-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57831590-68/ukraine-putin-russia-russian.html.csp">Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T07:41:02.779-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers. Putin expressed hope for a political and diplomatic solution of the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, saying he hopes that he won’t have to send Russian troops into eastern Ukraine...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578315902014-04-17T07:41:02.779-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T07:41:02.779-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831590@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:41:02 MDT Ukrainian troops push back pro-Russian mobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824490-68/ukrainian-russian-ukraine-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57824490-68/ukrainian-russian-ukraine-government.html.csp">Ukrainian troops push back pro-Russian mobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Anthony Faiola</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T22:14:23.582-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 10:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Donetsk, Ukraine • The Ukrainian military on Tuesday secured an airfield threatened by Russian sympathizers, signaling the start of a campaign to counter militants who have stormed official buildings in at least 10 eastern cities. After days of a cautious response and empty ultimatums, the government’s deployment of troops on Tuesday could signal an escalation of the crisis, which is playing out much like the events that led to Crimea’s annexation by Russia early this year. Officials in Moscow ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57824490@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:14:23 MDT ‘We somehow bear what seems unbearable’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57798998-68/obama-soldiers-fort-hood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57798998-68/obama-soldiers-fort-hood.html.csp">‘We somehow bear what seems unbearable’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T21:29:11.154-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">FORT HOOD, Texas • President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation’s comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week’s Fort Hood shooting spree. “We somehow bear what seems unbearable,” he declared. It was yet another sad observance for a president who has had to deliver words of consolation across the country many times. At Fort Hood, the ceremony was made more poignant as ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577989982014-04-09T21:29:11.154-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T21:29:11.154-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57798998@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:29:11 MDT Kaplan: Yes, NATO is weaker, but the Warsaw Pact is gone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57757400-82/nato-putin-russian-ukraine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57757400-82/nato-putin-russian-ukraine.html.csp">Kaplan: Yes, NATO is weaker, but the Warsaw Pact is gone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Fred Kaplan</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T04:33:01.854-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 04:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — Granted, the crisis in Ukraine is worrisome, Vladimir Putin’s behavior is unpredictable, and the 30,000 Russian troops amassed on the Ukrainian border arouse a sense of dread and danger unfelt since the Cold War. That said, the alarmism is getting out of hand. Legitimate concerns are spiraling into war chants and trembling, a weird mix of paranoia and nostalgia, needlessly inflating tensions and severely distorting the true picture. A bizarre example of this is a March 26 New York T...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57757400@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:33:01 MDT Russia pulls back a battalion from the Ukrainian border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57755987-68/russia-russian-ukraine-troops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57755987-68/russia-russian-ukraine-troops.html.csp">Russia pulls back a battalion from the Ukrainian border</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T20:53:34.94-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">SIMFEROPOL, Crimea • Russia said Monday it was pulling a battalion of several hundred troops away from the Ukrainian border but kept tens of thousands in place, prompting a worried response from the Kiev government about what the U.S. warned was still a “tremendous buildup.” Russia moved quickly to strengthen its economic hold on Crimea, with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arriving in the newly annexed peninsula with promises of funds for improved power supplies, water lines, education and pens...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57755987@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:53:34 MDT Russia pulls back a battalion from Ukraine border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57754536-68/russia-ukraine-russian-crimea.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57754536-68/russia-ukraine-russian-crimea.html.csp">Russia pulls back a battalion from Ukraine border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURA MILLS and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T14:45:22.298-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 02:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Simferopol, Crimea • Russia said Monday it was pulling a battalion of several hundred troops away from the Ukrainian border but kept tens of thousands in place, prompting a worried response from the Kiev government about what the U.S. warned was still a “tremendous buildup.” Russia moved quickly to strengthen its economic hold on Crimea, with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arriving in this newly annexed peninsula with promises of funds for improved power supplies, water lines, education and pens...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577545362014-03-31T14:45:22.298-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T14:45:22.298-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57754536@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:45:22 MDT Russia: Make Ukraine a federation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750617-68/ukraine-russian-russia-kerry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750617-68/ukraine-russian-russia-kerry.html.csp">Russia: Make Ukraine a federation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T22:27:39.338-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 10:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • The United States and Russia agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, but four hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadlock over how to proceed. Sitting face-to-face but not seeing eye-to-eye on any of the most critical issues, Kerry and Lavrov advanced far- different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the situation, particularly as Russia c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577506172014-03-30T22:27:39.338-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T22:27:39.338-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750617@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:27:39 MDT Ukrainian troops get on buses, leave Crimea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57731131-68/crimea-ukrainian-defense-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57731131-68/crimea-ukrainian-defense-russian.html.csp">Ukrainian troops get on buses, leave Crimea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADAM PEMBLE </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PETER LEONARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T22:07:19.087-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Feodosia, Crimea • As former comrades saluted them from outside a base overrun by Russian forces, Ukrainian marines in Crimea piled into buses Tuesday to head back to the mainland. It was a low-key exit from this Black Sea port; fewer than a dozen friends and relatives were on hand to bid the marines farewell. A troop transporter bearing