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Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

June 26, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden and Western allies opened a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday intent on keeping economic fallout from the war in Ukraine from fracturing the global coalition working to punish Russia’s aggression. Britain’s Boris Johnson warned […]


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Most land mine use by US military banned, except for Korea

June 21, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden’s administration announced Tuesday that it would restrict the use of anti-personnel land mines by the U.S. military, aligning the country’s policy more closely with an international treaty banning the deadly explosives. “The president believes strongly that we […]


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Defense funding topline up in the air for 2023 after committees release bills

June 20, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Congress is tossing around three different topline numbers for funding the Defense Department in 2023 as legislators debate how much money the military should get with inflation hitting rates of 8%. Two House Appropriations Subcommittees are proposing a $777 billion […]


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US, S. Korea fire missiles to sea, matching North’s launches

June 6, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The U.S. and South Korean militaries launched eight ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in a show of force matching a North Korean missile display a day earlier that extended a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations. The allies’ live-fire exercise […]


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US and Germany agree to supply advanced weapons to Ukraine

June 1, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The U.S. and Germany pledged Wednesday to equip Ukraine with some of the advanced weapons it has long desired for shooting down aircraft and knocking out artillery, as Russian forces closed in on capturing a key city in the east. […]


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Senate GOP set to block domestic terrorism bill as gun debate heats up

May 26, 2022

Via: POLITICO

On Thursday, Senate Republicans are set to block legislation intended to combat domestic terrorism. And they’re all over the place on whether homegrown extremism even needs more federal attention. In the wake of a recent racist shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., […]


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Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

May 23, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden said Monday that the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, saying the burden to protect Taiwan is “even stronger’ after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It was one of the most forceful presidential statements […]


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Pentagon says more high-tech weapons going to Ukraine

May 23, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Nearly 50 defense leaders from around the world met Monday and agreed to send more advanced weapons to Ukraine, including a Harpoon launcher and missiles to protect its coast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters. And Gen. Mark Milley, chairman […]


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Senate set to pass $40B Ukraine aid bill

May 19, 2022

Via: POLITICO

The Senate is on track to pass a $40 billion emergency aid package to buttress Ukraine with weapons and other military help as the Eastern European country fends off the Russian invasion. The chamber is expected to clear the legislation […]


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Will Turkey upend NATO expansion? US officials seek clarity

May 18, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

With Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan taking an increasingly tough line against the NATO membership bids of Finland and Sweden despite far less strident statements from some of his top aides, U.S. officials are trying to determine how serious the […]