Ten years ago this week, Russia invaded the Republic of Georgia, its much, much smaller Caucasian neighbor to the south. With implications for NATO and Crimea, the geopolitical fallout is still felt today.
The Pentagon announced Friday that it will provide an additional $200 million in security cooperation aid to Ukraine. The funds will be used “for additional training, equipment and advisory efforts to build the defensive capacity of Ukraine’s forces.”
Section 1234 of the NDAA which cleared the Senate yesterday extended a non-lethal aid program through the end of 2020, and provides for an additional $350 million in military aid to Ukraine this fiscal year.
Secretary of State Kerry pushing Pakistan to target all regional militant groups, ISIS goes after CENTCOM’s Twitter and YouTube, and the quest for the perfect power pack – all in today’s defense headlines.
Gen Sharif travels to Afghanistan to discuss Af-Pak Joint Ops against Taliban, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk courts NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and USASOC Commander Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland explains why killing alone doesn’t win wars – all in today’s defense headlines.