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US general mulls ‘non-Russian’ jets for Ukraine

The United States and its allies are constantly looking for ways to bolster the Ukrainian air force, including possible pilot training before potentially supplying Kiev with Western-made fighter jets, two top US military officials announced at the annual Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Wednesday.  “You want to build a …

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US general suspended over snarky tweet

The US Army’s former top spokesman, Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, has been relieved of his duties as an adviser to active-duty officers amid a probe into his controversial response to Jill Biden’s claim that the rights of American women had been stolen by the Supreme Court. “For nearly 50 years, …

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US general frets over Chinese weaponry

China is building its arsenal of new weapons five to six times faster than the US and at a small fraction of the cost, gaining a strategic advantage that Washington can’t afford to leave unchecked, a top Pentagon official has lamented. “In purchasing power parity, they spend about $1 to …

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Former KGB general in apparent suicide

Retired Russian intelligence officer Lev Sotskov has been found dead at his Moscow apartment, authorities said on Wednesday. Police say that initial information suggests the 90-year old retired major-general used a pistol he’d received as a gift from Mongolian colleagues to commit suicide. Sotskov’s body was discovered by his wife …

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Ex-general loses think tank job amid FBI probe

Former Marine General John Allen has stepped down as president and CEO of think tank the Brookings Institution effective Sunday, according to a resignation letter posted to Twitter by a Politico reporter. His departure comes in the midst of an ongoing FBI inquiry into his alleged involvement in an illegal …

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American general identifies ‘counterweight’ to China

The US and India will hold a joint military exercise in the Himalayas in October as a “counterweight” to Chinese activities on disputed lands. This year’s annual ‘Yudh Abhyas’ (Training for War) exercise will be held at an altitude between 9,000 and 10,000 feet, General Charles Flynn, the commander of …

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US general wants fighter jets sent to Ukraine

The commanding general of the California National Guard has suggested that the US government and officials in other Western nations should consider providing Ukraine with combat aircraft – something Kiev has long been asking for. Major General David Baldwin told American media outlet Politico on Friday that Soviet-designed jets, which Ukrainian …

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Top US general suggests how Ukraine conflict should end

Negotiations between Russia and Ukraine would be a “logical choice” to end the conflict, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Tuesday. In an interview with Fox News, Milley was asked about likely outcomes of the fighting between Moscow and Kiev. “Now you’ve got …

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