Ukrainian soldiers trained by NATO and armed with Western weapons will serve as the “tip of the spear” during the upcoming counteroffensive against Russian forces, according to the Washington Post. Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said this support represents the...
NATO Considering ‘Upgrade’ for Ukraine Status
Estonia plans on pushing the North Atlantic alliance to present Ukraine with a clear path to full NATO membership at an upcoming meeting, Bloomberg reported, noting that officials will also discuss upgrading Kiev’s status within the US-led military bloc.
Record American Military Spending Tops Next 11 Countries Combined
Global weapon expenditures hit a record $2.24 trillion in 2022, an increase of nearly 4%, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The global watchdog found the trend was led by European countries returning to Cold-War spending levels, though the United States remained the world’s largest spender on war by far.
Top Republican Visits Kiev, Says Support for Arming Ukraine Is ‘Overwhelming’
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH) traveled to Ukraine on Monday and claimed there remains “overwhelming” congressional support for providing Kiev with military aid. His remarks appear to contradict the White House assessment that Congress is not prepared to pass another massive aid package.
UN Security Council Won’t Probe Nord Stream Bombing
The UN Security Council voted Monday against a Russian effort to get an independent investigation into the bombings of the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines that connect Russia to Germany.
US to Withhold Nuclear Weapons Data From Russia
The White House announced on Tuesday that it will no longer send the Kremlin data on its nuclear weapons. Under the landmark New Start treaty, the US and Russia agreed to share such information. However, Moscow has suspended its involvement in the pact amid rapidly deteriorating relations with Washington.
After Collision, US to Temporarily Fly Drones Further From Crimea
The US plans to keep its aircraft further away from Russian territory in the Black Sea, CNN reported on Tuesday. The decision comes after a Russian fighter jet collided with a Reaper drone, causing the American aircraft to plunge into the water.
2/24/23 Michael Tracey on His Experience at the Munich Security Conference
Download Episode. Scott talks with journalist Michael Tracey about the Munich Security Conference which he attended earlier this month. Tracey gives an overview of who was at the conference, who was disinvited and what the overall tone felt like. They then dig into...
Bipartisan Lawmakers Seek to Stop Billion-Dollar Arms Sale to Nigeria
Two Representatives are demanding the White House rescind a $1 billion arms sale to Nigeria. The demand was issued after reports of horrific abuses by the Nigerian military. In April, the Joe Biden administration approved the sale of attack helicopters to Nigeria for...
Reminder: Volodymyr Zelenskyy Almost Started a World War Based on a Lie
On November 15th, the Associated Press reported that "A senior U.S. intelligence official says Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, killing two people". Since Poland is a member of the North American Treaty Organization, that would mean that America along...
Haiti Seeking Country to Lead Armed UN Mission
Haitian President Ariel Henry has called on the United Nations to deploy an international peacekeeping force as violence escalates in the Caribbean nation. While Washington supported Henry’s rise to power, the US appears unwilling to lead the UN security mission.
Complain About a Fast Food Order? Cops Could Smash Your Face In
A video out of Ohio this week is causing a massive storm of controversy online after it showed a Butler Township police officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face. While the video is certainly enraging to the folks on the police accountability front it also...
Biden to Expand Trump-Era Policy to Expel Migrants at Southern Border
The White House has rolled out an updated immigration policy, unveiling plans to strengthen rules developed under the Donald Trump administration to quickly deport migrants who attempt to enter the country through the border with Mexico.
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