‘So Fricking Stupid’: Adam Smith Predicts Year-Long CR

UPDATED with more from Rep. Smith WASHINGTON: The congressional budget process is headed for “a complete meltdown” in December, and the most likely outcome is a year-long Continuing Resolution, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee believes. The government is already on a three-month CR until December, which is bad enough, said a visibly frustrated Rep. Adam Smith, but a full-year CR would be “borderline legislative malpractice, particularly for the Department of Defense.”


Ildem: Mutual trust is a prerequisite for beneficial partnership #BelgradeNATOWeek

BELGRADE – Tacan Ildem, Assistant NATO Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, recently participated in the 5th NATO Week in Belgrade, where he spoke to EWB about the visibility of Serbia-NATO partnership and the threat of Russian propaganda and fake news, which recently became a hot topic in both the United States and Europe.


Landmark Mladic verdict closely watched in the Balkans

BELGRADE, Serbia — As the U.N. war crimes court prepares to wrap up its work with a verdict in the landmark genocide trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, deep divisions persist in the Balkans over the tribunal’s role in delivering justice and paving the way for reconciliation in the war-torn region of Europe.



At the invitation of the Serbian Government, U.S. service members will work with the Serbian Armed Forces to conduct an airborne insertion exercise and exchange jump wings. The event allows the U.S. and Serbia to work together in areas of mutual interest and build relationships that contribute to regional peace and stability. More than 100 U.S. service members from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 86th Airlift Wing will participate. The U.S. and Serbian militaries have worked together through the state partnership program between the Serbian Ministry of Defense and the Ohio National Guard, dating back to 2006.