Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for a “prolonged conflict” in Ukraine, and could resort to drastic measures if the fighting doesn’t go his way, according to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines. During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, Haines said Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has sent a […]

Alex Wong/Getty Images, FILE (WASHINGTON) — U.S. officials on Thursday pushed back on a New York Times report that said the U.S. provided Ukraine intelligence that helped it target and kill Russian generals and other senior officers. National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson took exception to the story’s headline: “U.S. Intelligence Is Helping Ukraine Kill […]

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Trevor Welsh/Released (NEW YORK) — After a series of deaths and suicides among the crew of the USS George Washington, an aircraft carrier dry-docked in Virginia for maintenance since 2017, the Navy will begin allowing hundreds of sailors to live off ship this week. Within the […]

Alex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — In a rare show of emotion at the Pentagon, press secretary John Kirby choked up discussing Russian President Vladimir Putin and alleged Russian atrocities in Ukraine during a briefing with reporters Friday. It began when Kirby was asked whether he believes Putin is a “rational actor.” “It’s hard to look […]

Evgen Kotenko/ Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon has been providing daily updates on the U.S. assessment of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Ukraine’s efforts to fight back. Here are highlights of what a senior U.S. defense official told reporters Tuesday on Day 48: Russia could use riot control agents to […]

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGON) — The Pentagon has been providing daily updates on the U.S. assessment of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Ukraine’s efforts to resist. Here are highlights of what a senior U.S. defense official told reporters Friday on Day 44: U.S. sending Patriot system to backfill Slovakia After repeated pleas from […]

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon has been providing daily updates on the U.S. assessment of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Ukraine’s efforts to resist. Here are highlights of what a senior U.S. defense official told reporters Wednesday on Day 42: All Russian troops withdrawn from around Kyiv and Chernihiv The […]

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin got into a fiery exchange with Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz during a House Armed Services Committee budget hearing Tuesday, as Gaetz accused the Pentagon of strategic failures due to misplaced focus on alleged “wokeism.” Gaetz began by asking Austin why taxpayers should fund lectures supporting socialism […]

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon has been providing daily updates on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Ukraine’s efforts to resist. Here are highlights of what a senior U.S. defense official told reporters Monday on Day 26: Russia uses hypersonic missile against Ukraine: Biden President Joe Biden confirmed Monday night that Russia has […]

Alex Wong/Getty Images, FILE (WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon has been providing daily updates on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Ukraine’s efforts to resist. Here are highlights of what a senior U.S. defense official told reporters Tuesday on Day 20: Russians step up missile strikes on Kyiv as ground forces stall Russian forces have gained […]


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