On COI #429, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover dangerous escalations against Russia, amid the war in Ukraine, as well as Washington’s destructive role in the Middle East. Kyle details how the debt ceiling deal reached between the House GOP and the Joe Biden...
Czech General Warns NATO is on Course for Conflict with Russia
The commander of the Czech Republic’s armed forces said the North Atlantic alliance and Russia are on the path to a direct war. The general described the potential war as the “worst-case scenario” but emphasized that it remains a distinct possibility.
Ukraine Calls for Massive ‘Demilitarized Zone’ Inside Russia
As a condition for ending the war, an aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky has demanded Moscow remove its military forces along its border with Ukraine. The official voiced hopes that the buffer area within Russia would be manned by international troops.
Libertarians Should Reject Memorial Day
Memorial Day brings together people from all political persuasions in remembrance and celebration of dead American soldiers. Libertarians, however, should reject a holiday that consecrates and immortalizes the names and lives of those who sacrificed themselves in...
As Biden Eyes More War, South Yemen Intensifies Push for Secession
The UAE-backed National Assembly of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) called on its forces to secure a military takeover and annexation of the entirety of Yemen’s southern territory during a meeting on Monday, the Arab Weekly reported. The STC is intensifying its push for secession, seeking a partition corresponding with the borders of the former states of North Yemen and South Yemen, which existed prior to the country’s 1990 unification.
Ukrainian Intelligence Says It’s Trying to Kill Putin
The Ukrainian intelligence service has made multiple attempts to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin. A high-ranking official admitted to actively plotting the leader’s assassination after a recent drone attack on the Kremlin.
News Roundup 5/23/2023
US News American military-industrial complex firms are guilty of “price gouging,” former Pentagon insiders told Newsweek. The Institute Russia Russian officials said Monday that a Ukrainian sabotage group launched a cross-border raid in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast, and...
West Wants Relationship with Ukraine to Follow the ‘Israel Model’
The United States and some of its NATO allies plan to increase weapons-sharing and provide additional security guarantees to Ukraine. Polish President Andrzej Duda told the Wall Street Journal that Western leaders were supportive of developing ties with Kiev similar to the relationship Washington keeps with Tel Aviv.
Ukraine Joins NATO’s Cyber Defense Center
Kiev has formally joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Cyber Defense Center on Tuesday. Ukraine’s flag was raised at the headquarters of NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, according to a Ukrainian Foreign Ministry statement.
G7 to Adopt ‘Highly Symbolic’ Ban on Russian Oil Imports as US Lacks Support for Embargo
The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) will adopt a prohibition on restarting oil imports from Russia, according to the Financial Times. The “highly symbolic” ban falls well short of the total export embargo proposed by Washington.
NATO Members Split on How to Upgrade Ukraine’s Status
Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are privately debating what Kiev’s status should be within the alliance. All countries agree on upgrading Ukraine’s standing, but some are hesitant to commit to a clear path for Kiev to join the US-led military bloc, the Washington Post reported.
COI #420: Ukraine Already Planning for the ‘Next Counteroffensive’
On COI #420, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover the UK’s plans to arm Ukraine with long-range missiles, Kiev’s demand for F-16s and other advanced weapons ahead of the “next counteroffensive,” Kiev’s claimed gains around Bakhmut, China’s efforts to broker peace in...
Ukraine Seeking Advanced Weapons for ‘Next Counteroffensive’
Ukraine’s foreign minister said the upcoming counteroffensive against Russian forces would not be the last. The diplomat urged NATO members to transfer more advanced weapons to Kiev for the coming operations, including F-16 fighter jets.
Poland Confirms Warplane Transfer to Ukraine
Warsaw claims it has bolstered Kiev’s air force with 10 additional MiG-29 warplanes, following an earlier shipment of four aircraft. Poland was the first NATO member to make the pledge to send fighter jets to Ukraine.
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