Military & Defense 2023-03-22T01:39:44Z
A man dressed in a Russian military uniform puts his hand on the train window as he says goodbye to someone.

Russian recruits are making videos directly addressed to Putin begging for more support amid 'meat assaults'

Even pro-Russia bloggers are referring to the recent wave of attrition attacks in eastern Ukraine as "meat assaults."
Military & Defense 2023-03-21T22:07:00Z
Ukraine tank Donetsk

Ukrainians are riding tanks captured from an elite Russian unit into battle in Bakhmut, but their new gear may not last long

Ukrainian mechanics have worked wonders with captured equipment, but long-term use of Russian tanks requires parts from Russian factories.
Military & Defense 2023-03-21T19:32:09Z
M1A2 Abrams tank

At a key moment in the war, the US is rushing to get powerful Abrams tanks to Ukraine faster

The Pentagon will send older variants of the Abrams tank to Ukraine, a US official said, with an expected delivery taking place by this fall.
Military & Defense 2023-03-21T19:30:50Z

Top US general predicts that much of the world's armies, navies, and air forces 'will be robotic' in 15 years, if not sooner

The character of war is fundamentally changing, Gen. Mark Milley said in a recent podcast, and it's "being driven by technology."
Military & Defense 2023-03-21T18:43:54Z

A woman heckled Putin, shouting 'it's not real!' during his dead-of-night propaganda trip to Mariupol, and state media didn't catch it before the video aired

Russia said Putin's videotaped late-night meeting with residents was "spontaneous," but a woman can be heard shouting, "it's all for show!"
Military & Defense 2023-03-21T17:52:19Z

Top US general says it will be really hard and cost a lot of 'blood and treasure' for Ukraine to 'kick out every single Russian' invader

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said he thinks fighting between Russia and Ukraine will eventually end at a negotiating table.
News 2023-03-21T16:53:48Z

Russia faces an 'exodus' of troops as prisoners recruited to fight in Ukraine start to be pardoned and return home, says UK intel

Russia's Wagner Group is likely keeping its promise to free prisoners fighting in Ukraine, but will now face shortages of troops, the UK MOD said.
News 2023-03-21T16:53:10Z

A massive explosion in Crimea destroyed a cache of Russian cruise missiles, a key weapon in its attacks on civilian infrastructure, Ukraine says

Ukraine hasn't claimed responsibility for the incident, which Russia says was a drone attack on civilian sites in the city of Dzhankoi.
Military & Defense 2023-03-21T16:51:20Z

China doesn't want Russia to 'go down in flames' in Ukraine because they need Putin to 'foil' US power, White House official says

White House official John Kirby called the "burgeoning closeness" of Russia and China nothing more than "a marriage of convenience."
News 2023-03-21T16:50:28Z

Putin has 'aggressively' tried to make China his ally because Russia is running out of ammo in Ukraine, a White House official said

John Kirby told MSNBC that Putin is "running out of the kind of inventory he needs to fight" in Ukraine and wants China to help continue the war.
Military & Defense 2023-03-21T16:24:20Z

Photos from Putin's big meeting with China's Xi show no absurdly long tables but feature unexpectedly giant flags

Putin's meetings with Xi this week come as the Biden administration keeps a close watch on Moscow's warming relationship with Beijing.

There are more F-35s flying today than all other stealth aircraft combined

More than 890 F-35s have been delivered, and the fact that US allies fly so many of them is another advantage over Russia and China.

The US's B-29 bomber was more expensive than the nuclear bomb it dropped on Japan at the end of World War II

In total, the Manhattan Project cost about $2 billion, or nearly $30 billion in 2021 dollars. The B-29 program was 50% more expensive.
Military & Defense 2023-03-21T02:07:39Z

Bloody battle for Bakhmut rages on, even as it could break Ukraine's ability to drive Russia back

Even as Ukraine decimates Russia's forces at Bakhmut, some experts say the battle is a poor use of resources for a town that's of limited importance.
Politics 2023-03-21T00:48:39Z

George W. Bush misrepresented our work at CIA to sell the Iraq invasion. It's time to call him what he is: 'A liar.'

Two ex-CIA officers are accusing Bush and Cheney of misrepresenting the evidence to sell the preordained invasion of Iraq, launched on March 20, 2003.
News 2023-03-20T23:32:33Z

Chinese media is claiming an Instagram post shows the US military stealing aid for earthquake victims in Syria. It's a bogus conspiracy theory.

