Ukraine

Just Half of Americans Trust the Military, Survey Finds

Most want to continue helping Ukraine—and most don’t think there’s a clear China strategy, according to the Reagan Institute poll.

US Sending Ukraine 200 Generators, Anti-Drone Machine Guns

After Russian attacks cause rolling blackouts, the West rushes backup energy, ammunition, and counter-drone tech.

Why Defense Budgets Will Stay High After the Ukraine War

The war is exposing how European nations were underinvesting in defense, and the critical role that renewable energy will play in transatlantic security.

Ukraine, Irregular-War Changes Are Reshaping Pentagon’s Info-Ops Strategy

Civilians reporting military movements and a return to proxy war will inform the first IO update in seven years.

Ukraine Is Getting Nervous About Elon Musk

Kyiv is looking for alternatives to Musk’s Starlink internet terminals and worrying about rising misinformation on Twitter.

Polish Military Chief Says Russia is Escalating on NATO’s Border

After missile debris kills Poles, Ukrainian officials say “air shield” talks with allies are underway.

Special Operators Lack ‘Seat at the Table’ in Post-Counterterror Pentagon, SOF Leaders Say

Even as U.S.-trained Ukranians show their mettle, SOF is getting lost in the transition to great power competition, says the assistant defense secretary for special ops.

Muhammad Ali’s Foreign Policy Lessons

Like the great boxer, America needs to know how to pick the time and place to engage.

Could Ukraine Retake Crimea? Not Easily

Difficult approaches and dug-in Russian forces would likely mean a long and difficult effort, experts said.

Army Preps for ‘Contested Logistics,’ Works to Boost Arms Production

Logistics win wars—but not if new enemy capabilities can disrupt supply lines.

Milley: Ukrainian Military Victory Isn’t Near, But It’s a Good Time for Negotiations

Russia’s strategic goals are out of reach, but its forces still hold one-fifth of the country, says Joint Chiefs chairman.

Deadly ‘Projectile’ in Poland Raises Tensions As Russian Strikes Pound Ukraine

AP says Russian missiles killed two on NATO territory, but Pentagon declines to corroborate report.

“Wonder Weapons” Will Not Win Russia’s War

Russia’s turn to kamikaze drones is premised on a flawed strategy.

Russian Forces Retreat from Kherson, In Major Loss

Retaking the city will put Ukrainian rockets in range of a new swath of targets in Crimea and elsewhere.