An airfield in the Russian city of Kursk was targeted by a drone strike on Tuesday, a day after two air bases deep inside Russian territory were hit by Ukrainian drones.
NATO Head Calls for Alliance to Step Up Support for Eastern Europe, Ukraine
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the US-led military bloc will increase its presence in the region between the Baltic and Black Seas, announcing the move ahead of a two-day summit where the alliance is expected to renew a pledge to defend Ukraine indefinitely.
Ukraine Plans to Create ‘Israel-Like’ Arms Industry To Produce NATO-Caliber Weapons
Kiev is planning a buildup of its weapons industry to produce more sophisticated arms, with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov saying government takeovers of several companies will help Kiev to create an “army of drones” and other NATO-caliber weapons.
White House to Send Ukraine Avenger Surface-to-Air Missiles
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.
Western Nations Speed Up Ukraine Arms Transfers to Prepare for Winter Warfare
The United States and its NATO allies are accelerating transfers of arms, warm clothing and anti-drone technology to Ukraine in preparation for months of bitter combat through the winter. Washington believes shoring up frontline forces before mud and ice set in will help Kiev to hold ground over the coming season.
For First Time, Taiwanese Troops Take Aim at Chinese Drone
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday that Taiwanese troops fired warning shots at a Chinese drone that was flying in airspace over Kinmen County, an archipelago of Taiwanese-controlled islands off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The Taiwanese Army’s Kinmen...
Taiwan Sending Armed Drones to Ukraine Through Poland
Taiwanese outlet CM Media reports Taipei is sending arm drones to Kiev. The outlet reported Poland is being used as a cutout. Defense Post writes, Dronevision’s Revolver 860 is a vertical takeoff and landing rotor drone capable of carrying eight mortars, according to...
Turkey Grows Cautious of Arms Sales to Ukraine as Ankara plans to Host Kiev and Moscow for Talks
A top Turkish official said Ankara is now “much more careful” about weapon sales to Ukraine. The head of Turkey’s Defense Industry Agency warned the arms transfers could jeopardize Ankara’s neutrality and its ability to facilitate negotiations. Turkey plans to host...
COI #290: Biden Dumps Another Billion in Weapons on the Ukrainian Battlefield
On COI #290, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover the continuing U.S. escalations against Russia and Iran. Kyle breaks down the recently announced $1 billion U.S. military aid package headed for Kiev. It includes, for the first time, Harpoon anti-ship missiles as...
Zelensky Vows to ‘Liberate’ Crimea as Ukrainian Officials Voice Alarm Over Russian Gains
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has promised that his forces will retake the Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, despite warnings from other officials that Kiev will soon lose the Donbass region to Moscow without substantial military aid from the West.
The Antiwar Comic: Ze Great Reset!
This is what happens when you kill James Bond in the movies. You get a real-life Bloefeld. More comics at the Webcomic Factory.
Iranian Military Base Attacked With Drones ‘Launched From Inside Iran’ – NYT
An apparent drone attack targeting Iran’s Parchin military complex earlier this week was launched from within the country, the New York Times reported, suggesting the deadly incident followed a “pattern” of previous strikes carried out by Israel.
News Roundup 4/22/2022
US News Houston will require businesses to install cameras and make the footage available to police without a warrant. [Link] Russia A decreasing number of Americans believe the US should play a major role in the war in Ukraine. [Link] Turkey says some NATO members...
COI #264: Billions in US Weapons Sent to Ukraine Disappear Into a “Black Hole”
On COI #264, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover Washington and NATO’s latest escalations in the Ukraine war with Russia. Kyle breaks down reports of American weapons shipped to Kiev disappearing into what an official called a “big black hole.” The U.S. is shipping...