War in Ukraine

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This Week in the Russia-Ukraine War (June 21)

A snapshot of recent news from sources around the world on the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. Political Developments Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to North Korea this week to further solidify …

Defense

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Senate Armed Services Committee Recommends Exceeding Defense Spending Caps by $25 Billion

On June 13, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) voted 22-3 to advance its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the Senate floor. Set against a backdrop …

Geopolitics

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Netherlands Enhances Nuclear Arsenal with F-35A: A New Era in NATO-Russia Tensions

On June 1, 2024, the Netherlands made history, becoming the first country to officially assign its F-35A stealth fighters to the nuclear strike role, a significant milestone for NATO’s military …