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Europe Doesn’t Need The United States Anymore

The weakness of the Russian military has been apparent since the early days of the war in Ukraine. The incredible losses of troops and equipment, Moscow’s inability to equip or even supply its troops adequately, and the multiple shifts in command – Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov being the last choice of Russian President Vladimir Putin – have debunked the myth of the alleged Russian military. invincibility The fight between Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Wagner Group – a private army active in the key battles of Soledar and Bakhmut – and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and the Russian High Command attestsRead News

As Kishida and Biden meet, what is the state of US-Japan relations?

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s first visit to Washington as leader on January 13, 2023 marked a major transformation in the US-Japan alliance. Japan’s new security reforms and Tokyo’s proactive response to the Ukraine crisis were warmly received in Washington. They highlight a more determined Japan to strengthen its own defense capabilities and contribute to regional deterrence, and reveal new potential for leveraging the bilateral partnership to address serious challenges to the international order. Not surprisingly, US-Japan relations moved apace in the weeks and days leading up to the Japanese leader’s arrival, with major policy announcements and bilateral agreements. InRead News

The top military commanders of the US, Ukraine are meeting in person for the 1st time

MILITARY SITE IN SOUTHEAST POLAND (AP) – The top military officer of the United States, Gen. Mark Milley’s army, to a position near the Ukraine-Poland border on Tuesday and spoke to his Ukrainian counterpart face-to-face for the first time – a meeting underlining the growing ties between the two militaries and coming at a critical time as war Russia with Ukraine approaching the year mark. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met for a few hours with the chief military officer of Ukraine, Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi, at an undisclosed location in southeastern Poland. The two leaders have spokenRead News

The Pentagon Sends US Weapons Stored in Israel to Ukraine

How much total aid has Ukraine received from the US? This withdrawal will bring total U.S. military aid to Ukraine to an unprecedented level of approximately $19.3 billion since the beginning of the administration. How much money has the US sent to Ukraine in total? To meet Ukraine’s evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities. In total, the United States has committed more than $18.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since January 2021. How much money has the US sent to Ukraine in 2022? AppropriationsRead News

No need for a ‘pivot’: the US can secure Europe and Asia at the same time

First floated more than a decade ago by then-President Barack Obama, the “pivot to Asia” signaled the arrival of a new era of conflict between the United States and China in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. Until the war in Ukraine, the need for a pivot away from a supposedly ungrateful Europe and towards a rapidly growing Asia was becoming increasingly orthodox within the US foreign policy establishment—from scholars ” realist” and “liberal international” in academia to think tanks. for talk show hosts. China has featured prominently in the Biden administration’s recent National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy, albeit withRead News

The Japanese Revolution on the Foot of War

During the Cold War, the United States and Japan focused on the threat posed by the Soviet Union, but with tensions rising around Taiwan, Tokyo turned south, adopting principles that former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushed before his death. This week’s events are the latest in this trend, and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s visit to Washington marks a significant change in the US-Japan alliance. For the first time in decades, Tokyo and Washington are seriously preparing for the possibility of a major conflict in the short term. As Japan’s new National Security Strategy warns: “The possibility cannot be ruled outRead News

Leveraging US Capital Markets to Support the Future Industrial Network

Editor’s Note: This article is the result of extensive research at the Business for National Security into the industrial system that supports US defense as presented in Creating the Industrial Network the Nation Needs. $56 trillion is almost three times the size of the US economy. This concentration of capital in the US capital markets – $46 trillion in public funds and another $10 trillion in private funds – dwarfs that of China. The New York stock market alone is four times the size of China’s Shanghai stock market. America’s largest markets represent an important, yet underutilized, strategic advantage toRead News

Ukrainian Troops Heading to US for Patriot Missile Training

Weeks after the announcement that the US would send one Patriot air defense battery and related ammunition to Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Ukrainian soldiers would come to the US to train on the Patriot system so they would be ready to use it when it was delivered. “Training for Ukrainian forces on the Patriot air defense system will begin next week at Fort Sill, Oklahoma,” said Pentagon Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said today. “The training will prepare approximately 90 to 100 Ukrainian soldiers to operate, maintain and sustain the defense system during the course, which is expectedRead News

