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‘Significantly degraded’ Russian force is adapting after losses
Russia, amid high casualty rates, committed elements of a least three major divisions to offensive operations, and the country is stepping up recruiting.
Russian forces poised for ‘major defeat’ in Kherson, says DoD official
Ukraine is racking up wins in territory Russia claimed last week.
Senate confirms Wallander to Pentagon international affairs role
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Russia expert Celeste Wallander to be the Pentagon’s assistant defense secretary for international security affairs.
GOP senator blocks Russia pro from joining Pentagon, drawing fiery rebuke
A key Russia expert and two other defense experts are being blocked from joining the Pentagon by GOP Sen. Josh Hawley, as the Biden administration struggles to solve the deepening Russia-Ukraine crisis and deploys thousands of U.S. troops to bolster European allies.
Amid Russia crisis, Pentagon nominee criticizes Obama response to Crimea
A top Pentagon pick for President Biden has criticized the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea as “too slow and too incremental.”
By Joe Gould and Courtney Albon