US soldiers in Turkey were helping distribute aid sent from around the world, including China. But Chinese media made it look like a bad thing.
Military & Defense 2023-03-20T22:19:00Z

Russia can't match the US military's hardware, but it has other ways to keep it from working properly

Lots of Russian military hardware has been lost or destroyed in Ukraine, but Moscow has other, unconventional tools to bring to bear against the US.
Military & Defense 2023-03-20T21:37:14Z

300,000 new troops couldn't get Russia's big offensive to work, and sending more to the front probably won't help, war experts say

Putin's failed mobilization has set Ukraine's military up to make a move of its own, according to an analysis from the Institute for the Study of War.
Military & Defense 2023-03-20T21:35:21Z

Ukraine's Soviet-era tanks are getting stuck in the mud, falling apart, and frequently won't even fire, tank force commander says

Ukraine is asking for newer Western tanks because their Soviet-era systems don't always work, a tank platoon commander told The Kyiv Independent.

The US Army is getting a new vehicle to replace the armored personnel carrier it has used since before the Vietnam War

The US Army's new Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles will replace its M113s, which have been in the Army's tracked corps for more than 60 years.
Tech 2023-03-20T18:42:34Z

The Kremlin has reportedly told Russian officials to throw away their iPhones by the end of the month

Ahead of Russia's 2024 presidential election, some officials were reportedly told to toss their iPhones over information-security concerns.
Politics 2023-03-20T15:32:06Z

How Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's former president, went from perceived pro-West reformer to virulent warmonger since the invasion of Ukraine

Dmitry Medvedev is now among Russia's most vitriolic pro-war figures. Experts say he's trying to get out of a politically weak situation.
News 2023-03-20T08:54:12Z

North Korea claims that in 1 day, 800,000 youths just up and decided to voluntarily join its army and fight the US

State media claimed that 800,000 working youth, university students, and youth leaders joined the military out of a passion to fight the US.
International 2023-03-20T03:52:01Z

Is Putin using a body double? Listen here: Skeptics say spotting a decoy is all in the ears.

Skeptics have long claimed Putin uses body doubles who have been surgically altered to resemble the Russian leader as stand-ins at major appearances.
Military & Defense 2023-03-20T03:22:59Z

Unarmed Russian soldiers run into Ukrainian fire for the sole purpose of digging trenches or carrying ammunition. Those who refuse could be killed or imprisoned, report says.

Russia has slowly made advances in Bakhmut in part by using anti-retreat units, Ukrainian commanders told The New York Times.
Military & Defense 2023-03-19T21:37:00Z

How an often overlooked World War II-era shipbuilder designed the boat that Eisenhower said 'won the war for us'

The landing craft designed by Andrew Higgins were used in every major amphibious assault during World War II.
Military & Defense 2023-03-19T19:40:47Z

New Hampshire GOP Gov. Chris Sununu, a potential 2024 presidential contender, says some Republicans have 'lost their moral compass' on foreign policy

"As Republicans, we should support freedom, not abandon it," Sununu wrote in a Washington Post op-ed where he articulated a strong defense of Ukraine.
News 2023-03-19T15:50:55Z

Sen. Mark Kelly flew with Russian pilots in the Navy and with NASA, and he said the Russian fighter jet running into a US drone shows 'how incompetent they are'

Sen. Mark Kelly, a former Navy combat pilot, compared the drone incident to the "incompetence that we see on the battle field every day in Ukraine."
International 2023-03-19T06:45:00Z

Putin's macabre tour of occupied Ukraine: Russian leader visits besieged regions of Crimea and Mariupol

A defiant Putin flew to Crimea and then toured Mariupol, The New York Times reported, two days after the ICC called for his arrest for war crimes.
Military & Defense 2023-03-18T17:56:14Z

A decorated former US F-16 pilot says he would fly fighter jets for Ukraine: 'You can count on me,' he told a VOA interviewer

Retired Lt. Col. Dan "Two Dogs" Hampton gave a VOA interview and discussed whether Ukraine's military should hire private pilots to fight Russia.
Military & Defense 2023-03-18T12:53:26Z

A US veteran joined Ukraine's International Legion, then made a shock defection to Russia. Ex-comrades say he was incompetent and left behind a trail of chaos.