Opening of the Defense Cooperation Agreement between the United States and Sweden…

The United States welcomes Swedish Minister of Defense Pål Jonson’s announcement regarding the negotiation of a bilateral Defense Cooperation Agreement. When concluded, this agreement will enable our countries to deepen our close security partnership, enhance our cooperation in multilateral security operations, and jointly strengthen transatlantic security. Sweden is a valuable defense partner for the United States and NATO. The United States is fully committed to Sweden joining the NATO Alliance and we look forward to its accession as soon as possible. Opening these negotiations with Sweden reflects our commitment to strengthening and reinvigorating America’s partnership to meet shared security challengesRead News

Sweden is in talks with the United States about establishing military ties

OSLO, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Sweden and the United States have started talks to forge deeper security ties in the form of a defense cooperation agreement (DCA), the Swedish government said in a statement on Monday. A DCA will create a legal framework for the presence of US forces in Sweden and allow for even closer bilateral cooperation than facilitated by NATO membership, the Swedish defense ministry said. “The United States is Sweden’s most important security and defense partner, both bilaterally and within NATO,” the ministry said. Sweden in May applied alongside Finland to join NATO in response to Russia’sRead News

Pentagon braces for series of GOP-led probes

Pentagon officials have held several high-level meetings in recent months in preparation for a flurry of Republican-led House investigations into issues ranging from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan to what conservative lawmakers deemed “woke” military policies according to a senior defense official. House Republicans have long signaled their intention to launch a series of inquiries if and when they get a majority. Some of these priorities were signaled by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee in November of last year, when they released a 1,000-page report on what they called the politicization of the Justice Department and the FBI, completeRead News

More than $3.75 billion in US military aid to Ukraine and …

In this first week of 2023, the United States continues to stand behind Ukraine and our European allies and partners by announcing more than $3.75 billion in new military aid. This assistance includes a $2.85 billion drawdown of Defense Department stocks to be provided directly to Ukraine and $225 million in Foreign Military Financing to build long-term capacity and support Ukraine’s military modernization. It also includes $682 million in Foreign Military Funding for European partners and allies to help incentivize and replenish military equipment donations to Ukraine. According to the delegation of authority from the President, today I authorized theRead News

China accuses US of ‘slander and exaggeration’ after plane crash

The defense ministry says the US distorted the facts after a clash between a Chinese plane and a US plane over the South China Sea. Posted on January 1, 2023 January 1, 2023 China’s defense ministry has accused the United States of violating international law and “slander and hype” after a clash between a Chinese fighter jet and a US reconnaissance plane over disputed waters in the China Sea. Southern China. The late Saturday statement came days after the US military said a Chinese J-11 fighter jet had come within 6 meters (20 feet) of a US RC-135 jet onRead News

Prisco’s Week 16 NFL picks: Vikings take on Giants, 49ers take on Chiefs, Chiefs crush Seahawks

Week 15 was not good for me with my pick. In fact, it was one of my worst weeks of the season. So much for going on a hot streak in the last month. But it’s Christmas week, which means the best present I can give you all is lots of winners – and that’s what I intend to do. But first, take a look back at last week’s disaster. I went 11-5 with my straight-up picks, 5-10-1 with my against the spread expert picks and 1-3-1 with my Best Bets as part of the Pick-Six Podcast. PS: Two ofRead News

LOCAL SPORTS: A great start to the bid for a third straight title

Jefferson’s wrestling team bids for its third straight Huron League wrestling championship with a new man in charge. Photo Gallery: Huron League wrestling quad at SMCC Longtime assistant Ryan Nadeau has replaced Mike Humphrey as head coach. It doesn’t look like the Bears have lost a step. They had no trouble with a pair of league foes on Wednesday night, beating Riverview 84-0 and Flat Rock 72-12 in a quad encounter at St. Mary Catholic Central. “The guys work really hard in the (practice) room,” Nadeau said. “They buy into the new coaching staff and what we teach them. TheyRead News

NFL Week 16 Power Rankings: Historic comeback epitomizes the Vikings season; Bucs, Titans among the free fall teams

