Europe

Defense One Radio, Ep. 144: How Russia cements control

How does the Kremlin force an entirely new reality on an occupied city? And how do Europeans feel about the invasion and U.S. hesitation to rearm Ukraine?

First Ukrainian F-16 pilots will complete training as soon as May

Air National Guard director says the effort is taking a bit longer because pilots need to learn a “full range of missions.”

It takes Europe at least a year to fill a Ukrainian order for artillery shells

And it's hard to buy 155mm ammunition from non-Western nations that make it, the Estonian defense ministry’s top civil servant said.

In Norway, young people compete to serve in the military

Other countries mulling wider national service plans should learn about the Norwegian model.

Drones, armor lead new efforts by Ukraine’s foreign backers

The Pentagon-led Ukrainian Defense Contact Group seeks to keep Kyiv “ahead of the curve.”

Belarus adds nukes to its military doctrine

Alexander Lukashenko has been pressing Russia's Vladimir Putin to return Soviet-era nuclear weapons to Belarus.