Germany must to raise its nuclear-deterrence IQ

Russia’s attack on Ukraine and Moscow’s blatant threats to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine’s supporters have confronted Western public opinion with the danger of nuclear escalation for the first time since the end of the Cold War. This means that the concept of...

US renews call on China to stop aggressive actions in disputed sea

MANILA, Philippines — The United States on Friday renewed its call on China to stop its aggressive actions in the South China Sea, saying a broader web of security alliances has emerged to preserve the rule of law in the disputed waters. Washington’s top diplomat in...

How the Swedish Air Force is finding its flow as part of NATO

The commander of the Swedish Air Force, Maj. Gen. Jonas Wikman, has led the flying force since December 2022, overseeing the integration efforts of Sweden into NATO’s deterrence and defense posture since joining the alliance in March. He spearheads a force of 2,700...

New UK government orders review of ‘hollowed out’ armed forces

PARIS — The U.K.’s new government ordered a “root and branch review” of the armed forces, which Prime Minister Keir Starmer described as “hollowed out” and in need of strengthening. Work on the review will start immediately “in recognition of the urgency of the...

MBDA eyes a long-range strike missile boom in Europe

COLOGNE, Germany — Pan-European missile maker MBDA is positioning itself as the prime candidate for developing a long-range European strike missile meant to elevate the continent’s deterrence posture following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing war there....