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China claims to have tested a missile-interception system.

China conducted a land-based missile interception test that “achieved its planned goal,” according to the Defense Ministry, defining it as defensive and not directed at any specific nation. As part of an ambitious modernization project led by President Xi Jinping, China has increased research on all types of missiles, from those that can destroy satellites […]
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The sale of US drones to Ukraine has been halted.

According to two persons familiar with the situation, the Biden administration’s proposal to transfer four big, armable drones to Ukraine has been halted due to concerns that their sophisticated monitoring technology may slip into hostile hands. The technical objection to the sale was identified during a more thorough evaluation by the Pentagon’s Defense Technology Security […]
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The Chinese defense chief believes it is up to the United States to strengthen bilateral ties.

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that it was up to the US to strengthen the bilateral relationship, which he described as “vital.” “We request the U.S. side to stop smearing and containing China. Stop interfering in China’s internal affairs. The bilateral relationship cannot improve unless the U.S. side can do that,” Wei, […]
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Myanmar’s junta cannot defeat insurgents and must restore democracy, according to a US official.

According to a top US ambassador, Myanmar’s military is unlikely to be able to overcome the insurgents battling its authority and should restore democracy after seizing power last year. “It’s hard to see today how they could realistically think they can win,” said Derek Chollet, the State Department counsellor. “They’re losing territory. Their military is […]
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The Polish president compares phone discussions with Putin to chatting with Hitler.

According to the German mass-selling newspaper Bild, Polish President Andrzej Duda lambasted the leaders of France and Germany for their phone contacts with Russian President Vladimir Putin, comparing them to talks with Adolf Hitler during World War II. Since Russia launched a devastating invasion of Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Macron have […]
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The United Kingdom will provide Ukraine M270 multiple-launch rocket systems.

Despite Russia’s danger to the West, the UK is delivering its first long-range missiles to Ukraine, according to the defence secretary. According to Ben Wallace, the M270 multiple-launch rocket system will improve Ukraine’s defense against Russia. The government has not confirmed the number of weapons that will be deployed, although the BBC believes that three […]
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Despite Putin’s “historic” error, Russia must not be humiliated, according to Macron.

French President Emmanuel Macron stated that it is critical that Russia not be humiliated so that when the violence in Ukraine ceases, a diplomatic solution can be found, and that Paris will play a mediation role to end the crisis. Since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in February, Macron has pushed to retain contact with Russian […]
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With a food crisis coming, Milley believes that employing military force to break the Russian embargo would be a “high risk.”

In the midst of growing calls to break Russia’s blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for grain exports, America’s top military general warned that doing so militarily would be a high-risk military operation. The statements were delivered by Mark Milley, chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, to reporters as he came here […]
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The German government is preparing a $108 billion defense increase for a vote.

German government and opposition party leaders are urging their members to support a constitutional amendment that would ensure a €100 billion (U.S. $108 billion) military budget proposed by Chancellor Olaf Scholz in late February, just days after Russia invaded Ukraine. The fund, which is intended to fill equipment and ammunition gaps, will be critical in […]
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