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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Russian official: Another nuclear pact with U.S. in trouble

Another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday.

Review: ‘Cold War’ is a near-perfect movie

“Cold War” becomes a parable in the stories we tell to ourselves and one another, their meaning, import and sometimes arbitrary values echoed in Wiktor and Zula’s turbulent psychodrama, which …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Trump suspends arms treaty, citing Chinese, Russian threats

The United States announced Friday that it is pulling out of a landmark nuclear arms treaty with Russia, arguing that it should not be constrained by a deal Moscow is …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

On 50th anniversary, Post Falls Marine veteran remembers Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

David A. Smith was a lance corporal in the Marine Corps the night 250,000 Soviet solders landed in Czechoslovakia, and a man holding a dog showed up at his door …

UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 11:03 p.m.

Russia ramps up diplomatic clash, expels even more U.K. envoys

Russia ordered new cuts Friday to the number of British envoys in the country, escalating a dispute with the West over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain. The massive …

Review: ‘Red Sparrow’ is a spy thriller with an identity crisis

The timing couldn’t be better for “Red Sparrow” to sweep into theaters with its story of a Russian spy and an American spy trying to outwit one another. As one …

Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not

A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack – or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in …

Submarines give Russia more ways to oppose NATO

Russian submarines have dramatically stepped up activity around undersea data cables in the North Atlantic, part of a more aggressive naval posture that has driven NATO to revive a Cold …

Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Cold war clash, July 27, 1959

PBS explores 1980 nuclear threat triggered by socket wrench

Using decades-old U.S. Air Force training footage, re-enactments and drone-shot video from a mothballed silo, director Robert Kenner recalls the tense 10 hours in 1980 when the United States faced …

As autocracies return and rise, U.S. in retreat

The autocracies are back and rising; democracy is on the defensive; the U.S. is in retreat. Look no further than Aleppo.

A diver may have found a long-lost nuclear bomb off British Columbia

The water conditions were perfect – “beautiful, clear, green” – when Sean Smyrichinsky went diving last month off the north coast of British Columbia.

UM seeks home for fallout shelter ‘survival biscuits’

MISSOULA – The University of Montana is getting rid of crate after crate of Cold War-era fallout shelter supplies. The Missoulian reports that the university’s 11-story Aber Hall has a …

Opinions offer historical perspective

A glimpse back at history can offer perspective on current events.

Russian prime minister accuses NATO of rekindling Cold War

Russia’s prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance’s top official defended as …

Russian jets raise alertness in Alaska

TIN CITY, Alaska – The air is frigid and the wind is howling as Air Force Col. Frank Flores lifts a pair of foot-long binoculars and studies a hazy dot …

Robert Freeman: Pre-World War I world holds critical clues for today’s world

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Great War was over. But the “War to End All Wars” famously didn’t live up …