Five months into its counteroffensive, Ukraine has managed to advance by just 17 kilometers. Sharing his first comprehensive assessment of the campaign with The Economist in an interview, Ukraine’s commander-in-chief, Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, says the battlefield reminds him of the great conflict of a century ago. “Just like in the First World War we have reached the level of technology that puts us into a stalemate,” he says.
A top Ukrainian general’s assessment that the war with Russia is a stalemate is fueling partisan passions as a debate on whether to bolster Kyiv with more weapons roils Congress. The stunning admission by Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s armed forces, is reverberating on Capitol Hill—where Republicans are arguing his comments are a reason to rethink America’s as-long-as-it-takes support for Kyiv.
Wagner Group, the Russian paramilitary organization, plans to provide an air defense system to Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia, U.S. officials say, citing intelligence. The Russian SA-22 system they plan to send uses antiaircraft missiles and air defense guns to intercept aircraft.
‘He Understood Me’: Death of China’s Former Premier Sparks Mourning—and a Way to Air Frustration With Xi Era
The sudden death of China’s former premier Li Keqiang has spurred an outpouring of grief and mourning across the country. But for many, it also appears to offer a rare opening to air pent-up discontent with top leader Xi Jinping and the direction he has taken the country.
The U.S. Department of Defense released a new strategy on its use of data analytics and artificial intelligence as it pushes for additional investment in AI, advanced pattern recognition, and autonomous technologies including drones.
The House approved a nearly $14.5 billion military aid package Nov. 2 for Israel, a muscular U.S. response to the war with Hamas but also a partisan approach by new Speaker Mike Johnson that poses a direct challenge to Democrats and President Joe Biden. In a departure from norms, Johnson’s package required that the emergency aid be offset with cuts in government spending elsewhere.
The Israel Defense Forces said that it used F-35I Adir fighter jets to shoot down a cruise missile this week, the first known cruise missile intercept by the American-made stealth fighter.
Air Force Officer Accused of Threatening to Shoot Airline Captain Fought Military's COVID Vaccine Mandate to Supreme Court
A former Air Force officer who challenged the Pentagon's COVID-19 vaccine mandate all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court has been accused of threatening to shoot the captain of a Delta Air Lines flight while serving as the co-pilot.
Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmie Johnson, and the rest of the Fox NFL Sunday crew are coming to the Air Force Academy for a live broadcast. The NFL pregame show will air live from the terrazzo in the cadet area at the academy on Nov. 12 as part of the show’s longtime tradition of traveling to military locations to honor Veterans Day.