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  • Friday, July 12, 2024
    Russia's T-90 Tank Keeps Getting 'Smashed to Pieces' in Ukraine War - The National Interest Online
    Summary and Key Points: The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has seen significant losses of tanks on both sides, with Russia particularly hard-hit. Estimates suggest Moscow has lost at least 2,000 tanks, including 145 of its most advanced T-90s. Ukrainian forces recently captured a T-90 and a BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle from retreating Russian troops.-Despite being designed to counter NATO's newer tanks, the T-90 has struggled in Ukraine, highlighting issues in Russian military strategy and technology.-As Russia's tank numbers dwindle, Ukraine's defensive position strengthens, potentially shifting the balance in the ongoing war.Russia's T-90 Tank Has a Problem While both Russia ...
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
    Modi's Moscow Mission Contrasts with West’s Condemnation of Putin - Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The TakeawayIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Russia from July 8–9 created a split-screen image encapsulating his difficult diplomatic balancing act: on one side was Modi, physically embracing Russian President Vladimir Putin and reiterating the two countries’ long-standing partnership, and on the other, in faraway Washington, D.C., the leaders of NATO countries — some of whom are seeking closer strategic relations with New Delhi — condemning Putin in the strongest possible terms.Russian President Vladimir Putin decorates Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called, Russia's highest civilian honour, during a ceremony following ...
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
    Let it go (long): France joins Germany, Italy and Poland in new ELSA long-range missile project - Breaking Defense
    (L-R) Defense ministers of Poland, Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz; of Italy, Guido Crosetto; of France, Sebastian Lecornu; of Germany Boris Pistorius, prepare to sign a Letter of Intent on a “European Long-Range Strike Approach,” or ELSA on July 11, 2024. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)NATO SUMMIT 2024 — Defense leaders of four European powers announced this week they plan to work together to build new long-range strike weapons to shore up gaps in European defenses highlighted by the fighting in Ukraine.The defense ministers of France, Germany, Italy and Poland signed a letter of intent Thursday for what they’re calling the European Long-Range ...
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
    Russian, US Defence Chiefs Discussed Lowering Escalation In Call: Moscow - Barron's
    Text size Russian Defence Minister Andrei Belousov and his US counterpart Lloyd Austin held a telephone call where they discussed lowering the risk of "possible escalation", the Russian defence ministry said on Friday. The call, which was initiated by Moscow, comes as tensions between the two sides flare over Washington's plan to deploy long-range missiles in Germany, a decision the Kremlin warned could spell a return to Cold War-style confrontation. "The issue of preventing security threats and reducing the risk of possible escalation was discussed," Russia's defence ministry said in a statement on the talks. The two sides have managed ...
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
    Biden re-election bid gets boost from influential congressional ally - Al Jazeera English
    Representative James Clyburn, a key ally of the president, has said that Biden has ‘earned the right’ to decide to run.South Carolina Representative James Clyburn has said that US President Joe Biden should remain in the race for a second term, giving a boost to the president amid growing calls to step aside after a disastrous debate performance[1] underscored concerns about his age.In a TV interview on Friday, Clyburn, a close ally of Biden who played a key role in his victory in the 2020 presidential primary, said discussion about the president’s fitness to run should end.“The conversation should focus ...
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
    Biden’s gaffe makes headlines around the world - NBC News
    It was the gaffe heard around a world that is closely watching signs that President Joe Biden[1]’s age could become a deciding factor in who leads the United States — and helms the powerful nation’s foreign policy[2].Biden’s comment[3] during his closing remarks at the NATO summit[4] in Washington appeared to confuse Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with Russian President Vladimir Putin.“Ladies and gentlemen,” Biden said as he introduced Zelenskyy, “President Putin.”President Joe Biden's gaffe, calling Ukranian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy by Russian President Putin's name, made headlines around the world.Brendan Smialowski / AFP - Getty ImagesHe quickly corrected himself, turning back to ...
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
    US, Germany foil Russian plan to assassinate exec of arms firm helping Ukraine: report - New York Post
    The US and Germany claim to have worked together to shoot down a Russian plot to assassinate[1] the CEO of a German arms manufacturer that is the main supplier of 155mm artillery shells to Ukraine, according to reports.Russia planned to kill[2] Armin Papperger, head of Rheinmetall, as well as other executives of European defense companies aiding Ukraine’s war effort, sources close to the situation told CNN. The Papperger plot, which was discovered earlier this year, was believed to have been at an advanced stage.“We’re seeing sabotage, we’re seeing assassination plots, we’re seeing arson. We’re seeing things that have a cost ...
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
    Biden press conference: 4 key takeaways from NATO summit - Yahoo! Voices
    With the eyes of the world watching to assess the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as well as Joe Biden’s decision to press on with his reelection campaign amid concerns over his health, the U.S. president held a solo news conference Thursday seen as another high-stakes test of his fitness to hold office.Over a span of roughly one hour, Biden answered questions from 10 different journalists on a range of topics, the most frequent being the fallout from his highly criticized performance in the first presidential debate. Here’s a recap of the biggest moments:Biden presses his case ...
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
    Why Build AbramsX When the Ukraine War Shows Thousands of Tanks Destroyed? - The National Interest Online
    Summary and Key Points: The U.S. is developing the AbramsX, a new hybrid-electric MBT designed to be lighter, faster, and more fuel-efficient. The AbramsX promises advanced capabilities, including embedded AI and a new lightweight XM360 gun.-However, its reliance on large lithium battery packs has raised concerns about vulnerabilities, particularly their potential to explode when damaged.-Analysts are questioning whether investing in such an advanced yet potentially vulnerable tank is justifiable given the high risk of destruction in modern combat.AbramsX: Already Obsolete Thanks to Ukraine War? The decimation of main battle tanks in the fighting between Russia and Ukraine has some analysts wondering ...





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