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Blinken Delivers Closing Argument In Rebuke of Russia

America’s top diplomat refuted Russia’s claims that it is acting in self-defense on the Ukrainian border.

Biden Promises More Troops In Poland, Romania If Russia Invades Ukraine

The president said he is unwilling to consider troop cuts in potential negotiations with Putin.

Air Force Must Harden Pacific Bases Against Missiles, Secretary Says

Today’s unhardened, undispersed hangars are easy targets for a new generation of Chinese weapons, Frank Kendall said.

Declassified Report Details Afghan Air Force Reliance on Contractors

Watchdog warned that without help, the Afghan Air Force would collapse.

Russian Agents in Ukraine Are Trying to Create a Pretext for Invasion, Pentagon Says

“When there isn't an actual crisis to suit their needs, they'll make one up,” Kirby said

Here’s What DOD’s International Security Nominee Learned from Russia’s 2014 Seizure of Crimea

Send weapons faster, and prepare to boost U.S. forces in the region, Celeste Wallander told lawmakers.

Russia Neither Accepts Nor Rejects NATO’s Offer To Restart Talks

Representatives from Moscow and NATO members will talk with their respective governments about whether to continue discussions, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said.