black Russian military plates trailed the bus as it pulled away. Their departure came as Ukraine’s defense minister stepped down after harsh criticism for autho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577311312014-03-25T22:07:19.087-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T22:07:19.087-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57731131@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:07:19 MDT Syrian civil war reaches 3rd year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687752-68/syrian-syria-yabroud-hezbollah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687752-68/syrian-syria-yabroud-hezbollah.html.csp">Syrian civil war reaches 3rd year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BASSEM MROUE </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DIAA HADID</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T22:54:02.341-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 10:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BEIRUT • Syrian troops advanced in a major rebel-held town near the Lebanese border amid heavy bombardment from warplanes, artillery and tanks as the country’s bloody conflict marked its third anniversary Saturday, state media and activists said. The conflict, which began amid Arab Spring protests across the region, started off as protests that turned into an armed insurgency and eventually became a full-blown civil war that activists say has killed more than 140,000 people and has seen 2 milli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576877522014-03-15T22:54:02.341-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T22:54:02.341-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57687752@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:54:02 MDT Russia in patriotic fervor over Crimea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57648811-68/crimea-russia-russian-ukrainian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57648811-68/crimea-russia-russian-ukrainian.html.csp">Russia in patriotic fervor over Crimea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURA MILLS </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T18:09:24.019-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 06:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday for bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square waving flags and chanting “Crimea is Russia!” as a parliamentary leader declared that the peninsula would be welcomed as an “equal subject” of Russia. The semi-autonomous region belongs to Ukraine, but the local parliament has called a March 16 referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia, a move President Barack Obama has called a violati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576488112014-03-07T18:09:24.019-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-07T18:09:24.019-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57648811@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:09:24 MDT Putin turns heat down in Ukraine crisis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57633141-68/russia-ukraine-putin-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57633141-68/russia-ukraine-putin-russian.html.csp">Putin turns heat down in Ukraine crisis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and TIM SULLIVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T21:40:40.249-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention “to fight the Ukrainian people” but reserves the right to use force. As the Russian president held court in his personal residence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kiev’s fledgling government and urged Putin to stand down. “It is not appropriate to invade a country, and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57633141@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:40:40 MDT Putin cools tensions in Ukraine; Kerry in Kiev http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57630612-68/ukraine-russia-putin-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57630612-68/ukraine-russia-putin-russian.html.csp">Putin cools tensions in Ukraine; Kerry in Kiev</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and TIM SULLIVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T16:35:18.29-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 04:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis in his first comments since its president fled, saying Tuesday that Russia has no intention “to fight the Ukrainian people” but reserved the right to use force. As the Russian president held court in his personal residence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kiev’s fledgling government and Moscow agreed to sit down with NATO. Although nerves remained on edge in Crimea, wit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576306122014-03-04T16:35:18.29-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-04T16:35:18.29-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57630612@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:35:18 MDT As tensions in Ukraine rise, global stock markets fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57628120-68/russia-russian-ukraine-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57628120-68/russia-russian-ukraine-military.html.csp">As tensions in Ukraine rise, global stock markets fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID McHUGH </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DALTON BENNETT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T22:02:15.866-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Russian troops said to be 16,000 strong tightened their stranglehold on Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula Monday, openly defying the U.S. and the European Union and rattling world capitals and stock markets. The West struggled to find a way to get Russia to back down, but with little beyond already threatened diplomatic and economic sanctions, global markets fell sharply over the prospect of violent upheaval in the heart of Europe. For its part, Moscow reiterated its price for ending ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576281202014-03-03T22:02:15.866-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-03T22:02:15.866-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57628120@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:02:15 MDT Russian troops take over Ukraine’s Crimea, Obama sends warning http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57617591-68/ukraine-russia-russian-crimea.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57617591-68/ukraine-russia-russian-crimea.html.csp">Russian troops take over Ukraine’s Crimea, Obama sends warning</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIM SULLIVAN and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T16:41:22.657-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Simferopol, Ukraine • Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its forces, Western governments had few options to counter Russia’s military moves. Putin sought and quickly got his parliament’s approval to use its military to protect Russia’s interests across Ukraine. But while sometimes-violent pro-Russian protests...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57617591@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 16:41:22 MDT Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57598706-68/afghanistan-karzai-security-troops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57598706-68/afghanistan-karzai-security-troops.html.csp">Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T20:55:32.033-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In a blunt warning to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Barack Obama threatened on Tuesday to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year if a crucial security pact isn’t signed — and he ordered the Pentagon to accelerate planning for just that scenario. At the same time, in a rare phone call with Karzai, Obama indicated he was willing to wait his mercurial counterpart out and sign a security agreement with a new Afghan president after April elections. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575987062014-02-25T20:55:32.033-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-25T20:55:32.033-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57598706@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:55:32 MDT