Reader’s Links, July 20, 2018

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  1. Pentagon sends $200 million to Ukraine after Trump summit

    The Pentagon said Friday it will provide an additional $200 million to Ukraine to boost its security as it struggles with a Russia-backed insurgency.

    The funding will go to more training, equipment and military advising so the former Soviet republic can “defend its territorial integrity,” the Pentagon said in a statement. The U.S. has supplied more than $1 billion in security assistance to the country since 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea and backed rebels in eastern Ukraine.

    The Pentagon’s announcement comes just days after President Trump held a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland that was aimed at improving U.S.-Russian relations.

    But Russian aggression in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea remain a major diplomatic hurdle and have drawn wide international condemnation.

    The Trump administration broke with the previous administration and began providing lethal weaponry, including Javelin anti-tank missiles, to Ukraine earlier this year.

    The $200 million in new security funding is a significant increase in assistance and is likely to send a stronger message to Moscow.

    “The added funds will provide equipment to support ongoing training programs and operational needs, including capabilities to enhance Ukraine’s command and control, situational awareness systems, secure communications, military mobility, night vision, and military medical treatment,” the Pentagon said in its statement.

    DoD to Provide $200 Million in Security Cooperation Funds to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — The Defense Department announced today that it will provide $200 million to Ukraine in security cooperation funds for additional training, equipment and advisory efforts to build the defensive capacity of Ukraine’s forces.

    This reaffirms the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Ukraine, and brings the total U.S. security sector assistance to Ukraine to more than $1 billion since 2014.

    The added funds will provide equipment to support ongoing training programs and operational needs, including capabilities to enhance Ukraine’s command-and-control, situational awareness systems, secure communications, military mobility, night vision and military medical treatment.

    The security cooperation builds on Ukraine’s recent adoption of the Law on National Security. This law, which provides a legislative framework for aligning Ukraine’s national security architecture with Euro-Atlantic principles, constitutes a major step toward Ukraine’s goal of achieving NATO interoperability. The implementation of these reforms will bolster Ukraine’s ability to defend its territorial integrity in support of a secure and democratic Ukraine.

    A timeline for delivery and fielding of equipment will be determined at a later date.

  2. Russian Bots Caught Stacking The Deck For Liberals

    Democrats are making hay over Russian interference in the 2016 election… but they could reap the benefits of similar interference in 2018.

    Russian bots have been caught promoting one very left-wing hashtag on Twitter: #AbolishICE.

    According to Medium, the hashtag “has been connected to Russian bots.”

  3. UK paper joins Saudi media group to launch Middle East news sites (memo, Jul 20, 2018)

    “The British news website the Independent is partnering up with a Saudi media firm to launch four news portals in Arabic, Turkish, Persian and Urdu.

    The Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) already operate publications to promote state propaganda, and have links to the royal family.

    The Independent claims it will stick to its own editorial policy regarding coverage of topics which affect Saudi Arabia including the war on Yemen and arms trade.

    “Four new websites will offer the highest-quality, free-thinking, independent news, insight and analysis on global affairs and local events,” the Independent said in a statement….”

  4. Why the media should stop attacking Trump over Russia summit

    Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino discusses how the media has attacked President Trump over his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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