NATO set to increase its high-readiness forces

NATO set to increase its high-readiness forces

Stoltenberg has said NATO’s updated Strategic Concept will likely refer to Russia as the “most significant and direct threat” to security. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday said the military alliance is poised to increase the number of its high-readiness forces to well over 300,000 as part … Read more

Baltic nations push for change at NATO summit

Baltic nations push for change at NATO summit

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has said he plans to bring up a stand-off with Russia at this week’s NATO summit. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Everything changed when Russia invaded Ukraine and NATO’s defense strategy must now account for the new security environment on Europe’s eastern flank. That’s the coordinated message from … Read more

Isolated Putin says trade with China and India is increasing

Isolated Putin says trade with China and India is increasing

Russian President Vladimir Putin is here seen at during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping weeks before the launch of the unprovoked Russian attack on Ukraine. During the meeting, both countries signed a “no-limits pact” Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images In a transparent attempt to end his international isolation after the … Read more

Ukraine’s top negotiator calls for more weapons

Ukraine's top negotiator calls for more weapons

Ukrainian police officers document the destruction at one of Europe’s largest clothing market “Barabashovo” (more than 75 hectares) in Kharkiv on May 16, 2022, which was destroed as aresult of shelling, amid Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Sergey Bobok | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The Ukrainian negotiator leading the now-stalled talks with Russian officials … Read more

Summary of weapons U.S. has given to Ukraine

Summary of weapons U.S. has given to Ukraine

A Soldier conducts registration and calibration for the M777A2 howitzer weapon system in Syria, Sept. 30, 2021. U.S. Army Spc. Isaiah Scott | U.S. Army WASHINGTON — From heavy artillery to tactical drones to armored vehicles, the U.S. has committed $5.6 billion in military aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded in late February. The latest assistance … Read more

Japan to boost its defense capability amid Ukraine war, China aggression

Japan to boost its defense capability amid Ukraine war, China aggression

The Ukraine war and increasing Chinese aggression in the region have raised the stakes for Japan as a close neighbor to Taiwan. Taiwanese rescue workers here take part in an exercise simulating a missile attack by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in Chiayi, Taiwan, on Thursday. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Japan is looking … Read more

National security adviser Jake Sullivan meets Yang Jiechi

National security adviser Jake Sullivan meets Yang Jiechi

Jake Sullivan, White House national security adviser, speaks during an interview at an Economic Club of Washington event in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON — National security adviser Jake Sullivan met with China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, on Monday to discuss a range of … Read more

Ukraine’s teen drone hero is ‘happy that we destroyed someone’

Ukraine’s teen drone hero is 'happy that we destroyed someone'

Andriy Pokrasa, 15, lands his drone on his hand during an interview with The Associated Press in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, June 11, 2022. Andriy is being hailed in Ukraine for stealthy aerial reconnaissance work he has done with his dad in the ongoing war with Russia. They used their drone to help the country’s military … Read more

Fighting in Severodonetsk; Zelenskyy asks for weapons

Fighting in Severodonetsk; Zelenskyy asks for weapons

Heavy fighting between Ukrainian and Russian troops is taking place in the strategically important Donbas city of Severodonetsk. Aris Messinis | Afp | Getty Images Intense fighting is ongoing in the streets of a critical eastern Ukrainian city now at the heart of Moscow’s invasion, as Kyiv implored the West to deliver more weapons to … Read more

Russia has failed in first 100 days of war, says ex-U.S. official

Russia has failed in first 100 days of war, says ex-U.S. official

A destroyed Russian tank about 25 miles west of Kyiv. Russia failed in achieving its key tactical objectives in the first 100 days of the Ukraine war, according to a former U.S. diplomat. (Photo by Sergei Chuzavkov/SOPA Images/Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Russia has failed to achieve its strategic goals in the first … Read more