Australia Urged to Boost Military Assistance to Ukraine

SYDNEY – Ukraine is urging Australia to increase its military aid ahead of a visit to Europe next week by Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong and Defense Minister Richard Marles. Australia, the largest non-NATO contributor to Ukraine’s war effort, has supplied missiles and Bushmaster armored personnel carriers. They have a special ‘V’-shaped floor designed … Read more

Ex-Kremlin Aide Warns Russia Military Coup May Happen Soon, Putin A ‘Second-Rate Dictator’

A former Kremlin aide is warning of a possible military coup in Russia amid its mounting losses in the war against Ukraine. In a new column for opposition media outlet Mozhem Obyasnit, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s former speechwriter Abbas Gallyamov said discord is growing at home as the Russian public begins realizing the Kremlin’s aim … Read more

Australian government ‘deeply concerned’ after Myanmar military junta revokes Sean Turnell’s prison amnesty

The Australian government says it is “deeply concerned” after the Myanmar military junta revoked Sean Turnell’s prison pardon and summoned him to face court. key points: The military junta annulled Sean Turnell’s amnesty and summoned him to face court The economics professor was an advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi and spent 650 days in … Read more

Zelensky Thanks Allies Following German, US Tank Announcements

On Wednesday, January 25, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Western allies for their support, after Germany and the United States announced they would supply modern battle tanks to Ukraine. Earlier on Wednesday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gave the green light for the delivery of German-made Leopard II tanks after weeks of pressure from Kyiv and … Read more

Taiwan Intercepts 9 PLA Military Aircraft, 4 Naval Ships As Tensions Mount With China

Taiwan has reportedly intercepted nine Chinese military aircraft and four naval vessels around the island nation between late Sunday and early Monday, amid growing military threats from Beijing. In response, Taiwan sent aircraft, naval ships, and used land-based missiles to monitor the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft and vessels’ activities, according to the Ministry of … Read more

Australia to fast-track purchase of high-tech sea mines to protect ports, trade routes

Australia will accelerate plans to buy advanced sea mines to protect its maritime routes and ports from “potential aggressors” amid China’s growing influence in the Pacific region. key points: A security analyst said the high-tech mines would allow Australia to strategically block maritime passages and ports He said mine warfare had been neglected, even by … Read more

Top Russia official threatens West with ‘global catastrophe’ over weapons to Ukraine – POLITICO

Continued deliveries of arms to Ukraine by its allies in the West will lead to retaliation with “more powerful weapons,” a top official in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime said on Sunday. Vyacheslav Volodin, chairman of Russia’s lower house, the State Duma, threatened Europe and the US with “global catastrophe” over their continued military support … Read more

US pilot shot down four Soviet MiGs in 30 minutes — and kept in a secret for 50 years

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Royce Williams was a real life “Top Gun” 10 years before Tom Cruise was even born. On a cold November day in 1952, Williams shot down four Soviet fighter jets – and became a legend no one would hear about for more than 50 years. The now 97-year-old former naval … Read more

Australia to buy 40 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters from United States, to replace troubled Taipan fleets

The Australian Army will ditch its European-made Taipan helicopter fleet early, with Labor confirming they will be replaced by a multi-billion-dollar purchase of American-made Black Hawks. key points: Major General Jeremy King says Black Hawk are “reliable, proven” and “supported by a robust global supply chain” Delivery of the UH-60M helicopters will begin this year … Read more

Threat Of Missile Attack From Belarus Is ‘Growing,’ Ukraine Military Says

The Ukrainian army has warned about the growing threat of missile attacks from the Belarusian airspace. The warning was issued in a Monday Facebook post from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (UAF). “Under the guise of joint training, the adversary has reinforced its combat aircraft group in Belarus. Due to this, … Read more