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Russian Arctic Threat Growing More Potent, Report Says

Russian Arctic Threat Growing More Potent, Report Says

Russian Borei-class nuclear submarine Generalissimus Suvorov. TASS Photo

Russia’s Northern Fleet’s ballistic missile submarines and strategic bomber force’s capabilities remain intact despite the heavy toll the country’s invasion into Ukraine has had on its naval infantry, army and special forces assigned to the Kola Peninsula, a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies found. Read More

U.K. Sending 14 Challenger 2 Tanks, Ammo to Ukraine, Foreign Minister Says

U.K. Sending 14 Challenger 2 Tanks, Ammo to Ukraine, Foreign Minister Says

A Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank of the Royal Welsh Battle Group on Exercise Prairie Storm at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Canada in 2014. U.K. MoD Photo

The U.K. is sending 14 Challenger 2 main battle tanks, self-propelled artillery and thousands of rounds of ammunition to Ukraine with the goal of helping troops push back against Russian troops in the eastern and southern parts of the country, U.K.’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Read More

Ukraine Needs Better Defense Against Russian Drone, Cruise Missile Attacks

Ukraine Needs Better Defense Against Russian Drone, Cruise Missile Attacks

Pallets holding munitions are transported off an aircraft cargo loader into a Boeing 747 at Travis Air Force Base, California, April 26, 2022. US Air Force Photo

Kyiv needs close-in air defense systems like the Navy’s SeaRAM to better defend critical infrastructure and cities against Russian-launched swarming drone attacks and low-flying cruise missiles, a former Ukrainian defense minister and top Army commander in Europe said Tuesday. Read More

Pentagon Official: China Must See Taiwan Invasion As Costly

Pentagon Official: China Must See Taiwan Invasion As Costly

President Tsai Ing-wen reviews a Marine Corps battalion in Kaohsiung in July 2020. Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China

When it comes to Taiwan, the United States’ goal is to ensure Beijing understands an invasion is “never easy to do rapidly or cost-free,” the senior Pentagon official for the Indo-Pacific said Thursday. Read More