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Losing Crimea Would Escalate Russian-Ukraine Conflict, Former Defense Secretary Says

Losing Crimea Would Escalate Russian-Ukraine Conflict, Former Defense Secretary Says

A Ukrainian artilleryman trains on an M109 self-propelled howitzer at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 11, 2022. Soldiers from the U.S. and Norway trained Armed Forces of Ukraine artillerymen on the howitzers as part of security assistance packages from their respective countries.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Spencer Rhodes, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team)

Losing Crimea, which holds an important naval base in Sevastopol, to Ukraine would cross a “real red line” for Russia and likely risk an escalation of the ongoing war, a former U.S. defense secretary said Wednesday. Read More

CNO Gilday: Sweden, Finland's NATO Membership Poised to Change Allied Arctic Strategy

CNO Gilday: Sweden, Finland’s NATO Membership Poised to Change Allied Arctic Strategy

CNO Adm. Mike Gilday arrives at the BALTOPS22 closing reception aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) in Kiel, Germany, June 17, 2022. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON NAVY YARD — Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance would fundamentally alter naval strategy and operations in the Baltic Sea and Arctic Basin, the heads of the French and American navies said today. Read More

Finland, Sweden Will Bolster NATO in Baltic, Says EUCOM Nominee Cavoli

Finland, Sweden Will Bolster NATO in Baltic, Says EUCOM Nominee Cavoli

The U.S. Army Europe and Africa Command Commanding General Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli delivers a speech during the 7th Army Training Command change of command ceremony at Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr, Germany, June 2, 2021. U.S. Army

The nominee to be the next top commander of United States forces in Europe told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week that he “looks forward to the accession” of Finland and Sweden to NATO to bolster the alliance’s defenses, particularly in the Baltic Sea and High North. Read More

U.S., NATO in for a 'Long Haul' Conflict with Russia, Says Polish PM

U.S., NATO in for a ‘Long Haul’ Conflict with Russia, Says Polish PM

U.S. Army Sgt. Keegan Davis, assigned to 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, walks towards his Soldiers after laying out parts of machine guns onto the front of an M1A2 Abrams tank after conducting a live-fire accuracy screening test as part of Defender 22 at Mielno Range, Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, May 11, 2022. U.S. Army Photo

NATO and the West must be “in the fight for the long haul” economically, diplomatically and militarily in supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression, Poland’s prime minister said Tuesday. Read More

'More Ugliness' Coming For Ukraine, Says Former Top NATO Commander

‘More Ugliness’ Coming For Ukraine, Says Former Top NATO Commander

A street in Mariupol Ukraine from the Facebook page of the 36th Marine Brigade on April 7, 2022.

A “whole lot more ugliness” for the Ukrainian people and countryside is likely to unfold over the coming weeks as Moscow concentrates forces and long-range artillery in the Donbas and near the Sea of Azov and Black Sea, a former top commander for NATO said Monday. Read More