Pete Prisco has the Vikings up to No. 6, but are they a bona fide contender? December 20, 2022 in 14:12 Eastern Time • 2 minutes of reading What do we really think about the Minnesota Vikings? Cheaters or Rivals? Does anyone really know? The Vikings have an 11-3 record, they closed the NFC North and will finish second or third in the playoffs. Still, they have a plus-two point difference, which is not to be expected from a team with such an impressive record. What is the most viewed NFL team? The Vikings made their return against the ColtsRead News

The US Senate passes a record $858 billion in defense legislation, sending the bill to Biden

[1/2] Clouds over the U.S. The Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Thursday authorizing a record $858 billion in annual defense spending, $45 billion more than proposed by President Joe Biden, and repealing military command of COVID. Senators supported the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, an annual must-pass bill for the Pentagon, by a majority of 83-11. The no vote comes from a mix of liberals who oppose the rising military budget and conservatives who want tighter spending controls. With the House of RepresentativesRead News

FACTSHEET: Vice President Harris launches new initiatives to strengthen US-Philippines alliance

The United States and the Philippines enjoy an alliance and partnership based on deep historical, economic, and cultural ties and our shared democratic values. The United States and the Philippines stand together as friends, partners, and allies. Now and always, the US commitment to the defense of the Philippines is firm, and we are committed to strengthening our economic and investment relationship. The Vice President’s trip to the Philippines reaffirms the bilateral alliance and will foster cooperation on a range of issues, including: advancing clean energy, addressing the climate crisis, promoting inclusive growth and innovation, increasing access to quality educationRead News

Japan-US Extended Deterrence Dialogue – United States Department of State

The Government of the United States and the Government of Japan held a bilateral meeting of the Extended Deterrence Dialogue (EDD) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan from the 15th to the 16th of November. of November 2022 The EDD, established in 2010, serves Washington and Tokyo. in the traditional way of discussing ways to maintain and strengthen the extended deterrence, which is the basis of the Japan-U.S. Treaty. The U.S. side hosted by Ms. Alexandra Bell, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Department of State, and Mr. Richard Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary ofRead News

54th Security Consultation Meeting Joint Communiqué > U.S

1.    The 54th United States (US)-Republic of Korea (ROK) Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) was held on November 3, 2022 in Washington, D.C. held Lee Jong-Sup led their respective delegations, which included senior defense and foreign officials. On October 19, 2022, the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, and the ROK Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Kim Seung-Kyum, held the 47th ROK-U.S. Military Committee Meeting (MCM). 2.    The Secretary and the Minister affirm the shared vision of both nations for a global comprehensive strategic alliance as in the May 2022 US-ROK Presidential SummitRead News

Suriname signs a security assistance agreement with the United States

How are US weapons getting to Ukraine? — The Pentagon has expanded its use of maritime shipping to deliver weapons for the war in Ukraine, U.S. defense officials said, after relying heavily on aircraft early in the invasion of -Russia to deliver weapons to Kiev as soon as possible. Does the United States supply weapons to Ukraine? The United States has given Ukraine dozens of different munitions and weapon systems. In most cases, the amounts given to Ukraine are relatively small compared to US inventories and production capabilities. However, some US inventories are reaching the minimum levels required for warRead News

$275 million in additional U.S. military aid for Ukraine – U.S. Department of State

The United States continues to support Ukraine’s brave defenders with additional military aid to help them protect their country. According to the president’s delegation, I am authorizing today our 24th payment of US arms and equipment to Ukraine from August 2021. This payment of $ 275 million includes additional armaments, ammunition and equipment from US Department of Defense supplies. This decline will bring total US military aid to Ukraine to an unprecedented level of more than $ 18.5 billion since the administration began. The United States will continue to support more than 50 allies and partners of the Ukrainian peopleRead News

The US is considering HAWK air defense equipment for Ukraine

The United States is considering sending older HAWK air defense equipment from storage to Ukraine to help it defend against Russian drone and cruise missile attacks, two US officials told Reuters. The HAWK interceptor missiles would be an upgrade to the Stinger missile systems – a smaller, shorter-range air defense system – that the US has already deployed to blunt Russia’s invasion. The Biden administration would use the Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) to transfer the HAWK equipment, which is based on Vietnam-era technology but has been upgraded several times. The PDA allows the United States to quickly transfer defense itemsRead News

