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  • 5/19/22 National Security and Korean News and Commentary
    by Dave Maxwell on May 19, 2022 at 11:46 am

    5/19/22 National Security and Korean News and Commentary Access National Security News HERE. Access Korean News HERE. National Security News Content: 1. Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, May 18 (PUTIN’S WAR) 2. Raising the Flag at U.S. Embassy Kyiv 3. How China uses global media to spread its views — and misinformation 4.  How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts 5. Military briefing: why Russia and Ukraine are fighting over […]

  • Intelligence and the War in Ukraine: Part 2
    by Neveen Shaaban Abdalla on May 19, 2022 at 7:50 am

    The conflict in Ukraine provides a window of dichotomy, simultaneously highlighting the successful use of operational intelligence collection and analysis by the Ukrainian government and its allies, and the collective weaknesses within Russian collection, analysis, and decision-making. High-level intelligence sharing, the leveraging of crowdsourced open source intelligence, and sharp, flexible strategic planning have thus far The post Intelligence and the War in Ukraine: Part 2 appeared first […]

  • Crashed Russian Su-34 radio transmission releases: ‘I’m shot down’
    by Dylan Malyasov on May 19, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Ukrainian intelligence had intercepted radio transmissions between air traffic controllers and the pilot of a Russian Aerospace Forces’ Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback strike aircraft that was shot down over Ukraine. In the chilling intercepted radio from Russian Su-34, a pilot screamed “…I’m shot down!, … So where are we going to jump, Pash?… pull!!!” before the The post Crashed Russian Su-34 radio transmission releases: ‘I’m shot down’ first appeared on Defence Blog.

  • US Marine Corps to send new batch of M777 howitzers to Ukraine
    by Dylan Malyasov on May 19, 2022 at 6:52 am

    The U.S. Marine Corps is preparing to send a new batch of battle-proven 155mm ultra-lightweight howitzers to Ukraine, the Department of Defense says. The Department of Defense announced on its Facebook page that Marine Corps Marines are preparing M777 towed 155 mm howitzers for shipment, along with other supplies and munitions, as part of U.S. The post US Marine Corps to send new batch of M777 howitzers to Ukraine first appeared on Defence Blog.

  • Hochul Moves to Fight Domestic Terrorism After Buffalo Shooting
    by Reuters on May 18, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York issued orders to strengthen the state’s “red-flag” gun law and target violent extremism online in the wake of a racist mass shooting that left 10 people dead in Buffalo.

  • Strongmen in Turkey and Hungary Stall Unity in NATO and the E.U.
    by Steven Erlanger and Matina Stevis-Gridneff on May 18, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Russia benefits as Turkey slows down Swedish and Finnish applications to NATO and Hungary continues to block an E.U. embargo on Russian oil.

  • Turns Out Afghanistan’s Fate is a Game-Changer – Part II
    by Dave Maxwell on May 18, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Turns Out Afghanistan’s Fate is a Game-Changer – Part II Dave Maxwell Wed, 05/18/2022 – 9:43am Afghanistan’s geographic location embodies the earliest routes of the Silk Road and modern development would benefit the BRI, but member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) present challenges. The Eurasian security bloc actually formed over 20 years ago to focus on regional security and development, but the bloc has largely enabled an encroachment of Chinese […]

  • 5/18/22 National Security and Korean News and Commentary
    by Dave Maxwell on May 18, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    5/18/22 National Security and Korean News and Commentary Access National Security News HERE. Access Korean News HERE. National Security News Content: 1. RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MAY 17 (PUTIN’S WAR) 2. Ukraine has retaken the region around Kharkiv. Here’s why that’s such a big deal. 3. Fate of hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers unclear as Azovstal resistance ends 4. Is America’s military headed down the same path as Russia’s? 5. Special Operations Command Turns […]

  • Biden Heads to Buffalo to Mourn Shooting Victims
    by Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Peter Baker on May 18, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    The challenge for a president who came to office preaching unity may be how to take on those preaching hate.

  • Amateur Hour Part I: The Chinese Invasion of Taiwan
    by Mike Pietrucha on May 18, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine set off a flurry of handwringing over Taiwan. Russia, in this interpretation, “broke the ice” by attacking Ukraine, emboldening China versus Taiwan. But any such action by China would likely run into a similar buzzsaw of resistance, while lacking Russian advantages such as access to overland transit. Ukraine is not Taiwan, The post Amateur Hour Part I: The Chinese Invasion of Taiwan appeared first on War on the Rocks.