Two fighters who directly worked with John McIntyre told Insider he was erratic and unstable and wreaked havoc in Ukraine.
Military & Defense 2023-03-18T03:09:35Z

The war in Ukraine has created more refugees than the world has seen since WWII, according to a new UN report

A report by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine found evidence of war crimes committed during the invasion including rape and torture.
Politics 2023-03-18T01:35:16Z

Biden says Putin's international arrest warrant from the ICC is 'justified,' even though the US doesn't recognize the court

Neither Russia nor the US recognizes the Rome Statute, which binds members to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
Military & Defense 2023-03-17T22:00:00Z

Russia's new offensive in Ukraine has likely fizzled out after only a month, Western intel says

"Russia is conducting some of the lowest rates of local offensive action that has been seen since at least January 2023," a UK intel assessment said.
Military & Defense 2023-03-17T21:44:37Z

Ukraine's troops fight off 'massive' Russian attacks in Bakhmut with World War I-era machine guns and sniper traps

The brutal fighting in Ukraine, filled with trenches and heavy casualties, has frequently been compared to WWI.
Military & Defense 2023-03-17T20:27:35Z

Poland says it will send MiG fighter jets to Ukraine 'in the next few days'

Polish President Andrzej Duda says Poland will send Ukraine around a dozen fighter jets, fulfilling a longstanding request from Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Military & Defense 2023-03-17T20:26:12Z

International Criminal Court cements Putin's pariah status with arrest warrant for alleged war crimes — illegally snatching kids from Ukraine

An ICC official said the execution of the warrant, which was issued by the court's judges, will ultimately depend on international cooperation.
Military & Defense 2023-03-17T20:20:20Z

Russia gives awards to Su-27 pilots who knocked out a US drone this week, after Western officials slammed the incident as 'unsafe and unprofessional'

Russia's MOD announced that Defense Minister Shoigu decorated the pilots whose actions have been described as "amateur hour" by Western observers.
Military & Defense 2023-03-17T18:45:40Z

Kim Jong Un's daughter was a mystery for years, but now she's showing up at North Korea's biggest missile tests

Kim Ju Ae has appeared alongside her father at several military events in recent months, catching the attention of North Korea watchers.
Politics 2023-03-17T18:43:37Z

Rep. Cory Mills founded a company that sells arms to foreign governments. He won't say which ones.

Despite aligning himself with Ukraine-skeptical Republicans, Mills' company has sold weapons to Ukraine and other foreign governments.
News 2023-03-17T14:50:53Z

Saddam Hussein's yachts were once signs of luxury. Now, one is a wrecked picnic spot for fishermen and the other was almost turned into a hotel.

Photos show the grand interiors of the dictator's old vessels. Now the wreckage of one yacht clogs up a river in Iraq.
Military & Defense 2023-03-17T12:59:31Z

North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missiles could hit central US in just 33 minutes, says Chinese study

A Chinese study said that potential gaps in the US missile defense system could allow one of North Korea's ICBMs to hit the central US.
Military & Defense 2023-03-16T22:49:37Z

Ukrainian soldier says Russian forces are using 'morons taken from prison' to draw fire and find enemy troops: report

The Wagner Group has been known to recruit prisoners. A Ukrainian soldier in Bakhmut tells BBC that the tactic is "cruel, immoral, but effective."
Military & Defense 2023-03-16T20:48:19Z

Russian jet's collision with a US drone shows Russia may have a fighter pilot 'problem,' former US aviators say

"It was a bad decision," an ex-US Navy pilot said of the Russian's maneuver. "And then, obviously, the act of actually pulling it off was horrendous."
Military & Defense 2023-03-16T20:47:06Z

A convicted kidnapper who fought for Wagner in Ukraine said it was 'utter hell' and he saw fellow fighters 'cry' and 'vomit' as fear took over in the trenches

Dmitry Yermakov, 38, a convicted kidnapper, told Reuters that fighters who arrived at the front were greeted by "corpses ripped to shreds."
Military & Defense 2023-03-16T17:54:36Z

A top US general warns ISIS will be able to strike Western interests from Afghanistan within 6 months

The Islamic State's affiliate in Afghanistan has the "ultimate goal" to strike the US homeland, Gen. Michael Kurilla told lawmakers on Thursday.
News 2023-03-16T17:29:10Z

Russia wants to replenish its troops by recruiting 400,000 new contract soldiers starting April: reports

Regional governments were given hiring quotas for the year, and one city ordered residents to update their enlistment particulars, per local outlets.
Military & Defense 2023-03-16T17:24:35Z

Russia's Wagner army is recruiting fighters on Pornhub in a desperate attempt to strengthen troops, report says

The Wagner Group has faced problems with recruitment after they sent thousands of their fighters to die in Ukraine.
News 2023-03-16T17:22:19Z

Russia convicted a soldier who admitted killing a civilian in Ukraine — not for killing anyone but for spreading illegal 'fake news'

Russian soldier Daniil Frolkin said he killed a civilian in Ukraine. He was sentenced — but on the grounds of "fake news" rather than war crimes.
Military & Defense 2023-03-16T16:54:00Z

Fighter jets are 'worthless' over Ukraine, and it's a sign of what US pilots and troops may face in future battles

In "a contested environment" like Ukraine, "it's going to be tough to execute the close air support," the top US Air Force general said this month.
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