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US-Mexico border security is stretching troops thin, placing demands ‘not related to their military mission set,’ National Guard chief says

US-Mexico border security is stretching troops thin, placing demands ‘not related...

The outgoing chief of the National Guard is doubling down on his recent criticisms of the service component's long-troubled security mission on the US-Mexico border, saying it's a detriment to the Guard's ability to wage war."The reason the Guard exists is to fight and win our nation's wars, period," Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the National Guard's…
NATO chief says Trump being reelected wouldn’t mean the end of the alliance, that it’s stronger than in 2016

NATO chief says Trump being reelected wouldn’t mean the end of...

The head of NATO said former President Donald Trump being reelected wouldn't mean the end of the military alliance.Instead, Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance is still together despite the same concerns that existed when Trump was elected president in 2016."I think it's important not to create self-fulfilling prophecies in a way that assuming that a…
JD Vance, Trump’s 2024 running mate, would likely be the first Marine veteran to serve as vice president if elected

JD Vance, Trump’s 2024 running mate, would likely be the first...

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday selected Ohio Sen. JD Vance — a Marine veteran, author, and once-critic of the former president — as his running mate for the 2024 election.Vance, 39, is the first post-9/11 veteran to find a spot on a major party ticket and, if elected, would likely be the first…
Trump’s pick for running mate, JD Vance, is stirring new fears the US could abandon Ukraine if they win the election

Trump’s pick for running mate, JD Vance, is stirring new fears...

Former president Donald Trump's rhetoric on Ukraine has triggered concerns in Kyiv and among US allies and partners. Ohio Sen. JD Vance's nomination for vice president on the Republican Party ticket is unlikely to alleviate those fears.Vance has been critical of US support for Ukraine, and at the Munich Security Forum earlier this year, Vance…
Trump’s new running mate, JD Vance, is stirring new fears the US could abandon Ukraine if they win the election

Trump’s new running mate, JD Vance, is stirring new fears the...

Former president Donald Trump's rhetoric on Ukraine has triggered concerns in Kyiv and among US allies and partners. Ohio Sen. JD Vance's nomination for vice president on the Republican Party ticket is unlikely to alleviate those fears.Vance has been critical of US support for Ukraine, and at the Munich Security Forum earlier this year, Vance…
Long-range strike weapons plans for Europe risk bringing back one of the most dangerous aspects of the Cold War, arms control experts say

Long-range strike weapons plans for Europe risk bringing back one of...

The US and some of its NATO allies are pushing ahead with plans to develop and field new long-range strike options in Europe as the Ukraine war highlights the combat value of these weapons and a lack of restrictions in this space gives way to new movement.The new moves reflect one of the most dangerous…
Ukraine’s heavily armored Abrams tanks have jammers to keep drones away, but they need more protection, commander says

Ukraine’s heavily armored Abrams tanks have jammers to keep drones away,...

US-made Abrams tanks in operation with the Ukrainian military are facing an unfamiliar battlefield compared to their previous wars, as Russia uses small drones rigged with explosives to threaten armored vehicles below.The highly advanced M1A1 Abrams tanks have been equipped with electronic warfare capabilities to help keep these drones away. However, a Ukrainian tank commander…
The US Air Force is redesigning its next-gen stealth fighter in an effort to reduce its roughly $300 million price tag

The US Air Force is redesigning its next-gen stealth fighter in...

America's new stealth fighter, being developed under the name Next Generation Air Dominance (or NGAD), is not being canceled but will be redesigned to bring costs down and better integrate the new aircraft with its AI-enabled drone wingmen that are also in development.After a decade of development, the future of what many have called the…
Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder fighters may carry nuclear-armed missiles

Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder fighters may carry nuclear-armed missiles

The nuclear balance of terror between America and Russia, and now also America and China, attracts the most concern about an atomic apocalypse. But the simmering conflict between India and Pakistan — both of which are nuclear powers — is no less dangerous.Now there are indications that Pakistan is arming its JF-17 fighters with nuclear-capable…
A US warship’s Red Sea battle with the Houthis years ago helped the Navy ready for round two, its captain says

A US warship’s Red Sea battle with the Houthis years ago...

When USS Mason sailed into the Red Sea toward the end of last year, the US Navy warship quickly found itself in a familiar situation: defending against Houthi missile attacks.Unlike some other ships, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer battled the Houthis years before they started targeting merchant shipping lanes in what has become a monthslong campaign.…

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