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  • 3 часа, 3 минуты назад 29.09.2022Defense
    Calls grow for China and India to talk sense into Putin
    The U.S. and its allies are hoping to rally the international community to send an unmistakable message to Vladimir Putin: Using nuclear weapons would prompt a crippling economic and diplomatic response, even from Russia’s friends. In particular, calls are growing inside and outside the Biden administration to enlist China and India, two major powers with close ties to Moscow, to amp up the pressure on Putin by signaling that even a limited nuclear strike in Ukraine would sever what few…
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  • 13 часов, 4 минуты назад 28.09.2022Defense
    Nuclear threats hang over Europe as weapons leaders gather in Brussels
    Top military weapons buyers from dozens of countries are huddling in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss next steps in arming Ukraine for the long haul, and to begin mapping out a strategy for replenishing their own stocks depleted by the war. The meeting takes place as the Kremlin hardens its position on the war, calling up 300,000 conscripts and threatening to use nuclear weapons if Ukraine continues its offensive against Russian-occupied territory. Northern European countries are also scrambling to figure…
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  • 17 часов, 4 минуты назад 28.09.2022Defense
    Maryland couple plead guilty in submarine secrets sale case
    A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife entered new guilty pleas Tuesday in a case involving an alleged plot to sell secrets about nuclear-powered warships, a month after their previous plea agreements that had called for specific sentencing guidelines were rejected. Jonathan and Diana Toebbe of Annapolis, Maryland, pleaded guilty in federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia, to one felony count each of conspiracy to communicate restricted data. U.S. District Judge Gina Groh last month rejected the couple’s initial…
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  • 19 часов, 4 минуты назад 28.09.2022Defense
    News The Buckshee
    A host of House Democrats versed in national security and foreign affairs are at risk of losing their seats in November — just as some of their most experienced members in that realm are retiring from Congress. Democrats on committees with oversight of defense and foreign policy issues are among some of the most vulnerable incumbents in a cycle where Republicans are narrowly favored to take the House. The urgency to retain national security Democrats — many of whom came…
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  • 1 день, 11 часов назад 27.09.2022Defense
    U.S. steps up intel, surveillance after Putin’s nuke threats
    U.S. and allied intelligence agencies are stepping up efforts to detect any Russian military moves or communications that might signal that Vladimir Putin has ordered the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine, according to five current and former U.S. officials. But any indications that the erratic Russian leader has decided to unleash the unthinkable — in a desperate attempt to re-seize the initiative or bully the international community to meet his demands — could come too late, they warned. Most…
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  • 2 дня, 5 часов назад 27.09.2022Defense
    Bam! NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth. The galactic grand slam occurred at a harmless asteroid 7 million miles away, with the spacecraft named Dart plowing into the small space rock at 14,000 mph. Scientists expected the impact to carve out a crater, hurl streams of rocks and dirt into space and, most importantly, alter the asteroid’s orbit. Telescopes around…
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  • 2 дня, 15 часов назад 26.09.2022Defense
    ‘Huge problem:’ Iranian drones pose new threat to Ukraine
    It was a little over a week ago that Iranian drones first began appearing in the skies over Ukraine. Andriana Arekhta, a junior sergeant with the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said the drones flew from Crimea to attack her special forces unit fighting near the southern city of Kherson. The drones evaded the soldiers’ defenses and dropped bombs on their position, destroying two tanks with their crews inside. “It’s very difficult to see these drones on radars,” said Arekhta, who traveled…
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  • 6 дней, 11 часов назад 22.09.2022Defense
    ‘These are not rental cars’: As Ukraine pleads for tanks, the West holds back
    Ukraine is asking urgently for modern tanks to help their forces seize on rapid gains in the northeast and take additional territory, but the West is dragging its feet, according to seven people with knowledge of the matter. The tanks have shot to the top of Kyiv’s wish list as Ukraine presses its gains in the eastern Donbas region amid the shocking Russian collapse this month. The request took on new urgency this week after Vladimir Putin announced that he…
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  • 6 дней, 11 часов назад 22.09.2022Defense
    Ukraine aid faces tougher crowd if Republicans take over
    The course of U.S. aid to Ukraine could hinge on the outcome of the November midterm elections. Congress is poised to approve billions more in military aid next week as part of a deal to keep the government open past the Nov. 8 elections, but future deals may be caught up in Republican infighting over federal spending that’s emerged in recent months, primarily in the House, if they win in November. President Joe Biden’s latest request for nearly $12 billion…
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  • 1 неделя, 1 день назад 20.09.2022Defense
    ‘We’re the Space Force from on high’: The newest U.S. military branch gets its official song
    The Space Force adopted an official song on Tuesday, according to a press release from the newest U.S. military branch. Former U.S. Air Force band member James Teachenor began working with Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond to create the song’s lyrics and melody when the branch was formed in 2019. “The song was a long work in progress because I wanted it to encompass all the capabilities that the Space Force offers and its vision,” Teachenor said. “This…
