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Czech Foreign Minister Calls for West to Send 'Weapons, Weapons, Weapons' to Ukraine

Czech Foreign Minister Calls for West to Send ‘Weapons, Weapons, Weapons’ to Ukraine

A Joint Honor Guard member holds the Ukrainian flag during an honor cordon ceremony, as Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III welcomes Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 21, 2022. DoD Photo

The Czech foreign minister’s three words of advice to the Biden administration are to send “weapons, weapons, weapons” to Ukraine from American and western arsenals so Kyiv is not relying on leftover Soviet Union stockpiles.

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Stronger NATO Reaction to Russian Actions in Georgia, Crimea Would Have Prevented Ukraine Invasion, Says Latvian President

Stronger NATO Reaction to Russian Actions in Georgia, Crimea Would Have Prevented Ukraine Invasion, Says Latvian President

Latvian Armed Forces soldiers take part in multinational training during Saber Strike 22 at Camp Adazi, Latvia, March 7, 2022. US Army Photo

The president of Latvia argued today that if NATO had reacted more strongly in 2008 to Russian aggression against neighboring Georgia and the Kremlin’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, Moscow wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine. Read More

HASC Chair Smith Says Higher Defense Spending On the Way, Ukraine Invasion Made Budget ‘More Complicated’

HASC Chair Smith Says Higher Defense Spending On the Way, Ukraine Invasion Made Budget ‘More Complicated’

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Service Committee, is briefed on the capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II during his visit at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2019. The congressman learned about several aspects of the 56th Fighter Wing F-35 pilot training and how the wing works to enhance lethality and readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has increased bipartisanship support for foreign policy on Capitol Hill, reemphasized the value of alliances and partnerships and will certainly boost the upcoming Pentagon spending request, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said on Thursday. Read More

Biden To Nominate Senate Staffer Erik Raven for Navy Under Secretary

Biden To Nominate Senate Staffer Erik Raven for Navy Under Secretary

Erik K. Raven, minority staff director, United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, gives remarks during a sunset parade reception at the Women in Military Service for America War Memorial, Arlington, Va., July 5, 2016. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

President Joe Biden on Monday disclosed plans to nominate a Senate staffer to serve as the new under secretary of the Navy. Read More

SECDEF Austin Warns of 'Enormous' Effects of Potential Year-Long Continuing Resolution

SECDEF Austin Warns of ‘Enormous’ Effects of Potential Year-Long Continuing Resolution

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III delivers the keynote address during the 2021 Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Dec. 4, 2021. DoD Photo

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is warning Congress that an extended stopgap bill to keep the government funded would have “enormous” effects on the Pentagon. Read More

Pentagon Announces Completion of Global Posture Review

Pentagon Announces Completion of Global Posture Review

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) transits the Philippine Sea to Guam for a port visit on Nov. 11, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Department of Defense on Monday announced the completion of its Global Posture Review, which offers few changes in force lay down and includes a series of previously announced troop movements. Read More

Australia Signs Nuclear Propulsion Sharing Agreement with U.K., U.S.

Australia Signs Nuclear Propulsion Sharing Agreement with U.K., U.S.

(l-r) Minister for Defence the Hon Peter Dutton MP, United States Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman and British High Commissioner Victoria Treadell CMG, MVO, prior to the signing of the Exchange of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information Agreement at Parliament House in Canberra. Australian MoD Image

KUALA LUMPUR – Australia signed the agreement to share nuclear propulsion information with the United States and the United Kingdom on Monday, marking the initial steps towards the construction of a nuclear-powered submarine fleet with the assistance of the U.K. and U.S. Read More

Federal Contractor Vaccine Deadline Postponed, DoD Civilians to be Vaccinated by Nov. 22

Federal Contractor Vaccine Deadline Postponed, DoD Civilians to be Vaccinated by Nov. 22

Capt. P. Scott Miller, left, commanding officer of Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Hospital Corpsman 3rd class Ang Li, a native of Newport, Ore., aboard the ship on Feb. 19, 2021. US Navy Photo

The deadline for federal contractors to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has been pushed back to Jan. 4 to line up with new requirements for health care workers and other employers, the White House announced on Thursday. Read More