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After a U.S. official raised the alarm on a potential Russian space-based nuclear threat, many questioned: What if Russia made space nukes?

How credible is a Russian space-based nuclear threat?

Back in February, Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, caught the attention of the public when he indicated Russia was moving toward making a space-based nuclear weapon. Russia denied the claim, dismissing the statements as a ploy to pressure Russia into an arms deal with the West. The mere idea, though, caused some to wonder, “What if…

The U.S. State Department’s first charter flight from Haiti, carrying over 30 Americans fleeing escalating gang violence, landed in Miami on Sunday. This evacuation comes in the wake of the U.S. Embassy in Haiti’s urgent recommendation for Americans to depart from the country, which is currently grappling with severe gang violence and a vacuum of leadership, culminating in the closure of its main airport.

US citizens fleeing Haiti gang violence land in Miami

The U.S. State Department’s first charter flight from Haiti, carrying over 30 Americans fleeing escalating gang violence, landed in Miami on Sunday. This evacuation comes in the wake of the U.S. Embassy in Haiti’s urgent recommendation for Americans to depart from the country, which is currently grappling with severe gang violence and a vacuum of leadership, culminating in the…

With a landslide victory in an election without real competition, Russian President Vladimir Putin secures another term in power. And, following a downturn during the pandemic, marriage rates in the U.S. are on the rise. The Morning Rundown™

Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election, 6 more years in power

With a landslide victory in an election without real competition, Russian President Vladimir Putin secures another term in power. And, following a downturn during the pandemic, marriage rates in the U.S. are on the rise. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Monday, March 18, 2024. Vladimir Putin wins Russian election, remains in…

Why hasn't the U.S. sent every last one of its decommissioned weapons to Ukraine, and is it too late to start doing so?

Let’s send every available surplus US weapon to Ukraine

As Ukrainian munitions reach critically low levels, the Biden administration has pledged an additional $300 million in ammunition and weaponry for Kyiv. This marks the first security package announced by the Pentagon for Ukraine since December, and as national security adviser Jack Sullivan cautions, it will serve to maintain Ukraine’s defenses against Russian attacks for…

Just days before Russia’s presidential election, in which Vladimir Putin is widely expected to secure another six years in power, the Russian president has declared the country’s readiness to deploy nuclear weapons if its statehood, sovereignty, or independence are threatened. In an interview aired today on Russia’s state television, Putin issued a warning to the United States, stating that sending troops to Ukraine would be perceived as a significant escalation.

Putin says Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons if threatened

Just days before Russia’s presidential election, in which Vladimir Putin is widely expected to secure another six years in power, the Russian president said his country is ready to deploy nuclear weapons if its statehood, sovereignty, or independence are threatened. In an interview aired Wednesday, March 13, on Russia’s state television, Putin issued a warning to…

President Biden and former President Trump clinch their parties' nominations, setting up a rematch for the White House, and a rocket explodes in Japan just seconds after liftoff. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Wednesday, March 13, 2024. The Morning Rundown™

Biden, Trump set for historic presidential rematch after clinching nominations

President Biden and former President Trump clinch their parties’ nominations, setting up a rematch for the White House. And a rocket explodes in Japan just seconds after liftoff. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Wednesday, March 13, 2024. Biden, Trump clinch nominations to set up presidential rematch President Joe Biden and former…

Russian propaganda sites, disguised as American local news outlets, have popped up in recent weeks spreading disinformation to Americans.

Fake Russian news sites spread disinformation to Americans

Several news websites, masquerading under names that imply they are American local news outlets, have recently surfaced. However, the sites are creations of Russian origin designed to disseminate Russian propaganda alongside genuine news stories, according to The New York Times. The websites bear names such as “D.C. Weekly,” “New York News Daily,” “Chicago Chronicle” and…

Leaked Russian military documents show a rough outline of Russia's plans for when and how to use its tactical nuclear weapons.

Russia war-gamed using nuclear weapons against China, leaked docs say

Leaked documents from Russia are shedding light on Moscow’s strategy for using nuclear weaponry. The leaked documents also revealed new insights into the Kremlin’s relationship with China, showing that Russia had mapped out potential conflict scenarios with its southern neighbor. The Financial Times obtained the allegedly classified Russian military documents. There were 29 leaked files…

American chips and semiconductors are being found in Russian missiles and other technology used to kill Ukrainians.

American tech is still being found in Russian weapons used in Ukraine

Russia’s war against Ukraine is now two years in, leading to increased sanctions and export controls against both Moscow and Vladimir Putin’s allies. However, American technology is still making its way into Russian weapons.  “The evidence points overwhelmingly to the fact that Russia relies on Western technology to power its military capabilities and United States…

For Ukraine to stay in the fight against Russia, the country needs to rely more on its own domestic production of weapons.

Ukraine needs, wants to make its own weapons

If not for donated Western weaponry and military support, the war in Ukraine would be long over. If Ukraine wants to stay in the fight against Russia, however, the country needs to rely more on its own domestic production of weapons, vehicles and ammunition. Almost as soon as Vladimir Putin took power in Russia 24…

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