News Roundup 4/11/2023

by | Apr 11, 2023

News Roundup 4/11/2023

by | Apr 11, 2023

Russia

  • Ukraine could run out of missiles for its Soviet-made air defense systems by early May, giving Russia the chance to achieve air superiority in the country, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. AWC
  • A Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document that has surfaced as part of a trove of leaks suggests the US believes it can pressure Israel to provide “lethal aid” to Ukraine, The Times of Israel reported. AWC
  • Members of Ukraine’s security service, the SBU, were involved in an attack on a Russian A-50 military surveillance plane in Belarus that occurred on February 26 of this year. AWC
  • The head of the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said Monday that Russian forces control 75% of the Donestk city of Bakhmut and that fighting was still raging. AWC

China

  • A US Navy warship on Monday sailed within 12 nautical miles of a Chinese-controlled reef in the South China Sea, drawing protest from Beijing. AWC
  • China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday declared an end to three days of major military exercises it held around Taiwan in response to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen meeting with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California. AWC
  • Senator Lindsey Graham called for America to abandon its longstanding China policy and said he is open to sending US soldiers to Taiwan to defend the island. The remarks came amid escalating tensions and a diplomatic freeze between Washington and Beijing. The Institute 

Korea

  • North Korea said it has conducted another test of its “underwater nuclear attack drone,” the second time the system has ever been mentioned in public. The strategic weapons test comes after a flurry of joint war games by Washington and Seoul, prompting Pyongyang to cut off a joint communication line with the South. The Institute 

Syria

  • A base in Syria housing US troops was targeted in a rocket attack on Monday, The Associated Press reported. AWC

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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