As the war in Ukraine nears the end of its first year, Americans are starting to believe Washington is sending too much support to Kiev. Pew Research conducted a poll in January and found the proportion of Republicans that are opposed to the current level of assistance is now at 40%. The US has pledged well over $100 billion in aid to Kiev, mostly in arms and other military equipment.
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Washington and Manila are close to inking an agreement that would see four new American installations opened in the Philippines. The new sites are part of a US military buildup in the Indo-Pacific to prepare for war with China.
A source told Nikkei that the training began sometime before spring 2022. In May 2022, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen announced cooperation with the National Guard while hosting Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in Taipei.
Officials from the Department of Defense expressed concern over a plan to send munitions with a range of 100 miles to Ukraine, according to Foreign Affairs. The Pentagon officials are concerned the weapons will be unneeded by the time they reach the battlefield. ...
The Department of Defense is set to begin construction on a new naval base in the Pacific-island nation of Palau, with a private contractor awarded more than $100 million for the installation, which will house a new advanced radar system.
The Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning has sailed near the Japanese island of Okinawa and the US territory of Guam over the past two weeks. The naval operations came at the end of a year which saw several military escalations between Washington and Beijing.
The 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) increases the budget of the Pentagon’s newest branch by billions of dollars. The funding increase comes after a top Space Force civilian employee sexually harassed his subordinates and kept his job.
Twitter placed dozens of accounts created by US Central Command (CENTCOM) on a “whitelist” for preferential treatment, according to internal company documents obtained by journalist Lee Fang. The eighth edition of the ‘Twitter Files’ exposed the site’s involvement in propaganda operations run by the Pentagon.
Russia will not hesitate to bomb American Patriot missile batteries should they be deployed to Ukraine, the Kremlin said, warning that the systems would be treated as legitimate targets amid reports that Washington may soon approve shipments to Kiev.
Russia Explosions hit two Russian air bases deep inside Russian territory early Monday morning, killing three Russian soldiers and damaging two aircraft, the Russian Defense Ministry said. AWC The US Army is planning a “dramatic” increase in the production of 155mm...
The Department of Defense secretly altered the most advanced weapons systems the US has transferred to Ukraine. The change prevented the platform from firing long-range munitions, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Department of Defense has announced that it will send Avenger air defense systems and a number of other weapons to Ukraine, bringing US security assistance to Kiev to over $1 billion in the last month alone.
The Joe Biden administration approved the 25th round of security assistance for Ukraine on Friday. The latest package of weapons will include upgraded tanks and drones. Kiev recently requested more armored vehicles to push its offensive against Russian forces.
United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin held a call with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov. The Pentagon chief additionally spoke with Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu. It was the first time Austin spoke with his Russian counterpart since May.