Allies, Modernization Underpins US-Japan Indo-Pacific Efforts

The rules-based international order that has served the world well is under attack, and the United States and Japan must work even more closely together to defend, maintain and strengthen the order, said Ely Ratner, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs. . Ratner was speaking remotely at the Mount Fuji Dialogue – an annual meeting of experts on the US-Japan alliance in Tokyo. The most terrifying attack on the rules-based international order comes from across the world from Japan with Russia’s unprovoked and vicious attack on Ukraine. He said the attack had “far-reaching geopolitical, economic and humanitarian consequences.Read News

Separating the NFC contenders and pretenders after Week 7

By Geoff SchwartzFox Sports NFL Analyst Is there anyone clearly good in the NFC outside of the Philadelphia Eagles? Seven weeks into the season, the undefeated Eagles clearly sit alone at the top of the NFC pecking order. But who comes next? Let’s examine the teams that were in action in Week 7 to see if they should be considered contenders or pretenders. (The 5-1 Minnesota Vikings and 3-3 Los Angeles Rams joined the Eagles on a bye week.) Why they’re a contender: This is a talented roster with above-average players at key positions. Dak Prescott returned to the lineupRead News

Priscus NFL Week 7 Picks: Cowboys Roll As Dak Prescott Returns, Tom Brady, Bucs Rebound, Broncos Cool Jets

Just one thing, I want to win all three parts of the game. I may really need a pep talk to get me through these decisions. I pick directly on games, against the spread and then make my best bet each week. It seems like every week there is one area I struggle with. Last week I was with my best bets as part of the Pick Six podcast. I went 2-4, which dropped my overall record to .500 to 17-17. I went 9-5 with my smart choices and only 7-7 with my right choices. That brings my ATS recordRead News

$725 Million in Additional Security Aid to Ukraine > US

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the authorization of the President Drawdown of defense assistance of up to $ 725 million to meet the critical defense and security needs of Ukraine. This approval is the 23rd pull of the Biden Administration’s equipment from the DoD database for Ukraine since August 2021. The United States has provided unprecedented security assistance to Ukraine and will continue to work with allies and partners to ensure that Ukraine receives the support it needs. This new help package includes: The announcement followed Defense Secretary Austin’s gathering of defense ministers from nearly 50 countries atRead News

Strengthening Military Operations in Northern Ethiopia – US Department of State

The United States is deeply concerned by reports of escalating violence, loss of life, indiscriminate targeting of civilians, and destruction in the fighting in northern Ethiopia, particularly near Shire in the Tigray region. We call on the Ethiopian National Defense Force and the Eritrean Defense Force to immediately stop their joint military offensive and for Eritrea to withdraw its forces from northern Ethiopia. We also call on the Tigrayan Defense Forces to stop the provocative actions. Fighting since the August 24 operation by the Tigrayan Defense Forces near Kobo in the Amhara Region has contributed to the return of hostilities,Read News

Prisco’s NFL Week 6 pick: Bills revenge for playoff heartbreak vs. Chiefs, Eagles survive Cowboys to stay perfect

With my picks in the bathroom, my accessories came alive this week. I went 9-1 with my tools on Monday night at CBS Sports HQ. Too bad my choice has gone the other way, it smells like an old cistern. I went 6-9-1 against the spread with my experts last week and 2-3 with my best bets as part of the Pick Six Podcast. I also went straight to 10-6. That brings my season record to 33-43-4 ATS, 43-36-1 straight up and 14-13 with my Best Bets. Don’t worry, the prop king will be rocking my picks this week. IRead News

The US says it will defend “every inch” of NATO as the nuclear planning group meets

BRUSSELS, Oct 13 (Reuters) – The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to defend “every inch” of NATO territory ahead of talks between defense ministers from the alliance on Thursday. including closed discussions by its Nuclear Planning Group. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made the speech to reaffirm America’s commitment to NATO’s collective defense after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats amid tensions on the ground over his near-missile attack. a total of eight months in Ukraine. “We are committed to protecting every inch of NATO territory – when it comes to that,” Austin said. NATO NUCLEAR EXERCISES Meanwhile, NATORead News