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  • 1 неделя, 2 дня назад 19.09.2022Defense
    U.S. looks to trade former Afghan aircraft for counterterrorism help in Central Asia
    The U.S. is negotiating with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to trade nearly 50 military aircraft flown across the border as the Afghan government collapsed last summer for help hunting terrorists in Afghanistan, according to two people with knowledge of the talks. The fate of the U.S.-donated aircraft has been in limbo for more than a year, after Afghan air force pilots flew them to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan last August to escape Taliban capture. The Taliban have insisted the aircraft — a…
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  • 1 неделя, 2 дня назад 19.09.2022Defense
    Ukraine has shot down 55 Russian warplanes, U.S. general says
    Ukrainian air defenses have shot down at least 55 Russian warplanes since the start of the war in late February, a U.S. general said Monday, saying the huge losses are a major reason Russian fighter planes and bombers have not played much of a role in the conflict. Ukrainians took down those planes using older Russian-made air defenses, forcing the Russians to severely limit the sorties they flew near Ukrainian positions. The shootdown also cut Russian ground forces off from…
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  • 1 неделя, 5 дней назад 16.09.2022Defense
    Negotiations on whether to send F-16s and Patriots to Ukraine continue — but quietly
    Ukraine has stopped publicly asking for high-end U.S. weapons such as Patriot air defense systems, F-16 fighter jets and Gray Eagle drones. But behind the scenes, the push hasn’t stopped for weapons that could turn the tide of the war. Kyiv’s just getting savvier about its requests. Both sides are discussing whether to send all three items as long-term financing deals are being hammered out, according to advisers to the Ukrainian government, Pentagon officials and defense industry executives. President Volodymyr…
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  • 1 неделя, 5 дней назад 16.09.2022Defense
    New change at the Pentagon waters down focus on Taiwan, critics say
    The Pentagon has made administrative changes in how it handles Taiwan policy, a shift that lawmakers and former officials say sends the wrong signal to Beijing as the Chinese military steps up drills around the self-ruled island. The move — which involves placing the Taiwan portfolio under the office responsible for China policy — could provide a new line of attack among President Joe Biden’s opponents who claim he is weak on China. The changes come as officials are increasingly…
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  • 2 недели, 1 день назад 14.09.2022Defense
    Navy should rename warship that honors Confederate victory, commission recommends
    An independent commission is recommending the Navy scrap the name of a guided-missile cruiser that honors a Confederate battlefield victory, part of a broader effort to scrub the names of Confederate leaders from Defense Department property. In the final installment of a three-part report, the commission that was established to rename bases that honor Confederate leaders announced on Tuesday its recommendation that the Navy rename the USS Chancellorsville, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, and the USNS Maury, an oceanographic survey ship.…
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  • 2 недели, 2 дня назад 13.09.2022Defense
    Western officials ‘surprised’ by Ukraine’s rapid gains in northern counteroffensive
    Not even the Pentagon expected Ukraine’s blitzkrieg to move so quickly. Top Western defense officials were informed in advance that Ukraine was planning a two-front counteroffensive to retake territory captured by Russia, but they have been surprised by the blistering pace of Kyiv’s gains in the north, according to four officials with knowledge of the discussions. Ukrainian forces rolled through lightly manned Russian posts around Kharkiv over the weekend, retaking more than 1,000 square miles around the city and pushing…
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29.09.2022
Liz Truss warned her biggest mistake was to drop US trade deal giving ‘bully Biden’ a win
Liz Truss has made a major tactical error in dropping the UK/ US trade deal a leading Washington insider has…
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29.09.2022
‘Blatant political meddling’: IMF branded ‘EU stooge’ after UK income tax intervention
Attempts by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to persuade Prime Minister Liz Truss to rethink the decision to scrap the…
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13.09.2022
U.S. inflation falls for 2nd straight month on lower gas costs
Sharply lower prices for gas and cheaper used cars slowed U.S. inflation in August for a second straight month, though…
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02.09.2022
G-7 announces price cap deal on Russian oil in win for Yellen
Finance ministers from the Group of Seven major economies announced an agreement Friday to impose a cap on the price…
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29.09.2022
Four Tottenham players on fire during international break as Arsenal showdown looms
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte will be pleased with what he’s seen from four stars over the international break. The Italian…
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29.09.2022
Man Utd winners and losers from international break as five players struggle to impress
Manchester United players predominantly enjoyed a strong international break with their respective countries but some struggled to make an impact.…
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29.09.2022
Evan Peters shares the ‘one rule’ Dahmer writer Ryan Murphy issued star ‘Never sympathise’
WandaVision and American Horror Story star Evan Peters has now taken on his most challenging role in portraying one of…
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29.09.2022
Heartbreak High is a smash hit for Netflix, silencing critics who said it was ‘took woke’
The Heartbreak High reboot on Netflix has exceeded expectations by becoming one of the streaming platform’s most-watched programs globally. The…
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