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Russian sanction could be "catastrophic"

A day after the U.S. hit several Russian arms companies with sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, a top U.S. general is warning that congressional efforts to cut off dealings with Moscow's main weapons exporter could be "catastrophic" for U.S. forces. Marine General Joseph Dunford, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said 88 Russian helicopters the Pentagon is buying for Afghan security forces were critical for protecting U.S.troops that remain in the country after the end of this year.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Russia , Joseph Dunford , Afghanistan

Friday - 07/18/2014, 08:40am EDT

Russia hit by new U.S. sanctions

The United States has imposed new sanctions on lucrative Russian energy and defense entities, as well as major banks. The Obama administration is trying disable an insurgency in eastern Ukraine widely believed to be backed by Moscow. Prior U.S. sanctions hit Russian individuals and companies. The new sanctions stop short of fully cutting off key Russian economic sectors.

Tags: JJ Green , Pentagon and Beyond , Russia , Ukraine ,

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 05:01pm EDT

U.S. would need partners for new Syria sanctions

Christiane Amanpour, host of ABC's "This Week"

Tags: Christiane Amanpour , This Week , Syria , Bashar al-Assad

Friday - 04/29/2011, 06:45pm EDT