Corker Urges Strong, Unified U.S. Response To Russia’s Actions In Ukraine

Thursday, March 06, 2014

At a hearing Thursday that included testimony from Obama administration officials on the U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine, Senator Bob Corker said the U.S. needs “a unified and very strong reaction” to Russia’s military intervention in Crimea “over a long time.” Senator Corker continues to work with Chairman Robert Menendez, (D-N.J.), on bipartisan legislation that will support Ukraine’s political and economic transition and impose consequences for threats to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territory.

“I don’t know that we could say that Russia would not have done what it did in Ukraine with a different approach, but I think that there’s a permissive environment that we have created through this reset – thinking that someone like Putin reacts to warmth and charm and reach out when what he really reacts to is weakness, and I think he has seen that in our foreign policy efforts over the course of this last year,” said Senator Corker. 

“I’m thankful today that…there are some steps that are being taken,” added Senator Corker. “We stand ready to enable the administration to act even more forcefully. I could not be more disappointed that we are where we are. I think our credibility very much…is on the line, and I do think that us having a unified and very strong reaction and approach over a long time…is very important relative to Russia right now.”


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BLANSIT, RICHARD LYNN     2514 COUNTY RD #512 VALLEY HEAD, 35989     53     Chattanooga          DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE BROWN, JIMMY LEE     1025 HICKORY AVENUE HIXSON, 37343     70    ... (click for more)

Arnold Gets 4 Years, 3 Months In Gun Case; Crouch To Serve 8 Years, 4 Months

A man police say has been caught with a gun several times was sentenced on Monday to serve four years and three months in federal prison. Timothy Arnold, 25, appeared before Federal Judge Sandy Mattice. Prosecutor Meredith Evans said Arnold has some violence incidents in his past, including pistol whipping one individual. Myrlene Marsa of the Federal Defender's Office said ... (click for more)

ChattaData Is A Real Advance For The City

This past Tuesday, the city of Chattanooga's new performance management tool called ChattaData was unveiled. As the chairman of the City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee, I am excited to witness the city putting this important information online in a way that is accessible and transparent to all taxpayers. This approach shines light on how we as a city prioritize our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Apollos Hester’s Way

East View High was trailing at halftime by a pair of touchdowns in last Friday night’s game against unbeaten Vandegrift. But the players at the Georgetown, Texas, school each have a sticker on the back of their helmets that says “TPW” which is a constant reminder that “Tough People Win.” Then there is “attitude” and that is where running back Apollos Hester steps in. In what ... (click for more)

Tennessee Gets Down To Final Preparations For Georgia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.   – Tennessee’s first Southeastern Conference road trip to Georgia on Saturday (noon kickoff on the SEC Network) will be a homecoming for 17 Vols. That fact is not lost on those players, from freshmen wanting to make a first impression to those, like   A.J. Johnson , playing against the Bulldogs and in their home state for the final time. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Golf Team Second At Wolf Run Intercollegiate

The Chattanooga Mocs men’s golf team is tied for second after 18 holes at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. The Mocs and Florida Gators each shot 295 over the opening 18 to trail Illinois by 11 at 285 at Wolf Run Golf Club. The day’s docket had a scheduled 36 holes. Afternoon storms sent teams from the course prior to finishing. The remaining holes will be completed starting at 9:30 ... (click for more)