North Korea and Russia meet over arms deal, U.S. intel reveals

The potential deals also include the provision of raw materials that could help boost Russia’s military manufacturing capability, Kirby said. “Any arms deal between the DPRK and Russia would directly violate a number of U.N. Security Council resolutions,” Kirby said, referring to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the country’s official name. “We’re continuing to … Read more

An Iran mouthpiece’s ‘scoop’ draws Republican ire

“If this memo is authentic, it is extremely concerning, especially since this is not the first time the Iranian regime’s mouthpiece has appeared to have sensitive U.S. government information recently while Congress is kept in the dark,” McCaul said. Close observers of Iran believe the English-language Tehran Times is controlled by hardline Iranian government factions. … Read more

3 Marines killed in aircraft crash in Australia during a training exercise

A U.S. military official reported to Australian air traffic controllers a “significant fire in the vicinity of the crash site,” according to an audio recording of the conversation broadcast by Nine News television. Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft had been deployed to return from the remote location with the rest of the injured, Northern Territory Police … Read more

Biden taps Allvin to be next Air Force top officer

With the nod, Allvin will join a group of top generals and admirals — along with some top civilian DOD officials — whose nominations are being caught up in Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Ala.) blockade of senior Pentagon nominees over DOD’s abortion travel policy. On Tuesday, Biden also nominated Derek Chollet to be the DOD’s chief … Read more

Biden admin engaged in ‘coverup’ of UFOs, lawmaker accuses

Burchett cited an example of when he proposed an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration that would have made pilot reports of UFOs available to Congress, but the bill was never advanced. The amendment, he said, would have required the FAA to report sightings by commercial pilots to Congress. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wisc.), chair of … Read more

‘Door is open’ for New Zealand to join AUKUS, Blinken says

“On AUKUS as we continue to develop it … the door is very much open for New Zealand and other partners to engage as they see appropriate going forward,” Antony Blinken told reporters in New Zealand. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images By Matt Berg 07/27/2023 08:12 AM EDT Updated: 07/27/2023 08:39 AM EDT The “door is … Read more

Senate barrels toward final vote on defense bill, eyeing fight with the House

The Senate has so far sidestepped contentious debates on partisan personnel issues that could tank the bill, including the Pentagon’s abortion travel policy that has been bitterly opposed by Republicans. House Republicans, meanwhile, passed their defense bill largely along party lines this month after loading it with conservative proposals — including blocking the abortion policy, … Read more