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B-21 Raider demonstrates modernization in the military

On Dec. 2, the Pentagon unveiled the B-21 Raider, after years of keeping its development a secret. It’s the U.S.’s first new bomber aircraft in over 30 years. The B-21 is “radically different” from the B-2 bomber, and has been modernized for the 21st century, Maj. Gen. Douglas Raaberg (USAF Ret.), executive vice president of […]


Helping survivors of sexual assault in the Air Force

According to the latest DoD report, more than 35,000 troops reported unwanted sexual contact in fiscal year 2021. The report also found that trust in the way that the military handles such cases ahs dropped. The Air Force recently launched a new pilot program to better address the issue. The intent of the program is […]


‘Outlook for Russian oil industry is pretty bleak,’ CSIS fellow says

Nearly 10 months into Russia’s war on Ukraine, the U.S. and its allies are still trying to find ways to weaken Russia’s economy. On Dec. 5, a ban on all imports of Russian oil by ship went into effect, and more than three dozen countries have agreed to place a price cap on the oil […]


A look back at top defense stories of 2022

As 2022 wraps up, we look back at the top defense stories of the year, and stories to watch for 2023. The biggest defense event of the year is Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Aaron Mehta, editor in chief of Breaking Defense, said. Over the last few years, the defense industry has had three […]


Is the US ‘overhyping’ Chinese threat?

The Pentagon just released its annual report on Chinese military power and the threat it poses to the U.S. Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow and director of research at the Brookings Institution said China is a threat to the U.S., but he does not know that China is trying to overturn the world order the way […]


‘Russia has grossly miscalculated and mismanaged this war,’ Ambassador Kristjan Prikk says

The relatively small country of Estonia, with a population of 1.3 million people, has provided nearly $300 million in aid to Ukraine. They have also taken in over 60,000 refugees. Estonia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Kristjan Prikk stated roughly 2.85 percent of the country’s GDP is spent on defense. Estonia has taken in over 60,000 […]


Opposition efforts from the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan against the Taliban

It’s been more than a year since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal from the country. Since then, more than two dozen resistance groups have formed across the country, including the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan. • Ali Nazary, head of foreign relations for the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan, said […]


National Guard to stay at US-Mexico border

The National Guard will be staying at the U.S. southern border at least through summer 2023, with troop numbers being capped at 2,500. • Theresa Cardinal Brown, managing director of immigration and cross-border policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, explained the difference between the work the federal National Guard troops and the Texas National Guard […]

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