President Vladimir Putin declared that all of Russia is united in support of its troops, claiming they face a “real war” intended to “destroy” their country during his annual Victory Day speech in Moscow’s Red Square on Tuesday. Celebrated on May 9 in Russia, Victory...
Pentagon Inks Multi-Billion Dollar Contract with Lockheed, Raytheon for Javelin Missiles
The Pentagon has ordered more Javelin anti-tank missiles manufactured by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin as Washington’s stockpile dwindles. Taipei is due to receive hundreds of these weapons systems next year and the White House has already sent thousands to Kiev.
News Roundup 5/4/2023
Assange The State Department refused to acknowledge on Wednesday, which marked World Press Freedom Day, that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a journalist. AWC Russia The Russian government said Wednesday that Ukraine tried to kill President Vladimir Putin in a...
The Iraq War Is (And Will Always Be) Undefendable
This spring marks the twentieth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. After an initial frenzy of war fever in the early years of the war, support for the war has since largely evaporated. Nearly two thirds of veterans now say the war was "not worth...
Russia’s Military Performance Doesn’t Match the Propaganda
American government and media statements have led the public to believe that the Russian military has been shockingly ineffective and there should be confident optimism for a Ukrainian victory. Ukrainians have indeed fought courageously and performed above...
Debt Ceiling Drama Ignores Our Real Fiscal Crisis
Last week the House passed legislation increasing the debt ceiling. The bill was supported by all but four Republicans. For some Republicans, this was the first time they had ever voted for a debt ceiling increase. Perhaps the reason they did so this time was because...
Russian Official: Ukrainian Drone Attack Sets Crimean Fuel Depot Ablaze
A Ukrainian drone strike on an oil storage facility in the Crimean port of Sevastopol caused a massive fire, according to a Russian official cited by the Associated Press on Saturday.
News Roundup 4/27/2023
Russia Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, marking the first time the two leaders spoke since Russia launched its invasion last year. On Twitter, Zelensky said the conversation was “meaningful.” AWC...
Democrats Attack Ukraine Audit Resolution as ‘Divisive and Ill-Advised’
Legislation introduced by Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) which calls on the White House to release documents related to the war in Ukraine passed a voice vote on Wednesday. With debate on the resolution divided along party lines, the House Foreign Affairs Committee is set to vote on the measure on Friday.
The World Is Changing, But Is Washington Finally Noticing?
Recent statements by two Biden administration officials hint that the United States is finally noticing that the world around them is changing. On April 11, CIA Director William Burns spoke at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. In a somewhat stunning...
Ukraine Asks NATO to Boost Military Support to Deliver ‘Victory’
Kiev’s war goals have changed from “survival to victory,“ according to a top Ukrainian defense official. The country’s aims have grown increasingly ambitious as its Western backers continue to provide billions of dollars in advanced weapons and oversee training for Ukrainian soldiers.
Ukraine Adopts New Laws to ‘De-Russify’ Public Places
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has approved two new laws intended to erase signs of Russian culture in Ukraine. The statutes seek to rechristen all places in the country thought to carry Russian names, while local authorities will be required to “free public space from the symbols of the Russian world.”
Leaked Docs: Ukraine Planned Attacks on Russian Forces in Syria
Kiev’s military intelligence agency believed it could carry out attacks on Russian soldiers and Wagner Group forces in Syria, forcing Moscow to redeploy military assets from Ukraine. The story was reported by the Washington Post using documents released by Jack Teixeira.
Russia Completes Belarusian Pilots’ Training on Nuclear Weapons Use
Belarusian Air Force crews have completed their training on the use of tactical nuclear weapons, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Friday.